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Printer:
Bureau of Engraving and Printing  Search this
Depicts:
Simon Bolivar, Venezuelan, 1783 - 1830  Search this
Medium:
paper; ink (olive bister); adhesive / engraving
Type:
Postage Stamps
Place:
Bolivia (republic)
Colombia (republic)
Peru (republic)
United States of America
Venezuela (republic)
Date:
July 24, 1958
Description:
This Champion of Liberty Issue honors Simon Bolivar, a military and political leader. He played an important role in many Latin and South American countries’ ability to gain independence from Spain. He later went on to claim dictatorial power over “Gran Colombia,” a federation of what is present day Colombia, Ecuador, Panama and Venezuela. He died of tuberculosis in 1830. The stamp depicts a medallion with Bolivar’s portrait.
United States; Spain; South America; Latin America; Venezuela; Colombia; Ecuador; Panama; Gran Cololmbia; independence; freedom; dictator; military; liberty; champion; medal; medallion; portrait
Topic:
Hispanic Heritage  Search this
Political Figures  Search this
Object number:
1980.2493.5235
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National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_1980.2493.5235