Teapots on Stamps -Portugal -China Joint issue – 2019.

2019 marks 40 years of official diplomatic relations between the Portuguese Republic and the People’s Republic of China (on 8 February 1979, the two countries reached an agreement on the establishment of diplomatic relations). The historical relations and direct friendship between the people of China and Portugal began as early as the 16th century, after Portuguese navigators managed to join the Cape Route with the Maritime Silk Road, which had hitherto been used by large Chinese ships, under the command of Admiral Zheng He, to reach the coast of East Africa.

The stamps feature Teapots – Portuguese Teapot (0.53 Euro) and Chinese Teapot (0.91 Euro).

Date of Issue – 08 Feb 2019. First Day Cover is listed.