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São João Baptista da Terra Branca, Minas Gerais (SMG-2350)

Mappa de Minas Geraes, 1910

Another name: Terra Branca (1911)

This village was a district in the municipality of Grão Mogol from July 1868 and was located on the north bank of the Jequitinhonha River, about 550 km north of the provincial capital Ouro Preto. Since then, it has changed the municipality three times: in November 1873 to the newly founded Municipality of Jequitahy, in October 1881 as a freguesia of Montes Claros, and around 1894 to the new municipality of Bocayuva, a successor to the municipality of Jequitahy. Since August 1911, the village has been bearing the simplified Name Terra Branca.

According to Paula Sobrinho (História Postal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, 1997), the local post office was established in June 1873. This is reported by the regional press:

Diario de Minas, April 17, 1873

An imperial postmark was found: SMG-2350a (Samml. José A. Junges) consists of a double circle with the inscription S. JOÃO BAPTA DA TERRA BRANCA above and a – unfortunately illegible – ornament below. The only copy bears a date from 1886 at the centre.

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Anderer Name: Terra Branca (1911)

Diese Ortschaft war ab Juli 1868 ein Distrikt im Município von Grão Mogol, und lag am Nordufer des Flusses Jequitinhonha, gut 550 km nördlich der Provinzhauptstadt Ouro Preto gelegen. Danach wechselte er dreimal die Zuständigkeit: im November 1873 zum neu gegründeten Município de Jequitahy, im Oktober 1881 als Freguesia von Montes Claros und ca. 1894 zum neuen Município von Bocayuva, einem Nachfolger der Gemeinde Jequitahy. Seit August 1911 trägt der Ort den vereinfachten Namen Terra Branca.

Laut Paula Sobrinho (História Postal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, 1997) entstand das örtliche Postamt im Juni 1873. Dies bestätigt die regionale Presse:

Diario de Minas, 17. April 1873

Ein kaiserlicher Poststempel wurde gefunden: SMG-2350a (Samml. José A. Junges) besteht aus einem Doppelkreis mit der Inschrift S. JOĀO BAPTA DA TERRA BRANCA oben und einem – leider unleserliches – Ornament unten. Das einzige Exemplar trägt ein Datum aus 1886 in der Mitte.

By jmkarlsruhe

Brazilian-German philatelist who lives in Germany since 1981.

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