Souvenir sheet with braille postage stamp honoring “150th Anniversary of the First Braille Publication” [Braille]

Stamp, Postage

Accession Number: 2006.11

Description: Souvenir sheet has a single stamp illustrated with a pair of white hands that are touching braille. A sentence is both printed and embossed in braille across the sheet and the stamp in Portuguese. It reads [translated]: "By touching the dots [braille] of the paper the blind person participates in an evolution of the world." Printed at the top left corner of the stamp [translated]: "150th Anniversary of the First Braille Publication." The name of the designer(?) is printed at bottom left of sheet.

Height: 3.5

Width: 5

Date Made: 1979

Maker: Martinez, Marcelo, [designer?]

Place of Origin: [Rio de Janeiro?]

Subjects: Postage stamps Braille Brazil

Dimension Notes: Stamp measures 1.5 x 2.25 inches.

Made: [Empresa Brasileira de Correios e Tel├ęgrafos]

Material: Paper

Updated: 06/28/2021