Sunday, 25 October 2009

Slovenia - 16-07-2009

Thanks to Ziga:
Cover sent from Slovenia to Portugal on 16-07-2009.

Angola - IX Philatelic Expo 1971

Cover from Angola - IX Philatelic Expo 1971.

Angola - FDC I Centenary Malange 1970

Angola - First Day Cover I Centenary Malange 1970 - CTT Malange 20-11-1970

Angola - FDC Mundial Snipes 1969

Angola - First Day Cover - Mundial Snipes - CTT Luanda 26-10-1969

Angola - FDC Pórtico dos Jerónimos 1969

Angola - First Day Cover Pórtico dos Jerónimos - CTT Luanda 1-12-1969

Friday, 23 October 2009

Malaysia - 04-10-2009

Thanks to Yong:
Cover sent from Malaysia to Portugal on 04-10-2009.

Yong, if you see this post, please send me your address for to sent you a cover from Portugal as I can´t understand your address on this cover.

China - 30-08-2009

Thanks to Zhou:
Cover sent from China to Portugal on 30-08-2009.

Japan - 13-09-2009 - II

Thanks to Midori:
Cover sent from Japan to Portugal on 13-09-2009.

Japan - 13-09-2009

Thanks to Midori:
Cover sent from Japan to Portugal on 13-09-2009.

Brazil - Animal Stamps

Thanks to Adriana:
Cover sent from Brazil to Portugal with three beautiful Animal Stamps.

Letonia - FDC Wolf

Thanks to Elmars Berzins:
Letonia - FDC Wolf 21-10-2009. Sent from Letonia to Portugal. CCC Circuit.

 Animals of Latvia.

Date of issue: 21st October 2009.
35 (S). multicoloured. Wolf.

Tuesday, 13 October 2009

Japan - 16-09-2009

Thanks to Midori:
Cover sent from Japan to Portugal on 16-09-2009.

Sunday, 11 October 2009

Australia - Harry Potter Postcard

Thanks to Reynardo:
Official postcrossing card - Harry Potter Postcard sent from Australia to Portugal.

Wednesday, 7 October 2009

Portugal - The Belém Palace

The Belém Palace

With the first centenary of the implantation of the Republic in Portugal drawing near, the purpose of this stamp issue is to make known the Belém Palace, in Lisbon, an important referent of democracy since it is the official residence of the President of the Republic.

Founded in 1559 by the House of Vimioso and regenerated a century later by the House of Aveiras, the Belém Palace was bought by King John V in 1726 as a summer resort for the court, which actually was why the court was spared during the earthquake on November 1, 1755. Detached from the Crown’s assets in 1908, the Republic adopted it as official residence for the heads of State, who have lived there or used it merely as a work place.

Located on the right bank of the Tagus estuary, the palace was part of an estate built on a slope facing the river, which gives it a natural and privileged amphitheatrical shape. The farmland was transformed into a public garden and the riding hall and the guard house were transformed in 1904 and 2004 into the National Coach Museum and the Museum of the Republic, respectively. In the vicinity, the most important buildings are the Jerónimos Monastery and the Belém Tower, a sixteenth century group of buildings declared world heritage sites by UNESCO in 1983.

The Palace, which structural core is made up of five distinct buildings – quite discernible in the engraving reproduced on one of the stamps – is surrounded by a refreshing network of vegetation, caves and waterfalls, inherited from the best Baroque landscape architecture. Its interior preserves the evidences of the successive decorative interventions that have enriched the palace throughout the centuries and which this stamp issue seeks to divulge.

The philatelic block discloses the classicising language of the famous “Sala das Bicas” (Fountain Room), while on the remaining stamps one identifies decorative art details – sculptures and golden woodwork, paintings and ceremonial silverware – from this National Belém Palace that holds 450 years of history.

Données Techniques
Technical Data

Émission / issue:
2009 / 09 / 17

Timbres-post / stamps:
€ 0,32 – 330 000
€ 0,47 – 230 000
€ 0,57 – 200 000
€ 0,68 – 230 000
€ 0,80 – 200 000
€ 1,00 – 245 000

Bloc / souvenir sheet:
avec 1 timbre / with 1 stamp
€ 2,50 – 67 000

Design: Folk Design / Vasco Marques
photos: José Manuel / Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal

Monday, 5 October 2009

Mozambique - 5ºs Jogos Desportivos Luso-Brasileiros

Commemorative cover of Mozambique - V Luso-Brazilian Sport Games - 18-07-1972.

East Timor - FDC Dia do Selo 1959

East Timor First Day Cover - Dia do Selo - Dili 01-12-1959.

Angola - FDC Máscaras da Luanda

First Day Covers "Máscaras da Luanda" from Angola - 06-02-1976. One has postmark with black ink and another with blue ink.

Malaysia - Fruit Stamps

Thanks to Kang:
Cover sent from Malaysia to Portugal on 30 July 2009. With three fruit stamps.

USA - Spiderman Stamp

Thanks to Lori:
Cover sent from United States of America to Portugal on 26-02-2009. With five stamps: Spiderman stamp of 41 cent, Edgar Alan Poe stamp of 42 cent, bird stamp of 1 cent and clock stamp of 10 cent.

Thursday, 1 October 2009

France - 15-07-2009

Thanks to M. Francis:
Cover sent from france to Portugal on 15-07-2009. With 8 stamps.

China - Nampu Bridge Postcard

Thanks to Susie:
Nampu Bridge Postcard sent from China to Portugal on 11-09-2009.

Kuwait - Multi-view Postcard

Thanks to Mashael:
Postcard sent from Kuwait to Portugal.

China - Central Lake Pre-stamp Postcard

Thanks to DJK.

Russia - Vyborg Postcard

Thanks to Sergei:
Vyborg Postcard sent from Russia to Portugal on 18-08-2009.

 The International Polar Year.

Date of issue: 28th August 2008.
6.00 (R). multicoloured. Exploratory nave.
7.00 (R). multicoloured. Exploratory nave.
8.00 (R). multicoloured. Exploratory nave.