1992 29¢ Approaching Land
Voyage of Columbus
Issue Date: April 24, 1992
City: Christiansted, V.I.
Printed By: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Printing Method: Lithographed, engraved
As part of a joint issue with Italy, the U.S. issued a block of four stamps commemorating Columbus’ first voyage in 1492. The various scenes show Columbus seeking financial backing from Queen Isabella, his three ships crossing the Atlantic, his crew sighting land, and a small party coming ashore in the New World.