French Polynesia 1976 American Bicentennial. Naval Battles

From Stamps of the World

  • Issue date: 15th April 1976
  • two values
  • Designed and engraved by Jacques Combet
  • Printed by: I.T.V.F., France
  • stamp format: height 39½mm x width 40½mm
  • Perforations: 13 x 13

24f ~ Battle of Les Saintes (The Saints), in West Indies, April 1782
39f ~ Battle of Chesapeake Bay (off revolutionary America), September 1781

  • Note: the relevance of the Battle of The Saints to the American Bicentenary is that the same French fleet

was engaged in battles and blockades off America (blockade of Yorktown)