People, Places and Events on Stamps


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In 1965, Spain and the United States issued jointly a stamp to mark the 400th anniversary of the founding of St. Augustine.

Florida was the first continuous Spanish settlement in the New World. Spanish admiral Don Pedro Menendez de Aviles founded St. Augustine, located on the northeast coast of Florida, in 1565. The settlement was named in honor of the saint whose feast occurred on the same day St. Augustine was established.