Saturday, June 16, 2012

1998-2000 Celebrate the Century Complete 10 Sheet Set - Pt 1

The US Postal Service issued the first Celebrate The Century souvenir sheet on February 3, 1998, in Washington, DC. It began the longest stamp series in U.S. history. Highlighting the important events of the century, each sheet pictures subjects of a decade from the following categories: People and Events, Arts and Entertainment, Lifestyles, Sports, and Science and Technology.

This is the first sheet here of the 1900s. I have been fortunate enough to have all the ten sheets of the series and it is a highlight of my USA collection

The series involved 150 stamps issued over the two years leading to the new century. A short description of each stamp is on the back. A large photo representing the decade and a summary of events, including new words that came into use are on the background of each sheet.

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