Postage stamps and postal history of Guinea-Bissau

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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[edit]

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

Further reading[edit]

  • 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[edit]


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