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20c Bicentenary of Treaty of Paris 1983
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20c Bicentenary of Treaty of Paris 1983
Category: Commemorative Stamps
Tags: 20c | Signing | Treaty | Paris | Bicentenary | 1983|
Stamp Title:
20c Bicentenary of Treaty of Paris 1983
Issue Year:
1983  
Date of Issue:
2nd September, 1983  
Size:
Face Value:
20c 
Stanley Gibbons Catalogue No:
2045  
Scott Catalogue No:
2052
Printer:
The Bureau of Engraving and Printing 
Issue Copies:
104,340,000 
Designer(s):
David Blossom
Theme(s):
Personality
Description:
20c Signing the Treaty of Paris (after Benjamin West). Bicentenary of Treaty of Paris 1983.
The Treaty of Paris, 1783, ended the American Revolution and recognized the independence of the American colonies. This historic document was signed in the Maryland Statehouse. The Maryland Statehouse was also the meeting site of the Congress of the Confederation. George Washington resigned his commission from the Continental Army there, as well.

Peace discussions between the Americans and the British opened in Paris in April 1782. Richard Oswell, a wealthy merchant, represented the British. Three statesmen represented the American colonies – Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, and John Jay.

A preliminary peace treaty was signed November 30, 1782. Congress approved the treaty on April 15, 1783. It was signed at the Maryland State House on September 3, 1783.