Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Stamps with Rock Dust - Update

Category - Touch 
Subcategory - Stamps with matter affixed - Rock dust

Brazil 2005 The Royal Road - Treasure Preserved by Nature with dust particles printed on the stamp.                  

Issue date 13 August 2005 

Pieces of stone are affixed to the center 80-centavo stamp in a se-tenant (side-by-side) strip of three featuring the Estrada Real, also known as the Royal or King's road. Constructed in the late 17th century to speed the transport of gold, diamonds and other gemstones, it is one of the oldest roads in the Americas. You can feel the road on the 2005 Brazilian stamp.  

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