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#2624S - Columbus Discovery of America - Set of 6 sheets

Officially produced from the actual 1893 steel -engraving dies, each of these six dramatic 1992 commemorative sheets duplicate all 16 designs of the 1893 Columbian Series - America's First Commemoratives!

Order Pre-cut Mounts 111 x 91 mm


Tribute to John Glenn - The Right Stuff!

1998 Mint Set of 6 & Commemorative Sheet!

In 1962 John Glenn became the first American to orbit the Earth aboard his Mercury Friendship 7 spacecraft. From blastoff to splashdown in the Atlantic Ocean five hours later, millions of Americans were captivated by his historic, 3-orbit flight.

Glenn received a hero's welcome at home and NASA had its first astronaut to match the Russian orbital flights of Yuri Gagarin and Gherman Titov. Not wanting to risk losing a national hero, a Presidential order kept Glenn from space until 36 years later when he became the "oldest man in space" aboard the 10-day Space Shuttle Discovery mission.

The Marshall Islands honored these two missions with this marvelous set highlighting both historic flights - comparing the 1962 and 1998 liftoffs, spaceships and John Glenn. The commemorative sheet features the 1962 U.S. "Man in Space" issue - a stamp prepared in secrecy and sent to post offices in sealed packages marked "Top Secret", not to be opened until the successful completion of the mission!


Italy Columbus Sheets

1992 Complete Mint Set of 6 Sheets
For the 500th Anniversary of Columbus' Voyage to the U.S., Spain, Portugal and Italy created a joint-issue honoring the brave explorer. Add these seldom-seen Italian commemorative sheets to your collection! (Sheet size - 4-3/8 x 3-5/8 inches)


Spain Honors Columbus!

1992 Mint Set of 6 Commemorative Sheets
A joint issue with the U.S. created for the 500th Anniversary of Columbus' voyage. Spain utilized the original designs from the first U.S. commemoratives, the 1893 Columbians!


British Antarctic Explorers - 1973 Complete Mint Set of 15

Great Britain was one of the first nations to establish post offices at its Antarctic research stations. This attractive set shows two centuries of polar explorers and their crafts, from James Cook and the "Resolution" to Ernest Shackleton and the Endurance" and Lincoln Ellsworth and the "Polar Star" airplane. (British Antarctic #45a-59a) More...




Save 60% on this 1992 Complete Set of 7

Tanzania celebrates the 500th anniversary of the Discovery of America with this fascinating set of images from the first voyage of Columbus. Follow their two-month journey with this set, which shows setbacks such as navigational errors and his flagship Santa Maria running aground, and the flock of birds and a shooting star leading to the sighting of land, where they were greeted by peaceful and friendly natives. All of these events are shown on this set, as well as his ships the Nina, Pinta and Santa Maria. His 1492 expedition, at the end of Europe's Middle Ages, opened the way for new trade routes and further exploration of the Americas.

Tanzania Voyages of Columbus - Normally $6.00
Kenmore Online Special Only $2.50


Voyages of Columbus

1988-1992 5 Mint Commemorative Sheets
Leading up to Columbus' 500th anniversary of his Discovery of the New World the Bahamas celebrated with this attractive set of 5 commemorative sheets. Columbus first landed in the Bahamas at San Salvador. (Bahamas #644, 667, 692, 729, 753). Order now & save over $16 More...