Postage stamps and postal history of Kionga
The Kionga Triangle was a tiny territory on the border between German East Africa (present-day United Republic of Tanzania) and the Portuguese colony of Mozambique (present day Republic of Mozambique), originally German, but occupied by Portuguese forces in 1916.
On May 29, 1916, 100-reis postage stamps from Lourenço Marques were overprinted with "KIONGA" and one of the denominations ½c, 1c, 2½c, and 5c. These were the only stamps issued for Kionga. In 2002, the Scott Catalogue listed the average purchase price of a high-quality set as over US$70.
- Lamb, Robert E. "Kionga, A Mapmaker's Mistake?" The American Philatelist. Vol. 105 No. 4 (April 1991), p. 327-329.
- Pearson, George R. "The Stamps and Postal History of Kionga (Quionga)." Portuguese Philatelic Society Bulletin. No. 69 (Nov. 1979), p. 5-12.
- Rossiter, Stuart & Flower, John (1986). The Stamp Atlas. London: Macdonald. ISBN 0-356-10862-7.
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