200th Anniversary Illinois Statehood – 2018.
Illinois became the 21st State in the Union on 03 Dec 1818 and celebrates 200th Anniversary of statehood in Dec 2018.
The stamp design is a graphic illustration of commemorating Illinois statehood. A series of yellow rays beaming upwards symbolizes rising sun and the new state’s place on American flag as 21st star. The twenty stars ten on each side represent the first 20 states in the Union as also the Centennial flag. The Yellows and blues represent the dawning of new day as the state joins the Union.
A FOREVER rate stamp has been issued on 05 May 2018.
200 YEARS ILLINOIS STATEHOOD 1818-2018