Saturday, May 07, 2022

Incoming Mail from Portuguese India


Nova-Goa - 1934


Nova-Goa, 21 Aug 1934


Villa Heliar, Walferdange,

9 Sep 1934



Incoming mail to Luxembourg from the Portuguese colonies in India and Asia is especially challenging.  So I was pleased to recently add this cover to my collection.  It's the first I've seen from the 1930s or earlier from Goa.

If you have any such covers that you'd like to share, I'd be glad to post them here on the blog. 


4 Reis (3) & 1½ Tanga [= 18 Reis)

Allegory of Portugal and 

Vasco de Gama's Flagship 'San Gabriel'


Monday, March 21, 2022

Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal slogan cancel

Today's Philatelic Mail 

In today's mail, I received a letter from England with the Royal Mail's slogan cancel urging donations to the Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal.


Royal Mail
Croydon Mail Centre
15 03 2022




Donate now at:



I hope you will!

Tuesday, February 01, 2022

Incoming Mail from Tibet






Yatung Tibet Registry Label


Yatung Tibet Via Siliguri [India]

18 Nov 1949 cds, 

 to Elizabeth, N.J. USA,

28 Dec 1949

Forwarded to Poste Restante,


2F Postage Due pays 

Poste Restante Charge

3 Jan 1950

Luxembourg-Ville cds


Tibet was a semi-independent country until 1951, when it was occupied and annexed into the People's Republic of China.  Its postage stamps were valid only within the country. Thus, the Yatung cds routing the cover to Siliguri in West Bengal, India, for entry into the Universal Postal Union and the India Post franking.