This block of 6 unused 1983 Treaty of Paris 20 cent vintage US postage stamps was issued on September 2, 1983 and was designed by David Blossom.
These stamps were issued to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Paris.
The design was based on the unfinished painting "The Signing of the Treaty of Paris" by Benjamin West. It pictures the delegation at the signing - John Jay, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Henry Laurens, and William Temple Franklin. The painting was never finished because the British delegation refused to pose.
Earth tones are the coloring of this stamp. "Treaty of Paris" is written underneath the picture in black. "US Bicentennial 20 cents" is at the bottom of the stamp, also written in black.
Each stamp measures 1 1/4" tall x 1 5/8" wide (3.2 cm x 4.1 cm).
These stamps are “mint” – meaning they have never been used. They have the original glue. Some perfs are broken and one stamp is wrinkled.
My grand-aunt collected these. She was not a “true” stamp collector & basically stored them in manila envelopes. Whenever the USPS came out with a new stamp – especially a commemorative one – she purchased at least one sheet & put them away in her envelopes
These stamps are great for collectors both young and old alike. Additionally, they’d be great for paper crafting & jewelry making or anywhere else your creativity wants to take you. They are also a great gift for someone born on the day the stamps were issued. Frame them and give them as a nice and thoughtful gift – or keep them for yourself.
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