Saturday, June 2, 2012

Paquete Funchal

Date of Issue: May 09, 2012

Maxi card with stamp issued by Azores on Europa 2012 theme - "Visit...", postmarked at Ponta Delgada - one of the Capital cities and an autonomous region of Portugal.

Paquete Funchal:  a Portuguese steam ship built in 1961 and is considered one of the most iconic ships of the merchant marine of the country, and one of the few ships that since its inception to the present day, retaining the same name. Repaired in 1995, was completely rebuilt and put back to service.

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