The Postal Service issued a pane of twenty 33-cent The Stars and Stripes commemorative stamps in Baltimore, Maryland, and nationwide on June 14, 2000. Richard Sheaff of Scottsdale, Arizona designed the stamps. Composed of twenty different flags, the pane loosely charts the evolution of the Stars and Stripes from colonial times to the present. Among the flags displayed are the Continental Colors and the Star-Spangled Banner, in addition to many regional and military flags. These flags were selected for their significance in American history as well as for their aesthetic value.
Banknote Corporation of America, Inc., printed 80 million stamps in the offset process.
Postal Bulletin (May 18, 2000).