Get 14 Mozambique Company Stamps in One Easy Order
These 1937 Mozambique Company pictorial stamps have inspired many collectors from the 1930s 'til today. That includes Mystic president Don Sundman! They look so fresh and vibrant, it's hard to believe the stamps are over 85 years old. Mystic offers this special collector's set of 14 mint bi-color stamps at a great price. It's like a nice slice of history, geography, exotic African wildlife, and culture. Just the kind of stamps with intricate engraving we collectors treasure and like to share with our friends and family. It's a real value!
More About Mozambique Company Stamps
Mozambique Company issued stamps from 1892 to 1942. It was actually a private company operating under a 50-year charter from King Carlos I of Portugal. The charter granted "concessions" or rights, to the company to manage certain districts of southern Mozambique (Manica and Sofala). This enabled the company, among other things, to collect taxes and issue postage stamps. In 1942, those rights reverted to the Portuguese government.
The delightful, high-quality stamps of Mozambique Company are looked upon fondly by generations of collectors. In all, the company issued only 275 stamps. Many feature the great variety of animals and tropical flora of the African continent, plus snapshots of life in the colony. (We especially like the triangle stamps.)
A few facts about the former Portuguese colony of Mozambique: Explorer Vasco Da Gama of Portugal visited Mozambique, located on the east coast of Africa, in 1498. From the 1500s on, Mozambique was colonized by Portugal. Mozambique's first stamps were issued in 1877. It remained a colony until 1951 when it became a Portuguese Overseas Province. In 1975, after ten turbulent years of rebellion, Mozambique gained independence.