Chile is a long, narrow country on the west coast of South America.  It stretches over 2,650 miles from Peru to the north and to the southern tip of the continent.  It borders Argentina, Bolivia, Peru and the South Pacific Ocean.  Chile's name probably comes from chilli, an Indian word meaning where the land ends. The Atacama Desert in the north is one of the driest places on the earth, while parts of the south are among the rainiest.  More spectacular landscapes include snow-capped volcanoes, thick forests, and huge glaciers in the southern part of Chile.  The Andes Mountains form  Chile's eastern boundary, and low mountains rise along the Pacific coast.   Most Chileans are of mixed Spanish and Indian ancestry, which makes Spanish the nation's official language.  Chile began printing stamps in 1853, and started printing stamps of the Blessed Mother Mary in 1970.  

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

 

 

 

 


Virgin and Child
La Vierge et l'Enfant
Date: 07/28/1970;
Scott: 393; Y&T: 353


Virgin and Child
La Vierge et l'Enfant
Date: 07/28/1970;
Scott:  C 303


Virgin of San Cristobal
La Vierge de Saint Cristobal
Date: 11/11/1971;
Scott:  407; Y&T: 369

 


Virgin and Child
La Vierge et l'Enfant
Date: 10/24/1974;
Scott: 454; Y&T: 428

 

 


Virgin and Child
La Vierge et l'Enfant
Date: 12/04/1978;
Scott: 531; Y&T: 506



Adoration of the Kings
L'adoration des Rois
Date: 12/04/1979;
Scott: 558; Y&T: 530

 


Nativity
La nativité
Date: 11/25/1980;
Scott: 580; Y&T: 552

 


Nativity
La nativité
Date: 11/25/1981;
Scott: 611; Y&T: 585

 


Virgin Mary and Marcellin Champagnat
La Vierge Marie et Marcellin Champagnat
Date: 11/11/1982;
Scott: 631A; Y&T: 609

Stained glass window, Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Barcelona
Verrière-Église du Sacré-Coeur de Jésus-Barcelone

 

Nativity
La nativite
Date: 01/12/87
Scott: 769; Y & T: 826

Nativity
La nativite
Date: 11/17/88
Scott: 799; Y & T: 876

 

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

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