Sunday, 21 June 2009

COVER FROM BELGIUM

My friend Thomas from Belgium sent me this cover with the commemorative stamp of the bicentenary of birth of Louis Braille issued in February 2009. The 1 euro value brings the image of hands reading a text in braille, the portrait of Louis Braille and his name embossed on the stamp in braille alphabet.
Two definitive stamps from the series Birds complete the cover: issued on April 6, 2009 the value 27 cents depicts the bécasse des bois (Scolopax rusticola), a woodcock found in temperate woodland of Eurasia. The 23 cents value issued on March 26, 2007 features the choucas des tours (Corvus monedula), a black-plumage jackdaw.

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