Saturday, July 18, 2009

S.V. Charless Doggett (1831)

Date of Issue: August 14, 1988
Scott #: 303

One of the 12 stamps set (seventh definitive issue) issued under the series - Visiting Ships.

S.V. Charless Doggett, under the command of William Driver (1803 - 1886), during the extensive voyage to pacific, on August 1831 carried the unhappy descendants of the crew of HMS Bounty in Tahiti back to Pitcairn Islands.

Source: wikipedia, Scott catalog.

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