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Load of Bull Stamps

Brazil issued this set of postage stamps in 1843. They are nicked named Bull's Eye.

They were the second country, after England, in the world to start printing this new handy franking system.

it was not until 1866 that Brazil honored Emperor Dom Pedro II with his portrait on stamps. There had been a longstanding objection to obliterating his image with pesky postmarks!