Jamestown settlement commemorated

May 11th, 2007

USPS issue a new stamp on 11 May to mark the 400th anniversary of the settlement of Jamestown in Virginia, widely recognized as the first permanent English settlement in America.

English colonists arrived in 1607 and the stamp depicts a Griffith Baily Coale painting illustrating the three ships the settlers sailed from England in - Susan Constant, Godspeed, and Discover. The stamp is shaped like a triangle in honour of the first fort built by the settlers, which was also triangular.

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