Bicentennial Souvenir Sheets

Bicentennial Souvenir Sheets


1976 US Bicentennial Souvenir Sheets set of 4.

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1976 US Bicentennial Souvenir Sheets

Title: 1976 US Bicentennial Souvenir Sheets – Set of Four
Scott#: 1686-1689

The Declaration of Independence 1776 Souvenir Sheet
The Declaration of Independence, 4 July at Philadelphia 1776

The Surrender of Lord Cornwallis at Yorktown
The Surrender of Lord Cornwallis at Yorktown

Washington Crossing the Delaware
Washington Crossing the Delaware

Washington Reviewing His Ragged-Army at Valley Forge
Washington Reviewing His Ragged Army at Valley Forge

The Bicentennial Series was a lengthy series of American commemorative postage stamps. On January 1, 1976, a set of three stamps (lacking any text related to the Bicentennial other than the words SPIRIT OF 76) was issued, showing the well-known painting. On February 23, a pane of 50 stamps with the State Flags was issued, each stamp containing the Bicentennial logo and the words “BICENTENNIAL ERA 1776-1976”. Four souvenir sheets were issued for the INTERPHIL international stamp exhibition in May, showing famous paintings depicting Revolutionary War events.

Originally, the United States Postal Service had planned to issue another 50-stamp pane, showing the entire Declaration of Independence. Plans were shelved after the American Philatelic Society threatened the USPS with a “black blot” for excessive stamp issuance. Instead, a strip of four July 4 1776 Stamps with part of the John Trumbull painting showing the presentation of the Declaration (often believed to show its signing) was issued on July 4.

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Sheets are in fine-very fine condition. An important addition to your collection.
Also makes an attractive wall hanging design framed and displayed in your home or office.


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