Own the Complete 1920 Pilgrim Tercentenary Stamp Set
Contents: YS1920 (548-550) 3 Stamps
With one easy order, you can get the complete three-stamp 1920 Commemorative Year Set honoring the Pilgrims and the Mayflower Compact. You’ll save time and money.
“…for the General Good of the Colony”
With these words, a tradition was born. The “Mayflower Compact,” signed in November 1620, was drawn up before the Pilgrims ever came ashore. To the 41 men who signed it aboard the storm-battered “Mayflower,” lying at anchor after the 65-day voyage across the Atlantic, it was simply an agreement to abide by rules not yet decided upon. To posterity, this was the first agreement for self-government ever enacted in America, the spirit of which later became the very foundation of self-rule.
Three hundred years later, those brave men and women who settled Plymouth, Massachusetts, on a cold, stormy December day, were commemorated with this three-stamp issue. The series design was criticized for being “too crowded,” “badly centered,” and the only U.S. commemorative stamp without country designation. Stamp collectors today recognize the great skill needed for the finest detail work ever done. Within each very small area the engravers created a real masterpiece, which gracefully captures the historical importance of its subject.
Add the expertly engraved 1920 Pilgrim Tercentenary stamps – and the significant history they represent – to your collection. Order today.