1951 Landing Of Cadillac At Detroit Plate Block of 4 3c Postage Stamps - MNH, OG - Sc# 1000
On July 24, 1951 in Detroit MI; the USPS celebrated the 250th Anniversary of the founding of Fort Pontchartrain du Detroit by Antoine Laumet de La Mothe, sieur de Cadillac. Cadillac was a French explorer and adventurer in New France, now an area of North America stretching from Eastern Canada in the north to Louisiana in the south. In 1694 he was the commander of Fort de Buade, modern day St. Ignace, Michigan, and commanded Fort Pontchartrain Du Detroit, the beginnings of modern Detroit, which he commanded from 1701 until 1710. Between 1710 and 1716 he was the governor of Louisiana, although he did not arrive in that territory until 1713. La Mothe was a controversial figure in New France. William H. Murphy and Henry M. Leland, founders of the Cadillac auto company, paid homage to him by adopting his name for their company and his armorial bearings as its emblem in 1902.
These are real USPS postage stamps that are accepted by the USA Postal Service as payment for mail posted in the USA however the total rates on the stamps posted must equal or exceed the current appropriate postal mailing rate or extra postage must be paid.
The stamp set shown in the picture is a stock photo and is likely not a picture of the exact stamp set you will receive in that it may differ in plate number and/or orientation. However the item you will receive will be similar including having a plate number (if one is present in the photos) and the same number of stamps. Stamps titled as MNH, OG will have no significant creases or unnatural gum disturbances unless otherwise noted.