Norse-American Set: 2 Cent Stamp

US Postage Stamps: 1925


Norse-American Set: 2 Cent Stamp
The Sloop Restaurationen

The Norse-American two cent stamp was issued on May 18, 1925.  This stamp displays the Restaurationen, a Norwegian ship that brought the first organized Norwegian immigrants to the United States in 1825.  Although it was a small ship designed for fewer passengers, it arrived on American shores with 52 people.  The ship was so overcrowded that the captain was arrested and fined when it arrived in New York City.  However, the captain was later pardoned by President John Quincy Adams and the fine was rescinded.  The majority of the newly arrived immigrants settled in Kendall, New York to begin their new lives.

Although the two stamps in this set have very attractive designs, were very popular when they were released, and are prized by collectors, they were produced in limited numbers due to the bicolor printing and associated time and expense that it took to produce.  Although these stamps are readily available, they tend to be significantly more expensive than other commemoratives of this period.

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US Postage Stamps
1925


Lexington-Concord Set:
Washington Taking Command of American Troops
Lexington-Concord Set: Battle of Lexington
Lexington-Concord Set: Minute Man Statue
Norse-American Set:
The Sloop Restaurationen
Norse-American Set:
Viking Ship