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The Stamps and Postal History of Brazil

The first Brazil stamps were issued on 1st August 1843 making Brazil the second country after Great Britain to issue stamps for an entire country. Like the GB stamps they do not bear the name of the country, what’s more they have become known as the “Bull’s Eyes” due to the large size and apparent resemblance to the same. Stamp collectors recognise fine, intermediate and worn impressions of each of the 30r, 60r and 90r values.

Specialist stamp collectors recognise 3 further imperforate classic issues, the 1844–46 black ”Inclinados” issue with its distinctive scalloped corners, the 1850 black “Verticais” issue and the 1854–61 blue, red and yellow “Coloridos” issue, or as they can be more commonly known the “Goat’s Eyes” and “Snake’s Eyes”!

The most prolific stamp-issuing country in South or Central America, Brazil is well-known for its beautiful 19th and early 20th Century issues, unusually Brazil didn't issue many Air Post or other ‘back of the book’ stamps and issued her first commemorative set in 1900 for the 400th Anniversary of the Discovery of Brazil.

Rare Brazil Stamps

The rarest Brazil Stamp is in fact a pair of the 1843 30r and 60r “Bull’s Eyes” together and is a world-renowned rarity which at the time of writing is catalogued $950,000. Another exceptional rarity would be the only known cover bearing all 3 values of the “Bull’s Eyes” issue and is the only first issue ‘set’ known for the Americas.

Brazil Stamps

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  • Lot 135 (Kwik-Bid #4334)

    Monday 30th May 2022, 16:30

    Est. £25 - £30

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    BRAZIL - 1881 Small Head 100r green (Sc 80, SG 69) mint with repaired tear
  • Lot 136 (Kwik-Bid #4334)

    Monday 30th May 2022, 16:30

    Est. £30 - £35

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    BRAZIL - 1906-16 'Liberty Head' 1000r vermilion, Scott 185, NHM.
  • Lot 137 (Kwik-Bid #4334)

    Monday 30th May 2022, 16:30

    Est. £30 - £35

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    BRAZIL - 1909 'Pan-Americano' 200r, Scott 191, BLOCK OF FOUR VFM (2 NH).
  • Lot 138 (Kwik-Bid #4334)

    Monday 30th May 2022, 16:30

    Est. £25 - £30

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    BRAZIL - 1936-37 300r & 500r, Scott 436 & 438, in NHM CORNER BLOCKS of 50
  • Lot 139 (Kwik-Bid #4334)

    Monday 30th May 2022, 16:30

    Est. £20 - £24

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    BRAZIL - 1969 Christmas miniature sheet (Scott 1147, SG MS1280) NHM.
  • Lot 196 (Public Auction #8334)

    Saturday 11th June 2022, 08:00

    Est. £100 - £120

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    BRAZIL - 1860's-1970's ACCUMULATION a box file of glassine & commercial envelopes stuffed with mostly used ranges. Incl. 1860's numeral imperfs, useful 19th Century, but duplicated 20th Century fea...
  • Lot 1722 (Kwik-Bid #4334)

    Monday 30th May 2022, 16:30

    Est. £40 - £50

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    BRAZIL - CONDOR 1927-1933 very fine mint assembly, includes 1927 sets (x6 at least), 1930 50r on 700r & 200r on 3000r, plus Varig 1933 400r on 1050r & 100r on 1400r. Very fresh. (50+ stamps)
  • Lot 5499 (Sandafayre #5334)

    Tuesday 7th June 2022, 16:30

    Est. £120 - £130

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    BRAZIL - 1854-61 430r yellow, imperf, Michel 22, very fine used with four huge margins and neat cork cancellation.
  • Lot 5500 (Sandafayre #5334)

    Tuesday 7th June 2022, 16:30

    Est. £75 - £90

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    BRAZIL - 1866 Emperor Dom Pedro 500r orange, Scott 60, fine unused no gum, Scott cat $250 without gum.
  • Lot 5501 (Sandafayre #5334)

    Tuesday 7th June 2022, 16:30

    Est. £90 - £120

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    BRAZIL - 1920 500r red-brown 'Mercury', no watermark (SG 316, Scott 230, Michel 218), very fine mint CORNER BLOCK OF NINE (3 x 3) with marginal inscription, 8 stamps never hinged.

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