33¢ Pierre L’Enfant Flag (1783)
The Stars and Stripes
Issue Date: June 14, 2000
City: Baltimore, MD
Printed by: Banknote of America
Printing Method: Lithographed
Perforations: 10.5 x 11
The Stars and Stripes set of 20 stamps chronicles the development of the American flag from Colonial times to the present. Each flag has an interesting story behind it. This flag features seven white and six red stripes and a blue canton with an oval of 13 5-point stars based on an original drawing by Major Pierre Charles L'Enfant. This was made for the diploma adopted on June 10, 1783 by the Society of the Cincinnati.