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(Thanks to J. van Lin for the scans)
80th Anniversary, Angolan Stamps
Lou wrote: For many years my collection of the Angola 1950 Stamp Exhibition was quite sparse: a set of the 3 stamps, a mint and cto s/s, and the 1870 stamp, mint. Quite some time later, thanks to the internet, I added two FDCs of the set.
But, just two months ago, on the internet looking again for a cover with just #330 since this black stamp matches the #1, I came across an incredible find. As it happens a lot, the dealer in Portugal listed the item just in Angola and not in SoS, so it sat unsold from February, 2018 to August, 2022 with 72 visits!
I almost passed it by, as the illustration was of the cover of the Exhibition booklet published by Portuguese Angola stamp collectors. Clicking on the site out of curiosity, I saw the dealer had attached scans of many of the 37 pages. All in Portuguese, most had to do with the history of Angola stamps, the exhibition organizers and lists of exhibitors, but there were also black and white scans of stamps, s/s and postal cards. A closer look showed me how rare and unusual some were, and I immediately purchased it for about what the 1950 s/s was selling for. When it arrived, I saw that some of the pages were showing signs of tropical staining, not unusual for cheap paper over 70 years old, but none of the pertinent pages were affected, so I carefully removed them to add to my collection. After acquiring two more items I learned about from the booklet, and blocks of 4 of the set, I decided to share them all with you.
To follow is a description of each page per the attached scans:
Page 1-- Angola # 328-330, Angola # 1, cover of bulletin with b/w enlargement of # 330.
Page 2-- Angola # 328-330 upper right corner margin blocks.
Page 3-- Booklet page: Angola # 328-330, first day commemorative cancel-- in black print. Stamps printed from actual dies.
Page 4--Angola # 330a s/s two mint imprint inking varieties, one with cto first day cancels.
Page 5-- Booklet page: Angola 330a ss, tied with first day commemorative cancel, possibly a pre-issue printing on cream paper, not bright white like usual s/s paper.
Page 6--Booklet page: Angola exhibition postal card-- in black print.
Page 7-- Angola postal cards, # 328 with first day commemorative cancel, # 329 with 12 Abr commemorative cancel.
Page 8-- Two Angola # 328-30 first day covers with red and blue cachets. Both flown to Lisbon, Portugal, second has 7 Abr receiving backstamp.
Page 9-- Angola # 329 first day cover, local usage, mailed to Luanda.
Thanks to Lou Guadagno
Scott: #565-6P, #C36P
Centenary, Angolan Stamps
Inside #565: Angola #1O
Inside #566: Angola #4O
Inside #C36: Angola #2O
Scott: #616BO, #C37O
Surcharge on #566 and #C36 for "Popular Republic"
Angola # 616B, C37 were produced with two different obliterator bar types, thin and thick
(Thanks to Lou)
185th Anniversary, Post Office
Inside #672: Stamps on Envelopes
10th Anniversary, Pan-African Postal
Inside #777-8: Pseudo Stamp
Inside #1120-1 (In margin): Pseudo Stamp (Logo)
Best website related:
To Check: http://www.stamp-scandal.com/Angola.htm
Angola #439 for Guinea-Bissau
Angola #601 for Saint Thomas & Prince
Angola #614 for Saint Thomas & Prince
Angola 1990 for Sierra Leone
Angola 1990 for Sierra Leone
Angola #843 for Saint Thomas & Prince
Angola #1269 for Saint Thomas & Prince
Angola #1364b for Sierra Leone
Angola #1364d for Sierra Leone, Liberia