22¢ North Carolina
1987-90 Bicentenary Statehood Series
Issue Date: August 22, 1989
City: Fayetteville, NC
Printed By: American Bank Note Co
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.
One of the original 13 colonies and the 12th state to ratify the Constitution, North Carolina is known as the "Tar Heel State". The state is one of the largest producers of tobacco, and the wide diversity in climate and soil gives North Carolina the greatest variety of plant life of any state in the Eastern part of North America.