Braille on Stamps
(click on the stamp for an enlarged picture)
The first Braille stamp (with letters embossed in braille) was issued by Brazil in 1974 to commemorate 
the 5th World Council for the Welfare of the Blind in Sao Paulo. Braille issues are more symbolic than
practical because the papers used for stamps are so light weight that it does not hold the raised braille 
for any significant period of time. The braille tends to flatten quickly once  pressure is applied to it 
either through touch reading or weight of any kind. 
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