22¢ New York
1987-90 Bicentenary Statehood Series
Issue Date: July 26, 1988
City: Albany, NY
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.
New York, the home of the Statue of Liberty, was also the site of General George Washington's headquarters in 1776. Nearly one-third of all the battles of the Revolutionary War took place in New York State.