Portugal on stamps

To address the theme set by CEPT, the Portuguese Post Office selected one of the best known Portuguese sculptures, “The Exile” (O Desterrado), by António Manuel Soares dos Reis. The Carrara marble sculpture, in realist style, of a young man sitting on a rock hit by the sea waves, was started in 1872 in Rome and completed two years later in Porto, where it can be seen in the Soares dos Reis National Museum. An analysis of the work can be found here.

The stamps were designed by the Post Office Art Department, lithographed by the Mint on enamelled paper sheets of 10×10 stamps, with perforation 13½, and circulated from 29 April 1974 to 31 December 1983.

Stamp Print run Afinsa Gibbons Michel Scott Yvert
1.00 9,000,000 1209 1527 1231 1198 1211
4.00 2,000,000 1210 1528 1232 1199 1212
6.00 1,000,000 1211 1529 1233 1200 1213

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