News in Hoi An Ancient Town

The Vietnam-Portugal joint stamp issue

The releasing ceremony of the Vietnam-Portugal joint stamps has just been organised in Hoi An city, Quang Nam province.

Lễ ký kết ra mắt bộ tem đầu tiên giữa Ngài đại sứ Bồ Đào Nha với lãnh đạo Bộ Thông tin &Truyền thông và UBND tỉnh Quảng Nam

Signing to release the joint stamps by Ambassador of Portugal in Vietnam and leaders of  Vietnam’s Ministry of Information and Communications and Quang Nam provincial People’s Committee

The 43x32mm-size stamp set includes two types designed by Vietnamese painter To Minh Trang and the artists from Portugal. The first one features the Viẹtnam’s Chu Dau pottery vase and the overview of Hoi An city. This object dated to the 15th century with the written evidence of  artisan Bui Thi Hy is displayed in the Museum of Topkapi in Istanbul, Portugal. The other is the Portugal’s unique enamel plate and the panorama of Lisbon city. Especially, the item displayed in the Musem of Lisbon and dated to the 16th century by Portugal’s artisans has many Oriental features.

Both of them feature  Vietnamese and Portuguese national flags.

Văn nghệ chào mừng lễ phát hành bộ tem chung. Ảnh: Bích Liên

Art performance to congratulate the event

Bộ tem có hình bình gốm Chu Đậu Việt Nam sẽ được phát hành tại Việt Nam từ ngày 1.7
The stamp with Chu Dau vase

The stamp  set will also be released in 192 countries and territories under the Universal Portal Union.

Mẫu tem thứ hai thể hiện chiếc đĩa sứ men độc đáo với hình khối và ánh sáng nổi bật trên nền bờ biền và toàn cảnh thành phố Lisbon

Portugal’s plate in the stamp

Reportedly, the Vietnamese-Portuguese trading history was established 5 centuries ago. So, the first joint stamp issue is to better the friendship cooperation between two countries.