Wednesday, 30 September 2009

Japan - 24-09-2009

Thanks to Sakura:
Cover sent from Japan to Portugal on 24-09-2009. I never saw a postmark like that. :) I really enjoy it.

France - Foire Internationale de Caen

Thanks to Stephane Cotard:
Cover sent from France to Portugal on 28 September 2009. With commemorative postmarks of "Foire Internationale de Caen - L'Inde".

Japan - Animal Cover 27-09-2009

Thanks to Midori:
Cover sent from Japan to Portugal on 27-09-2009. With three animal stamps.

Monday, 28 September 2009

China - Merry Christmas Card

Thanks to Apple:
Pre-stamp Postcard sent from China to Portugal on 09-12-2008. With 2 birds stamps.

Wednesday, 23 September 2009

USA - Bay City 11-05-2009

Thanks to Craig:
Cover sent from United States of America to Portugal on 11-05-2009.

Pakistan - Pre-print Stamp Cover

Pakistan - Pre-print Stamp Cover

Austria - Pre-print Stamp Card

Old Pre-print Stamp Card frm Austria sent on 27-07-1957.

Russia - Mini-sheet Phauna Cover

Thanks to Alexandr:
Cover sent from Russia to Portugal.

Malaysia - Flora Cover

Cover sent from Malaysia to UK on 21 July 1999.

Germany - Pre-print Stamp Card

Pre-print Stamp Card from Germany.

Tuesday, 22 September 2009

Finland - Zoo Helsinki Card

Thanks to Paivi:
Zoo Helsinki Card: Official postcrossing card sent from Finland to Portugal. With butterfly stamp.

Switzerland - Space Shatle Pre-print Card

Space Shatle Pre-print Card from Switzerland - First Day of Issue 09-03-1981.

Friday, 18 September 2009

100 Years Of António Pedro's Birth

António Pedro and theatre in the future

"Born on December 9, 1909, in Praia, Cape Verde, António Pedro died in Moledo do Minho on August 17, 1966. He was one of the most multifaceted Portuguese characters of the 20th Century, whose knowledge and creativity covered various fields of Thought. He was a poet, playwright, journalist, author of revolutionary narrations and prose, editor, chronicler, painter, sculptor, ceramist, cartoonist, gallery owner, organizer of historic pageants, controversialist, pedagogue, art critic, BBC newscaster during World War II, author of radio and television programs, pioneer of new artistic-literary movements (the only Portuguese to sign the Dimensionist Manifesto in 1935 and to participate in international surrealist exhibitions in the 30’s and 40’s; he brought Surrealism to Portugal, in 1947) but he was, above all, a stage manager and the remarkable organizer of a theatre company in Portugal, the Teatro Experimental do Porto, TEP, which is still active.
Author of a project for the Teatro Alhambra, in the Parque Mayer (1937), he did his theatre apprenticeship in the 30’s, in Paris, São Paulo and London, where he became acquainted with the great theatre and the innovations that were taking place all around the World. In Lisbon, at the end of the 40’s, he theorized new concepts for Portuguese theatre in Diário de Lisboa and Mundo Literário, which he tried to put into practice with the Companheiros do Pátio das Comédias and the Apolo, Ginásio and Teatro do Salitre; however, he withdrew, disbelieving, given the barriers that he went up against because of the censorship and the usual theatrical academism that prevailed in the country in those days.
He retired to Moledo do Minho, where he devoted himself to ceramics for a while, but was invited by the Círculo de Cultura Teatral / Teatro Experimental do Porto, through Alexandre Babo and Eugénio de Andrade, to create a theatre school. He gave his first class on March 7, 1953, and the first performance on June 18. He was the artistic director of the TEP between 1953 and 1961, having debuted 36 shows during his mandate; he also created the Teatro de Algibeira (the first pocket theatre in the Iberian Peninsula), transformed the amateur group into a professional group (1957) and the TEP into the first cultural reference in Porto and first theatre reference in the Country; he made the CCT/TEP the biggest association in Porto, right after the Futebol Clube do Porto. It is unanimously acknowledged that he operated the only aesthetic revolution in Portuguese Theatre in the 20th Century by introducing modern staging, the sense of the unity of the show in which the actor gained another dimension associated to scenography, models, sound, light, and movement, in an aesthetic cohesion under the primacy of the stage manager. He trained two outstanding actors, Dalila Rocha and João Guedes as well as several fundamental references from the world of representation, he created shows for memory and alliances between theatre and plastic arts, architecture, music, engineering and, above all, citizenship. The TEP was the great cultural reference against censorship and the castrating methods of the dictatorship.
To commemorate António Pedro is to recall the profile of a Renaissance creator projected into the future. Of a man who sought knowledge in all areas of Thought, in order to project it to Theatre, which he viewed as the living synthesis of that same unity." in

Issue Date: 2009/09/01
€0,32 – 330 000

Souvenir sheet:
with 1 stamp
€3,16 – 60 000

Design: Eduardo Aires
Paper: 103 g/m2
Format / size:
Stamps: 40 x 30,6 mm
Souvenir sheet: 125 x 95 mm
Cross of Christ
Printing: offset
Printer: INCM

Saturday, 12 September 2009

Finland - Che Postcard

Thanks to Hanna:
Che postcard sent from Finland to Portugal . With Moomin stamp.

Algerie - 10-05-2009

Thanks to Hocine:
Cover sent from Algerie to Portugal on 10-05-2009.

USA - Homemade Cover

Thanks to Lori:
Cover sent from United States of America to Portugal on 03 August 2009.

Brazil - Fruits

Thanks to Rafael Alves:
Cover sent from Brazil to Portugal on 06 August 2009. With two fruits stamps and one profissions stamp.

Netherlands - Hertogenbosch

Thanks to Kibas:
Cover sent from Netherlands to Portugal.

USA - Smile Cover

Thanks to Candy Yost:
Smile cover sent from United States of America to Portugal on 26 August 2009.

Tuesday, 8 September 2009

Switzerland - 19-07-2009

Thanks to Zasa:
Cover sent from Switzerland to Portugal on 19-07-2009 with six stamps.

Sunday, 6 September 2009

South Africa - Animal Cover

Cover sent from South Africa to England on 12-11-1999. With three animal stamps.

India - FDC Children's Day

Thanks to Shrikant:
First Day Cover - Children's Day sent from India to Portugal .

Tuesday, 1 September 2009

China - Giant Panda Maxcard

Thanks to DJK:
China - Giant Panda Maxcard

China - Happy New Year Pre-Print Stamp Cover - II

Thanks to DJK:
Happy New Year Pre-Print Stamp Cover sent from China to Portugal .

Croatia - Pre-stamped postcard

Thanks to Dragan Buskulic:

Pre-stamped postcard issued on 29-06-2009 sent from Croatia to Portugal . It has also a beauiful 1,80 stamp on it.