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Railway Newspaper Parcel Stamps of Rhodesia

By |March 12th, 2016|

This article was written by American philatelist C.C. Lance in 1938 and was originally titled "Railroad Stamps of Rhodesia".

Stamps of Portuguese India: Father José Vaz Tercentenary (1951)

By |January 5th, 2016|

Stamps of Portugal: Gardens (2014)

By |September 11th, 2015|

Landscape Architecture is a very subtle art with a very elaborate technique, based on a wide range of sciences. One can maybe explain this relationship between Art, Science and Technique, if compared to listening to a Beethoven sonata live. In the sonata, the art is in the artistic interpretation of the song, the piano is the technique, and the mechanism of the piano is the result of a construction that involves much scientific knowledge.

Stamps of Portugal: Centenary of Mendelian Laws (2015)

By |September 10th, 2015|

Portugal Post has released a set of stamps to mark the 150th anniversary of the Discovery of the Laws of the Heredity. The issue consists of two items that have been already released and put into circulation. Mendelian laws of inheritance are statements about the way certain characteristics are transmitted from one generation to another in an organism. The laws were derived by the Austrian monk Gregor Mendel (1822–1884) based on experiments he conducted in the period from about 1857 to 1865. For his experiments, Mendel used ordinary pea plants.

Stamps of Portugal: Mediterranean Boats (2015)

By |August 11th, 2015|

Portugal Post has released its version of “Mediterranean Boats” EUROMED series on the 9th of July. The three boats depicted in this stamp issue portray Mediterranean traditions, not only regarding shipbuilding techniques but also in what concerns their origins Located on the south-western edge of Europe, Portugal was classified as a border country by geographer Orlando Ribeiro.

Stamps of Portugal: Mediterranean Diet (2015)

By |August 9th, 2015|

Portugal Post has issued a special set of stamps on theme “The Mediterranean Diet”. The Mediterranean Diet is a food concept that, within the history chronology, is as much timeless as it is accurate. Its classification as “Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity” by UNESCO confirms not only the existence of a specific food regime, but also a historic trace born within the Mediterranean.

Portuguese Colonies: Nyassa – First through Fifth Issue (1898-1911)

By |July 20th, 2015|

This article was written by Bertram W. H. Poole and first published in "Mekeel's Weekly Stamp News" Feb 25, 1911 Volume XXV, Number 8, Whole Issue Number 1052.

Contemporary Map of East Timor

By |July 16th, 2015|

This is a contemporary map of East Timor, formerly a Portuguese colony.

Map of Africa (1907)

By |July 6th, 2015|

This is the Maury map of Africa for 1907. The map shows the numerous European colonies of the period.

Stamps of the Island of Timor

By |June 27th, 2015|

The decline of the Portuguese Empire and the rise of Dutch and British mercantile interests in the East led to the isolation and neglect of Portuguese outposts, none more so than Timor.

Postcard: Laurenco Marques, Portuguese Mozambique (1905)

By |June 21st, 2015|

Collectors of Portuguese Colonies should be interested in this colourful postcard. It shows the main street in Laurenco Marques, the capital of Portuguese Mozambique in 1905.

Stamps of Portugal: Old Toys (Azores) 2015

By |June 1st, 2015|

In this issue, the topic relates to childhood, to the most innocent and fun leisure of the human being: Child’s play! Materialized in many different objects, we cover a universe over one hundred years old - a period which marks the beginning of the industrial production in Portugal.

Post Offices of Portuguese Africa: Lourenço Marques, Mozambique

By |May 14th, 2015|

This remarkable postcard shows the post office at Lourenço Marques in Portuguese Mozambique c.1914. It was obviously a very busy day or they were short-staffed!

The Reigning Monarchs of Europe (1910)

By |February 23rd, 2015|

This superb image shows Europe's reigning monarchs gathered for the funeral of King Edward VII, May 1910 One of the last great gatherings before the Great War. TOP ROW: King Haakon VII-Norway, King Ferdinand – Bulgaria, King Manuel II -Portugal, William II – Germany, King George I – Greece, King Albert I – Belgium SECOND ROW: King Alfonso XIII – Spain, King George V-Britain, King Frederick VII – Denmark This photograph could form the basis of a thematic collection.

Stamps of Portugal: Tapestry Tradition (2014)

By |November 11th, 2014|

According to info got by StampNews.com Portugal Post issued a series of stamps illustrating the beauty of its tapestry. The release consists of six stamps that were put into circulation on the 24th of October.