Philosateleia
Kevin Blackston
PO Box 17544
San Antonio TX 78217-0544
United States of America

1907 Louisiana Purchase Exposition

In 1907, the United States celebrated the 300th anniversary of the founding of Jamestown, Virginia, the first permanent English settlement in what is now the U.S. Three commemorative stamps were issued to complement the Jamestown Exposition, which was held in Norfolk, Virginia, and was also known as the 1907 World’s Fair.

The set of stamps featured 1¢, 2¢, and 5¢ values picturing key individuals from Jamestown’s early years, including Pocahontas. Although she was not the first Native American to be pictured on a postage stamp, she was the first to be identified in a stamp’s design.

Green 1-cent U.S. postage stamp picturing John Smith
Captain John Smith
Red 2-cent U.S. postage stamp picturing founding of Jamestown, 1607
Founding of Jamestown, 1607
Blue 5-cent U.S. postage stamp picturing Pocahontas
Pocahontas

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Published 2018-06-19