The 1925 issue - the Marquis de Pombal

1925 was a very quiet year by the standards of 1921, with just three stamps being issued, and even then they were not Nyassa's own.

The stamps all have a face value of 15c, and commemorate the Marquis of Pombal, one of Portgual's most famous statesmen. One stamp features the Marquis himself, another features him planning the rebuilding of Lisbon after the great earthquake of 1755, and a third showing the monument to the Marquis in his square in downtown Lisbon. They are treated as "postal tax" stamps by a number of the catalogues, but are dealt with here merely under the heading of 1925.

The stamps were originally issued in Portugal (under SG nos. C666 - C668), and then subsequently overprinted in Mozambique and issued there (under SG nos. C327 - C329), and finally overprinted with "NYASSA" in red and issued in Nyassa.

Catalogue details

Afinsa nos. 1 to 3 under the heading "Imposto Postal".
Scott nos. RA1 to RA3 under the heading "Postal Tax Stamps".
Stanley Gibbons nos. C141 to C143.
Michel nos. 1 to 3 under the "Postal Tax" heading.
Yvert nos. 115 to 117.

The stamps catalogue at around £7.00 each mint.

The first value
The first value
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The second value
The second value
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The third value
The third value
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