Saturday, 31 January 2009
Cover from Portugal no. 3
Cover received on 20 October 2008 from somewhere in Portugal. Due to the weak printed cancellation I cannot read the date either.
But the set of stamps is impressive. A pair of oxen with a carriage (carrocao) is depicted on the smaller black-and-white definitive issued on 30 March 2007. The two unusually coloured larger stamps are taken from one of the 3 sheets issued on 14 June 2007 in cooperation with the Portuguese Ministry of Culture, which show 7 wonders of Portugal (21 stamps in total!) - these two are: Ruins of the Roman settlement in Conimbriga and Batalha Monastery (Portuguese UNESCO World Heritage site). My cup of tea. Thank you, Joao.