Thursday, 16 December 2010

Cover from Portugal no. 6

A nice cover sent on 14 October 2008 from Lisbon (Loja do Cidadao, postcode 1600) with a set of four 0.31 euro stamps issued in September and October 2008.

The first one on the left shows an olive grove and is part of a series celebrating olive oil (issued on 7 October 2008), the second brown stamp commemorated the 100th anniversary of the CUF Barreiro company on 19 September 2008 (my Portuguese is not good enough to understand more:), the nice car stamp is dedicated to the Boavista racing circuit and the local history of Formula One races (issued on 11 September 2008), and the elegant stamp below them, issued on 5 October 2008, along with many others, commemorates the 100 anniversary of Republican ideas.

Apart the stamps shown above, each series includes also a miniature sheet with a single higher priced stamp.

When researching the background of these stamps, I noticed that, for example, only in October 2008, Portugal's post issued the total 41 stamps! The scope of production is really impressive.

Thank you, Sofia!!

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