Dec 17, 2009

Slovakia FDC on "Postage Stamp Day - Louis Braille (1809 - 1852)"

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Postage Stamp Day - Louis Braille (1809 - 1852)

Date of Issue : 4 December 2009

Louis Braille is the inventor of the ingenious system used by blind people to read and write. At the age of sixteen (in 1825) he developed a system of characters with six raised dots which can be variously combined to represent the whole alphabet. The invention represented a real breakthrough on the path of knowledge, education, and self-assertion of millions of blind and visually-impaired across the world.
Louis Braille was born on 4 January 1809 in Coupvray, France, to the family of a harness maker. He was the youngest of four children. When he was just over three years old, he unfortunately lost his sight while playing in his father’s workshop. Louis Braille died on 6 January 1852 in Paris.

It is my third Louis Braille FDC. It is really very nice to affix one old stamp in Slovak Koruna denomination on the FDC.

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