Stamps from Portugal
Following its heyday as a global maritime power during the 15th and 16th centuries, Portugal lost much of its wealth and status with the destruction of Lisbon in a 1755 earthquake, occupation during the Napoleonic Wars, and the independence of its wealthiest colony of Brazil in 1822. A 1910 revolution deposed the monarchy; for most of the next six decades, repressive governments ran the country. In 1974, a left-wing military coup installed broad democratic reforms. The following year, Portugal granted independence to all of its African colonies. Portugal is a founding member of NATO and entered the EC (now the EU) in 1986. In January 2011, Portugal assumed a nonpermanent seat on the UN Security Council for the 2011-12 term.

CIA—The World Factbook

Portugal began printing their stamps in 1853. Printing of Mary stamps began in 1895.

Map of Portugal

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To view more information about a certain stamp, click on that stamp.
Pour lire les informations sur un timbre, appuyez sur ce timbre.
1890s

Saint Anthony and His Vision
     
1940s

Madonna and Child

Madonna and Child

Madonna and Child

Madonna and Child
1950s

Our Lady of Fatima

Our Lady of Fatima

Our Lady of Fatima

Our Lady of Fatima

Madonna and Child

Madonna and Child
   
1960s

Apparition of Our Lady
at Fatima


Apparition of Our Lady
at Fatima
   
1970s

Annunciation

Adoration of the Shepherds

Flight into Egypt

Nativity

Nativity

Holy Family

Holy Family

Nativity

Flight into Egypt
     
1980s

Our Lady of Milk

Crèche

Crèche

Crèche

Adoration of the Magi

Flight into Egypt

Nativity

Adoration of the Magi
1990s

Madonna and Child

Virgin of the Visitation
   
2000s

Birth of Jesus

Adoration of the Magi

Adoration of the Magi

Flight into Egypt

Nativity

Nativity
   
 
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