SOUTH AFRICA 1926 6D PORTUGUESE GOA UPU ARCHIVE SPECIMENS

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1926 PORTUGUESE RECEIVING AUTHORITY ARCHIVE SPECIMENS: London 6d Orange Tree, English & Afrikaans (SG 32). The two stamps each bearing handstamped "COLONIAS" in blue and affixed on pieces from the Archive folio sheets. A very rare surviving pair thus, quite likely unique.These emanate from a Portuguese Colonial receiving authority in India (probably Portuguese Goa). The handstamped defacement was applied in Lisbon prior to distribution of the specimens (received through the UPU) to the overseas Portuguese colonies.
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