Arago: 13.65-dollar Capitol Dome

13.65-dollar Capitol Dome

The Postal Service issued a $13.65 US Capitol at Dusk Express Mail stamp on July 30, 2002, in Washington, DC. The stamp, designed by Derry Noyes of Washington, DC, and photographed by Robert Shafer of La Quinta, California, went on sale nationwide July 30, 2002.

The US Capitol is a stunning example of neoclassical architecture and an enduring symbol of democracy and the American people. President George Washington laid the building's cornerstone in 1793. The rotunda underneath the dome itself is decorated with a variety of paintings and sculptures that depict scenes and people from American history. Located at the east end of the National Mall in Washington, DC, the US Capitol houses the meeting chambers of the Senate and the House of Representatives and draws an estimated three to five million visitors each year.

The Banknote Corporation of America, Inc., printed 35 million stamps in the offset process with scrambled Indicia. The stamp was issued in a pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) pane of twenty.


Postal Bulletin (June 27, 2002).

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