THESE STAMPS HAVE A STORY International Bridge Agustin Justo - Getúlio Vargas
- Interconnects the city of Uruguaiana (Brazil) and the city of Paso de Los Libres (Argentina). It was the first bridge built between Brazil and Argentina and the largest bridge in South America in the 1940s. Initially an inauguration of the bridge was planned for October 12, 1945, transferred to November 15, 1945 and inaugurated on May 21, 1947 by presidents Juan Domingo Peron (Argentina) and Eurico Gaspar Dutra (Brazil). The bridge measures 1,419 meters.
Brazil issued a stamp commemorating the inauguration of the Brasil-Argentina Bridge, with the image of the bridge, with the effigies of Presidents Vargas do Brasil and Justo de Argentina.
On October 19, 1945, the deposition of President Vargas of Brazil took place. With this deposition was determined the collection of the stamp issuance on November 13, 1945. On April 30, 1946, the sale of the stamps was determined only for philatelic purposes (with no franchise value), as of June 15, 1946.
The Post Office of Argentina issued the commemorative stamp to the event, as previously agreed with the Brazil, on the date of the inauguration of the bridge, that is, May 21, 1947.
In the Brazilian stamp, the view of the bridge is from the city of Paso de Los Libres to the city of Uruguaiana, including the indication of the Brazilian city at the end point of the bridge and the message Brazil-Argentina International Bridge.
In the Argentine stamp, the bridge view is from the city of Uruguaiana to the city of Paso de Los Libres with the messages Argentina-Brazil International Bridge and "Everything unites us nothing separates us". (font Filacap 154 jun/2007)Brazil - Scott 640A
Argentina - Scott 560
Sorry for some errors in writing: I'm using a translator.