1987-90 Bicentenary Statehood Series
Issue Date: August 26, 1987
City: Harrisburg, PA
Printed By: J.W. Fergusson and Sons
Printing Method: Photogravure
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.
Pennsylvania hosted the First and Second Continental Congresses. Both the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence were signed in Independence Hall, Philadelphia, formerly the Pennsylvania State House.