Champion of Liberty: Simon Bolivar 1958 4c Stamp First Day Cover #1110
|August 2, 2012||Posted by Lars under 1950s, Masonic, Military, South America|
“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 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.