09 Jan

Bulletin 228

Happy New Year 2020 !

The January 2020 issue has been dispatched to the members. Here is the table of content:

  • President’s Message by Chris Binmore
  • Secretary’s Report by John Swan
  • World War II – A Missionary doctor’s cover sent via Lourenço Marques, Mozambique by Francis Rodrigues
  • Angola 1945 Grey Label Airmail Provisional – a 24,30 Ags. Single Use by Klaus Queisser
  • Town Postmarks – Vila Nova de Cerveira and the Rio Minho by Claudino Pereira
  • Atlantic Alpen-Adria in Viana do Castelo by John Swan
  • The Cabo Delgado “Rooks” – The Additional Values by Brian Coop
29 Nov

The Forthcoming 2020 PPS Auction

Call for lots !
2020 Auction at the PPS AGM in March 2020.
Deadline for submissions: December 31st, 2019
Looking to acquire Portugal and Colonies material: postal history, covers, stamps, collections.
Important : Common or damaged material does not attract bids.
Please send your lots to :
Ron van der Holt
105 Wren Gardens
Portishead BS20 7PP
United Kingdom
09 Oct

Bulletin 223

The October 2018 issue has been mailed to members. The table of content is:

  • President’s Message by Ron van der Holt
  • Secretary’s announcements by John Swan
  • Modern Straight-line Cancels for Registered mail and Postal parcels by Paulo R Barata
  • World War II – American and Japanese repatriation exchanges in Lorenço Marques and Mormugão by Francis Rodrigues
  • The Real ? 1939  Trans-Atlantic “First Flight Covers” by Stephen Washburne.
  • Provisional Town Postmarks – Caminha and the river Minho by Claudino Pereira
03 Aug

Bulletin 222 : July 2018

The July 2018 issue is out and has been mailed to members.

The table of content is:

  • President’s Message by Ron van der Holt
  • Cover Study : by Francisco Luis Pimental
  • The Pearls of Vila do Conde : by Claudino Pereira
  • Portuguese India – WW2 Censored Cover : by Francis Rodrigues
  • Madeira by Dear : Dr. John K. Courtis, FRPSL

Note : Please renew your PPS membership to continue receiving the bulletin.

28 Apr

The April 2018 issue is already in the hands of the members.
This issue was packed with interesting topics

The Index of content is as follows:

  • President’s Message by Ron van der Holt
  • Editor’s Desk by Armando Teixeira da Rede
  • Postage Due issue “Tipo Etiqueta” from 1932-33 by J. Miranda da Mota
  • RAC- An Unidentified (Probably Military) Postmark by Claudino Pereira
  • Two Mozambique Cinderellas by John Swan
  • AGM Weekend, March 9th to 11th 2018 : A Report by John Swan
11 Feb

2018 Auction

Sincere thanks to Roger Lawson, our Auctioneer and Ron van der Holt, our President who worked together to produce the catalogue of this year’s auction, which is scheduled to take place on 10th March  (Saturday) after the AGM.

The auction has 100+ lots coming up for bidding, which are described in the catalogue. The images for all lots were scanned by the  duo and are now available for viewing on our website. Note that some of the lots have multiple images associated with them. The description of such lots is marked in the catalogue with an asterisk sign (i.e. **)  indicating availability of more than one image. Click on an image and then on the circled ‘i’ (in top right hand corner) to view the auction lot number corresponding to the image.

Happy Bidding !

20 Jan

Bulletin 220

The January 2018 issue has been sent to members. The table of content is:

  • President’s Message by Ron van der Holt
  • Editor’s Desk by Armando Teixeira da Rede
  • Timor : One of a kind?  by Clyde J Homen
  • Great Britain Wrapper to Delagoa bay, Mozambique by Dr. John K. Courtis FRPSL
  • Portimao 2017 by John Swan
  • Greetings from Goa and Japan: Late usage by Ron van der Holt
  • George Pearson Prize – Please Vote !
17 Aug

President’s Message

Welcome to the PPS. The PPS was founded in 1962 to explore and promote the philately of Portugal and her former colonies. Membership has diversified over the years and we are an international society. We meet regularly, share a common interest and enjoy the fellowship and camaraderie that our philatelic interests bring. This website will become a portal to Portugal and colonies philately and we encourage inquiry from experts and beginners. I encourage you to join our society, meet with us at our annual meetings here in the United Kingdom and in Portugal and look forward to hearing from you.

With Kind Regards,

Ron van der Holt

(President : Portuguese Philatelic Society)


11 Mar

PORTUGAL IN WORLD WAR I : The Tom Poynton Collection

Tom Poynton, one of our long-time members, died last year and we have recently learnt that part of his collection, entitled ‘Portugal in WWI’, will be coming up for auction next week on the 15th (i.e. 15 March, 2017) at Cavendish Auctions in the UK.
The auctioneers have split it into about 50 lots all numbered in the 600 s. Both Portugal and the Colonies are well-represented.
04 Mar

2016 Auction

Auction 2016 lotsRoger Lawson, our Auctioneer, has produced the catalogue of this year’s auction, to take place on 12th March after the AGM. He scanned all 100 lots. Click on an image and then on the circled ‘i’ in the top right to see the lot number of that image.