Portugal 1981 Tiles (1st Issue)

From Stamps of the World
  • Issue date: 16th March 1981
  • one value
  • Designed by: CTT Art Department
  • Printed by: INCM (The Mint)
  • Print process: lithography
  • stamp format height 40mm x width 34mm
  • Perforations: 11.7 x 11.9

Azulejos (Tiles), first issue

Start of a series of stamps noting 500th anniversary of Azulejos production in Portugal

8.50esc ~ 'Rajola' patterned tile from Setúbal peninsula, 16th century, from the Valenciano factory

  • this stamp issued in sheetlet of six with tabs (white sheet margins) bearing descriptive inscription
  • this stamp was also issued in a sheetlet of four designs, released 16th December 1981, with buff coloured margins
8.50esc Rajola tile

Sheet of six