Thursday, June 3, 2010

USA - The Boston Tea Party stamps


The Boston Tea Party stamps (attached) are Scott #'s 1480 to #1483. They were issued on July 4, 1973,
commemorating the bicentennial of the protest against British taxation without colonial representation.
The Boston Tea Party,(Dec. 16, 1773),  incident in which 342 chests of tea belonging to the British East India Company were thrown from ships into Boston Harbour by American patriots disguised as Mohawk Indians.The Americans were protesting both a tax on tea (taxation without representation) and the perceived monopoly of the East India Company. 
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