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Tristan - 500th anniversary of the discovery of the is

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Tristan - 500th anniversary of the discovery of the is

Postby Anatol » Sat Dec 29, 2018 9:41 pm

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In 2006, the post Tristan da Cunha released 2 sheetlets in honor of the 500th anniversary of the discovery of the islands: 30p- DISCOVERY BY TRISTAO d’ACUNHA 1506-see more viewtopic.php? F = 2 & t = 16073. 30p- FIRST SURVEY 1767. see more viewtopic.php? f = 2 & t = 16091. 30p-JONATAN LAMBER of SALEM 1810. In the early 19th century American whalers frequented the neighboring waters and, on December 27, 1810, the Boston ship Baltic put ashore an American named Jonathan Lambert "late of Salem, mariner and citizen thereof" along with one Thomas Currie in his employ, and a third man named Williams. These three were the first permanent inhabitants of Tristan. Lambert declared himself sovereign and sole possessor of the island group "grounding my right and claim on the rational and sure ground of absolute occupancy". He renamed the main island "Island of Refreshment". Five months after arriving, Lambert, Williams and Millet drowned while fishing on May 17, 1812. 50p-WILLIAM GLASS 1816.In 1816 the islands were occupied by a garrison of British Marines. When they left the islands, at their own request William Glass (d. 1853), a corporal in the Royal Artillery, was left behind with his wife and two children, and two masons. Thus was begun the present settlement. Glass ruled over the little community from 1817 to 1853 in patriarchal fashion. Besides raising crops, the settlers possessed numbers of cattle, sheep and pigs. Their most lucrative occupation was seal-fishing.The inhabitants settled on the plain on the north-west of Tristan, as it was the only level land. Here a number of substantial stone cottages and a church were built. 80p- “DUKE OF GLOUCESTER” - see more viewtopic.php? F = 2 & t = 14480. 50p-WRECK of the"EMILY" 1836.- See more viewtopic.php? F = 2 & t = 7742.
Tristan_da_Cunha 2006;30р;30р;30р;50р;80р;50р.МS. Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Islands_of_Refreshment. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_o ... n_da_Cunha.
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