Dave's United States Postage Stamp Collection

1907 Jamestown Issue

Captain John Smith: 1 Cent Green. John Smith is the best known of the early settlers of Virginia. As a youngster he was an indifferent student and eventually chose to follow the call of the sea. At the young age of 26 he began trying to colonize Jamestown. While on a expendition in Virginia, he and his men were attacked by Indians. Smith was tried and sentenced to die, but was supposedly saved by Pocahontas. While many of the events in Smith's life have been debated, he is credited with making a acccurate map of the northeastern coast from Penobscot, Maine to Cape Cod. And it was Smith who called the area "New England".

Founding of Jamestown 2 Cent Carmine. Jamestown was the first permanent English settlement in America and was founded on May 14, 1607. It was there that the first representative government on the American continent was established. The cultivation of tobacco was begun there. ".

Pocahontas: 5 Cent Blue. This daughter of the Indian Chief Powhatan is the heroine of one of the best known traditions connected with American History. When John Smith was sentenced to death, he was but seconds away from having his brains crushed with heavy clubs. Pocahontas ran in his aid and begged and pleaded with her father not to kill him. Smith was spared his life.

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