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60r Bull's Eye single
- The 60-reis Bull's Eye was issued August 1, 1843, to satisfy the base domestic letter rate established by the postal reform legislation of 1842. The rate carried a letter of up to four octaves, slightly more than a half-ounce, between any two points in Brazil. Considering the size of the country and the generally poor road conditions, the rate, which was roughly equivalent to 2-2/3 British pence, was quite reasonable.
- The number printed was 1,502,142. Of these, 166,277 were destroyed as remainders, so the quantity sold totaled 1,335,865.
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- National Postal Museum
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- Postage Stamps
- paper; ink (black) / engraving
- Height x Width: 1 3/16 x 1 5/16 in. (3 x 3.3 cm)
- Brazil (republic)
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