22¢ Elisha Kent Kane
Issue Date: May 28, 1986
City: North Pole, AK
Printed By: American Bank Note Co
Printing Method: Photogravure
This stamp is part of a block of four issued to honor a number of men who played key roles in discovering and unlocking the North Pole.
Elisha Kent Kane sailed his tiny ship Advance northward – perhaps close enough to see the North Pole itself. His stamp shows his ship sinking, after being damaged by ice floes.