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Greetings From Brazil - 10 Contests / Give Aways

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Posted 11/30/2017   3:28 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Blaamand to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
L & G,
I'm killing time in a hotel room in Rio, working on French stamps for a week. However I fully understand many others would have used the time differently if they'd a chance to have a taste of this amazing country. So I figured - what could I do to share some of this place with you? Stamps! of course so after a few hours of searching the streets of Rio I finally found a post office with some other stamps than only the definitives:



And now I'm intending to send them to you in a series of contents.

(Please - due to forum rules, need 50 posts or more to participate )
Edit: maximum one prize per member, and admins are absolutely encouraged to participate
Jon
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Posted 11/30/2017   3:45 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Blaamand to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Brazil greeting / contest / give away #1:

My previous hotel was in Avenue 'Princesses Isabella'. Her name is found all over the town - why?

First response with the answer I'm waiting for gets this Xmas card

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Posted 11/30/2017   5:24 pm  Show Profile Check ray.mac's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add ray.mac to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Could it be to honor Isabel of Brazil, the Princess Imperial?
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Posted 11/30/2017   5:27 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Blaamand to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Yes partly correct, but the question is why do they want to honour her, why is she still 'popular'?
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Posted 11/30/2017   5:29 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Renden to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Famous beach in Rio and there is a famous song "Girl from Ipanema" from C Jobin.....I play it on my guitar......very nice South American music in Fm7 (key).
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Posted 11/30/2017   5:32 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Blaamand to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
René, sorry I think my question must have been unclear. I asked about Princess Isabella, not Ipanema....

I'm sure you play the song beautifully tough
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Posted 11/30/2017   5:41 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Blaamand to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I'm out of here Sunday, so these 10 postcards must all be sent by Saturday... Therefore I simply need to speed things up. Whilst contest #1 is still open, I open contest #2:




Question in 2 parts, both must be answered - and you don't need Google for this one :

Brazil issued her first stamps in 1843.
1) What is the nickname of these iconic stamps?
2) Brazil was country number X (?) to issue stamps valid for the entire country(?)
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Posted 11/30/2017   5:56 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Renden to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Last week, Isabella made an official appearance alongside her parents and siblings, Prince Christian, 11, Princess Josephine, six, and Prince Vincent, six, during their paternal grandmother, Queen Margrethe's 77th birthday celebration. The young fashionista-in-the-making looked chic wearing a blue sweater over a peter pan collar as she stood on the balcony of Marselisborg Palace in Aarhus, Denmark with her family, waving to on-lookers during the festivities.
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Posted 11/30/2017   5:59 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Renden to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Brazil was the second country in the world, after Great Britain, to issue postage stamps valid within the entire country

The first stamps of Brazil were issued on 1 August 1843 and are known as "Bull's Eyes" due to their distinctive appearance.

this is an answer to your 2nd question.....the first was a guess.....
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Answered to # 2....what is # 3........local drink ??

Caipirinha: Brazil's national drink
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Edited by Renden - 11/30/2017 6:05 pm
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Posted 11/30/2017   6:07 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Blaamand to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hmm, I must be a lousy quiz maker!
The question in quiz 1) is about a Brazilian princess. Her name was 'Isabel', but bars, restaurants, streets, statues etc often use her nickname 'Isabella', so I used Isabella as well. Anyway, ray.mac already pointed at the correct princess Imperial, but the question is - why is she still popular in Brazil more than 125 years after here departure?
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Posted 11/30/2017   6:09 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Blaamand to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Congratulations René, prize #2 goes to New Brunswick

Contest #1 still open
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Posted 11/30/2017   6:12 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Renden to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks Jon
I already responded to one of your next questions re: local national drink
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Posted 11/30/2017   6:18 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Blaamand to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Contest #3:



Question contest 3):
If walking towards southwest on Copacabana, the beach stops at some point, only to be continued by another beach. What is the name of this next beach, south of Copacabana?
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Edited by Blaamand - 12/01/2017 05:44 am
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Posted 11/30/2017   6:21 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Blaamand to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
I already responded to one of your next questions re: local national drink

Ha ha, you know me too well! So, now I need to re-phrase that question...
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Posted 11/30/2017   6:22 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Renden to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Question 1:

In 1953, the remains of Gaston and Isabel were repatriated to Brazil, and in 1971 they were interred in the Cathedral of Petrópolis.

It is with my heart riven with sorrow that I take leave of my friends, of all Brazilians, and of the country that I have loved and love so much, and to the happiness of which I have striven to contribute and for which I will continue to hold the most ardent hopes.[
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