Saturday, October 10, 2009

LUBRAPEX 2009 – Portuguese - Brazilian Philatelic Exhibition – Days eight and nine

Two postmarks dedicated to the ‘Dia dos Correios” and “Dia do Alentejo”.

Referring the today’s postmark motif it is necessary to remember the amazing cork stamp of the ‘Sector Corticeiro’ 2007 issue.

It was the first time that cork was used as support material to create a stamp that represents a Quercus suber (sobreiro in Portuguese), support a strategic economical sector for Portugal.

Portugal is the world biggest producer of cork and its derivates.

Just to inform that all the 230.000 stamps issued was sold out.

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