Arago: Constitution Sesquicentennial Issue

Constitution Sesquicentennial Issue

A 3-cent bright red violet stamp, issued on September 17, 1937, marked 150th anniversary of the signing of the Constitution of the United States of America. The design was adapted from a famous painting by Julius Brutus Stearns that shows most of the original signers of the document. A number of delegates were not present, and the Constitution was not binding until June 21, 1788, when New Hampshire became the ninth state to ratify (two-thirds of the eligible states). The remaining four of the original thirteen states ratified it later still.

Additional Records
  • Overview
  • 3c Constitution Sesquicentennial 'Adoption of the Constitution' single
  • $1 District of Columbia artist's model
  • 1/2c Birth of the Nation artist's model
  • 1/2c Signing of the Declaration of Independence artist's model
  • 10c 150th anniversary of Virginia artist's model
  • 11c 150th anniversary of New York artist's model
  • 12c 150th anniversary of North Carolina artist's model
  • 13c 150th anniversary of Rhode Island artist's model
  • 1c 150th anniversary of Delaware artist's model
  • 2c 150th anniversary of Pennsylvania artist's model
  • 3c 150th anniversary of New Jersey artist's model

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