Arago: 400th Anniversary Settlement of Jamestown Issue

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400th Anniversary Settlement of Jamestown Issue

The Postal Service issued a 41-cent Settlement of Jamestown commemorative stamp in a pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) double-sided sheet of twenty stamps on May 11, 2007, in Jamestown, Virginia. The Stamp was designed by Richard Sheaff of Scottsdale, Arizona. This commemorative sheet celebrated the 400th anniversary of the settlement of Jamestown, Virginia, by English colonists in 1607.

The stamp, featuring a painting of the three ships that carried the first settlers, is shaped like a triangle, as was the fort raised by the Jamestown settlers shortly after their arrival.

The selvage area on the front of the sheet includes a painting of Jamestown by artist Richard Schlecht of Frederick, Maryland, and was reviewed with the help of archaeologists currently excavating the site of the Jamestown fort.

The Banknote Corporation of America, Inc., printed 60 million stamps in the offset process with microprint "USPS".

Reference:

Postal Bulletin (March 29, 2007).


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