Dave's United States Postage Stamp Collection

1930-1931 Commemoratives

Massachusette Bay Colony: 2 Cent Carmine Rose. Celebrates the 300th anniversary of the founding of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. It was founded by sixty English Puritans seeking religious freedom. Unfortunately, they would not tolerate any other religious belief in their midst, forcing others to "seek freeedon" by founding colonies elsewhere.

Charleston Commemorative: 2 Cent Carmine Rose. Commemorates the 260th anniversary of the founding of the Province of Carolina and the 250th anniversary of the establishment of the city of Charleston.

Battle of Braddock's Field: 2 Cent Carmine Rose. During the struggle of the British to free the Northwestern Territory from French occupation (French and Indian War), Genneral George Braddock ignored the advice of George Washington about Indian methods of fighting from ambush. At the Battle of Braddock, British troops were scared by war whoops and confused by Indians fighting from behind trees. General Braddock was killed and his troops defeated.

General von Steuben: 2 Cent Carmine Rose. Honors the 200th anniversary of the birth of the Prussian born General, whose exceptional services to the Colonial Army greatly improved their military techniques during the Revolutionary War.

General Casimir Pulaski: 2 Cent Carmine Rose. Commemorates the 150th anniversary of the death of the Polish soldier who organized and led a corps of cavalry in the siege of Savannah in 1779. He was fatally wounded during that conflict.

American Red Cross: 2 Cent Black and Red. Clara Barton's work on the battlefields during the Civil War and then behind the lines during the Franco-Prussian War led to the establishment of the American Red Cross. This issue commemorates the 50th anniversary of the founding of the American Red Cross.

Yorktown: 2 Cent Carmine Rose and Black. British General Cornwallis surrendered at the Battle of Yorktown. While receiving help from the French Fleet, the American Army cut the British troops off from reinforcements and supplies. After 8 days of bombardment the British were force to surrender to General George Washington.

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