Saturday, April 7, 2012

United States Capital 1950 Sesquicentennial Stamps

The above postcard of the U. S. Supreme Court Building in Washington, D. C. has a stamp on the picture side that has a similar image. The stamp is one of the four 3-cent stamps in the "National Capital Sesquicentennial Issue" of 1950. The stamps were issued to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the capital of the United States.

All four stamps are shown below (source: Arago):
  • The Statue of Freedom on Capitol Dome -Issued April 20
  • The White House Executive Mansion - Issued June 12
  • The Supreme Court Building - Issued August 2
  • The United States Capitol - Issued November 22

This is a post for Sunday Stamps at Viridian's Postcard Blog


  1. It is interesting that each stamp has an entirely different design.

  2. I really like the postcard! And I love the word "sesquicentennial" !

  3. I have to choose the Supreme Court - just because I have a photo of my daughter, an attorney in the USA, stood in front of its magnificent doors.

  4. Imposing buildings but the White House is the most beautiful.

  5. I love the style of those stamps. The word "sesquicentennial" is new to me.

  6. I like the statue of freedom. At the top of the Capitol dome, no one would see it - except for the stamp.

  7. Maxi-cards are always so attractive. The buildings are very impressive.

  8. Really interesting blog! great stamps and in a manner educational content


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