Columbus Welcomed at Barcelona Postage Stamp

Columbus Welcomed at Barcelona Postage Stamp Maximum Cards

Stock #: 235737
Type: Postcard
Era: Continental Chrome
Publisher: Fleetwood
Postmark: 1992 May-22
PM City: Chicago
PM State: IL
Stamp: 6c
Size: 4" x 5.75" (10.25 x 15 cm)

Additional Details:
First Day of Issue: May 22, 1992 First Issue Location: Chicago, Illinois Christopher Columbus double crossing of the vast Atlantic Ocean has gone down in history as one of the most amazing feats of navigation ever known. but Columbus and his men almost did not make it back to Spain. On the night of February 14, 1493, a fierce sttorm hit the Nina and the Pinta-- the Santa Maria had perished on a Haitian reef-- and the shps were separated. The storm raged on, threatening to swallow the Nina, Columbus, and the knowledge of the discovery. Finally, on March 9, the ship limped into the Portuguese harbor of Lisbon. On March 30, he received a letter from the King and Queen summoning him to Barcelona. The explorer arrived to a hero's welcome in a scene of great splendor. The memorable moment in history served as inspiration for artist Randolph Rogers (1852-1892), who crafted it upon the bronze doors of the Rotunda of the US Capitol. From Rogers' work, the 6-cent Columbus Welcomed at Barcelona stamp of 1893 was engraved