Portugal 1988 Europa - Transport and Communications

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  • Issue Date: 21-04-1988
  • Withdrawn: 31-08-1995
  • Designed by: Durán, Luis & Leitão, Carlos
  • Engraving:
  • Printed by: INCM
  • Print Process: Offset
  • Paper: Enamel
  • Width: mm
  • Height: mm
  • Perforations: 12x12½
  • Format: Sheet of 5x10
  • Phosphorescent band in stamp

Stamps[edit]

80e

Diligence Postal, Career Lisbon to Porto 1859-1864

The mail-coach or diligence was a chariot pulled by two teams of horses. The mail-coach or diligence was a chariot pulled by two teams of horses. In the early nineteenth century, the Portuguese population lived somewhat isolated. Until this time, the network of roads that existed were almost the same as the Romanos.As bad roads and antiquated transport scared the bold traveler, because you had to take into account the risk of being attacked several times on the way. The time spent in each movement was huge. A trip Lisbon-Porto, about 150 years ago, it took about 7 days. Thus in Portugal, only the second half of the nineteenth century that gave major improvements and upgrading of roads and means of transportation. The Fontismo empulsionou modernization of roads Construyendo many kilometers of new roads in macadam, ie, with small stones made of clay. He then proceeded to travel with greater speed. During the trip stopped in the right places, called stations to change horses and rest for travelers. Already in 1859, the diligence or mail-coach through the new road was career Lisbon-Porto in just 34 hours. The service of the mail-coach was to generalize across the country and as such has happened to utilize this means of transport as postal service which began widespread. It created the first adhesive stamps and put up the post boxes in the counties and parishes of the country. In the early nineteenth century, the Portuguese population lived somewhat isolated. Until this time, the network of roads that existed were almost the same as the Romanos.As bad roads and antiquated transport scared the bold traveler, because you had to take into account the risk of being attacked several times on the way. The time spent in each movement was huge. A trip Lisbon-Porto, about 150 years ago, it took about 7 days. Thus in Portugal, only the second half of the nineteenth century that gave major improvements and upgrading of roads and means of transportation. The Fontismo empulsionou modernization of roads Construyendo many kilometers of new roads in macadam, ie, with small stones made of clay. He then proceeded to travel with greater speed. During the trip stopped in the right places, called stations to change horses and rest for travelers. Already in 1859, the diligence or mail-coach through the new road was career Lisbon-Porto in just 34 hours. The service of the mail-coach was to generalize across the country and as such has happened to utilize this means of transport as postal service which began widespread. It created the first adhesive stamps and put up the post boxes in the counties and parishes of the country.

Adapted from "Transportes em Portugal na Segunda Metade do Século XIX (Unknown Author) [1]

Print run[edit]

Quantity Quantity
80. 600.000 MS 1750.000
value AF MI YT NVPH SG
80. 1838 0 0 0 0
80. 1838A 0 0 0 0
MS B93 0 0 0 0
  • AF-Afinsa (Portugal & former Colonies)
  • MI-Mitchel
  • YT-Yvert et Tellier
  • NVPH-Dutch Catalogue
  • SG-Stanley Gibbons