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Champion of Liberty: Simon Bolivar 1958 4c Stamp First Day Cover #1110

#1110 Champion of Libery - Simon Bolivar Edsel Cachet 4c 1958.0724

Scott #1110 Masonic First Day Cover

“The Liberator” Simon Bolivar (1783-1830) Masonic First Day Cover

Simon Bolivar is one of South America’s most recognized generals. The first day issue here is the four-cent Champion of Liberty U.S. postage stamp, cancelled in Washington, DC.

Bolivar’s reputation was decisively built on his multiple victories of liberating Bolivia, Columbia, Ecuador, Peru, and Venezuela from Spanish rule.

Bolivar also had a significant role in South American Masonic history. As relayed in Edsel’s first day cover cachet, Bolivar was initiated as a Mason in Spain, took Scottish Rite degrees and became a Knight Templar in Paris, France. He later founded Protectara de Las Vertudes Lodge No. 1 in Venezuela and served as Master. Bolivar also founded the Lodge Order and Liberty No. 2 in Peru.

 

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