• October 20th, 2015

    Philately is a hobby for everyone, even for the blind! New Braille stamps released

    For the first time in its history, Emirates Post Group has issued a set of postage stamps in Braille on the occasion of International White Cane Day. The move aims to raise awareness of visually impaired people and services offered to ensure the safety of the blind in public places. FindYourStampsValue.com recommends to our readers to add this exclusive set of stamps to their collections. Ibrahim ...
  • April 11th, 2015

    Philately for the Blind – unusual Braille Stamps

    FindYourStampsValue.com would like to share an interesting info with our readers concerning a special branch of philately – stamp collecting for the blinds. The Braille stamps are philatelic items that were specially designed for the people who have such a disability. Louis Braille invented the alphabet that bears his name starting in 1821. Remarkably, he was just 15 years old when he completed hi ...
  • November 9th, 2009

    Vatican issues first Braille stamp

    The Vatican post office has issued it's first ever Braille stamp to celebrate the 200th Anniversary of the birth of Louis Braille, who created the universal reading and writing system for the blind. The stamps feature a portrait of Louis Braille, the inventor's name, the Vatican City State and the price written in the raised dots of the Braille system. Valued at $0.96 each, 300,000 stamps will go ...
  • October 26th, 2009

    New Braille Stamp Launched In Hungary

    Magyar Posta, the Hungarian postal operator, has launched a commemorative stamp to mark the 200 years since the birth of Louis Braille. Braille lost his sight at the age of three in an accident. Despite the difficulties he became an accomplished church organist, and was elected professor of school for the blind. As a student and teacher, he developed the system which found worldwide acceptance and ...
  • June 17th, 2009

    New stamp on Louis Braille

    The Republic of San Marino remembers Louis Braille on the 200th anniversary of his birth, with a philatelic issue of €1,50, where the image turns into a unique chromatic game between the artistically coloured inscription BRAILLE and the raised dots of the same word. ...
  • May 14th, 2009

    Through the Eyes of Others

    A written language provides us with an entirely new world of possibilities for developing our thoughts and communicating with others. This is why it is taken for granted that everyone must be able to read and express themselves in writing. Braille makes this possible for people with visual impairments. The Through the Eyes of Others issue is one of the events in 2009 celebrating Braille and the 20 ...
  • February 25th, 2009

    Cultural life in Belgium: 200th birthday of Louis Braille

    This stamp is issued in honor of Louis Braille. Louis Braille (1809-1852) was the inventor of a world-wide system used by blind and visually impaired people for reading and writing. Braille is read by passing the fingers over characters made up of an arrangement of one to six embossed points. It has been adapted to almost every known language. ...
  • January 25th, 2009

    Stamp commemorates Braille pioneer

    An Post has issued a new 55-cent stamp to commemorate the bicentenary of the birth in 1809 of Louis Braille, the inventor of the reading and writing system used by the blind and visually impaired. The stamp features an eye in black ink on a white background with the 55-cent denomination in Braille. The sharp black and white contrast is intended to maximise vision for those with sight impairment. T ...
  • January 5th, 2009

    Famous people of France: 'Louis Braille'

    This stamp is dedicated to Louis Braille, famous inventor of the alphabet for blind people. Louis Braille was born in 1809, in a small village near Paris. When he was three he went blind because of an accident in his father's workshop. In the age of ten the boy took interest in the sonography, procedure of the writing of sounds in relief invented by Barbier de la Serre. By the year 1825 Braille ha ...
  • March 29th, 2008

    Canada Post to release Braille stamp in April

    Canada Post will be unveiling the country's first-ever Braille stamp at the Montreal Association for the Blind (MAB) in Notre Dame de Grace on April 21, coinciding with the 100th anniversary of the MAB's first board meeting. The stamp celebrates guide dogs for the blind and has the rate printed in Braille. Along with the stamp, Canada Post will also unveil a commemorative envelope as a tribute to ...