United States Scott #3209d (18 Jun 1998) Trans-Mississippi Centennial issue: John C. Fremont on the Rocky Mountains. John C. Fremont was an American military officer, explorer and politician. During the 1840s, when he led four expeditions into the American West, the news media and admiring historians accorded Fremont the nickname “The Pathfinder.” His deeds enhanced the United States “Period of Western Expansion.”

United States Scott #3209d (18 Jun 1998) Trans-Mississippi Centennial issue: John C. Fremont on the Rocky Mountains. John C. Fremont was an American military officer, explorer and politician. During the 1840s, when he led four expeditions into the American West, the news media and admiring historians accorded Fremont the nickname “The Pathfinder.” His deeds enhanced the United States “Period of Western Expansion.”

Mexico Wells Fargo Express 10 centavos W. F. franking on blue 5 centavos entire for letters of 1/2 once to the United States exclusively. 1492 - 1892 Columbian issue from Symon, Mexico to San Diego, California via El Paso, Texas 24 Nov 1893 (backstamped). Mexico H & G (Higgins & Gage) #63 (1892) Columbian Jubilee issue of the Wells Fargo Express.

Mexico Wells Fargo Express 10 centavos W. F. franking on blue 5 centavos entire for letters of 1/2 once to the United States exclusively. 1492 - 1892 Columbian issue from Symon, Mexico to San Diego, California via El Paso, Texas 24 Nov 1893 (backstamped). Mexico H & G (Higgins & Gage) #63 (1892) Columbian Jubilee issue of the Wells Fargo Express.

Spain Scott #345 (15 Feb 1929) “Santa María” and View of Seville, Spain.

Spain Scott #345 (15 Feb 1929) “Santa María” and View of Seville, Spain.

United States Scott #2624b (22 May 1992) Fleet of Columbus.

United States Scott #2624b (22 May 1992) Fleet of Columbus.

Chile Scott #38 (issued 1894) The Cicarelli Portrait of Christopher Columbus.  The portrait of Christopher Columbus (Cristóbal Colón) by Alejandro Cicarelli was painted in 1849. The early “Columbus” stamps of Chile were designed from this image. The painting is located in the Museo Histórico Nacional (National Historical Museum), Santiago, Chile.

Chile Scott #38 (issued 1894) The Cicarelli Portrait of Christopher Columbus. The portrait of Christopher Columbus (Cristóbal Colón) by Alejandro Cicarelli was painted in 1849. The early “Columbus” stamps of Chile were designed from this image. The painting is located in the Museo Histórico Nacional (National Historical Museum), Santiago, Chile.

United States Scott #2627b (22 May 1992) Columbus Restored to Favor.

United States Scott #2627b (22 May 1992) Columbus Restored to Favor.

Maximum Card shows the Landing of Columbus, surprised natives, title of Washington Irving’s book “Life and Voyages of Christopher Columbus” and year first published (1828). Stamps: U.S. Scott #859 Washington Irving and U.S. Scott #1734 Indian Head Penny. Postmark: 28 May 1978 New York, N.Y. The year date marks the 150th Anniversary of the publication of the First Edition of Irving’s book (mentioned on postcard). Also, New York City was his birth town (03 Apr 1783).

Maximum Card shows the Landing of Columbus, surprised natives, title of Washington Irving’s book “Life and Voyages of Christopher Columbus” and year first published (1828). Stamps: U.S. Scott #859 Washington Irving and U.S. Scott #1734 Indian Head Penny. Postmark: 28 May 1978 New York, N.Y. The year date marks the 150th Anniversary of the publication of the First Edition of Irving’s book (mentioned on postcard). Also, New York City was his birth town (03 Apr 1783).

San Marino Scott #1230 (22 Mar 1991) Map of Columbus’ first voyage to the New World and navigational instruments: quadrant, sandglass, compass.

San Marino Scott #1230 (22 Mar 1991) Map of Columbus’ first voyage to the New World and navigational instruments: quadrant, sandglass, compass.

Bahamas Scott #464 (09 Jul 1980) Landfall of Columbus, 1492. The Landfall, in nautical language, is the first land sighted after a voyage.  Bahamas Scott #597 (19 May 1986) stamps on stamp (Scott #471 and 464): Blockade runner, 1860s and Landfall of Columbus, 1492.

Bahamas Scott #464 (09 Jul 1980) Landfall of Columbus, 1492. The Landfall, in nautical language, is the first land sighted after a voyage. Bahamas Scott #597 (19 May 1986) stamps on stamp (Scott #471 and 464): Blockade runner, 1860s and Landfall of Columbus, 1492.

Panama Scott #285 (Dec 1936) The Jovian Portrait of Christopher Columbus.   Paulus Jovius (or Paolo Giovio in Italian) was a wealthy Italian physician. Speculation suggests that he hired an unknown artist to do this portrait of Christopher Columbus.

Panama Scott #285 (Dec 1936) The Jovian Portrait of Christopher Columbus. Paulus Jovius (or Paolo Giovio in Italian) was a wealthy Italian physician. Speculation suggests that he hired an unknown artist to do this portrait of Christopher Columbus.

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