Armenia-Portugal joint issue. 150th anniversary of Calouste Gulbenkian

The postage stamps depict the prominent Armenian businessman, benefactor and philanthropist Calouste Gulbenkian (1869-1955) against the background of the pieces of art from Calouste Gulbenkian’s collection, that are kept in the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum in Lisbon.

The postage stamp with the nominal value of 230 dram depicts a peacock-shaped jewelry in gold, enamel, opal and diamonds designed by René Lalique and, afterwards, acquired by C Calouste Gulbenkian in 1900. The postage stamp with the nominal value of 330 dram depicts a faience bowl originated in Kutahya (XVIII c.) and acquired by Calouste Gulbekian in 1922.

Date of issue: March 26, 2019

Designers: Vahagn Mkrtchyan (Armenia), "Atelier B2" company (Portugal)

Printing house: Cartor, France

Size: 40,0 x 30,0 mm

Print run: 40 000 pcs 

$ 1.65