US 1937 Charlotte Amalie Harbor, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands 3c. Scott. 802

US 1937 Charlotte Amalie Harbor, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands 3c. Scott. 802

Series: Virgin Islands Territorial Issue

Stamp details: Charlotte Amalie Harbor, St. Thomas

Issued date: 15-12-1937 (dd/mm/yyyy)
Face value: 3c.

Emission: Commemorative
Watermark: No Watermark

Catalogue No:-
Scott (USA): 802
Stanley Gibbons (UK): 798
Michel (Germany): 409
Yvert et Tellier (France): 367

Dimensions (height x width):
25mm x 40mm

Printer: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Print Method: Rotary Press

Stamp Colors: Bright violet
Perforation: Perf 11 x 10½

Themes: Landscape, Ports, Sailing Ships, Ships, Palm-trees, Townscape, City View

Total print: 76,474,500 (estimate)

Description:- Charlotte Amalie, located on St. Thomas, is the capital and the largest city of the United States Virgin Islands. It was founded in 1666 as Taphus (meaning 'beer house' or 'beer hall' in Danish). In 1691, the town was renamed to Charlotte Amalie after Charlotte Amalie of Hesse-Kassel (1650–1714), queen consort to King Christian V of Denmark-Norway. It has a deep-water harbor that was once a haven for pirates and is now one of the busiest ports of call for cruise ships in the Caribbean, with about 1.5 million-plus cruise ship passengers landing there annually. Protected by Hassel Island, the harbor has docking and fueling facilities, machine shops, and shipyards and was a U.S. submarine base until 1966. The Town has been inhabited for centuries. When Christopher Columbus arrived in 1493, the area was inhabited by Caribs, Arawaks, Ciboney and Taíno native peoples. It is on the southern shore at the head of Saint Thomas Harbor. In 2010 the City had a population of 18,481, which makes it the largest city in the Virgin Islands Archipelago. Hundreds of ferries and yachts pass by the Town each week.