- 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.
- Postal Bulletin (September 4, 2003).
- Data Source
- National Postal Museum
- September 23, 2003
- Credit line
- Copyright United States Postal Service. All rights reserved.
- paper; ink / gravure; adhesive
- Height x Width: 1 5/16 × 1 5/16 in. (3.33 × 3.33 cm)
- Postage Stamps
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