Portugal 2012 Observations of the Transit of Venus

From Stamps of the World

  • Issue date: 27th June 2012
  • one value and a miniature sheet
  • Designed by: Elizabete Fonseca, Acacio Santos Studio
  • Printed by: Joh. Enschedé Stamps, Netherlands
  • Print process: lithography
  • stamp format height 31mm x width 40mm. Miniature sheet format height 95mm x width 125mm
  • Perforations: 12.9 x 12.9 with cross cutouts on horizontal sides, or 12.9 x 13.25 cutouts on vertical sides (miniature sheet)

Observations of The Transit of Venus[edit]


2.00€ ~ portrait of Father Teodoro de Almeida, 1722-1804, priest, writer and philosopher, and Venus transiting Sun
Miniature sheet €3.00 ~ diagram of solar system indicating evolution of orbital positions of Venus and Earth around Sun 2004-2012. Border: Earth seen from space, astronomers making observations in 1761 (or 1769)
Notes: French astronomer Joseph-Nicolas Delisle organised co-ordinated observations of the transits of 1761 and 1769; Almeida was the observer in Portugal, and published his data in 1774

Sheet stamp[edit]

2.00€

Miniature Sheet[edit]

Miniature sheet