Spirit of 76 Stamps

Spirit of 76 Stamps


13c Bicentennial Spirit of 76 Stamps

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US Bicentennial Spirit of 76 Stamps Sheet

Title: 13c Bicentennial Spirit of 76 Stamps – Sheet of 50
Scott#: 1629-1631

Bicentennial Spirit of 76 Stamps Sheet 50

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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The 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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