A is for Aden and Z is for Zanzabar


A is for Aden and Z is for Zanzibar... Now what is between? For the world wide classical era philatelist and stamp collector, a country specific philatelic survey is offered with two albums: Big Blue, aka Scott International Part 1 (checklists available), and Deep Blue, aka William Steiner's Stamp Album Web PDF pages. Interested? So into the Blues...

Monday, April 11, 2011

Brazil

1878-79 Scott 72 100r green
Emperor Dom Pedro
Quick History
Brazil, in area about one half of South America, was "discovered" by Pedro Alvares Cabral in 1500, and then was a possession of Portugal until 1815. A Kingdom until 1822, it was an independent Empire until 1889, when a constitution was adopted. The Capital was Rio de Janeiro (Now Brasilia), and the population was about 43 million in the 1940's. The Empire issued the 30r black Imperforate on August 1, 1843, while the Southern Cross was featured on the engraved issues of the Republic in 1890.

 Scott 118 200r orange & black and Scott 119 300r green & black
1894-97 "Liberty Head"
Big Blue Picture
Big Blue, not including blank pages, has 13 pages of coverage for Brazil in the 1997 edition; while the 1969 edition uses 11 pages for the same coverage. There are 274 stamp spaces encompassing regular, semi-postals, air post, postage dues, officials, newspaper, and postal tax categories. The 2011 Scott Classic Specialized catalogue has a total of 669 major number stamp descriptions for Brazil. Big Blue's coverage is 41%.

The stamps of Brazil seem relatively inexpensive, and Big Blue has a "representative" selection. I did find 33 Nineteenth Century stamps that could be added, none for more than $20+. There are 48 more stamps available from 1900-1940 from <$1-$5+. There are also 24 Air Post stamps that could be added for <$1-$2+. One can add 29 Postage Due stamps, including 8 from the 1895 issue that Big Blue ignores, for <$1-$2+. Finally,9 Official and 4 Newspaper stamps are <$1-$2+.

The additional 157 stamps to consider by the Big Blue collector...

Numeral Issues
1844-46
7,9,($20+)

1854
37($10+)

1878-79
71,73,($10+-$20+)
74,78,($20+)

1881 small heads
79($20+)

1884-85
88,91,($2+)

1887
95($10+)

1888
96($1+)

1890-91 Republic Issues
105,106,($5+-$10+)
107,108,($10+-$2+)

1894-97
121($2+)

1898 newspaper stamps surcharged
131,132,132c,133,134,136,($1+-$5+)

1899
143,144,146,147,148,149,150,($1-$5+)

1899 surcharge
151,152,($2+)


1900
162,163,164,165,($5+)

1905
166,167,168,170,171,($1+-$2+)

1906-16
187,188,($1+-$2+)

Other additional regulars..
212,214,215,263,264,286,287,293,294,295,296,297,300,344,347,348,349,350,351,352,353,356,357,369,370,371,376,377,394,395,396,397,404,405,406,418,427, (<$1-$5+)

1938 Souvenir sheet of 10 Imperf-"Sir Rowland Hill" for the Brazilian International Philatelic Exposition.
465 ($20+ used or mint)
Note: If you are interested in other "inexpensive" Country Souvenir sheets 1840-1940, see the list by Ken under comments for Bosnia & Herzegovina.

Air Mail additionals...

1927 O14-O29 surcharged
C1,C2,C3,C4,C5,C6,C7,C8,C9,C10,C11,C12,C13 (<$1-$2+)

1934 Imperf
C32,C33,C34,C35,C36, (<$1-$2+)

1934-40
C37,C38,C39,C40,C41,C42, (<$1-$2+)

Special delivery stamp
E1 (<$1)

Postage Dues additionals
1895 "D2" design
J18,J19,J20,J21,J22,J23,J25,J26 (<$1-$5+)

1924-1940
J49,J50,J51,J52,J53,J57,J58,J59,J61,J62,J63,J65,J68,J69,J70,J74,J75,(<$1-$1+)
J76,J77,J79,J80,($1+)

Additional Officials
O8,O9,O10,O11,O12,O13,($1+-$2+)
O21,O22,O23,($1+-$2+)

Newspaper additionals..
P4,P5,P6,P14,($2+)

Note: I will discuss the additional "regular" definitives of 1920-24 types that could be added - and there are a lot!-in another post.

1936 Scott 428 300r green,yellow,blue & black
Eucharistic Congress Seal
Big Blue Checklist
1850 Numeral issue
23, ($2+)
Two blank spaces: suggest 24,25, ($2+-$10+)

1866-76
53 or 61 ($5+-$40+)
54 or 62 ($2++-$30+)
58 or 65 ($1+)
59 or 66 ($10+)
56 or 63 ($2+-$10+)
57 or 64 ($5+-$20+)
Note: 1866 Scott 53-59 Perf 12; while 1876 Scott 61-66 Rouletted

1878-79
68,69,70,72,75,($1+-$5+)

1882-84 Larger Heads
82,($10+)
Blank space: suggest 83 or 85 ($2+-$5+)

1884-85
86,87,90,($2+)

1885
92($2+)

1889
93($2+)

1891
109($1+)

1890-91 Issue of the Republic
99,100, ($1+)
101 or 102 ($5+-$1+)
103,104,($1+-$5+)

1893
111($1+)

1894-97
112 or 113 or 113a (<$1-$10+)
114 or 114b (<$1)
115($1+)
116,118,(<$1)
119 or 119b (<$1-$1+)
120 or 120b ($1+)
122 or 122b ($2+-$5+)
Note: Minor numbers have wider spacing between stamps.

1900
159,160,161 (<$1)

1906-16
174,175,176,177, (<$1)
178 or 179, (<$1)
180,181,(<$1-$2+)
182,183,(<$1-$1+)

184,185,($2+-$1+)


1906-16
192,193,194,($2+-<$1)

189,190,191, ($1+)

1915
195,196 ($2+-$5+)

1920
235,($1+)

1918 Liberty Head
10r "orange brown" : Scott 200 (<$1)  Note: Scott 207 ($1+) (red brown) is ruled out.
20r Illustrated : Scott 201 or 207B (<$1-$1+)
25r "olive green" Scott 202 or 208 (<$1)
50r "green" Scott 203 or 209 ($3-<$1)
100r Illustrated Scott 204 or 210 (<$1)
200r " blue" Scott 211 (<$1)
300r "red-orange" Scott 205 ($2+) Note: Scott 212($2+) (orange) is ruled out.
500r "dull violet" Scott 206 or 213 ($2+-$5+)

1920-24 Definitives
Designs: A72=Education; A73=Railroad; A74=Industry;A75=Aviation;A76=Mercury;A77=Navigation;A79=Agriculture

A73 10r Illustrated (red violet): 218 or 236 or 265($5+) or 273 (<$1except noted)
A73 20r "olive green": 219 or 237 or 266($5+) (<$1 except noted)
A74 25r Illustrated (brown-violet): 220 or 239 (<$1)
A74 50r "blue-green": 221 or 240 (<$1-$2+)
A74 50r "orange-brown": 222 or 241 or 268 ($5+) (<$1 except noted)
A79 80r "greenish-blue": 259(<$1)
A75 100r Illustrated (rose-red): 223 or 242 (<$1)
A75 100r "orange": 224 or 243 or 269 (<$1)
A75 150r "violet": 225 or 245 (<$1)
A75 200r "blue": 226 or 246 (<$1-$10+)
A76 300r Illustrated (olive-gray): 228 or 249 (<$1)
A76 500r "red-brown": 230 or 253 or 281 (<$1)
A77 600r Illustrated (red-orange): 231
A77 1000r "claret": 232 (wmk100) (<$1)
Note: 1920-22 Scott 218-230 Unwmk; 1922-29 Scott 236-257 Wmk 100; 1924 Scott 265-272 Wmk 193; 1924-28 Scott 273-285 Wmk 101.
Note; This is only the tip of the Iceberg with these Brazil definitives. There are EIGHT more series through 1940,, each with a different watermark. Big Blue only covers through 1924, and provides no further spaces. Numerous changes in color, new denominations, different design on same denomination etc.  I will post much more about  this topic later this week.

1922
260,261,262 (<$1)

1924
272 ($2+)

1933
384 or 385 (<$1)

1927
288,289,290,291,292,(<$1)

1930
312,313,314,(<$1-$1+)

1933
378,379,(<$1)

1931
342,343,345,346,(<$1)

1932
359,360,361,362,363,(<$1-$2+)

1932 Revolutionary Issue
364,365,366,(<$1)
367($5+)
Blank space: suggest 368 ($5+)

1933
375,380,381,(<$1-$1+)
382,383,($2+)

1934
387,388,389,390,(<$1-$2+)

1935
409($2+)

1934
386(<$1)

1935
398,401,(<$1-$5+)

1935
399,400,($1+-$2+)
411($2+)

1934
392,293,($2+-$1)

1935
402,403,(<$1)

1936
427,421,(<$1-$1+)

1935-36
414,415,416,417,($2)

1937
412($1+)

1935
410($2+)

1935-actually 1937
445,450,(<$1)

413,407($2+-$1+)
408,419,420,($2+-$1)

1936
422,423,(<$1)
424 or 425 ($2+)
429,430,442,426,428,(<$1)

1937
443,444,452,454,(<$1)

1937-38
446,447,(<$1)
448($10+)
453,451,457,464,455,(<$1)
456 ($20+)
476,475,477,478,(<$1)

1939-40
479,484,486,485,487,(<$1)

1940
499,500,(<$1)
496,497,($1+-$5+)
498,($5+)

1939
480,482,481,483,(<$1)

1940
502,495,501,(<$1)
503 or 504 (<$1) Note: actually issued 1941.

Semi-postals

1934
B1,B2,($1+)
B3,B4,($5+)

1935
B5,B6,B7,(<$1-$5+)

1939
B8,B9,B10,B11,($1+-$2+)

Air Post stamps

1929
C17,C18,C19,C20,C21, (<$1)

1929-30
C22,C23,C24,(<$1-$1+)

1930-33
C25,C31,($1+-$2+)

1941
C43(<$1)

Postage dues
1889-90
J1,J2,J3,J4,($1+-$2+)
Three blank spaces: suggest J6,J7,J9, ($5+)
J10,J11,J12,J13, (<$1)
J14,J15,($1+-$2+)
Blank space: suggest J17($2+)

1906-10
J28,J29,J30,J31,J32,J33,(<$1)
J34,J36,J38, (<$1-$1+)
Three blank spaces: suggest J37($20+), J39($5+), and J40($1+)

1919-36
J41 or J48 (<$1)
J42(<$1)
J43 or J56 (<$1) Note: :"olive gray" in catalogue is "olive" in Big Blue
J44,J45,J46,J47,(<$1-$2+)
J71 or J60 (<$1-$2+)
J72 or J64 (<$1)
J73($1+)
Two blank spaces: suggest J66 and J67, (<$1)

Officials
1906
O1,O2,O3,O4,O5,O6,(<$1)
O7,($2+)

1913
O14,O15,O16,O17,O18,O19,(<$1)
O20,($2+)

1919
O30,O31,O32,O33,(<$1)
O34($5+)

Newspaper
1889
P10,P11,P12,($1+-<$1)
One blank space: suggest P13 ($2+)

1891-94
P22 or P23 ($2+)
P24($2+)

Postal tax stamp
1933
RA1 (<$1)

Scott  J42 10r violet: The '97 & '69 editions have 25 more postage due spaces.
Kinds of Blue
The 1969 and 1997 editions are identical in content.  The '69 and '97 have significantly more coverage in the postal dues compared to the '47 and '41 editions.

1889-90 postage dues
The '69 and '97 have eleven more spaces (designated: J4,J10,J11,J12,J13,J14,J15, and blank: suggested J6,J7,J9,J17) than the '47 and '41 editions.

1906-10 postage dues
The '69 and '97 have eight more spaces ( designated: J32,J33,J34,J36,J38, and blank: suggested J37,J39,J40) than the '47 and '41 editions,

1919-36 postage dues
The '69 and '97 have six more spaces (designated: J47, J60 or J71, J64 or J72, J73, and blank: suggested J66,J67, ) than the '47 and '41 editions.

In addition, the 1941 edition lacks the 1940 issued Scott 498 compared to the '47, '69, and '97 editions.

1935 Scott 416 300r prius blue & ultramarine
Gavea, Rock near Rio de Janeiro
Big Blue Bottom Line
Brazil's stamps are as vibrant as the music and sights of Rio.

Big Blue did a reasonable job of putting together a representative 274 stamp collection, but I did identify another 157 stamps that are rather inexpensive.

Now as for Big Blue's performance with the 1920-24 Definitive types, lets just say I don't want to spoil my Dinner right now. I will blog later this week about this very topic.

Note: You will need to consult a Scott catalogue for specific pricing. I only give a very "ball park" price, and never the actual catalogue value.
<$1= less than a Dollar
$1+= more than a Dollar
$2+= more than two Dollars
$5+= more than five Dollars
$10+= more than ten Dollars
$20+..and so on.

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