Some Philatelic Firsts - Part II
Richard McP. Cabeen, in his book, Standard Handbook of Stamp Collecting, provides some lists of philatelic firsts which he suggests might make a nice collection of the historical and educational aspects of stamps. His second list dealt with stamp subjects.
Sovereign, Victoria Great Britain 1840 Numeral Design, 30, 60, 90 Brazil 1843 Illustrious person not in office, Franklin, Washington United States 1847 Allegorical Design, Ceres
1849 Arms in design Austria, Hanover, Switzerland, Schleswig-Holstein 1850 Seal of a state, view of Sydney New South Wales 1850 Members of royalty not a sovereign, Prince Albert Canada 1851 Animal, part of arms, Beaver
1851 Heraldic symbols, British flowers New Brunswick 1851 Inscription as design motif Denmark 1851 President in office, Louis Napoleon France 1852 Ship, part of arms British Guiana 1852 Foreign notable, Columbus Chile 1853 Bird, part of arms, black swan Western Australia 1854 Locomotive New Brunswick 1860 Scene, mountains Nicaragua 1862 Marine, animal, seal Newfoundland 1865 Fish, cod Newfoundland 1865 Painting as a subject, Landing of Columbus United States 1869 Statue of a ruler, Kamehameha Hawaii 1882 Map Panama 1887 Sports design, Olympic games Greece 1896 First stamp complete with country, value, and use United States 1847 First stamp without value indication Mauritius 1849 First bilingual stamp Hawaii 1859
To Be Continued
Posted September 23, 2000
Editor's Note: The list of stamps which are the first for a particular subject would extend for pages.
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