1987-90 Bicentenary Statehood Series
Issue Date: July 4, 1987
City: Dover, DE
Printed By: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Printing Method: Lithographed and engraved
From 1987-1990, the U.S. Postal Service issued a set of stamps commemorating the signing of the Constitution by representatives of the first 13 Colonies. The stamps were issued in the 200th year after each state approved the Constitution, in the order each colony became a state. Every stamp shows traditional symbols of the state.
Delaware is known as the "First State" because on December 7, 1787, it became the first state to ratify the U.S. Constitution.