Wednesday, June 12, 2024

17th Postcrossing Meeting - Portugal

 On May 25th the 17th Portuguese Postcrossing Meeting took place in Ílhavo, where participants were able to visit the Vista Alegre Museum. Vista Alegre is a luxury Portuguese porcelain manufacturer, that celebrates 200 years this year. CTT, the Portuguese mail services, issued 4 commemorative stamps to mark this celebration. Miguel used one of those stamps on this postcard.
postcrossing logo is a registered trademark
Founded in 1824, the Vista Alegre Porcelain Factory was the first industrial unit dedicated to producing porcelain in Portugal. The persistence of its founder, José Ferreira Pinto Basto, was instrumental to the launch and success of this daring enterprise. A landowner, audacious merchant and distinguished figure in Portuguese society at the time, José Ferreira Pinto Basto wisely adopted the liberal ideas of the 19th century, having become “the first example of free initiative” in Portugal.
Over its long history, the Vista Alegre brand, which has always been intimately associated with Portuguese history and culture, has achieved unparalleled recognition and visibility. Public recognition, perceived quality and the company’s investment in innovation and design have turned Vista Alegre into one of the very few Portuguese luxury brands to achieve iconic status on a worldwide level. - in:

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