Arago: District of Columbia Issue

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District of Columbia Issue

The Postal Service issued a 37-cent District of Columbia commemorative stamp in a pressure-sensitive adhesive pane of 16 stamps on September 23, 2003, in Washington, DC. The stamp was designed by Greg Berger, Bethesda, Maryland.

This stamp honors the District of Columbia and Washington, the dynamic city within its boundaries. The stamp is shaped like a diamond, as was the original hundred square-mile tract of land chosen to be the permanent site of the nation's capital.

o The top quadrant of the stamp features a detail from a plan of Washington developed by Pierre Charles L'Enfant in 1791.

o The right quadrant of the stamp shows typical row houses in a Washington neighborhood.

o The bottom quadrant of the stamp displays cherry blossoms.

o The left quadrant of the stamp is a view along the National Mall featuring three of the most widely recognized structures in the country: the US Capitol, the Washington Monument, and the Lincoln Memorial.

The stamp was printed in gravure process. Sennett Security Products, located at the American Packaging Corporation in Columbus, Wisconsin, printed 72 million stamps.

Reference:

Postal Bulletin (September 4, 2003).


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