Friday, 6 September 2013

Stamps with Braille - Update

Category Touch
Subcategory Stamps with braille embossed/raised printing

Srilanka 2012 The Ceylon School for the Deaf and Blind - Ratmalana Braille Stamp

Issue date 17 June 2012

HxW 30mmx80mm

The phrase "I Love You" printed on the stamps in the Braille system.

The Philatelic Bureau of the Department of Posts issued a new commemorative stamp in the denomination of Rs. 5.00 on June 17th, 2012 to commemorate the Centenary of  the Ceylon School for the Deaf and Blind.

The school was founded by Miss Mary Chapman, of the Church of England Zennana Missionary Society. She visited Sri Lanka (Ceylon) in 1910 and realized that there were no educational opportunities for the deaf in this country. With the assistance of other prominent members of the community she set up an Appeal Fund Committee, with the Bishop of Colombo as the Chairman to raise funds to establish a school for both the deaf and blind, and raised Rs. 49,600 to set up the school. Miss Mary Chapman began her work in 1912 with four students in a rented bungalow in Dehiwela. 

The Hon. Mr. A. R. de Soysa, Member of the Legislative Council donated the land at Ratmalana, and the school was built on this land, and completed in 1914, The adjacent property, approximately 4 acres in extent, was also donated to the Church of England by Mr. Abdul Gafoor in order to expand the work of the school. 
It was after the 2nd World War in 1946 that the school was separated and two schools established, the School for the Deaf and the School for the Blind, under two principals. 

Today, the Board of Trustees run three residential schools, two at Ratmalana, and the third, the Nuffield School for the Deaf and Blind at Kaithady, Jaffna, (established in 1956). All three schools care for just a little over six hundred sight and hearing impaired children, providing them education, vocational training, food, lodging, health care, and recreational facilities.

Spain 2009 Louis Braille - Braille Embossed Stamp

Issue date 15 July 2009

Bust of Louis Braille and “Louis Braille” in print underneath just “Braille”.

Braille related Stamps (Non embossed)

Algeria 2009 Louis Braille Stamp

Issue date 04 January 2009

Algeria Post celebrating the bicentenary of birth of Louis Braille. The first stamp issued in Algeria this year, brings Braille’s image and the first eight letters of the alphabet and their equivalent Braille alphabet letters.

Estonia 2009 Louis Braille My Stamp

Issue date 04 January 2009

The stamp is part of a project by MTU Jumalalaegas (a non profit organization) which is a member of the Estonia Blind Union. MTU Jumalalaegas with moral support from Estonia Blind Union and Library requested the Estonia Post to issue a stamp honoring Louis Braille, but this was not possible. Then it was decided to produce a personalized stamp using the Estonian "My Stamp" by which you can make your own stamps. This issue is an official .0,35 euro stamp. The design uses the official logo, showing an open book with "Braille 200" in both print and print braille.

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Stamps with Braille

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