Stamp issue No. 5/2017
Brazilian Historical Monuments
Photos: ChicoEmir (RS), Rodrigo Galvão (RJ) and Thiago dos Santos Donga (AM)
Print system: offset
Sheet: 18 stamps
Paper: gummed chalky paper
Facial value: R$ 1.80
Issue: 540,000 stamps, 180,000 of each
Design area: 33mm x 33mm
Stamp dimensions: 38mm x 38mm
Perforation: 11.5 x 11.5
Date of issue: August 11th , 2017
The issue is composed of three stamps, each one with the image of a monument representing different time, style and region of Brazil.
In the first stamp, showing the statue “The Lassoer", from Porto Alegre/RS, molded in the middle of the 20th century, representing the typical gaucho with all his costumes.
The second stamp presents the image of the upper half of the monument "Equestrian Statue of D. Pedro I", from Rio de Janeiro/RJ, reproducing the figure of the emperor on a horse, waving with the right hand the first Constitution of Brazil. The work, dating from the mid-nineteenth century, is the city's first civic monument and inaugurated the romantic style in the country.
The third stamp focuses on the top of the "Monument to the Opening of the Amazon Province Ports to Foreign Nations", Manaus/AM. The work, completed at the end of the 19th century, displays an imposing and exuberant female figure, having at its feet the statue of the god Mercury, symbolizing industry and commerce.
The images were arranged diagonally from the area of the stamp to enlarge the illustration of the sculptures.