The Landing at Plymouth Rock is the focal point of this wonderful four page glossy folder. The six stamps enclosed are a celebration of the 400th anniversary of the voyage to the New World of the Mayflower.
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All six stamps from this exceptional issue are presented within this four page glossy presentation pack. The history of the voyage is told in detail by text issue writer Caleb Johnson, author and historian behind Mayflowerhistory.com. The stamps featured depict the following;
The Departure of the Mayflower: This stamp represents the beginning of the story of the Mayflower and portrays the ship on its departure from Plymouth, UK. The artwork captures the stormy weather faced at sea on its famous voyage.
The Signing of the Compact: This stamp shows the Pilgrims as they sign the Mayflower Compact aboard the ship on 11th November, 1620. The Compact symbolised the establishment of an independent democratic government that still affirmed allegiance to the Crown of England.
The Landing at Plymouth Rock: This stamp displays the Pilgrims as they prepare to step ashore at Plymouth Rock for the first time. The Mayflower can be seen anchored in the background. This pivotal moment marked the start of a new period of civilisation in North America. This stamp is also the 2020 Europa stamp, representing ancient postal routes.
Thanksgiving: In the autumn of 1621, the colonists invited their Native American friends to join them in three days of prayer and feast in celebration of a successful harvest. This tradition would eventually evolve into modern-day Thanksgiving.
Myles Standish: This stamp depicts Myles Standish, our Manx connection within the issue. Myles was an influential and key member of the Mayflower voyage. As Military adviser for Plymouth Colony he played a large role in the defence of the Pilgrims. In 1621 he was elected by his fellows to act as first commander, a position he held for the remainder of his life.
The First Church in New England: In Plymouth Colony in 1621, the Church depicted was constructed by the Pilgrims. The church served as a key part of Plymouth Colony and also featured as a fortification. This structure was a building of great importance to the Pilgrims.
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