First day issue envelope for Irish stamp honoring Louis Braille

Stamp, Postage

Accession Number: 2017.10.46

Description: (a) white envelope with canceled postage stamp (January 23, 2009), white background with eye formed from variously sized dots, braille characters embossed on top of stamp read, "55 c"; legend reads "Eire 55c Louis Braille (1809-1852); envelope has a 200 simbraille logo on left; (b) souvenir card made to fit the envelope has history of Louis Braille and the stamp on the front and technical details of the stamp issue on the back.

Date Made: 2009

Place of Origin: Ireland

Credit Line: Museum Purchase, 2017.10

Subjects: Braille Postage stamps

Dimension Notes: 5 1/16 x 7 7/16"

Material: Paper

Updated: 06/28/2021