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Friday, December 28, 2012

My collection of stamps of Brazil


I don’t have many stamps of Brazil, but the few that I have date back to late 50s and early 60s. The stamps above were printed and put to sale between 1954-1963, bearing photos of some of the legends of Brazil.

The first stamp on the left is that of Luís Alves de Lima e Silva, the Duke of Caxias (August 25, 1803 – May 7, 1880) who was a Brazilian military leader and statesman. He was a leader of the Conservative Party and on more than one occasion served as Prime Minister of the Brazilian Empire.


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The remaining four stamps are that of Ruy Barbosa de Oliveira (November 5, 1849 — March 1, 1923), who was a Brazilian writer, jurist, and politician. Ruy Barbosa was also a federal representative, senator, Minister of Finance and diplomat. For his distinguished participation in the Hague Peace Conference of 1907, he earned the nickname "Eagle of the Hague".

These stamps are a part of a long series bearing heads of some of the famous people that are being remembered as legends even today.


I may add here for the information of philatelists that the first stamp of Brazil was issued in 1843 known as the Bull’s Eye. 

via Hobby Shobbys

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