500 Years of the Postal Service in Portugal - 4th Group - Set
500 Years of the Postal Service in Portugal - 4th Group - Set for only GBP £2.83
THE POSTAL SERVICE LOGOS THROUGH THE CENTURIES
The 2019 stamp issue “500 Years of the Postal Service”, featuring four stamps with emblems from 1880, 1936, 1953 and1964 and a souvenir sheet of two stamps with the symbols from 1991 and 2015, o ers a brief overview of the CTT brandthrough the centuries.
The rst reference to an element of identi cation for the bearers of correspondence was set out in the Royal Charterof 6 November 1520, which institutionalised the Public Postal Service in Portugal.
Postal sta were allowed use the royal coat of arms on their clothing, which gave them the right to safe conduct andpassage on certain streets, roads and bridges. The Charter also granted them permission to carry a sword and dagger, to defend the correspondence they were transporting.