Foreign Stamps -India Theme – Portugal

Foreign Stamps -India Theme – Portugal

A stamp was issued by Portugal on 24  Feb 2014 marking 400th Anniversary of the First Edition of Book Peregrinacao by Fernao Mendes Pinto (1509-1583).It shows Peacock & an Indian Deity.

Indeity & Peacock
Indian Deity & Peacock

FDC – Gardens of Portugal -2014

FDC – Gardens of Portugal -2014

A Set of Eight stamps were issued on 26 Jun 2014 by Portugal on Gardens of Portugal.A FDC with eight stamps is listed below.

Gardens of Portugal -ISG

Musical Instruments on Stamps – Europa 2014 – Portugal

Musical Instruments on Stamps – Europa 2014 – Portugal

The Year 2014 theme for EUROPA stamps is Musical Instruments. Three stamps from Portugal, Madeira & Azores were issued on Musical Instruments on 09.05.2014.

Portugal -Bagpipe

The “Gaita-de-Foles” (Bagpipe), in the Miranda Plateau – northeast of mainland Portugal was until recently made by hand, using typical materials from local agro-pastoralism. It is regarded throughout Europe as a rare specimen of this type of aerophone, for having kept its medieval pattern and peculiar tuning precepts.

Madeira -Brinquinho

The “Brinquinho”, or “Bailhinho”, is a percussion instrument that became a hallmark of the Madeira Archipelago. Visually appealing, it is composed of cloth dolls (usually seven figures, both male and female), dressed in traditional clothing, bearing castanets and ribbons, arranged at the extremities of a rattle-like cane, in two or more circular series of unequal diameter

Azores – Viola

The viola must have reached the Azores inside the luggage of the first settlers coming from the Continent. Then, in the islands, it became a chordophone of distinctive features, called “Viola da Terra” (Viola from the homeland). It stands out for its metallic double strings, which give it a more pure sound, and for its vibrant timbre, sometimes making a melody sound like a cry.

 

Instruments of Portugal, Azores & Madeira
Instruments of Portugal, Azores & Madeira

Joint Issue Portugal -Mexico – 2014

Joint Issue Portugal -Mexico – 2014

A set of Two stamps issued to mark Portugal -Mexico ties. Joint issues has Flags of both Countries.

Date of Issue- 06.06.2014

Joint Issue Portugal-Mexico-ISG

FDC UNESCO World Heritage Sites- Elvas -Portugal

FDC UNESCO World Heritage Sites- Elvas -Portugal

Date of Issue -30-6 -2014

UNESCO Heritage sites- ISG

Millennium 2000 FDC’s Portugal – FDC’s of World

Millennium 2000  FDC’s  Portugal – FDC’s of World

Portugal  issued stamps to mark the Millennium 2000. FDC issued on 15 Feb 2000.