Friday, 17 October 2014

Stamps with Rock Dust - Update

Category - Touch
Subcategory - Stamps with matter affixed - Rock dust      

Portugal 2010 Ornamental Stones with Pink Marble dust affixed                  

Issue date 02 November 2010  
 CTT Correios de Portugal, S.A.—meaning Postal Services of Portugal, plc—is the national postal service of Portugal. The acronym CTT comes from Correios, Telégrafos e Telefones—Post, Telegraph and Telephone—the former name of the postal administration.  

The ornamental stones are purely decorative elements in architecture and the decorative arts that can be seen in Portugal. 

This collection was designed by sculptor Jorge Pe-Curto, who carried out a reinterpretation of the traditional Post symbol, also an original and to which was added a touch of fine irony: the postillion on horseback grasping the horn with which in the past he would signal his arrival. This sculpture incorporates seven varieties of stone: lias, Brecha de Santo Antonio, pink marble and Azul de Cascais, Amarelo de Negrais, Escarpao and Moleanos.

Lias and pink marble powder has been embedded in the stamp and souvenir sheet. 

The image of the messenger on horseback is still, to this day, the most common Post symbol, anywhere in the world. Printed by CARTOR Security Printing.

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