MAYFLOWER II COMMEMORATIVE POSTCARD
Mayflower II commemorative postcards featured an original etching depicting the ship in full sail with billowing clouds above and frothy waves below. The image was printed in deep red ink with the caption “Mayflower Ship’s Mail” and British postage bearing Queen Elizabeth II’s image. The cancellation stamp was specifically designed for one-time use with the words “Mayflower II Maiden Voyage” circled around the date “APR-JLY 1957.”
Many were pre-addressed for delivery to recipients in the U.K. while others were to be sold to stamp collectors as a unique souvenir.
© Richard Stone
Image courtesy of the Warwick Charlton Family Archives, Charlton Foundation and Three Sisters Publishing Limited.