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5c Settlement of Florida stamp

1965-08-28

Smithsonian's National Postal Museum

Smithsonian's National Postal Museum

This Florida Settlement Issue stamp commemorates the 400th anniversary of the settlement of Florida and the first permanent European settlement in the continental United States. The earliest known European explorers came with the Spanish conquistador Juan Ponce de León, who named it “La Pascua de la Florida,” which refers to the Easter season and the flower-filled landscape. Pedro Menendez de Avilés founded St. Augustine which is the oldest continuously inhabited European settlement in the United States. The stamp features an image of Spanish explorer, the royal flag of Spain and a ship.

Scott Catalogue USA: 1271

Museum ID: 1980.2493.5528

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  • Title: 5c Settlement of Florida stamp
  • Date Created: 1965-08-28
  • Subject Keywords: Florida Settlement, stamp
  • Medium: paper; ink (red, yellow, black); adhesive / engraving

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