Item 208871 – Auction catalogue: Brazil incl. the “Bicentenário” Collection of the “Dom Pedro” Issues – Part I
This auction catalogue presents an extraordinary collection dedicated to the three ‘Dom Pedro’ Issues of Brazil, including postal history but predominantly multiples, which are the most valuable items in these issues. A great part of the material has been gathered during decades and many lots will be offered for the first time at auction. Many rarities are to be found throughout, with most of the lots having important provenances, originating from famous collections such Dr. Amaral Machado, Comelli or Alemany Indarte.After the earlier issues displaying numerals, the ‘Dom Pedros’ were the first stamps of Brazil to show the portrait of the Emperor. The beautiful execution of the American bank Note Co. engravings, combined with the refulgent colours used in the printing, make these stamps rank among the finest and most attractive issues in that period worldwide.