33¢ 29-Star Flag (1847)
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 is a 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.
The 29-Star flag became the official U.S. flag on July 4, 1847. The 29th star was added for the admission of Iowa to the Union, which had occurred on December 28, 1846. The flag was in use for only one year before additional states were granted statehood. The only President to serve under the 29-Star flag was James Polk.