Cuba is the largest island in the West Indies. This beautiful island has towering mountains and rolling hills which cover about a third of the island. The rest of the island consists of grasslands and beautiful coastlines.  Cuba lies at the intersection of major sea routes among the Atlantic Ocean, the Caribbean Sea, and the Gulf of Mexico.  Christopher Columbus landed in Cuba in 1492, and the island became an important outpost of Spain's empire in the New World.  The official language is Spanish, its capital is Havana, and the government is run by the Communist Party.  Most Cubans are descendants of people who came from Spain and Africa.  Cuba began their stamp program in 1855, and starting printing stamps of Mary in 1956.

 

Virgin of Charity of  Cobre-Patroness of Cuba
La Vierge de la Charité de Cobre - Patronne de Cuba
Date: 06/05/1956; 

Scott: 559; Y&T: 441

 

 

 

 

 

Church of Our Lady of Charity
Église de Notre-Dame de la Charité
Date: 09/08/1956; 

Scott: C 149;
Y&T: 148

 

 

Nativity
La nativité

Date: 12/20/1957; 

Scott: 588; Y&T: 468

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nativity
La nativité

Date: 12/20/1957; 

Scott: 589; Y&T: 469

 

 

 

 

 

Adoration of the Magi
L'adoration des Mages
Date: 11/18/1977; Scott: C265; Y&T: 52
Artist: Rubens (1577-1640)

Legend: SCOTT = Standard Postage Stamp Catalogue issued by: Scott Publishing Co
               Y&T = Catalogue Yvert et Tellier

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