Cabinda National Philatelic Bureau

Cabinda Official Philatelic Stamps

The Official Cabinda Postage Stamp Collecting web page

This site is dedicated to the Postage Stamps of Republic of Cabinda formerly known as The Portuguese Congo. One of the beauties of collecting Postage stamps is that there is no set way to collect and there is an enormous variety of things available to collect. You can collect by Birds, Fauna, African Animals, Air planes, postal history, Ships, postmarks the list is endless.

Primarily it is a comprehensive sales list but I am trying to make it as informative as possible. If you are already a collector of the (Portuguese Congo) Republic of Cabinda Postage stamps then we hope that you enjoy your visit around the site.

£2.5 British Pounds for the Set of 9 Stamps

Cabinda First Emergency Stamps 1999 Tall Mushrooms Issue

Limited sheets: This is a limited issue only and are done on obliterated foreign Angolan Stamps. This is an historical issue and an historical Item.

Buy Cabinda Stamps at Africa Stamps

Shipping Note: All our Official Stamps are available in sets of 9 stamps for £1 British Pound, and the shipment is only £1 British Pound for any amount of Stamps. All stamps are sent by First Class Post the same day provided your order is received by 4pm. We ship our Stamps to anywhere in the world by Royal Mail, with one or more Royal Mail Stamps. If more than 10 Sets of Stamps we ship by First Class Registered Royal Mail.

Bonus Stamps: We place and extra stamp of Cabinda on the outside of each mailing envelope.


£2.5 British Pounds for the Set of 9 Stamps

Cabinda First Emergency Stamps 2006 Fungus Issue

Limited sheets. This is a limited issue only and are done on obliterated foreign Angolan Stamps. This is an historical issue and an historical Item.

Buy Cabinda Stamps at Africa Stamps

Shipping Note: All our Official Stamps are available in sets of 9 stamps for £1 British Pound, and the shipment is only £1 British Pound for any amount of Stamps. All stamps are sent by First Class Post the same day provided your order is received by 4pm. We ship our Stamps to anywhere in the world by Royal Mail, with one or more Royal Mail Stamps. If more than 10 Sets of Stamps we ship by First Class Registered Royal Mail.

Bonus Stamps:
We place and extra stamp of Cabinda on the outside of each mailing envelope.


 

History of Cabinda Mail Stamps

 

Map of Cabinda 1915

The Republic of Cabinda, known from 1884 to 1975 as Portuguese Congo is a Country north of the River Congo had separate stamps from 1893 to 1918 under the name of “The Portuguese Congo”. Cabinda declared its independence on 11th November 1975, but this was followed by a 31 year war against the unelected and unwanted presence of the Marxist Leninist Army of the MPLA Regime form Angola.

Postal relations with the outside world. Cabinda has now launched its first postal Stamps Emergency issue by using the surplus of Angolan postal Stamps and obliterating them with the Cabinda wording and currency denomination, its usage is much sought after by collectors.

Contact us:    cabinda@gmail.com



1902, 15 R. "PROVISORIO" and 10 R. on picture card from "LANDANA 9 AGO 1904"
via "CONGO PORTUGUEZ CABINDA 30 AGO 1904" to MŁnchen, Germany

 

A Mail Post Card from Cabinda with a Office Stamp of Landana the Ancient Capital City of the Kakongo Kingdom one of the three Kingdoms of Cabinda, posted on or before 1910.

 

Congo Portugal 20 cent stamp with Landana postmark 9 May 1914.....clarity not perfect....see scan.  Stamp is on a postcard featuring... Observatory at Cabinda, sent from Landana with the message dated 9/5/14...."We left the river yesterday, and are now homeward bound." Card sent to England.

 

A Roman Catholic Mission probably in or near Landana, Cabinda in 1908

1901 Portuguse Africa 20r card to BRUXELLES (arrival cds) cancelled by CONGO PORTUGUEZ CABINDA cds, LISBOA transit


Front of the Post Card with the words in portuguese "A view of Cabinda".


The back of the post card.


Collecting stamps (Philately)

The First Mail Stamps of Cabinda

Very Rare Cabinda Vintage Mail Stamps

 

Portuguese Congo (Cabinda) 1893 - 1910

 


Portuguese Congo (Cabinda) 1911


 

 

   

Portuguese Congo D. Carlos I (Cabinda),  1894 - 1895


 

   

Portuguese Congo D. Carlos I (Cabinda),  1911


 

Portuguese Congo  D. Carlos I , surcharged  115 Reis, 1902

 

Portuguese Congo D. Carlos I (Cabinda),  1910

 


 

 

  

Portuguese Congo D. Carlos I  (Cabinda), 1898 to 1910

 


 

     

Portuguese Congo D. Carlos I  (Cabinda), late 1910 and 1911

 


 

 



Portuguese Congo (Cabinda) Ceres Variety type I, 1910 - 1918

 


      

 

 

     

Portuguese Congo (Cabinda) stamps overprint , 1911 - 1918

 


Portuguese Congo (Cabinda) stamps overprint & Angola CROSSED , 1911 - 1918


 

 

Portuguese Congo (Cabinda) Stamps


Stamps Produced in 1898, and overprinted after 1910

 


 

Stamps Produced in 1898, and overprinted after 1910


 

Stamps Produced in 1898, and overprinted after 1910


 

Stamps Produced in 1898, and overprinted after 1910

 


 

Stamps Produced in 1898, and overprinted after 1910

 


 

Stamps Produced in 1898, and overprinted after 1910

 


Stamps Produced in 1898, and overprinted after 1910


 

 

Stamps Produced in 1898, and overprinted after 1910


Cabinda National Philatelic Bureau

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

EMERGENCY ISSUE OF CABINDA POSTAGE STAMPS
27 October 2006

THE FIRST NEW STAMPS OF CABINDA SINCE 1918

In furtherance of the Republic of Cabinda’s civil society initiative, and to dispel the MPLA Communist Regime propaganda regarding Cabinda’s current political situation, The Republic of Cabinda has issued an emergency set of stamps overprinted on an old Angolan flora and fauna issue. The issued stamps are all denominated 500 Central African Francs and are intended to be used by the Cabinda Government, Consular Officials, and in the liberated zones of Cabinda, for both postage, official courier, and fiscal use.

A future definitive issue is planned based on Cabinda's new currency the Cabinda Escudo. Cabinda formally known as the Portuguese Congo last issued stamps in 1918 while a Portuguese Protectorate. Cabinda has been independent since 1975 but its capital and offshore oil fields have been occupied by the MPLA Communist Regime, implanted by Cuba in 1975.

11 Sets of Stamps where issued in 2006 of which are now all but sold.

 

 

The 11 Sets of Stamps issued in 2006

 

 

A Letter delivered onboard Queen Mary 2 and posted in Barbados in December 2006 and delivered to the United States


Forgeries and counterfeits Stamps

Scott writes in his intro: "Forgeries and counterfeits have been with philately virtually from the beginning of stamp production." & "The widespread existence of fakes makes it important for stamp collectors to study their philatelic holdings and use relevant literature". That is nice that they mention this, but to whom we do turn, what literature? With new printing techniques and higher prices being paid, we no longer can use the "old literature". Luckily new studies are made and being published, the bad side is that these studies are printed in very small editions and only the "in crowd" know about them. More from Scott: "Likewise, collectors should buy from reputable dealers who guarantee their stamps and make full and prompt refunds should a purchased item be declared faked or altered by some mutually agreed-upon authority".

Forgeries and counterfeits:

A) A complete replica of a stamp or proof, or even a non-existing one. Scott: "Few new philatelic forgeries have appeared in recent decades. Successful imitation of well-engraved work is virtually impossible. It has proven far easier to produce a fake by altering a genuine stamp than to duplicate a stamp completely." And "Forgeries are reproductions of genuine stamps that have been created to defraud collectors."

B) Genuine stamps that are altered This can be done in several ways. Re-colored, re-gummed, re-perforated, or even perforated for the first time with a rare perforation. Change of designs, mostly done by painting. Edges cut away, and sold as imperforated. Or a stamp from a sheet with a large board on one side, this can be cut and sold as an imperforated on one side.

C) Overprints and surcharges (the most difficult part) Scott: "Overprinting involves applying wording or design elements over an already existing stamp. Overprints and surcharges may be hand-stamped, typeset or, occasionally, lithographed or engraved." The bulk of these stamps are signed on the back. This was done by experts and by collectors who owned them, the problem rises that these collectors signed real and fake ones, in most cases simply because they thought they were all real* It is a complicated matter to check, because you need a whole (original) sheet. This is needed because there are little variations in the positions of the stamps. There are very few experts that know this material well, and own enough original material (a very costly thing). Of course experience is "a matter of life and death".

D) Cancellations (an issue that will be avoided, since this Website does not include them) Details and scans can be found with the site related to this matter.

- Warning on Fake Stamps -
Please be aware of Fraud & Scam Fake Stamps being sold.
Fake Stamps: A genuine stamp doctored in some way to deceive collectors.
Stamp Forgery: A fraudulent copy of a genuine postage stamp, overprint or postmark.

The following image shows a Fake Issue Stamp.
If you have any doubt on the authenticity, or wish to know what stamps are genuine, you can send us an e-mail to:

cabinda@gmail.com

 

- Warning on Fake Stamps -

Please be aware of Fraud & Scam Fake Stamps being sold.
Fake Stamps: A genuine stamp doctored in some way to deceive collectors.
Stamp Forgery: A fraudulent copy of a genuine postage stamp, overprint or postmark.

The following image shows a Fake Issue Stamp

The following image shows a Fake Issue Stamp

The following image shows a Fake Issue Stamp

The following image shows a Fake Issue Stamp


If you have any doubt on the authenticity, or wish to know what stamps are genuine, you can send us an e-mail to:

 cabinda@gmail.com

LIST OF POSTAL STAMPS FRAUDSTERS

  
Stamp Fraudster

Selling Fake Cabinda Stamps on the web site:  http://stamps.delcampe.com  Member389845
http://stamps.delcampe.com/page/item/id,124406176,var,CABINDA-Birds-of-Prey-p-on-Angola-Perf-9-Stamp-Sheet,language,E.html
http://images-02.delcampe-static.net/img_large/auction/000/124/406/176_001.jpg?v=1


Stamp4All On Ebay

Minsk, Belarus


                

These Fake Stamps are being sold by the Fraudulent and Counterfeit French Stamp dealer:

katy2@espacelollini.com
ESPACE LOLLINI
3 Av. Michel de Cimiez
Villa Cimarosa
06000 Nice - FRANCE
: +33 4 93 81 08 69 (French) : +33 4 93 53 37 90
: +33 9 54 54 54 81 (French)

http://www.espacelollini.com/cataweb/indexUS.php?etape=timbre&id_timbre=28694


Fake Stamps being sold on Ebay by Stamp Fraudster

1cheshire

This Stamp Fraudster trades from Cheshire, Connecticut, United States


 

Cabinda National Philatelic Bureau

Cabinda National Bank

Stamp Act of 2006

Preamble

This regulation is granted in accordance with the provisions of the Cabinda National Bank Act dated February 9, 2006: its Executive Regulations, directives and any amendments thereto it being found that the production of official and fiscal stamps are necessary to the carrying out of the mandates of the National Bank Act.

Stamp Advisory Committee

In order to facilitate the carrying out of this Act, a Cabinda Stamp Advisory Committee may be designated to provide advice on the design, issue, selection, production and distribution of stamps. The Advisory Board shall report to the Governor of the National Bank or his designee. Membership on the Committee may include experts in the fields of philately and history.

National Philatelic Bureau

In order to facilitate the carrying out of this Act, a Cabinda National Philatelic Bureau may be created under the Governor of the National Bank to promote and distribute Cabinda stamps for philatelic purposes. The Attaché of the National Philatelic Bureau shall be appointed and serve under the Governor of the National Bank and will be the Republic of Cabinda’s liaison with the International Society for Portuguese Philately and other learned societies.

Official Stamps

The production of non denominated postage stamps for official use is hereby authorized in quantities deemed necessary for use by the Office of the Presidency of the Republic, the Diplomatic Corps, the Office of the Attorney General, the Cabinda Law Society, the Cabinda National Bank and the Self Defence Force of Cabinda.

A single official stamp may be affixed to correspondence carried by diplomatic pouch or courier between the officials of the Republic or addressed to allied organizations including FLEC-FAC, UNPO, and peoples and organizations that recognize the Republic of Cabinda. Any other usages are not authorized by this Act.

Official stamps may be created by an appropriate overprint on stamps of the foreign occupying country of Angola with an obliterating overprint “Republic of Cabinda” and “Official.” A limited number of stamps may be sold to collectors at a face value of CBE 1 (one) or - CFA 1 (one) only for the "Emergency issues" - through the Philatelic Bureau of the Cabinda National Bank or its designated agents.

Fiscal Stamps

A - The production of denominated fiscal stamps for official use is hereby authorized in quantities deemed necessary for use by the Office of the Presidency of the Republic, the Diplomatic Corps, the Office of the Attorney General, the Cabinda Law Society, the Cabinda National Bank and the Self Defence Force of Cabinda.

B -Emergency Fiscal stamps may be created by an appropriate overprint on stamps of the foreign occupying country of Angola with an obliterating overprint “Republic of Cabinda,” “Fiscal,” and a value in Cabindan Escudos or CFA converted. A limited number of stamps may be sold to collectors at face value through the National Philatelic Bureau of the Cabinda National Bank or its designated agents.

The following denominations in CBE are authorized: 0.50, 1.0, 2.5, 5, 10, 25, 50.
A partial schedule of uses follows:
Attestation by Diplomatic or Government Personnel– CBE 0.50
Notarial Fee – CBE 2.5
Cabinda National Bond Transfer or Reissuance Fee – CBE 25
Law Society Application Fee – CBE 50
Property Transfer Tax – 1% of transaction value to a maximum of CBE 300.

Issuance Limits

Total number of official stamps produced shall not exceed 10,000 exclusive of specimens. Specimen copies shall be provided to the Republic of Cabinda and its agents for the purpose assessing quality and presentational use and shall be marked Specimen or Muestra in a prominent location on the front or back of the stamp. No more than 500 Specimen official stamps of any type shall be produced with 100 each reserved for use of the Office of the Presidency, the National Bank, and the Attorney General and 50 each for the Philatelic Bureau and Stamp Advisory Committee.

Total face value of fiscal stamps produced shall not exceed CBE 100,000 exclusive of specimens. Specimen copies shall be provided to the Republic of Cabinda and its agents for the purpose assessing quality and presentational use and shall be marked Specimen or Muestra in a prominent location on the front or back of the stamp. No more than 500 Specimen fiscal stamps total shall be produced with 100 each reserved for the use of Office of the Presidency, the National Bank, and the Attorney General and 25 each for the National Philatelic Bureau and Stamp Advisory Board.

No other stamps are authorized.

This Law may be cited as the Stamp Act (Cabinda) 2006.

Rt Hon Mangovo Ngoyo
Governor, Cabinda National Bank

Revised Date: 3 January 2011


 

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