1987-90 Bicentenary Statehood Series
Issue Date: February 6, 1988
City: Boston, MA
Printed By: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Printing Method: 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.
Pictured on the Massachusetts stamp is the Old Statehouse, site of the infamous Boston Massacre. In March 1770, British soldiers fired into a mob, killing five persons and fueling the fight for freedom.