20¢ Roanoke Voyages
Issue Date: July 13, 1984
City: Monroe, NC
Printed By: American Bank Note Company
Printing Method: Photogravure
This stamp honors the 400th anniversary of the Roanoke Voyages. In 1584, with a grant from Queen Elizabeth, Walter Raleigh organized several voyages in an effort to colonize the New World. Despite never having sailed on any of these voyages, Raleigh was knighted by Queen Elizabeth.