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Sample Article: Postage Stamps
Famous Paintings: Rembrandt (Scott: Paraguay #1034)
On 16 July 1967 Paraguay issued a set of nine postage stamps with illustrations of famous paintings. In this set was a 25 centimos postage stamp (Figure 22) with Rembrandt’s The Syndics (de Staalmeesters). The Syndics depicted a group of six dignitaries of the Amsterdam cloth guild, with the Mennonite merchant Volckert Jansz (ca. 1610-1681) prominently featured just rising, second from the left.
75th Anniversary of the arrival of Mennonites in Paraguay (Scott: Paraguay #2692, 2693)
On 25 June 2002 Paraguay issued two stamps of similar design (Figures 23-24) to honor the arrival of Mennonite settlers in Paraguay 75 years earlier. On the upper left hand corner of both stamps was the text: “Paraguay Llegada de los Mennonitas 1927-2002” (Arrival of the Mennonite in Paraguay 1927-2002) and under this is: “75 Anos” with three sketched-in figures. Both stamps featured a portrait of Menno Simons in their upper right corner and a symbolic cross and plow in the bottom right corner. On the bottom of the 2,000 guaraní stamp was the text: “Iglesia Mennonita–Filadelfia–Chaco Paraguayo” (Mennonite Church–Filadelfia-Chaco Paraguay). The 4,000 guaraní stamp had the text: “Iglesia Mennonita–Loma Plata–Chaco Paraguayo” (Mennonite Church–Loma Plata-Chaco, Paraguay).
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