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Carolina-Charleston Issue

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2-cent Carolina-Charleston Anniversary single

The 260th anniversary of the founding of Carolina Province and the 250th anniversary of the establishment of the city of Charleston, South Carolina, were observed with red 2-cent stamp, issued on April 10, 1930. The stamp depicts Joseph West (d. 1632), governor of Carolina Province, holding a sword. Beside him stands a friendly Kiawah Indian, holding a spear. Two ships lie at anchor in the background. Symbols of the state's rice and indigo industries flank the central image.

Gordon T. Trotter

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