US 1957 Shipbuilding ; The Virginia of Sagadahock 3c. Scott. 1095

US 1957 Shipbuilding ; The Virginia of Sagadahock 3c. Scott. 1095

Series: Shipbuilding Issue

Stamp details: 'The Virginia of Sagadahock' and Seal of Maine

Issued date: 15-08-1957 (dd/mm/yyyy)
Face value: 3c.

Emission: Commemorative
Watermark: No Watermark

Catalogue No:-
Scott (USA): 1095
Stanley Gibbons (UK): 1097
Michel (Germany): 718
Yvert et Tellier (France): 632

Dimensions (height x width):
28mm x 26mm

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

Stamp Colors: Deep violet
Perforation: Perf 10˝ x 11

Themes: Sailing Ship, Ship, Shipbuilding, Transports, Symbol

Total print: 126,266,000 (estimate)

Description:- Virginia or Virginia of Sagadahoc was a pinnace built in 1607 and 1608 by English colonists at the Popham Colony. The ship was a project of the Plymouth Company, branch of the proprietary Virginia Company, on land England claimed as belonging to the Virginia Colony. She was the first English ocean-going vessel built in the New World, and a demonstration of the new colony's ability to build ships. The second and third "local" pinnaces (Deliverance and Patience) were built soon afterwards in Bermuda following the loss of Sea Venture during the Third Supply.

The Popham Colony—also known as the Sagadahoc Colony—was a short-lived English colonial settlement in North America. It was established in 1607 by the proprietary Plymouth Company and was located in the present-day town of Phippsburg, Maine, near the mouth of the Kennebec River. It was founded a few months after its more successful rival, the colony at Jamestown. That colony was established on May 4, 1607 (Old Style, May 14 N.S.) by the London Company in present-day James City County, Virginia.