Portugal – Turkey Joint Issue of stamps 2009 – Porcelain Ceramics
Portugal issued a set of two stamps as Joint Issue Stamps between Portugal & Turkey .The Stamps are devoted to old earthenware and ceramics, with blue ornaments characteristics of two countries. The issue coincided with the Visit of Caraco Silva ,President of Portugal to Turkey from 11-15 May 2009 and stamps were issued on 12 May 2009.
One stamp features a Portuguese Ceramic Vase(17th Century) part of the collections on National Museum Machado de Castro ,one of the most important art museums of Portugal located since 1913 in the former Bishop’s Palace in Coimbra.
The second stamp features the Iznik Faience’s Mosque lamp (16th Century) exhibited at Istanbul Archaeological Museum.
A Beautiful FDC with two stamps is listed.