Friday, July 27, 2007

Again… the new seven world wonders

I have mentioned here and here the vote that took place recently to elect the new seven world wonders. As I said the results were announced on the 7th of July 2007. This announcement took place in Lisbon. To commemorate this event, the Portuguese post has issued a stamp and a souvenir sheet.

The souvenir sheet pictures all the candidates that were chosen for this election.
While browsing the new issues of Portugal, I found an other interesting new issue. To celebrate the fact that Portugal is now having the presidency of the European Union council a set of two stamps and a souvenir sheet have been issued. Here they are.

More than the stamps themselves, what I found interesting is the perforation. Note the hole in the form of a cross in the perforation of the stamps. I guess in this case this is more done for aesthetic reasons than for security.


Eric from Jura said...

salut Eric,
pour l'anecdote, les pyramides d'Egypte (seule merveille antique encore debout..) devaient également figurer sur le bloc. Mais l'Egypte a refusé...peut-être par peur de la concurrence avec les 7 nouvelles merveilles....

Velu said...

Not a very good stamp inmy opinion. They should have released a stamp each of the new wonders. I think they must have published the series before the voting so theyt just put all the contenders on the sheet. A pity really.

Thanks for dropping by my blog.


Anonymous said...

The cross in the perforation is the national cross, the old cross that portuguese navigators used on the caravelas and in all national symbols.