Friday, 17 April 2009


My friend Anthony from Netherlands sent me many stamps and FDC issued in 2009 celebrating the bicentenary of Louis Braille. My topical Blind stamp collection increases day by day. Thank you, pal.
The Belgium stamp celebrating the bicentenary of the birth of Braille depicts a small bust of him and hands reading Braille (issued on February 21st, 2009).

On 23 January, 2009, Irish Post issued a 55c stamp to celebrate the bicentenary of the birth of Louis Braille. It features an eye created with a series of dots representing Braille as a system that extends the senses through the organization of a minimal form. “Eire” and “55c” are reproduced in Braille.

Slovenia Post issued on 30 January, 2009 a nice miniature sheet with an eye and Braille’s writing (the dot system alphabet) celebrating the bicentenary of the birth of Braille. I am interested in the Braille First Day Cover from Slovenia.

Andorra Post also issued on 26 January 2009 its Louis Braille stamp.

Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park stamp begins a new series, which will show different aspects of nature and the seasons of the year. The Finnish stamp is a first class self-adhesive stamp with Braille lettering issued on January 22, 2009. Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park is the third-largest national park in Finland, located in the Lapland Province.The high fells of the park are the southernmost place to see some arctic species in Finland. Most of the park consists of primeval forests and various types of muskeg.

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