Friday, 30 March 2012

Portuguese Stamps IV-1910 Revolution

An illustration celebrating the newly proclaimed Republic.

On the 5th October 1910 a revolution broke out in Lisbon. By the end of it Portugal would be an, arguably, democratic Republic. At first older stamps were used with the word 'REPUBLICA', meaning obviously Republic, overprinted. These issues lasted until February 1912 when the 'Ceres' issues first appeared.

D. Manuel II stamps with REPUBLICA overprint

Commemorative stamp issued to celebrate the 400th Anniversary 
of the Discovery of the Maritine route to India by Vasco da Gama
also overprinted 'REPUBLICA'

Postage Due stamp from 1898, overprinted 'REPUBLICA' and issued
for use as an average stamp, as can be seen by the omitted 'MULTA'
 which was at the top of the stamp.

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