Get a nice COVER or POSTCARD from PORTUGAL....


2 EUROS
per COVER or POSTCARD


I can send you a nice surprise cover or postcard to your home address.

You can pay by paypal or cash in an envelope.

If interested just email me at

stamp.friends@gmail.com

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Xmas and Happy 2011



To all my readers and friends:

Merry Xmas and Happy 2011!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Xmas stamps from Portugal 2010


Do you collect Christmas stamps?

Do you like these?

Personally, I do... very much!

Trains from Mozambique


Real stamps or not?

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Namibian Biodiversity- Definitive 2007



Functioning ecosystems are enormously rich in species and provide indispensable services to humankind.

Friday, October 29, 2010





















WWF sheet from Lithuania. Issued in 1996.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Bartolomeu Dias Angra Das Voltas



  • Born: c. 1450
  • Birthplace:
  • Died: May 1500
  • Best Known As: Portuguese discoverer of the Cape of Good Hope
  • 25 Dec 1487 Portuguese seafarer Bartolomeu Dias enters the wide bay now known as Lüderitz Bay after sailing for three weeks along the arid Namib coast of south west Africa (now Namibia).
15c Stamp - All the hazards of ocean travelling in sailing ships are symbolized by the mythical sea-monster of the southern seas. According to legend, many ships on southern expeditions were pulled to the seabed by this monster. A 1558 Swiss engraving of the sea serpent allegedly seen by Archbishop Olaus Magnus was used as a model for the stamp design. The compass is of Portuguese design and the colours of the stamp are typical of Portuguese maps of the period.

20c Stamp : Bartolomeu Dias departed from the mouth of Tagus early in 1487 with a dual command from King Joao II of Portugal with the mandate to contact the mythical Prester John, and to find a route round Africa to the Spice-rich East.
After leaving this supply ship in Baia dos Tigres (Present day Angola) Dias continued south with two 100-ton caravels.
Towards the end of December he took shelter from a violent storm for a couple of days in a bay he called Angra das Voltas (now Luderitz Bay in Namibia). He eventually reached the present Kwaaihoek, east of Port Elizabeth (South Africa) where he was forced to turn back.

25c Stamp: A caravel lies at anchor while repair work is being done and supplies taken aboard.

30c Stamp : On the return voyage Dias again went ashore at Angra das Voltas. To mark the occasion he erected a limestone cross (padrao) on 25 July 1488. (The limestone came from quarries near Lisbon)

Friday, September 24, 2010

Portugal NEW issues

2010.09.29 - Circus
STAMPS SET


S/S


1ST DAY CANCELLATION


AMAZING ISSUE!!!

DON'T YOU AGREE?

Friday, June 18, 2010

JOSE SARAMAGO


RIP

1922-2010

Portuguese Nobel Prize Laureate in Literature


Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Uganda or Cairo or Both?

Dear fellow collectors,


Today I've receive a letter from Uganda... but can you see the double cancellation?
One cancellation from Uganda and a 2nd one from Cairo.... Does every mail from this region of Africa gets forward from Cairo to Europe?Coincidence? Or what?

Very nice stamps! Rose stamps always gets me on a loving mood! eheh!

Happy collecting!

Monday, June 7, 2010

VIVA PORTUGAL!!!!!!

As far as Georgian football team does not take part in this championship I'll be a fan of Portuguese team
VIVA PORTUGAL!!!!!!
Very nice issue.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

2010 FIFA World Cup

The 2010 FIFA World Cup is scheduled to take place
between 11 June and 11 July 2010 in South Africa



Portugal issued on 31st May the following stamp and s/s commemorating this amazing event!



1st day cancellations:


HAVE FUN AND LET PORTUGAL WIN!!!!!!!

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Portuguese Public Elevators

Émission / issue:
2010 / 05 / 17


Design: Atelier Whitestudio / Eduardo Aires
Papier / paper FSC: 110g / m2
Format / size:
Timbres / stamps: 30,6 x 40 mm
Dentelure / perforation:
Croix du Christ / Cross of ChristImpression / printing: offset
Imprimeur / printer:CARTOR


Timbres-post / stamps:
€ 0,32 – 230 000
€ 0,47 – 220 000
€ 0,57 – 190 000
€ 0,68 – 230 000
€ 0,80 – 220 000
€ 1,00 – 190 000


Bloc / souvenir sheet:
Avec 2 timbres / with 2 stamps
€ 2, 50 – 60 000

Enveloppes du 1er jour / FDC:
C6 – € 0,55
C5 – € 0,74

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Portugal Europa CEPT 2010

07.05.2010

Portugal + Azores + Madeira - 1 stamp (0.68 €)


Portugal 1
souvenir sheet (2x 0.68 €)


07.05.2010

Azores - 1 stamp (0.68 €) + 1 souvenir sheet (2x 0.68 €)


07.05.2010

Madeira - 1 stamp (0.68 €) + 1 souvenir sheet (2x 0.68

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Major Figures of the Portuguese History and Culture


Issue date:
2010 / 04 / 22

Stamps:
€ 0,32 – 230 000
€ 0,32 – 230 000
€ 0,32 – 230 000
€ 0,32 – 230 000

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Happy Earth Day

22 April 2010


Remember that in 2050 EARTH will be 7 degrees hotter and there will be food shortage!!!

Lets go green!

Would you like to eat some bread?


issue:

2010 / 04 / 06

stamps:

€ 0,32 – 230 000
€ 0,47 – 220 000
€ 0,68 – 230 000
€ 0,80 – 190 000

souvenir sheet with 2 stamps

€1,80 – 60 000

Sunday, February 7, 2010

My MAILBOX... today!

PORTUGAL - Registered cover

Nice Portuguese EUROPA CEPT stamps!!!


ISLE OF MAN - Postal Stationery


Amazing stamp... 1st good one I see on this kind of items!


BULGARIA - Airmail Cover

Very nice SPACE/COSMOS stamps and S/S for my collection!!! Thanks for this one!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Portugal 2010 NEW stamps

Some new issues from Portugal - year 2010
(Images from Selospostais)

To be issued in February:


To be issues in March:


More details ASAP!

Friday, January 22, 2010

Trust no one!


Strange philatelic world... to collect or not to collect!


In my opinion I believe that philately is lost... or at least starting to slowly die... we are living a time were day by day more and more philatelic authorities are issuing stamps only with the purpose of gathering money!

The topics are picked only with the purpose to be appellative for collectors and not to be used to stamp letters... what a disgrace!


Sometimes the face values are very high and not suitable for common letters but only for very big packages... and I ask... who uses stamps on big packages?


Other times we don't even know if the name of the country on the stamps have actually issued them or if they are cinderella issues...

Trust no one!