BRITISH HONDURAS SEAL OF THE COLONY

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BRITISH HONDURAS SEAL OF THE COLONY

Post by aukepalmhof » Mon Dec 21, 2020 10:15 pm

A few stamps from British Honduras and Belize shows us the coat of arms of the country.
The national coat of arms, was obtained when Belize was British Honduras in 1907, and recalls the logging industry that first led to Belize’s settlement. Belize’s coat of arms consists to a mestizo and a man of African descent, woodcutters holding a beating axe and a paddle. The wood cutters are supporting a shield divided into three sections. The two upper sections contain a paddle and a squaring axe in the right section and a saw and a beating axe in the left section. At the bottom is a ship under full sail. (the ship is stylized, looks like a barque rigged vessel, and the mahogany wood was very important for the shipbuilding.) Behind the shield is a mahogany tree, surrounded by a wreath of 50 leaves.
Under the shield, the national motto of “Sub Umbra Floreo” meaning “Under the Shade I Flourish” is written.

Wikipedia has more on the coat of arms https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coat_of_arms_of_Belize

Source: https://www.belizeriverlodge.com/eco-ad ... of-belize/

British Honduras 1921 2/4c sg 121/23, scott?. 1938 $5 sg161, scott? 1953 1c sg 179, scott?, 1962 1c sg 198, scott?
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1921 Seal-of-the-Colony.jpg
1938 SEALS OF THE COLONY $5.jpg
1953 Coat-of-arms-of-the-colony.jpg
1962 Coat-of-arms-of-the-colony.jpg

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