1932 7¢ Washington
Washington Bicentennial Issue
Issue Date: January 1, 1932
First City: Washington, DC
Quantity Issued: 83,257,400
Printed by: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Printing Method: Rotary Press
Perforation: 11 x 10.5
U.S. #712 commemorates the 200th birth anniversary of George Washington. It was painted by famed artist John Trumbull in 1780 – years before Trumbull met Washington. It is believed to have been based on a portrait by Charles W. Peale.
George Washington Bicentennial Series
In 1932, the Post Office Department issued a 12-stamp series in honor of the 200th birth anniversary of George Washington. Early designs included themes such as the Washington Monument, Washington crossing the Delaware River, and Mount Vernon. But the final product was a series of portraits by esteemed artists such as Charles W. Peale, John Trumbull, and Gilbert Stuart.