DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

This country makes up the eastern two-thirds of the island of Hispaniola, while Haiti makes up the western end of the island.  The Dominican Republic is in the West Indies island group, only 575 miles southeast of Miami, Florida.  This country is a land of fertile valleys and green mountains.  Christopher Columbus landed on Hispaniola in 1492, and some historians believe he is buried on this island in the Cathedral of Santo Domingo, the capital city of the Dominican Republic.  During much of Dominican Republic's history, dictators and other countries have ruled.  It is now a government with a President, a Cabinet, a Senate, and the Chamber of Deputies.  Mostly Spanish is spoken and other ways of life brought to their land from Spain are observed.  African influence, which came to the country by way of Haiti, is very strong.  Dominican Republic began printing stamps in 1885, and the stamps of Mary, the Nativity and Holy Family began in 1942.

The World Book Encyclopedia, World Book, Inc., Chicago, 2000.

Virgin of Altagracia
La Vierge de Altagracia
Date: 08/15/1942;
Scott: 383; Y&T:357

 

 

Virgin of Altagracia
La Vierge de Altagracia
Date: 08/15/1942;
Scott: 384; Y&T:358

 

 

 

Virgin of Altagracia
La Vierge de Altagracia
Date: 08/15/1942;
Scott: 385; Y&T:359

 

 

 

Virgin of Altagracia
La Vierge de Altagracia
Date: 08/15/1942;
Scott: 386; Y&T:360

 

 

Virgin of Altagracia
La Vierge de Altagracia
Date: 08/15/1942;
Scott: 387; Y&T:361

 

 

 

Virgin of Altagracia
La Vierge de Altagracia
Date: 08/15/1942;
Scott: 388; Y&T:362

 

 

Ano Mariano-
Initials in Monogram

Année mariale-Initiales sous forme de monogramme
Date: 08/05/1954;
Scott: C87; Y&T: 92

 

Ano Mariano-
Initials in Monogram

Année mariale-Initiales sous forme de monogramme
Date: 08/05/1954;
Scott: C88; Y&T: 93

 

 

Ano Mariano-
Initials in Monogram
Année mariale-Initiales sous forme de monogramme
Date: 08/05/1954;
Scott: C89; Y&T:94

 

 

Virgin of Altagracia
La Vierge de Altagracia
Date: 03/18/1965;
Scott: 611; Y&T:627

 

 

Hands Holding Lily
Des mains tenant un lys
Date: 03/18/1965;
Scott: 612; Y&T:628


 

Basilica of Our Lady of Altagracia
Basilique de Notre-Dame 
de Altagracia

Date:03/18/1965;
Scott: C140; Y&T:178

The Holy Family - 1504
La Sainte Famille - 1504
Date: 12/12/1988;
Scott: 1045; artist: Michael Angelo - 1475-1564
   
 

Legend:  SCOTT = Standard Postage Stamp Catalogue issued by: Scott Publishing Co.
              Y&T = Catalogue Yvert et Tellier
              B/F = Bloc/Feuillet

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