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19 December 2008

Azores Bullfinch

Azores Bullfinch (亞速爾紅腹灰雀)
Azores (2008)
28th May, 2008. Lisbon (First day special postmark)
17th June, 2008. Nordeste, Azores

Azores Bullfinch is subspecies of Eurasian Bullfinch, Portuguese calls them Priolo, it only habits Serra da Tronqueira and around Nordeste municipality of São Miguel Island, Azores. This first day cover, although not posted on first day of issue, it carries postmarks of Nordeste. Portugal Post also issued a set of maxicard and two sheetlets on the same day, however the illustration of 4 cards are same, and it same as one of sheetlet.

Thanks José Ladeiro from Pombal, Paula and José Manuel Dias from Lisbon who sent me whole range of product and covers.

Maxicard
28th May, 2008. Ponta Delgada, Azores (First day special postmark)

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