1988 44¢ Settling of New Sweden
Issue Date: March 29, 1988
First City: Wilmington, Delaware
Quantity Issued: 22,975,000
Printed by: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Printing Method: Lithographed, engraved
This stamp honors the 350th anniversary of the settlement of New Sweden by Swedish and Finnish colonists. It was the first three-nation joint issue in which the U.S. had participated, and it became postally obsolete more quickly than any previous U.S. stamp – in only five days!