Archive for the ‘Portugal’ Tag

#1108 Portugal 17/02/16

This very nice cover from Portugal was sent by António, thank you! It was posted in Porto on February 16 and arrived on February 20, 2017.

The stamps depict the lighthouse Penedo da Saudade in São Pedro de Moel, the Cabo da Roca Lighthouse, and the Farol do Bugio in São Lourenço da Cabeça Seca.


#1076 Portugal 16/12/03

portugal-161203This beautiful registered cover from Portugal was sent by Vítor, thank you! It was posted at the Loja do Cidadão (Civil Assistance Center) in Odivelas on December 3 and arrived on December 12, 2016.

#1049 Portugal 16/06/27

Portugal 160627Vítor has sent this beautiful cover from Portugal, thank you! It was posted in Santo António dos Cavaleiros on June 27 and arrived on June 29, 2016.

The attached mini-sheet is the EUROPA stamp issue of Madeira, which was issued on May 9, 2016.

#959 Portugal 15/03/30

Portugal 150330This nice cover from Portugal was sent by Paulo, thank you! It was posted on March 30 and arrived on April 1, 2015.

#908 Portugal 14/05/30

Portugal 140530Vitor Manuel has sent this nice cover from Portugal on May 30, 2014, thank you! It was posted in Santo António dos Cavaleiros and arrived on June 3, 2014.

The stamps are part of the set “Traditional Portuguese Festivities”, which was issued on April 30, 2013.

#832 Portugal 14/08/19

Portugal 140819backOn August 25 I received this wonderful postcard, thank you Vítor! It is made entirely of cork and was issued on May 9, 2011.

The card was posted at the Restauradores Square in Lisbon on August 19, 2014.

#821 Portugal – Azores 14/07/16

Portugal - Azores 140716On July 21 I received this nice cover from the Azores. It was posted in Ponta Delgada on July 16, 2014.

The stamp is the EUROPA stamp of 2008, which was issued on May 9.

#798 Portugal 14/05/02

Portugal 140502Thank you, Vítor, for sending this FDC from Portugal! It was posted at the Praça dos Restauradores in Lisbon on May 2 and arrived on May 5, 2014.

The stamp and special postmark commemorates the footballer Eusébio da Silva Ferreira (1942–2014).

#602 Portugal 12/09/29

Vitor sent me this nice letter with Madeira stamp, thank you! It was posted at Corte Inglês Mall in 1050 Lisbon on September 29 and arrived on October 4, 2012.

The stamp commemorates the Levada do Caldeirão Verde, which is a popular hiking trail nowadays.

See also: #591 Portugal 12/09/29

#458 Portugal 10/10/02

On October 7, 2010, I received this nice FDC from Rui José, thank you very much! It was issued on October 2 and commemorates the French Revolution in 1789.

#372 Portugal 09/12/18

This nice cover from Portugal was sent to me by Rui José, thank you very much!

The cover was posted in Lisbon on December 18, 2009. The special cancellation commemorates the 90th anniversary of the International Labour Organization (Organização Internacional do Trabalho, OIT). The inscription says “90 anos a trabalhar pela justiça social” (“90 years working for social justice”).

The stamp is part of the Christmas set, which was issued on October 21, 2009.

#328 Portugal 10/03/08

Rui José sent me this interesting FDC from Portugal, thank you!

It was issued in Lisbon on March 8, 2010, and commemorates the public city transport. The attached stamp is part of the 4th set of this series. It depicts the cacilheiro (a ferry linking Lisbon to Cacilhas) “Madragoa”.

In addition to the stamps and special cancellation a sticker with the inscription “First Day of Issue” in several languages was attached.

#222 Portugal 09/04/??

Nuno sent me this nice FDC from Portugal in April 2009.

The FDC and stamps were issued on October 23, 2008. They commemorate the European Year of Intercultural Dialogue 2008.

#143 Portugal 09/04/04

Portugal 040409Nuno sent me this nice cover from Portugal, which was posted in Pombal on April 04, 2009. Thank you!

The stamp depicts a Macaco-Diana and commemorates the 200th birthday of Charles Darwin.

The special postmark commemorates the 7th anniversary of the forum

#111 Portugal 08/12/23

portugal-081223Cover from Portugal, posted in Cascais on December 23, 2008.

Thank you, Luis Felipe, for this nice cover with the following four stamps!

The bottom left stamp of 5 cent is part of the set “Portuguese Masks”, which was issued on June 29, 2006. It depicts a mask of the Festa dos Rapazas. The two right stamps are of the 2008 lighthouse set. The top left stamp of 2 cent depicts the bird Abelharuco; it is part of the set “Birds of Portugal III”, which was issued on February 26, 2002.

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