Sunday, June 26, 2011

500 years of discovery of America by Columbus - PNG

Date of Issue: April 15, 1992
Scott #: 782-785
Scott #: for sheet - 785a. Date of Issue: June 03, 1992

Year 1992 marked the 500 years of discovery of the America by Christopher Columbus. Papua New Guinea issued a set of four stamps to commemorate this event. Three stamp shows the three ships with which he made the voyage - Nina, Pinta, and Santa Maria. The fourth one shows young Columbus with all three ships on background. A souvenir sheet was issued during World Columbian Stamp Expo 1992 held at Chicago, with two stamps from the set.

Click here to see stamps issued by other countries commemorating this event.
Click here to see Europa stamps issued in 1992.

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