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Lisbon monument
built with stamps




One joy in travel is experiencing first-hand a sight that has been featured on a postage stamp . When in Lisbon, I made a point of visiting one such sight. This was a special case because the stamps in question did not just commemorate the sight, they actually contributed to its construction. The sight in question is Lisbon's Pombal Monument and the stamps are the Postal Tax and Postal Due issues of 1925 that were intended to raise funds for this monument.


Contents

About postal tax stamps ...

Pombal, a controversial figure ...

Earthquakes,tidal waves and firestorms ...

The statesman's greatest legacy ...

A statue paying tribute to Pombal ...

Finally completed ...


Sources

"Date of compulsory use Portugal's Pombal Postal Tax Omnibus?" Stampboards. 15 Apr. 2018.
     Web. 30 Oct. 2018. www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=81503.

Hatton, Barry. The Portuguese: A Modern History. Northampton, Mass.: Interlink Books, 2011.

Kaplan, Marion. The Portuguese: The Land and its People. Manchester: Carcanet Press, 2006.

Molesky, Mark. This Gulf of Fire. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2015.

Soeiro, Joao Manuel Lopes. "Emissiones Marques de Pombal 1925." ClubeFilatelico de Portugal. 15 Sept.
     2009. Web. 15 Apr. 2018. www.cfportugal.pt/index.php?option=vcomcontent&iew=article&id=56%3
     Aemissoes-marques-de-pombal-1925&catid=20%3Aboletim-no-404&Itemid=15.

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