At school many years ago I studied American history but only the War of Independence. So in checking my stamps for today I never knew that Texas was once a part of Mexico and even existed for a short while as the independent Republic of Texas. It was only in 1845 that Congress approved it to become a member of the United States.
|USA Texas State Centennial - 29 October 1945|
Flags of USA and Texas
During the American Revolution a group of Green Mountain Boys lead by Ethan Allen and Colonel Benedict Arnold captured Fort Ticonderoga in 1775 from the British. A commemorative stamp was issued ii 1955.
|Map of Fort Ticonderoga, Ethan Allen and Artillery - 18 September 1955|
But when it comes to historic buildings Great Britain has -
|Great Britain - 1 March 1978 |
The Tower of London
The White Tower was built by William the Conqueror in 1078.
Even older is the discovery made by Howard Carter in 1992 in the Valley of the Kings.
|Great Britain - 26 April 1972|
Statue of Tutankhamun
For other 'T' stamps visit Sunday-stamps-t. where there will be others to admire.