Sandafayre
Welcome to our site! Advanced Search

Brazil - one of the greats?

We were admiring various collections of Brazilian stamps and the stamp team at Sandafayre began to debate the merits of Brazil as a collecting area. It is certainly a large area physically, as well as philatelically, being the 5th largest country in the world both by area and population!

A former Colony, Brazil is also the largest Portuguese speaking country in the world, gaining independence in 1822 as the Empires of Pedro I and Pedro II, before becoming a full Republic in 1889.

Brazil is philatelically famous as the third country to produce postage stamps but as the Swiss Canton of Zurich was arguably a 'local' issue then we can say that the forward thinking Brazilian authorities were extreamly quick of the mark! The famous "Bulls Eyes" of August 1843 were issued in values of 30, 60, and 90reis. It is suggested that the sheet arrangement resembled pairs of bulls eyes, so the name stuck!

Interestingly they are not the only stamps of Brazil to acquire a quaint nickname, some of the other earlier issues printed a the Mint in Rio de Janeiro being known as "Snakes Eyes", "Goats Eyes", or "Cats Eyes"

The American Bank Note Company of New York took over the printing contract in 1866 with an issue depicting a variety of portraits of Emperor Pedro II and the 'Classic' stamp period was over, although the beautiful designs, relying on the deep history and beauty of this amazing region, became a hallmark of Brazilian issues through 1881 (where this collection begins) and into the 20th Century with those spectacular 1920's issues depicting Locomotives, Aviation, Shipping, Industry and Airships speaking for a generations aspirations and achievements.

29 item(s) found

Sort By:
Items Per Page:

Lot Number: 1799
Closing: 24 July 2018

  • Guide price (GBP): 400 - 500
  • Currency guide (USD): 528 - 660
Go to item details...
Add to Wishlist/Bid Later

GBP

Lot Number: 5516
Closing: 31 July 2018

  • Guide price (GBP): 450 - 500
  • Currency guide (USD): 594 - 660
Go to item details...
Add to Wishlist/Bid Later

GBP

Lot Number: 5517
Closing: 31 July 2018

  • Guide price (GBP): 450 - 500
  • Currency guide (USD): 594 - 660
Go to item details...
Add to Wishlist/Bid Later

GBP

Lot Number: 5518
Closing: 31 July 2018

  • Guide price (GBP): 50 - 60
  • Currency guide (USD): 66 - 79
Go to item details...
Add to Wishlist/Bid Later

GBP

Lot Number: 176
Closing: 24 July 2018

  • Guide price (GBP): 30 - 33
  • Currency guide (USD): 40 - 44
Go to item details...
Add to Wishlist/Bid Later

GBP

Lot Number: 1800
Closing: 24 July 2018

  • Guide price (GBP): 160 - 180
  • Currency guide (USD): 211 - 238
Go to item details...
Add to Wishlist/Bid Later

GBP

Lot Number: 1801
Closing: 24 July 2018

  • Guide price (GBP): 400 - 500
  • Currency guide (USD): 528 - 660
Go to item details...
Add to Wishlist/Bid Later

GBP

Lot Number: 1802
Closing: 24 July 2018

  • Guide price (GBP): 40 - 45
  • Currency guide (USD): 53 - 59
Go to item details...
Add to Wishlist/Bid Later

GBP

Lot Number: 1803
Closing: 24 July 2018

  • Guide price (GBP): 70 - 80
  • Currency guide (USD): 92 - 106
Go to item details...
Add to Wishlist/Bid Later

GBP

Lot Number: 1804
Closing: 24 July 2018

  • Guide price (GBP): 275 - 325
  • Currency guide (USD): 363 - 429
Go to item details...
Add to Wishlist/Bid Later

GBP

Lot Number: 5519
Closing: 31 July 2018

  • Guide price (GBP): 500 - 600
  • Currency guide (USD): 660 - 792
Go to item details...
Add to Wishlist/Bid Later

GBP

Lot Number: 5520
Closing: 31 July 2018

  • Guide price (GBP): 200 - 250
  • Currency guide (USD): 264 - 330
Go to item details...
Add to Wishlist/Bid Later

GBP

Lot Number: 5521
Closing: 31 July 2018

  • Guide price (GBP): 50 - 60
  • Currency guide (USD): 66 - 79
Go to item details...
Add to Wishlist/Bid Later

GBP

Lot Number: 5523
Closing: 31 July 2018

  • Guide price (GBP): 500 - 600
  • Currency guide (USD): 660 - 792
Go to item details...
Add to Wishlist/Bid Later

GBP

Lot Number: 5524
Closing: 31 July 2018

  • Guide price (GBP): 150 - 170
  • Currency guide (USD): 198 - 224
Go to item details...
Add to Wishlist/Bid Later

GBP

Lot Number: 5525
Closing: 31 July 2018

  • Guide price (GBP): 50 - 60
  • Currency guide (USD): 66 - 79
Go to item details...
Add to Wishlist/Bid Later

GBP

Lot Number: 1805
Closing: 24 July 2018

  • Guide price (GBP): 450 - 550
  • Currency guide (USD): 594 - 726
Go to item details...
Add to Wishlist/Bid Later

GBP

Lot Number: 1806
Closing: 24 July 2018

  • Guide price (GBP): 100 - 125
  • Currency guide (USD): 132 - 165
Go to item details...
Add to Wishlist/Bid Later

GBP

Lot Number: 177
Closing: 24 July 2018

  • Guide price (GBP): 35 - 40
  • Currency guide (USD): 46 - 53
Go to item details...
Add to Wishlist/Bid Later

GBP

Lot Number: 1807
Closing: 24 July 2018

  • Guide price (GBP): 450 - 500
  • Currency guide (USD): 594 - 660
Go to item details...
Add to Wishlist/Bid Later

GBP

Lot Number: 178
Closing: 24 July 2018

  • Guide price (GBP): 25 - 30
  • Currency guide (USD): 33 - 40
Go to item details...
Add to Wishlist/Bid Later

GBP

Lot Number: 179
Closing: 24 July 2018

  • Guide price (GBP): 20 - 22
  • Currency guide (USD): 26 - 29
Go to item details...
Add to Wishlist/Bid Later

GBP

Lot Number: 1808
Closing: 24 July 2018

  • Guide price (GBP): 100 - 120
  • Currency guide (USD): 132 - 158
Go to item details...
Add to Wishlist/Bid Later

GBP

Lot Number: 5526
Closing: 31 July 2018

  • Guide price (GBP): 150 - 200
  • Currency guide (USD): 198 - 264
Go to item details...
Add to Wishlist/Bid Later

GBP

Lot Number: 180
Closing: 24 July 2018

  • Guide price (GBP): 27 - 30
  • Currency guide (USD): 36 - 40
Go to item details...
Add to Wishlist/Bid Later

GBP