1998-2000 Celebrate the Century
Complete 10 Sheet Set
The Postal Service issued the first Celebrate The Century souvenir sheet on February 3, 1998, in Washington, DC. It began the longest stamp series in U.S. history. Highlighting the important events of the century, each sheet pictures subjects of a decade from the following categories: People and Events, Arts and Entertainment, Lifestyles, Sports, and Science and Technology.
The series involved 150 stamps issued over the two years leading to the new century. A short description of each stamp is on the back. A large photo representing the decade and a summary of events, including new words that came into use are on the salvage of each sheet.
Starting with the 1950s pane, the public chose the subjects by voting at a post office or on the internet. Participants voted for 15 subjects from a list of 30.