A is for Aden and Z is for Zanzabar


A is for Aden and Z is for Zanzibar... Now what is between? For the world wide classical era philatelist and stamp collector, a country specific philatelic survey is offered with two albums: Big Blue, aka Scott International Part 1 (checklists available), and Deep Blue, aka William Steiner's Stamp Album Web PDF pages. Interested? So into the Blues...

Monday, October 17, 2016

Angra - Bud's Big Blue

Angra in Big Blue
Bud's Big Blue
Bud's Observations
Angra lost its franking rights to mother Portugal about the same time as its neighbors – Horta and Ponta Delgada -- whose stamps are similar but for the names. Variations in King Carlos’brickwork background on colonial stamps might amuse collectors interested in graphics. Otherwise, they’re a pretty boring lot. Feeder albums have values omitted by BB stuck everywhere.

The Calheta, São Jorge, cancel on the 5r orange stamp is from an island between Angra and Horta in the North Atlantic Azores. Population in 2011 was 3773. Calheta’s small harbor offers inexpensive vacation opportunities today and, perhaps, in February 1906 as well.

Census: seven in BB spaces, no tip-ins, five on the supplement page.

Jim's Observations
The 1897-1905 King Carlos issue actually continues for another 14 stamps. Of those, nine of them ( Scott (21 or 24 blank space "not chosen" choice, 22,25,27 or 27a,28, 29 or 29a, 30,31 32) range from $1+-$2+.

Angra Blog Post and Checklist

Page 1 (Note: Click on page for closer examination.)


Supplements
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