The official opening ceremony of “Selos Portugueses de Além-Mar” (Portuguese Overseas Stamps exhibition) took place at the headquarters of the Azores Region Engineers’ Association in Ponta Delgada on 27 June 2019. Organized by ANACOM and FPC - Fundação Portuguesa das Comunicações (Portuguese Foundation for Communications).
The exhibition opens to the public from 1 July to 31 October 2019.
ANACOM’s aim is to increase the number of people who have the chance to see the historical heritage of the communication sector at Fundação Portuguesa das Comunicações, of which it is a founder.
ANACOM is offering free admission to this travelling exhibition to anyone who wishes to view this collection of stamps that were issued in Portugal’s former colonies, which all share a common history. The works on display are a testament of the past and show the marks of these nations’ cultures and identities.
The exhibition, which has been held in Lisbon and Funchal, consists of 78 stamps from the ANACOM and CTT - Correios de Portugal (CTT) philatelic collection, CTT property, and the original drawing upon which the stamps are based.
The exhibition can be visited at the headquarters of the Azores Region Engineers’ Association, Largo de Camões, Ponta Delgada from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. from Monday to Thursday, and from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Fridays.
Opening ceremony of the “Selos Portugueses de Além-Mar” exhibition in Ponta Delgada, Azores.