Armando Teixeira da Rede and Isabel Vieira won the 2015 PPS Society Cup, awarded to postal history exhibits, with their single frame on “Stamps from the Islands and Colonies used in Mainland Portugal”. This exhibit has been also shown at Ateneu Comercial do Porto – Troféu Armando Vieira in 2014. Click on the image to see the bi-lingual introduction and plan of the exhibit. Armando and Isabel kindly made the full exhibit available to PPS members.
The index of the over 1000 articles in bulletins 1-185 is now available online as a spreadsheet, to make it easy to sort articles by country, subject, author or issue, and to search for specific words in the article’s title. Finally, you can use the ‘Download as’ option in the ‘File’ menu to copy the spreadsheet to your computer in a variety of formats. To obtain past bulletins please contact the Editor.
PPS member John Dahl is selling his collection of Azores Postal History at Ateneu’s forthcoming 61st auction. The collection is documented in three articles he wrote for the PPS bulletin. Click on the image on the right to read them. Note that due to the file size it may take some time for pages to appear.
Bulletin 183, from October 2008, is now freely available as a sample issue, representative of the content and structure of current bulletins. Click on the image to view the issue. As you scroll down, it may take a while for individual pages to become visible.
Note that some pages were removed to reduce the file’s size and to preserve the society officer’s privacy.
Our auctioneer, Roger Lawson, has put together the catalogue of this year’s auction. The auction will take place on March 7th, after the AGM. If you can’t attend, you may submit your bids (in British pounds) via the form below, which will be e-mailed to Roger. The form
will be was removed on March 3rd.
Only PPS members can bid for lots, but there’s still time to become a member.
In the slideshows below, leave your mouse cursor on the centre of the slideshow to see the lot number corresponding to each image. To see an image in larger resolution, pause the slideshow at that image, then right-click and choose the option to open the image in a new browser tab or save it to your disk.
Madeira and Azores
Congo, Cape Verde, Guinea
India and Macao
Mozambique et al.
São Tomé and Timor
Congratulations to our members Luís Barreiros, Bento Dias, Luís Frazão, Claudino Pereira, Manuel Lima Torres, and Isabel Vieira, for winning 4 Large Gold, 5 Gold and 6 Silver-gilt awards at the last National Philatelic Exhibition! The exhibits’ themes included the pre-stamp period, classic issues, maritime mail, Mozambique railway mail, Portuguese India, and WW I. The detailed list of the exhibits and awards is in this month’s bulletin.
The January bulletin will be soon on its way to members. It contains 3 inserts: a postcard advertising Westpex 2015, information on the forthcoming PPS auction, and the voting form for the George Pearson Literature Prize, which you can also fill online further below. The bulletin’s content is:
- President’s Message & An Unusual 1939 UK cover by Steve Washburne
- CCCC Member Request by George Wu
- Editor’s Desk by Ron van der Holt
- Patience and Observation Rewarded by Ron van der Holt
- Viana do Castelo Report by John Swan
- Our Website by Michel Wermelinger
- Research Query by Gerhard Lang
- Postage Due Stamps of Portuguese India by Dave Davies
- Forthcoming Events, Exhibitions and Auctions
The George Pearson Literature Prize is awarded to the article that PPS members enjoyed the most in the preceding year’s bulletins . If you are a PPS member, you may use the form below to send your vote directly to the Secretary. Voting closes on 28th February. The prize will be presented at the AGM in March.
Here are some photos, courtesy of Isabel Vieira, of some of the PPS members attending the National Philatelic Exhibition. The Secretary’s report about the event will appear in the next bulletin.
Isabel Vieira read in a Portuguese newspaper that a Portuguese stamp won an Asiago International Award for Philatelic Art this year.
I couldn’t find an official site, not even in Italian, but stumbled upon an article in Linn’s Stamp News with full information on the 44th Asiago Awards, considered the “Oscars” of stamp design. The Portuguese stamp, above, by João Machado, and part of the 2013 International Year of Statistics set, won the tourism category. Confusingly, all Portuguese blogs and newspapers I found, probably citing the same source, say the award went to the €0.36 stamp, which in my view makes even less sense to be considered a tourism stamp.
The designer had already won three Asiago awards, in 2005 (tourism), 2007 (environment category) and 2010 (tourism). Portugal also won (ex aequo with Switzerland) the tourism category in 2011, with the funicular stamps by Eduardo Aires. CTT sources say that another Asiago award (tourism category again?) was won in 1977 with a Europa stamp.
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