Saturday, 31 December 2011

Israel - Christmas 2011 Stamps

Cover sent from Israel with Christmas stamps and postamrks.
Thanks to Paulo Duek.

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Philately Books

Here at Amazon you can find good books about Collecting Stamps and Philately:

Finland - Christmas 2011

Cover sent from Finland with Christmas 2011 stamp. Thanks to Ari.

Saturday, 10 December 2011

Cyprus - Europa CEPT 2010

Cover sent from Cyprus in 15 September 2011 with Europa Cept 2010 stamps.
Thanks to Nasia.

Friday, 2 December 2011

Portugal - Fado 2011


In the year in which we celebrate the application to include Fado in UNESCO’s Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, this philatelic issue reiterates the collective celebration of Fado’s exceptional value as an identifying symbol of the City of Lisbon, its deep rooting in the tradition and cultural history of Portugal, its role in the affirmation of our cultural identity, in short its importance as a source of inspiration and intercultural exchange between people and communities.

A live tradition that has deep roots and a structuring presence in Portugal’s socio-cultural history, Fado has, since its genesis in the 19th Century, succeeded in taking in various poetical, musical, cultural and technological influences, outlining a trajectory of gradual consecration and crossing all the boundaries that it was initially subject to: Having definitively conquered erudite poetry, Fado was mediatised in the 20th Century by the careers of Amália Rodrigues and Carlos do Carmo, having assumed a leading role in the most important theatres around the world. Dialoguing openly with other musical genres, its most emblematic performers are today true ambassadors of our culture. Over the last decades, the academia has consolidated Fado as a field of scientific studies of undisputed legitimacy.

Structured according to an exhaustive safeguard plan that advertises the strategic cooperation of the major Portuguese archives and museums, abreast with different generations of performers and creators – singers, musicians, instrument makers, authors, composers – universities, performing spaces for both amateurs and professionals, music editors and the media, the candidature became a collective endeavour to celebrate this live tradition, in which we recognize ourselves and from which we always rediscover ourselves.

Heir of a close to two centuries old temporal dimension, Fado continues to this day to construct and recreate itself, in the singular encounter between time, music and words, where its creators play a leading role, much to our fascination.

In this first philatelic edition that celebrates Fado’s Application for inclusion in UNESCO’s Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, we pay homage to some of the 20th Century’s great Masters of Fado. Alfredo Marceneiro, Maria Teresa de Noronha, Hermínia Silva, Carlos Ramos, Amália Rodrigues and Carlos do Carmo. It was in their art that the alchemy that transmuted a matchless musical expression into a universal heritage took place over the 20th Century. in

Issue date: 2011-10-03

Monday, 17 October 2011

Portugal - Theatre in Portugal

Portugal - Theatre in Portugal
Technical Data Issue date: 2011 / 09 / 14
Stamps: 2 x €0,32 - 2 x 370 000, €0,47 - 160 000, €0,68 - 220 000, €0,80 - 155 000, €1,00 - 170 000 Souvenir sheets: with 2 stamps 2 x €2,00 - 2 x 60 000
Design - Atelier Acácio Santos / Túlio Coelho

Monday, 22 August 2011

Czechoslovakia - 1991

Cover from old country Czechoslovakia, sent to Portugal in 07-06-1991.

Saturday, 20 August 2011

France - Air Mail

Cover sent from France to Australia on 16-09-1966.

Thursday, 18 August 2011

India - 60 Years of the Commonweath

Cover sent from India to Portugal with two nice stamps: 60 Years of the Commonweath and National Police Academy Hyderabad.
Thanks to Saujanya.

Monday, 15 August 2011

Egypt - Philatelic RR - Fórum Postcrossing

Cover sent from Egypt to Portugal with Six nice stamps: On the far right, Yehnia Hakki, famous egyptian author. The blue stamp, Canopic jar (used by ancient egyptians to store the organs of the dead pharaohs beside them in the tomb). The yellow stamps, Ramses II, most famous pharaoh of Egypt.
Cover from Philatelic RR - Fórum Postcrossing.

Thanks to Farah.

Friday, 12 August 2011

China - FDC Yangtze Three Gorges

First Day Cover from China - Yangtze Three Gorges 4-11-1994, sent to Portugal on 17-01-2010. In back there are another four beautiful stamps.
Cover from Philatelic RR - Fórum Postcrossing.
Thanks to mightystar.

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Romania - National Park Nahuel Huapi

Cover sent from Romania to Portugal with National Park Nahuel Huapi stamp of 2,10L.
Thanks to Adriana.

Sunday, 7 August 2011

Netherlands - Serious 3fm Request

Cover sent from Netherlands to Portugal with two beautiful stamps: Serious 3fm Request of 0,34€ and Tysfonds of 0,44€.
Cover from Philatelic RR - Fórum Postcrossing.
Thanks to Nathasja

Friday, 5 August 2011

Cuba - Cat, Plane and Church

Cover sent from Cuba to Portugal on 17-12-2009 with three beautiful stamps: Cat, Plane and Church.
Thanks to Juan.

Monday, 1 August 2011

Malaysia - The Xampung Boy

Cover sent from Malaysia to Portugal with three stamps of The Xampung Boy.
Thanks to Chin.

Saturday, 30 July 2011

Argentina - Ballena Franca Austral

Thanks to Cernjul Viviana:
Cover sent from Argentina to Portugal with two stamps Ballena Franca Austral of 75c.

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Indonesia - South Africa 2010

Thanks to Shinta:
Cover sent from Indonesia to Portugal on 10-12-2010 with four South Africa 2010 World Cup stamps and two Children stamps.

Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Russia - Horse Stamps

Thanks to Ivan and Julia:
Cover sent from Russia to Portugal on 18-12-2010 with two horse stamps.

Monday, 25 July 2011

Myanmar - 59th Independence Day

Thanks to Bo Bo:
Cover circulated from Union of Myanmar to Portugal with 59th Independence Day stamp and another two stamps.

Sunday, 24 July 2011

Indonesia - Tom & Jerry

Thanks to Shinta:
Cover circulated from Indonesia to Portugal with souvenir sheet Tom & Jerry and 3 christmas stamps.

Saturday, 23 July 2011

Philippines - Christmas Stamps

Thanks to Anette:
Cover sent from Philippines to Portugal with four beautiful Christmas stamps.

Friday, 22 July 2011

Poland - Pre-Print Stamped Postcard 2

From Poland - circulated Pre-Print Stamped Postcard of 55gr.

Thursday, 21 July 2011

Poland - Pre-Print Stamped Postcard

From Poland - circulated Pre-Print Stamped Postcard of 55gr.

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Taiwan - FDC - World Games 2009 Kaohsiung

Thanks to James Chen:
First Day Cover  World Games 2009 Kaohsiung from Taiwan - Republic of China circulated on 16-07-2009.

Sunday, 6 March 2011

France - FDC - Terres Australes et Antarctiques Françaises

Thanks to Stéphane:
First Day Cover sent from France on 20-10-2010. Terres Australes et Antarctiques Françaises

Japan - 13-12-2010 Cover

Thanks to shoellkopf:
Cover sent from Japan on 13 December 2010 with four beautiful stamps. Stamps Tag - Postcrossing Forum.

Slovenia - Christmas Cover

Thanks to copacabana:
Cover sent from Slovenia with 2 Christmas stamps and another 2 beautiful stamps. Sent on 22-12-2010. Empty Envelope Tag - Postcrossing.