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Miniature Sheet - Antigua and Barbuda - 2000

Title

Miniature Sheet - Antigua and Barbuda - 2000

Type

Miniature Sheet

Coverage

Antigua and Barbuda

Date Issued

2000-08-21

Description

This miniature sheet was issued to commemorate the turn of the millennium in general and achievements and events of the second half of the 13th century in particular. The sheet features seventeen stamps and seventeen events with a short description of each along the left side. The stamps are captioned as follows:

  • "1250– Expansion of the Inquisition"
  • "1260– Chartres Cathedral"
  • "1260– Naumburg sculptures"
  • "1261– First English Parliament"
  • "1270– Maestà by Cimabue"
  • "1271– Marco Polo"
  • "1271– Divine Wind"
  • "1274– Death of Thomas Aquinas"
  • "1277– Arezzo Cathedral"
  • "1286– 'The Maid' of Norway, Queen of Scotland"
  • "1290– Jewish exodus from England"
  • "1291– Acre is taken over by Muslims"
  • "1291– Moshe de Leon incorporates his work in the text of The Zohar"
  • "1292–98 – German Civil War"
  • "1294– Death of Kublai Khan"
  • [Stamp not captioned; caption from description: "1295 Dante (Florence, 1265) writes La Vita Nuova, dedicated to Beatrice. Albeit impossible, his love remained alive forever, immortalized in one of the masterpieces of Western literature."
  • "1296– 'Autumn Colors on the Quiao and Hua Mountains' by Zhan Mengfu"

All of the stamps have a denomination of 60¢ (0.60 XCD).

Extent

230 × 158 mm

Bibliographic Citation

Michel no. 3233–3249
Scott no. 2385

Language

English