1994 $2 Bureau of Printing and Engraving
Issue Date: November 3, 1994
City: New York, NY
Printed By: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Printing Method: Lithographed, engraved
The 100th anniversary of printing stamps at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) is celebrated with this fascinating issue. To make this celebration of history unique, four $2.00 James Madison stamps, first issued in 1894, are featured on the sheet.
On the selvage of the souvenir sheet is engraved the image of the BEP's original home, a red brick building at the corner of 14th Street and Independence Avenue in Washington, D.C. Before the BEP assumed responsibility for printing America's stamps, private companies had been contracted to fulfill the task.
This stamp was first issued on November 3, 1994, at the MEGA Stamp Show in New York City, which is the largest stamp collecting event in the United States.