Columbus in Chains

Columbus in Chains Maximum Cards

Stock #: 235740
Type: Postcard
Era: Continental Chrome
Publisher: Fleetwood
Postmark: 1992 May-22
PM City: Chicago
PM State: IL
Stamp: $2
Size: 4" x 5.75" (10.25 x 15 cm)

Additional Details:
First day of issue: May 22, 1992 First issue location: Chicago, Illinois While Columbus was without a doubt a respectable admiral, he left quite a bit to be desired as an administrator. After his ill-fated third voyage, Columbus was arrested on Hispaniola for mismanagement of the colonies in the New World. While it is doubtful that anyone could have successfully managed to quell the rebellions and uprisings caused by the clash of New World and Old, Columbus proved to be inflexible, weak at times, and often completely ruthless. He was returned in chains to Spain in 1500 along with his brothers Bartolomeo and Diego. The great explorer who had seen such a meteoric rise to fame saw an equally sharp plummet to disgrace. In 1941, well-known painter Emanuel Leutze (1816-1868) created a work titled The Return of Columbus in Chains to Cadiz. From this painting, the $2 Columbus in Chains stamp of 1893 was created. Although it was presumed that this painting had been lost for all time, an extensive search uncovered the work in excellent condition in a private collection in the United States