22¢ Rhode Island
1987-90 Bicentenary Statehood Series
Issue Date: May 29, 1990
City: Pawtucket, RI
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.
America's 13th state is also its smallest, Rhode Island is only a little larger than half the size of Delaware - our second smallest state. Despite its small size, Rhode Island is an important industrial state. It is a leading producer of textiles and jewelry.