25 Aug

Bulletin 232

  • President’s message
  • Secretary Report
  • Paredes de Coura within ”The Coyra Region” and the river of the same name: By Claudino Pereira
  • Collecting Telegrams (Part III) : By Paulo Rui Barata
  • Rationalizing Straight Label Postal Stationary Catalogs : By Stephen Washburne
  • The riddle of the Cartolina paper in the Ceres series : By Jan Van Gerwen and Henk Ween
  • Cdr Hector Boyes, CMG, Military Order of Avis (Portugal) : By Alan Baker
25 Aug

Bulletin 231

  • President’s message
  • Secretary Report
  • Mozambique company Framed “0” Taxed Cover : By Les Glassman
  • SS Mozambique Liner: By Les Glassman
  • Melgaço : A Small Town in the River Minho, with Strong Women and High Mountains : By Claudino Pereira
  • Collecting Telegrams (Part II) : By Paulo Rui Barata
  • Europe and UK : By John swan
  • News : By John Swan


25 Aug

Bulletin 230

  • President’s Message
  • News
  • The Royal Mail line to Brazil and River Plate. Two letters carried by the steamship “Minho” (1875 and 1877) : By Luís Rocha
  • The Robbery: By Armando Teixeira da Rede
  • Terras de Bouro, the Serras and the National Park: By Claudino Pereira
06 Mar

2020 Auction

Dear Members,

Happy to announce the PPS Auction 2020 which is scheduled to take place, coinciding with the PPS Annual General Meeting, on Saturday March 14th, 2020.

Sincere thanks to our Auctioneer Ron van der Holt for having produced the catalogue of this year’s auction. The auction has about 60 lots coming up for bidding, which are described in the catalogue. The images for all auction lots are now available for viewing on our website.

Please note while most of the of the lots show the single “front” side image, some of the lots have multiple images associated with them.  In case any member wishes to view the “reverse” side scan(s), s/he is requested to contact Ron via email (ronvanderholt@msn.com) for further assistance.

To view the auction “Lot number”, please click on an image first and then click on the “1” icon, located at right hand corner bottom.

Happy Viewing and Happy Bidding !

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
29 Nov

Bulletin No. 227

The October 2019 issue has been dispatched to the members.

Here is the table of content:

  • President’s Message By Chris Binmore
  • Secretary Report By John Swan
  • The Spurious Stamps of “Batekem” By John Swan
  • Town Postmarks Braga and the River Este By Claudino Pereira
  • Great Britain Post Office Wrapper to Ambriz – Angola By Dr. John K. Curtis, FRPSL
  • An Azorean Puzzle By Steve Washburne
29 Apr

Bulletin 225

The April 2019 issue has been dispatched to the members.

Here is the table of content:

President’s Message by Chris Binmore
Obituaries by Ron van der Holt
A Statistical Estimate of D Maria II 100 Reis Mint Population by Luis Rocha
Portuguese Philatelic Society AGM – An Update by John Swan
Provisional Tow Postmarks – The Lima River at Viana do Castelo by Claudino Pereira