In 1930 the Dominican
Republic issued a set of 4 stamps with the same design with a map of
the island of Hispaniola or Santo Domingo divided between Haiti and
the Republic. The dotted line may represent the airmail route to the
An airmail stamp showing air routes to the capital, Cuidad Trujillo,
was issued in 1946. The same design appears on regular postal issues
for the same year.
Eighteen islands make up the Faroe Islands. The largest is Streymoy;
two of the smaller islands, Hestur and Mykines.
"the horse," lies three miles off the Southwest coast of Streymoy. The
map identifies Múlin, one of the highest points rising to 421
meters, Hælur, a lighthouse on the southern tip of the island,
and Bygdin or village is also called Hestur. There are
about 60 inhabitants on the island. The main occupation is fishing.
is the westernmost of the Faroe Islands. It is unlike the other
islands. Some believe that it is the "paradise of the birds" described
by St. Brendan in the sixth century. Puffins, called "diving parrots"
in German, or "little friars" in Spanish abound. Knúkur is the
highest point, 560 meters. The Bygdin has earthen streets,
bright turf-roofed houses, and a white, turf-roofed church. About
fifteen people live in the village.
says that St. Brendan and his monks passed the islands in the sixth
century. The Norse arrived in the ninth century. Christianity became
the religion around 1000, and in 1035 the islands became a part of the
Kingdom of Norway. in 1849 Denmark officially incorporated the Faroes.
Following World War II the Act on Faroese Home Rule was passed
and the status of the Islands was changed from county of Denmark" to
"self-governing community within the Kingdom of Denmark."