Stamps on Fortress of Sao Joao Baptista in Angra do Heroismo – Azores 2017

The Theme for EUROPA 2017 stamps is Castle and Forts . Two stamps issued by Azores are listed.

Plans for the Fortress of São João Baptista, in Angra do Heroísmo, started after the conquest of Ilha Terceira by Castilian troops, and construction began in 1603. It originally took the name São Filipe, in tribute to King Filipe II of Spain. Designed to protect the city’s port and to quarter Spanish troops, over the centuries it has taken on other historically relevant roles. Today, it is the oldest quarters still billeting operational troops on Portuguese territory.

Date of Issue -09 May 2017 0.80 Euro – Sao Joao Baptista – Print run 135,000

0.80 Euro – Fort of Sao Bras Print Run -40,000 Miniature Sheet – Print Run -40,000.

AZORES 2017 – FORTRESS OF SA JOAO BAPTISTA