Portugal-Vietnam Joint Stamp Issue

vietnam portugal joint stamp issueThe stamp set is celebrating 500 years of bilateral trade between Vietnam and Portugal.The stamp set comprises two designs, each featuring the national flags of Vietnam and Portugal, a panorama of Hoi An or Lisbon, accompanied by a traditional ceramic artifact of one of the two countries.

portugal vietnam joint issueOne of the designs depicts a piece of Vietnamese Chu Dau pottery against the background of a blue ocean and a panorama of Hoi An Ancient Town.The white, garlic-shaped vase, dating back to 1450, features blue lotus-and-daisy patterns, and is currently on display at the Topkapi Museum in Turkey.The other design illustrates a Portuguese ceramic plate against the background of the ancient coastal city that is Lisbon.

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