Stamps Legal After 40-Year Ban
Get 1,000 Different Cuba Stamps
America’s policy toward Cuba is changing, and no one is sure how or if this thawing of relations will affect our ability to get stamps from Cuba. But today, you have a chance to get genuine stamps of the “old Cuba” that were illegal to own in the United States for 40 years. Recall the history of this communist country with this specialized stamp collection.
A Special Opportunity for You…
From 1962 to 2001, the U.S. enforced a ban on all Cuban goods, including postage stamps. As collectors, we’ve been unable to purchase and document one of our closest neighbor’s postal history.
Today the U.S. Treasury Department is allowing Mystic to import and sell canceled Cuba postage stamps. Due to their educational value, these once-forbidden canceled Cuba stamps can now be yours – mint Cuba stamps are still embargoed.
Get an Insider’s Look at Cuba’s Changing History
Cuban history is closely tied to ours. Ever since Fidel Castro took power on January 1, 1959, U.S.-Cuban relations have been tense. The Bay of Pigs Invasion in 1961 and the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962 are two major events in modern U.S. history that resulted in the trade embargo that continues today.
After more than 50 years of strained relations, recent events marked a change in policy that media sources named the “Cuban Thaw.” In December 2014, President Obama and Cuba’s president Raúl Castro announced an agreement to begin negotiations leading to the reopening of embassies as well as easing trade and travel restrictions. Then in March 2016, Obama became the first sitting President to visit the country in over 85 years. And that same month, The Rolling Stones were allowed to perform there for the first time, despite their music being previously labeled “ideological deviation.”
Who knows what the future holds for U.S.-Cuban policies? No matter what the result of recent developments, it’s an exciting time to collect Cuba stamps. Now you can add this important history to your growing stamp collection and save. Act now, quantities are limited.