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Above: A selection of values from the 1899 Southern Cross overprint series. Notice the considerable difference in size and shape of the first two examples, which are in fact exactly the same-value stamp.
Brazil 1899 – Southern Cross (surcharges)

Eight of the values from the 1890 Southern Cross series were reissued in 1899, overprinted with the new date and increased values. These stamps are of better quality than the 1890 issues and easier to come by. Being hand-perforated, as with the other Brazil issues of this era, their sizes and proportions vary.


SG number
Face value
Colour
194
50 r on 20 r
Green
195
100 r on 50 r
Green
196
300 r on 200 r
Violet
190b
500 r on 300 r
Slate
190
500 r on 300 r
Blue
191
700 r on 500 r
Buff
192a
1000 r on 700 r
Brown
193
2000 r on 1000 r
Yellow
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