A Portuguese Stamp Adventure

Today, we received stamps from the westernmost country of the European mainland, Portugal. This country attracts a large number of people from across the globe with its numerous golden beaches, making it one of the most famous travel destinations in Europe. While a good amount of the world population knows about Lisbon and Porto and Lagos, we see the stamps below promoting the lesser known Açores. Açores (or Azores) is one of the autonomous regions of Portugal and an archipelago of volcanic islands. The picture number 1 shows stamps with a surfer in a backdrop of the beautiful blue waves depicting the surfing attraction in these islands.

portugal-stamp2The picture 2 on the other hand, has a stamp entailing a photograph shot in a thin long island in Açores, named São Jorge. The picture intends to bring attention to the concept of Portuguese mosaic sidewalk known as Calçada portuguesa. It represents the use of unevenly shaped stones to make patterns that were previously used to pave sidewalks. A more advanced use of this technique developed over time to make decorative patterns and an example can be seen in the stamp.

Have you seen any beautiful stamps on the letters you received recently? Feel free to take a picture and send it to us to blog@quotas.de

Would you like to become a participant in our postal surveys and receive letters from all around the world with beautiful stamps like these? Then please do not hesitate to register on our website www.world-mail-panel.com (GMS 1107) or email us at panel@quotas.de.


12 Comments so far:

  1. Igor Pirc says:

    Do you know that Nelly Furtado, the famous singer, comes from Acores!!

  2. li ao says:

    I am also collecting stamps from Quotas communication letter.

  3. michael j fennelly says:

    The most westerly point in ALL of the continent of Europe is Dunmore on the Dingle Peninsula in West Kerry, Ireland….10.28 degrees and 48 West…….not to be forgotten !!!!

  4. Claudia says:

    Very beautiful! I love it!

  5. Karan says:

    I have not seen the stamps so far but I hope I do. They look so attractive!

  6. Loïc says:

    I love so much receiving different stamps from all Europe !!!!
    as you can see on this link which shows a picture of my stamp’s collection that I collect when i receive my package 🙂
    Just for that i’m so happy to be one of your participants ! 🙂


  7. I received a lot of beautiful stamps from all around the world. And all my letters are covered with series of stamps from my country.

  8. The Duong says:

    Very meaningful trip

  9. Sergio Serpa says:

    Portugal is a very beautiful country!
    And the stamps above are also beautiful and interesting.
    We develop our knowledge reading little posts like this one.

  10. Kim says:

    I was just in Lisbon last week..a little rainy and chilly but what a beautiful country! Got to the most western point of mainland Europe… Cabo de Roca! Sent ~20 postcards while there 🙂

  11. Meiliieann says:

    I had a ireio portugal 505 stamp, is this a rare stamp?

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