Spain Scott B194b (31 Mar 1992) on postcard commemorating the 16- 23 June 1997 “Columbus Seminar” hosted by the Christopher Columbus Philatelic Society in the historic town of Tordesillas, Spain.     It was in the Treaty House in Tordesillas in 1494 that the world famous treaty was signed between the Spanish Catholic monarchs and the Portuguese King under the auspices of Pope Alexander VI.    Note the CCPS pictorial cancellation showing Queen Isabella and Christopher Columbus.

Spain Scott B194b (31 Mar 1992) on postcard commemorating the 16- 23 June 1997 “Columbus Seminar” hosted by the Christopher Columbus Philatelic Society in the historic town of Tordesillas, Spain. It was in the Treaty House in Tordesillas in 1494 that the world famous treaty was signed between the Spanish Catholic monarchs and the Portuguese King under the auspices of Pope Alexander VI. Note the CCPS pictorial cancellation showing Queen Isabella and Christopher Columbus.

Spain Scott #C37 (29 Sep 1930) Vicente Yáñez Pinzón from Palos de la Frontera, Spain. Vicente was a Spanish navigator, explorer and conquistador. He sailed with Christopher Columbus on the first voyage to the New World in 1492, as captain of the Niña.   In 1499 Vicente Pinzón sailed to the South American coast. Carried by a strong storm, he reached the north coast of what today is Brazil on 26 Jan 1500. According to the Treaty of Tordesillas of 1494 with Portugal, Spain could make no claim.

Spain Scott #C37 (29 Sep 1930) Vicente Yáñez Pinzón from Palos de la Frontera, Spain. Vicente was a Spanish navigator, explorer and conquistador. He sailed with Christopher Columbus on the first voyage to the New World in 1492, as captain of the Niña. In 1499 Vicente Pinzón sailed to the South American coast. Carried by a strong storm, he reached the north coast of what today is Brazil on 26 Jan 1500. According to the Treaty of Tordesillas of 1494 with Portugal, Spain could make no claim.

Spain Scott #C40 (29 Sep 1930) Martín Alonso Pinzón. Martín was from Palos de la Frontera (Huelva), Spain and was a Spanish mariner, shipbuilder, navigator and explorer.   He sailed with Christopher Columbus on his first voyage to the New World in 1492, as captain of the Pinta. His brother Francisco Martin Pinzón was Maestre (first mate) of the Pinta.  It was from the Pinta that Rodrigo de Tirana would be the first to sight land in the Americas at 2:00 a.m. on 12 Oct 1492.

Spain Scott #C40 (29 Sep 1930) Martín Alonso Pinzón. Martín was from Palos de la Frontera (Huelva), Spain and was a Spanish mariner, shipbuilder, navigator and explorer. He sailed with Christopher Columbus on his first voyage to the New World in 1492, as captain of the Pinta. His brother Francisco Martin Pinzón was Maestre (first mate) of the Pinta. It was from the Pinta that Rodrigo de Tirana would be the first to sight land in the Americas at 2:00 a.m. on 12 Oct 1492.

Postcard showing the medallion of Los Reyes Catóticos (Ferdinand and Isabella) at the main entrance (plateresque facade) to the University of Salamanca (Spain).

Postcard showing the medallion of Los Reyes Catóticos (Ferdinand and Isabella) at the main entrance (plateresque facade) to the University of Salamanca (Spain).

Monument to Christopher Columbus under construction in 1887 (Barcelona, Spain). Old image on new postcard by MUHBA (Museu d’Història de Barcelona).

Monument to Christopher Columbus under construction in 1887 (Barcelona, Spain). Old image on new postcard by MUHBA (Museu d’Història de Barcelona).

Spain Scott #1280 (17 Mar 1965) Columbus Monument in Barcelona, Spain where the Catholic Kings received Columbus on his return from his first voyage.      This monument as shown on the postcard stands at a height of 187.5 feet (57.2 meters). It was dedicated on 01 June 1888. The statue of Christopher Columbus at the top of the monument is of bronze and measures 26 feet and 3 inches (8 meters). Note the pictorial cancellation of 30 Oct 1987.

Spain Scott #1280 (17 Mar 1965) Columbus Monument in Barcelona, Spain where the Catholic Kings received Columbus on his return from his first voyage. This monument as shown on the postcard stands at a height of 187.5 feet (57.2 meters). It was dedicated on 01 June 1888. The statue of Christopher Columbus at the top of the monument is of bronze and measures 26 feet and 3 inches (8 meters). Note the pictorial cancellation of 30 Oct 1987.

Tonga -- Niaufo’ou (Tin Can Island) Scott #147 a-l (28 Apr 1992) Miniature Sheet of 12 stamps: a. Columbus; b. Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand; c. Columbus being blessed by Abbot of Palos; d. Men in boat, 15th century compass; e. Wooden ship’s traverse board, wind rose, Niña; f. Bow of Santa María; g. Stern of Santa María; h. Pinta; i. Two men raising cross; j. Explorers and natives; k. Columbus kneeling before the Catholic Kings; l. Columbus’ second Coat of Arms.

Tonga -- Niaufo’ou (Tin Can Island) Scott #147 a-l (28 Apr 1992) Miniature Sheet of 12 stamps: a. Columbus; b. Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand; c. Columbus being blessed by Abbot of Palos; d. Men in boat, 15th century compass; e. Wooden ship’s traverse board, wind rose, Niña; f. Bow of Santa María; g. Stern of Santa María; h. Pinta; i. Two men raising cross; j. Explorers and natives; k. Columbus kneeling before the Catholic Kings; l. Columbus’ second Coat of Arms.

Spain Scott B142 (09 Feb 1989) stamp on postcard promotes the 1992 Universal Exposition of Seville, Spain by honoring a previous exposition: Crystal Palace, London, 1851. The Crystal Palace was a cast-iron and plate-glass building originally erected in Hyde Park, London, England, to house the Great Exposition of 1851. Examples of the latest technology developed during the Industrial Revolution were displayed. The Universal Exposition of Seville (Expo '92) took place from 20 Apr to 12 Oct…

Spain Scott B142 (09 Feb 1989) stamp on postcard promotes the 1992 Universal Exposition of Seville, Spain by honoring a previous exposition: Crystal Palace, London, 1851. The Crystal Palace was a cast-iron and plate-glass building originally erected in Hyde Park, London, England, to house the Great Exposition of 1851. Examples of the latest technology developed during the Industrial Revolution were displayed. The Universal Exposition of Seville (Expo '92) took place from 20 Apr to 12 Oct…

Spain Scott #B188 (15 Oct 1991) Pope Alexander VI (born in Spain) negotiated the division of the newly discovered lands claimed by Spain and Portugal in the late 1400s. He divided the title to the lands between them along a demarcation line.     This imaginary line ran north and south through the mid-Atlantic giving Spain title of any unclaimed territories to the west of the line and Portugal would have possession of any unclaimed territory to the east of the line.

Spain Scott #B188 (15 Oct 1991) Pope Alexander VI (born in Spain) negotiated the division of the newly discovered lands claimed by Spain and Portugal in the late 1400s. He divided the title to the lands between them along a demarcation line. This imaginary line ran north and south through the mid-Atlantic giving Spain title of any unclaimed territories to the west of the line and Portugal would have possession of any unclaimed territory to the east of the line.

Spain #C132 (12 Oct 1951) Queen Isabella I (Isabel La Catótica) 500th Anniversary issue of her birth.   She was born in Madrigal de las Altas Torres (Avila) in 1451 and died in Medina del Campo (Valladolid) in 1504.  This maximum card features Queen Isabella of Spain. The pictorial cancellation 15 Sep 1952 Dueñas, Spain ties the stamp to the postcard.

Spain #C132 (12 Oct 1951) Queen Isabella I (Isabel La Catótica) 500th Anniversary issue of her birth. She was born in Madrigal de las Altas Torres (Avila) in 1451 and died in Medina del Campo (Valladolid) in 1504. This maximum card features Queen Isabella of Spain. The pictorial cancellation 15 Sep 1952 Dueñas, Spain ties the stamp to the postcard.

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