Friday, 11 November 2011

2011 - STAMPS OF BRAZIL - 21

Brazil issued on October 3, 2011 a set of four stamps called “Brazilian trees – natural treasures” encouraging the awareness and preservation of this natural heritage. As a common feature, all four stamps have the same tree-trunk, but each in a different stage of growth, with the word preservation written several times underneath the trunk, depicting a grassy soil. The trunk is formed by the repetition of the word VIDA (Life), highlighting its function in developing and sustaining vegetation species. The adult tree stamp depicts on its canopy the names of various Brazilian species of trees, such as Cabreúva (Owl Tree), Mogno (Mahogany), Jatobá (Hymenaea courbaril), Cedro (Cedar), Imbuia (Phoebe porosa), Andiroba (Carapa guianensis)… With the exception of the adult tree stamp, the other three stamps bring various texts stressing the importance of preserving trees.

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