1949 6¢ Founding of Alexandria, VA
Issue Date: May 11, 1949
City: Alexandria, VA
Printed By: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Printing Method: Rotary press printing
Perforations: 11 X 10 ½
Commemorates the 200th anniversary of the founding of Alexandria, Virginia. The stamp design illustrates the home of John Carlyle (a founder of the city) and Gadsby’s Tavern, a one-time meeting place frequented by George Washington and John Paul Jones. The center of the stamp pictures the city’s seal.