25 Aug

Bulletin 234

  • President’s message
  • Secretary Report
  • Kionga and its Postage Stamp issue of 1916 : By Hilton Allison
  • Walter Mittleholzer : First seaplane across Africa (1926/27) : By Francis Rodrigues
  • Pico de Regalados and Villa Verde: Stories around two rivers in the Minho province of the north of Portugal : By Claudino Pereira
  • 1917’s Post Office strike : By Armando Teixeira da Rede
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
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.