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Postage stamps and postal history of Guinea-Bissau


Postage stamps and postal history of Guinea-Bissau


A 2009 miniature sheet of Guinea-Bissau.

This is a survey of the postage stamps and postal history of Guinea-Bissau, formerly known as Portuguese Guinea.

Guinea-Bissau is located in West Africa. It is bordered by Senegal to the north, and Guinea to the south and east, with the Atlantic Ocean to its west.

First stamps

The first stamps of independent Guinea-Bissau were issued in 1974. Before that, Guinea-Bissau used the stamps of Portuguese Guinea.[1]

Further reading

  • Correl, Frank. "Inside Guinea-Bissau." The American Philatelist. Vol. 111 No. 4 (April 1997), p. 322-328.
  • Figueiredo, J Pîres de. "Os selos postais da Guiné Portuguesa." Boletim cultural da Guiné Portuguesa. Nos. 11/15/16. (Julho 1948/Julho 1949/Outubro 1949).
  • Küchler, Reinhard. Republik Guinea-Bissau seit der Unabhängigkeit 1974 : Philatelie und Postgeschichte. Düsseldorf: Briefmarkenfreunde-Düsseldorf, 2009[2]
  • Oliveira Pinto, Fernando de. Os selos Coroa da Guine: "Guine" pequena-os primeiros selos. Madrid: Fundacao Albertino de Figueiredo para a Filatelia (FFA), 2003 ISBN 8493170070 180p.

See also


  1. ^ Rossiter, Stuart & John Flower. The Stamp Atlas. London: Macdonald, 1986, p.322. ISBN 0-356-10862-7
  2. ^

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