Polish Post has released a new stamp marking 400 years since Poles arrived in America.
The year 1620 is generally established as the foundation date of the first American colony, when the so called "founding fathers" stepped off their ship, the Mayflower, and started the Plymouth settlement. However attempts to settle the land had been made as early as 20 years before that. It isn't common knowledge, though, that some of the earliest settles in America were Poles!
Sets of six stamps are printed on decorative sheets.
An Indian profile, accompanied by a drawing symbolising a Polish settler from 1608, are placed against a background containing an outline of both continents.
The First Day Cover presents a map of America and an outline of a sailing ship.