Statehood

 US #1725 was issued for the 200th anniversary of San Jose.  Click the image to order.
November 29, 1777

California’s First Civilian Settlement 

On November 29, 1777, the first non-military settlement in California was established as El Pueblo de San José de Guadalupe in Alta, California.

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 US #1552 – America’s first self-adhesive stamp, issued on this day in 1974.

First U.S. Self-Adhesive Stamp

On November 15, 1974, the USPS issued its first experimental self-adhesive stamp.

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 US #2345 was issued for the 200th anniversary of Virginia’s statehood. Click the image to order. 
October 19, 1864

Battle of Cedar Creek

On October 19, 1864, North and South converged at Cedar Creek, Virginia in what would be the last Confederate attempt to invade the North.

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1937 3¢ US Virgin Islands Territory stamp
October 18, 1937

Territorial Series

On October 18, 1937, the US Post Office issued the first stamp in a new series honoring the overseas territories of the United States.

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 US #4790 was issued for the 150th anniversary of West Virginia’s statehood, which occurred during the Civil War. Click image to order. 
September 12, 1862

Civil War Battle for Harpers Ferry

On September 12, 1862, the Civil War Battle for Harpers Ferry began. 

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 US #964 was issued on the 100th anniversary of the territory’s establishment. Click image to order.
August 14, 1848

Oregon Territory Established

On August 14, 1848, the Oregon Territory was established. 

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 US #1130 was issued for the 100th anniversary of the discovery in 1859.  It pictures Comstock, O’Reilly, and McLaughlin.  Click image to order.
June 12, 1859

The Comstock Lode

June 12, 1859, is generally accepted as the re-discovery date of the Comstock Lode.

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2002 34¢ Greetings From America: Maryland
April 28, 1788

Maryland Becomes Seventh U.S. State 

On April 28, 1788, Maryland was the seventh state to ratify the US Constitution, an act that admitted it as America’s seventh state.

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 US #1191 was issued for the 50th anniversary of New Mexico statehood.  Click image to order.
March 26, 1862

Battle of Glorieta Pass

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