Thursday, April 2, 2009

Queen Isabella I and Caravels of Columbus

Date of Issue: March 04, 1952
Scott #: C211

This is one of the five stamps issued on the purpose of 500th Birth Anniversary of Queen Isabella I of Spain, who sponsored Christopher Columbus' voyages that led to the discovery of America, laying the foundations of modern Spain and the Spanish Empire, she is considered one of the most important sovereigns in world history.

In the stamp we can see the portrait of Queen Isabella I and the three ships of Columbus, Santa María, La Niña, & La Pinta.

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