Bolivia is a country near the center of South America. In western Bolivia, the snow-capped Andes Mountains surround a high, dry plateau. Tropical rain forests thrive in the northern part of the plain, and grasslands and swamps sprawl across much of the eastern border of Bolivia. American Indians were the first people to live in Bolivia. In the 1500s, Spain conquered the Indians and ruled until 1825, when Bolivia won its independence. Bolivians are mostly of Indian or mixed Spanish and Indian ancestry. Bolivia has three official languages-Spanish and the Indian languages of Aymara and Quechua.  About 95% of all Bolivians are baptized Roman Catholic.  Bolivia began printing its stamps in 1887, and the printing of stamps of Mary began in 1939.

The World Book Encyclopedia, World Book, Inc., Chicago, 2000.



Our Lady of Copacabana
Issued to commemorate the second
National Eucharistic Congress.
 Notre-Dame de Copacabana-Émis pour
commémorer le 2e congrès 
eucharistique national.

  Date: 07/19/1939; Scott: C 73; Y&T: 50

 


Our Lady of Copacabana
 Issued to commemorate the second
National Eucharistic Congress.
 Notre-Dame de Copacabana-Émis pour
 commémorer le 2e congrès 
eucharistique national.

Date: 07/19/1939; Scott: C 80; Y&T: 57


Virgin of Copacabana
Issued to publicize the third Inter- American
Congress of Catholic Education. 
 La Vierge de Copacabana-Émis
pour publiciser le 3e congrès inter-américain 
de l'éducation catholique.

Date: 09/26/1948; Scott: 328; Y&T: 295

 


Virgin of Copacabana
Issued to publicize the third Inter-American
Congress of Catholic Education.
 La Vierge de Copacabana-Émis pour
 publiciser le 3e congrès inter-américain 
de l'éducation catholique.

 
Date: 09/26/1948; Scott: C 122;Y&T: 99


Virgin of Cotoca and
Symbol of Eucharist

 Issued to commemorate the fourth National
Eucharistic Congress, Santa Cruz-1961. 
La Vierge de Cotoca et le symbole de
 l'Eucharistie-Émis pour commémorer 
le 4e congrès eucharistique. 

  national à  Santa Cruz-1961.
Date: 3/19/1962; Scott: C231;Y&T: 212

 


Nativity
La nativité.
Date: 4/12/1972; Scott: 544; Y&T: 511
Artist: Melchior Perez de Holguin


Coronation of the Virgin
Le couronnement de la Vierge.
Date: 04/12/1972; Scott: 545; Y&T: 512
Artist: G.M. Berrio

 


Madonna and Child
La Vierge et l'Enfant.
Date: 08/17/1972; Scott: 548; Y&T: 515
Artist: B. Bitti


Adoration of the Kings
Adoration des Rois mages.
Date: 08/17/1972; Scott: C 317; 
Y&T: 300; Artist: G. Gamarra


Adoration of Pachamama
(Mountain)

L'adoration de la montagne Pachamama.
Date: 08/17/1972; Scott: C 318; 
Y&T: 301; Artist: A. Borda

 


Virgin and Child
La Vierge et l'Enfant.
Date: 07/12/1981; Scott: 669; Y&T: 616


Enthronement of Virgin
of Copacabana

Four-hundredth anniversary.
400e anniversaire du couronnement
de la Vierge de Copacabana.
Date: 11/15/1982; Scott: 686; Y&T: 631

 


Virgin and Child
La Vierge et l'Enfant.
Date: 11/19/1982; Scott: 688; Y&T: 633




John Paul II and the
Virgin of Copacabana

Jean-Paul II et la Vierge de Copacabana.
Date: 03/03/1987; Scott: 765; Y&T: 708


The Virgin of the Roses
La Vierge aux roses.
Date: 12/18/1989; Scott: 794; Y&T: 741


Virgin del Cerro
La Vierge du Cerro
Date: 12-19-1997; Scott: 1020


Virgin of the Leche
La Vierge au lait
Date: 12-19-1997; Scott: 1021


Holy Family
La Sainte Famille
Artist: Melchior Perez d Holguin (1717)
Date: 12-19-1997; Scott: 1022


Our Lady of Peace
Notre-Dame de la paix.
Date: 07/15/1991; Scott: 824; Y&T: 775

Adoration of the Shepherds 
L'adoration des bergers.
Date: 12/08/1993; Scott: 901 E; Y&T: 855 A

Madonna and Child and Saints
La Madone et l'Enfant avec des saints.
Date: 12/08/1993; Scott: 901 F; 
Y&T: 855 B

Virgin of the Milk
La Vierge au lait.
Date: 12/08/1993; Scott: 901 G; Y&T: 855 C
Artist: Melchoir Perez de Holgun (1660 - 1732)

Franciscans at Copacabana
National Sanctuary

Sanctuaire national des francicains aà Copacabana.
Date: 05/02/1995; Scott: 939; Y&T: 887

Franciscans at Copacabana
National Sanctuary

Sanctuaire national des francicains aà Copacabana.
Date: 05/02/1995; Scott: 940; 
Y&T: 889

The Annunciation
L'annonciation.
Date: 12/15/1995; Scott: 951; Y&T: 905
Artist: Cima Conegliano (1459 - 1517)

The Nativity 
La nativité.
Date: 12/15/1995; Scott: 952; Y&T: 906
Artist: Hans Baldung (14840 - 1545)

Adoration of the Magi
L'adoration des rois mages.
Date: 12/15/1995; Scott: 953; Y&T: 907
Artist: Rogier van der Weyden (1400 - 1464)

Adoration of the Shepherds
L'adoration des bergers.
Date: 12/16/2003; Scott: 1214; Y&T: 1162
Artist: Leonardo Flores

Adoration of the Shepherds 
L'adoration des bergers.
Date: 12/16/2003; Scott: 1215; Y&T: 1163
Artist: Bernardo Bitti(1548 - 1610)

Adoration of the Shepherds
L'adoration des bergers.
Date: 12/16/2003; Scott: 1216; Y&T: 1164
Artist: Melchoir Perez de Holgun (1660 - 1732)


Virgin of the Rosario
La Vierge du rosaire.
Date: 12/04/2006; Scott: 1297; Y&T: 1245


Adoration of the Magi 
L'adoration des rois mages.
Date: 12/04/2006; Scott: 1298; Y&T: 1247


Adoration of the Shepherds
L'adoration des bergers.
Date: 12/04/2006; Scott: 1299; Y&T: 1248


Legend: SCOTT = Standard Postage Stamp Catalogue issued by: Scott Publishing Co
               Y&T = Catalogue Yvert et Tellier


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