|| 1843, 60r Deep Black, Early Impression (2). 1st Composite Plate, State A, Position 1, the first stamp in the 60r pane cancelled by full clear strike of "Correio Geral da Corte 1/8/1843" first day of issue datestamp, large margins including outer frameline at top, few tiny toned spots, negligible corner crease at bottom left
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). (Image Magnifier)
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