St. Kitts & Nevis #1 (1903)

The Arrival of Columbus in the West Indies

October 12th is a national holiday in many countries in the Americas and elsewhere which officially celebrates the anniversary of Christopher Columbus’ arrival in the West Indies on October 12, 1492. The landing is celebrated as Columbus Day in the United States, as Día de la Raza (“Day of the Race”) in many countries in Latin America and as Día de la Hispanidad and Fiesta Nacional in Spain, where it is … Continue reading The Arrival of Columbus in the West Indies

Argentina #91 (1892)

Argentina #91 (1892)

The Argentine Republic (República Argentina in Spanish), is a federal republic located in southeastern South America. Sharing the bulk of the “southern cone” of the continent with its neighbor Chile to the west, the country is also bordered by Bolivia and Paraguay to the north, Brazil to the northeast, Uruguay and the South Atlantic Ocean to the east, and the Drake Passage to the south. With … Continue reading Argentina #91 (1892)