Arago: 3-cent Santa Maria

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3-cent Santa Maria

In celebration of Columbus’s discoveries, it was only fitting that a stamp in the Columbian Exposition Issue be devoted solely to his flagship, the Santa Maria. It is widely believed that the source for the American Bank Note’s image for the 3-cent stamp was a Spanish engraving. The stamp does not fulfill any predetermined rate; it was meant to be used with other stamps to fulfill any number of other domestic and foreign-destination rates. A total of 11,501,250 3-cent stamps were printed.


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  • 3c Flagship of Columbus single
  • 3c Flagship of Columbus sheet of one hundred
  • 3c Flagship of Columbus single
  • 3c Santa Maria block of four
  • 3c Santa Maria block of four
  • 3c Santa Maria block of four
  • 3c Santa Maria block of four
  • 3c Santa Maria block of four
  • 3c Santa Maria block of four
  • 3c Santa Maria block of four
  • 3c Santa Maria block of four
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