Mayflower Stamps

Pilgrim Tercentenary Stamps

Issued in 1920 to commemorate the 300th anniversary of the sailing of the Mayflower. The 5-cent stamp depicts the signing of the Mayflower Compact. The 1-cent stamp depicts the Mayflower ship.

The Numismatic Heritage of the Pilgrims is an interesting article, as is Pilgrims on Stamps

350th Anniversary Commemorative

Aft starboard quarter view of the Mayflower first day cover issued in 1970

Was Myles Standish a Manxman?

Interest in the problem of Myles Standish is likely to occur with the regularity of Halley's Comet at the centenaries of the voyage of the "Mayflower" and the birth of Myles himself. Recently in the Island a particular question has kept popping up like King Charles' head: was he a Manxman born at Ellanbane? It is a nice thought. Too often the question is answered with a facile affirmative in the mood of: "My mind is made up. Don't give me facts, they only confuse me." Click link above for more.


On the left is a 1620 Mayflower British stamp. On the right is a 1957 commemorative mailing of the Mayflower II maiden voyage from England to the U.S.A., with cancellation on the back noting "Arrival of Mayflower in Plymouth, Massachusetts, June 13, 1957."