Zambezia #13 (1898)

Zambezia was a district of Mozambique Province and a part of the Portuguese East Africa Colony.  The Portuguese government-issued separate postage stamps for it starting in 1894. The postal districts of Quelimane and Tete were created from parts of Zambezia in about 1913. Mozambique stamps replaced stamps of Zambezia around 1920. Currently, Zambezia is the second most-populous province of Mozambique, located in the central coastal region south-west of Nampula Province and north-east of Sofala Province. It had a population of 3,85 million as … Continue reading Zambezia #13 (1898)

Mozambique Company #165 (1935)

One of the very first stamps I remember adding to my stamp collection as a boy of nine or ten was a stamp from the Mozambique Company, one of those stamp-issuing entities that wasn’t even a colony or country. The stamp was a beautifully-engraved bicolored stamp, in a triangular shape and pictured a coiled snake — a rock python. I don’t recall the denomination or colors; … Continue reading Mozambique Company #165 (1935)

Quelimane #30 (1914)

Quelimane #30 (1914)

Quelimane was a district of the province of Zambezia, itself a part of Portuguese East Africa. Its boundaries corresponded roughly with those of the present-day Zambézia Province of the Republic of Mozambique (República de Moçambique in Portuguese), covering an area of approximately 39,800 square miles (103,082 square kilometers). Much of the area is drained by the Zambezi River and is extremely prone to floods during … Continue reading Quelimane #30 (1914)

Mozambique #284 (1938)

Mozambique #284 (1938)

Portuguese Mozambique or Portuguese East Africa (Moçambique or África Oriental Portuguesa) are the common terms by which Mozambique is designated when referring to the historic period when it was a Portuguese overseas territory. Portuguese Mozambique constituted a string of Portuguese colonies and later a single Portuguese overseas province along the south-east African coast, which now forms the Republic of Mozambique (República de Moçambique).  It was … Continue reading Mozambique #284 (1938)