Sale 957 — The Islander Collection of South America, including Brazil, Buenos Aires, Chile, Colombia and Peru
Sale Date — Thursday, 5 June, 2008
Category — Brazil 1843 60r First Day of Issue
EXTREMELY FINE. ONE OF APPROXIMATELY A HALF-DOZEN KNOWN BRAZIL BULL'S EYE STAMPS WITH THE FIRST DAY OF ISSUE DATESTAMP. IN THE ABSENCE OF A FIRST DAY COVER, THIS STAMP REPRESENTS THE ONLY MEANS TO DISPLAY THE FIRST DAY OF ISSUE OF THE FIRST STAMPS ISSUED FOR NATIONAL USE IN THE AMERICAS.
The August 1, 1843, issue date has been well-established since 1948, when Hugo Fraccaroli published his article, "Date of Issue of First Brazilian Stamps" in the London Philatelist (March 1948).