Dec 11, 2009

France Cover - European Capitals : Lisbon Miniature Sheet




On the cover above, there is a very nice "European Capitals - Lisbon" Miniature Sheet, issued on 9 Nov 2009. The sheet contains 4 stamps each with a denomination of 0.56 Euros. The souvenir sheet shows various views of historic parts of Lisbon. In the upper left of the sheet one can see the Monastery of the Heironymites. Below this is a picture of the Belem Tower. At the bottom of the sheet we are shown the Monument to Discoveries. Finally on the right side of the sheet one can see a depiction of Bairro Alto district of Lisbon. Between the stamps are drawings of the Chateau St Georges, Elevador Santa Justa and two Azulejos, a typical form of Portuguese painted, tin-glazed, ceramic tilework.

Although the souvenir sheet is a little bit torn, I still like it very much. The postmarks on the sheet are very clear. It is rather strange that on each stamps of the sheet, there are datestamp postmark of two different dates, 28 Nov and 29 Nov.

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