Wednesday, 23 March 2011

2011 - STAMPS OF BRAZIL - 04

The Brazilian Post issues today (March 23, 2011) a colorful stamp to commemorate the 100th birthday of UPAEP, an organization that has striven to maintain the union of its member countries, as well as using postal stamps to record and publicize the true, ongoing history of postal services.
UPAEP’s roots date back to 1864, when some Latin American countries met in Lima and signed an agreement with the aim of facilitating and improving postal relations between the contracting countries, namely: Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Guatemala, El Salvador, Peru and Venezuela. However, the current organization was founded in 1911, when Brazil, Argentina, Chile and Uruguay joined the others to form the “Unión de los Correos Sudamericanos,” which was headquartered in Montevideo.

In the foreground, the stamp features the logo commemorating the centenary of the Postal Union of the Americas, Spain and Portugal (UPAEP), with the slogan “100 años uniendo culturas.” In the background, there is an image of the American Continent, part of Africa and Europe, and the colors that are common to the flags of the countries that make up the Union: red, green, yellow and blue.

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