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27 March 2020

Signs of Foundling Children (ATM Labels)

Portugal: Signs of the Foundling Children ATM labels, 27 March 2020. Images from CTT and private collection.

Technical Specifications:

Issued on: 2020-03-27
Colors: Multicolor
Format: Stamp
Emission: ATM Labels
Printing: Offset lithography
Gum: Self-Adhesive
Face value: Various € – Euro

Foundling Signs of João da Cruz, 1802:

João da Cruz , (John of the Cross) was a Spanish Carmelite mystic , priest and friar venerated as a saint by Catholics. Born in Fontiveros, in Castela a Velha, he was one of the most important exponents of Contrarreforma .

A great reformer of the Carmelite Order, he is considered, together with Santa Teresa de Ávila , the founder of the Barefoot Carmelites. João is also known for his literary works and both his poetry and his investigations on the growth of the soul are considered the culmination of mystical literature and stand out among the great works of Spanish literature.

João da Cruz was canonized in 1726 by Benedict XIII and is one of the Doctors of the Roman Catholic Apostolic Church.

Foundling Signs of Susana, 1812:

Foundling Signs of Maria das Dores de Cunha, 1863:

First Day Covers:


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