US 1937 350th Birth Anniversary of Virginia Dare 5c. Scott. 796

US 1937 350th Birth Anniversary of Virginia Dare 5c. Scott. 796

Series: Virginia Dare Issue

Stamp details: Virginia Dare and Parents

Issued date: 18-08-1937 (dd/mm/yyyy)
Face value: 5c.

Emission: Commemorative
Watermark: No Watermark

Catalogue No:-
Scott (USA): 796
Stanley Gibbons (UK): 792
Michel (Germany): 403
Yvert et Tellier (France): 362

Dimensions (height x width):
29.6mm x 29.6mm

Printer: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Print Method: Flat plate

Stamp Colors: Grey blue
Perforation: Perf 11

Themes: Famous People, Woman

Total print: 25,040,400 (estimate)

Description:- Virginia Dare (1587 - date of death unknown) was the first English child born in a New World English colony. What became of Virginia and the other colonists remains a mystery. The fact of her birth is known because John White, Virginia's grandfather and the governor of the colony, returned to England in 1587 to seek fresh supplies. When White eventually returned three years later, the colonists were gone.

During the past four hundred years, Virginia Dare has become a prominent figure in American myth and folklore, symbolizing different things to different groups of people. She has been featured as a main character in books, poems, songs, comic books, television programs, and films. Her name has been used to sell different types of goods, from vanilla products to soft drinks, as well as wine and spirits. Many places in North Carolina and elsewhere in the Southern United States have been named in her honor.