Share your favorites on Show & Tell

1979 - Brazil "Braille" Souvenir Sheet

In Stamps > Show & Tell.
Belltown's loves358 of 1093What is RACE? - 1952 UNESCO PublicationJackson and Shenango Plates…..
6
Love it
0
Like it

TreyTrey loves this.
ManikinManikin loves this.
BelltownBelltown loves this.
SEAN68SEAN68 loves this.
jscott0363jscott0363 loves this.
mikelv85mikelv85 loves this.
See 4 more
Add to collection

    Please create an account, or Log in here

    If you don't have an account, create one here.


    Create a Show & TellReport as inappropriate


    Posted 5 years ago

    aghcollect
    (2304 items)

    This is a souvenir sheet issued by Brazil to commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the first publication of Braille script. The sheet measures 5" wide by 3 3/8" high and contains a denominated stamp in the center.
    The print is lithographed and the sheet is actually embossed with braille.
    -- Scott #1650 / Denomination: (3,20) cruzados / Mint condition
    - - - This souvenir sheet was issued on November 20, 1979
    ** Braille is a tactile writing system used by the blind and the visually impaired traditionally written with embossed paper. Braille is named after its creator, Frenchman Louis Braille, who lost his eyesight due to a childhood accident. In 1824, at the age of 15, Braille developed his code for the French alphabet as an improvement on night writing. He published his system, which subsequently included musical notation, in 1829. The second revision, published in 1837, was the first digital (binary) form of writing.

    Want to post a comment?

    Create an account or login in order to post a comment.