I went on a Brazil 2021 stamp bender recently. I think I tweeted 6 Brazilian stamps in a row because I was so enamoured with the art. Something funny has happened to me over the last few years. I’ve come to realise my tastes in art are nothing like they were in my younger years. I’m far more adventurous & crave art that challenges me. And the Brazilian artwork this year, really tweaked that need.
Bernardo França’s Professional Cleaners stamp caught my attention first. And from there I kept digging deeper into Brazilian stamps. One of the great delights in stamp collecting is finding an entire country that tantalizes the imagination & collecting bug. Hope you enjoy the stamps as much as I do. Occasionally, I am at a loss for things to explore because the stamps simply don’t tick any boxes for me. Brazil was the opposite. the more I explored, the more I enjoyed.
In the various stamp lists I publish, I often include issues that are not for public use, such as Brazil’s May 3 Communications Week stamp, or special issues designed and sponsored by groups. These stamps (and cancels) don’t appear in the general release lists, but since they are printed and sold by the post office, I think they belong. It just makes them a bit harder to get your stamp collecting hands on.
Brazil 2021 stamps January
International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour
1 stamp, sheets of 16, cancel
Designer: Lidia Marina Hurovich Neiva – Correios
“I started learning about Art even before I could read and I’m always learning since then.” lidia marina hurovich neiva artist illustrator art about
Hurovich Neiva has worked with Brazil’s post office on a number of stamps. You can see some of them on her website.
Release date: Jan. 1, 2021
1 stamp, sheets of 20, cancel
Designer: Jamile Costa Sallum
Previous design by Costa Sallum was the 2020 Commander Ferraz Antarctic Station stamp
Photo: Bob Gruen
Release date: Jan. 25, 2021
Diplomatic Relations Series: Brazil – Dominican Republic
1 stamp, sheets of 20, cancel
Designer: Correios Filatelia
Release date: April 19, 2021
Personalized commemorative – Ministry of Communications (MCOM)
This stamp will be used by the Ministry of Communications (MCOM) in their official correspondence and institutional actions. Not for general postage use.
Release date: May 3, 2021
Designer: Bernardo França
You can see more of França‘s art here Bernardo França on Behance
Release date: May 16, 2021
150th Anniversary Birth of Maestro Tonheca Dantas
1 stamp, sheets of 12
Illustrator: Francisco Iran
Maestro Tonheca Dantas’s compositions became known throughout Brazil and outside it. His most well-known song is “Royal Cinema”, pointed out by the researchers as his most notable production and played during World War II by BBC Radio London, but unfortunately performed as “unknown author”. Many other compositions achieved the accomulation of the most exquisite orchestras, such as the waltzes “Delirium” and “A Desfolhar Saudade”. Post Office launches stamp in honor of the 150th anniversary of the birth of Maestro Tonheca Dantas – Post Office – Press Room (correios.com.br)
Release date: June 13, 2021
Ariano Suassuna’s (June 16, 1927 – July 23, 2014) Birthday
Special Postal Issuance: Auto da Compadecida
1 stamp, sheets of 18, cancel
Artist: Zélia Suassuna
This stamp is packed with imagery. Brazil post wrote:
The piece depicts a kind of emblem with the characteristics of armorial aesthetics. The art is signed by the playwright’s wife, Zélia Suassuna, son Manuel Dantas Suassuna and graphic designer Ricardo Gouveia de Melo. The authors claim that the print “was associated with the immortal love that united and will continue to unite Zélia and Ariano”. Through a digital composition, the label uses a drawing by Zélia that illustrated the cover of the latest edition of the piece, released by nova fronteira publishing house.
Auto da Compadecida is a three-act, self-shaped play written in 1955. His first staging took place in 1956, in Recife, Pernambuco. The play designed Suassuna throughout the country and had three film adaptations. In 1999, it was presented as a TV miniseries, being the best known version, which was also taken to the movies. With striking and folkloric characters, such as João Grilo, Chicó, Cangaceiro, Encourado, Manuel (Jesus Cristo) and Compadecida – which intercedes for all in the trial – is considered, in the view of many theater critics, one of the most important works of modern Brazilian dramaturgy.
On ariano Suassuna’s birthday, Auto da Compadecida is the subject of a special stamp – Post Office – Press Room (correios.com.br)
Find out more about Ariano Suassuna, author & playwright
Release date: June 16, 2021
May 30, 1930, pilot Jean Mermoz, co-pilot & navigator Jean Dabry, and radio navigator Léopold Martial Émile Gimié, flew from Senegal to Brazil, carrying 20,000 letters. You can read about their flight here Jean Dabry Archives – This Day in Aviation.
Release date: July 2, 2021
Special Issuance Brazilian Incomes series
4 stamps, cancel, sheets of 24
Designer: Renato Imbroisi Team
Photos: Marcos Muzzi
Design and art-finishing: Daniel Effi–Correios Brasil
“Whether as an artistic expression, a means of sustenance or just a hobby, income is a legacy passed down between generations, a way of perpetuated customs, traditions and the history of Brazil itself.” Floriano Peixoto, president Post Office
Release date: July 7, 2021
Cheeses from Brazil
8 stamps, cancels, sheets of 16, souvenir sheet, 8 cancels
8 cheeses from different regions of Brazil.
- Marajó cheese
- butter cheese
- coalho cheese
- Araguaia cabacinha cheese
- artisanal Minas cheese
- artisanal cheese from São Paulo
- cheese from the region of Diamante-SC
- artisanal Serrano cheese
Read more about these cheeses Lançamento | Queijos do Brasil (sppaulista.com.br).
Photographers: Angélica Gitana Batista Gomes, Association of Artisanal Cheese Producers of Serro, Association of Canastra Cheese Producers, Fernando Coleho Sette Câmara, Fernando Kluwe Dias, Maria Luiza Giudicissi Valente, Remy Narciso Simão and Susete Oliveira Resende Freitas
Designer: Jamile Costa Sallum – Post Office
Release date: July 25, 2021
Centenary of Insulin Discovery
1 stamp, sheets of 12, cancel
A estampa do selo traz a representação gráfica da íris dos olhos, que sugere um olhar atento aos hábitos cotidianos e alerta para o problema do diabetes.
The stamp print brings the graphic representation of the iris of the eyes, which suggests a careful look at everyday habits and alert to the problem of diabetes Centenary of the Discovery of Insulin is the theme of commemorative stamp – Post Office – Press Room (correios.com.br)
Designer: Marise Silva
Release date: July 30, 2021
200 Years of Independence: Bicentennial of the Courts of Lisbon
5th stamp in series – final stamp in series
1 stamp, cancel
Designers: Ely Borges and Isabel Flecha de Lima
Painting: “Sessão das Cortes de Lisboa”, by Oscar Pereira da Silva
Release date: Aug. 23, 2021
200 years of Anita Garibaldi
One of the “20 most important women in the history of Brazil” … “The art of this issue is a composition of Anita Garibaldi in its multiple facets: the woman, the warrior, the mother. There is also the design of a rose, symbol of the honoree. Three colors were used, which, together with the color of the paper, represent Brazil, Anita’s country of birth, and Italy, which recognizes her and her companion Giuseppe Garibaldi as heroes responsible for the unification of the country”. Commemorative issue celebrates the 200th anniversary of Anita Garibaldi – Post Office – Press Room (correios.com.br)
Designer: José Carlos Braga
Release date: Aug. 30, 2021
200 Years of the Paulista Manifesto
Design based on sculpture by artist Claudio Antonio Callia
Release date: September 8, 2021
Brazilian Fauna – September 22
Homage to the Christ the Redeemer Monument – September 24
3 stamp on a souvenir sheet
Tourism – September 27
150 of the “law of the free womb” – September 28
2 stamps on a souvenir sheet
Beneficial Insects – October 4
Centenary of the Birth Of Oscar Dias Corrêa – October 8
Christmas 2021 – October 12
150 Years of Mackenzie Presbyterian Institute – October 15
1 stamp on a souvenir sheet
Pavilion of Brazil at Expodubai 2020 – November 15
Brazil and Estonia – November
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