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New York // Albany, NY // Middle Atlantic Region // Eastern Time
(The Empire State)
Dutch West India Co. trading post: 1614
Dutch colony Nieuw Nederland: 1624 - 1664 (English conquest)
(Proprietary) Colony established: 1664 by Duke of York and Albany,
Royal Colony in 1685
Independence declared: July 19, 1776
Union admittance: July 26, 1788 // 11th state
[Display overwiew of states formed out of the original 13 colonies]

#4310 // April 16, 2010
(self-adhesive coil definitive)
Flags of Our Nation Series
New York State Flag
fireboats and city skyline
#1984 // April 14, 1982
(ex pane of 50 different stamps)
State Bird & Flower of
New York
Eastern Bluebird
(Sialia sialis)
and Rose
#1643 // February 23, 1976
(ex pane of 50 different stamps)
American Bicentennial Series
New York State Flag

#1023 // September 14, 1953 // Oyster Bay, NY
Opening of Sagamore Hill,
Theodore Roosevelt's home,
as a national shrine

Sagamore Hill, the home of
Theodore Roosevelt (* 1858, † 1919),
26th US President (in office 1901 - 1909),
was built in 1884 in Oyster Bay
on Long Island, Nassau County, NY.
#2346 // July 26, 1988 // Albany, NY
New York Statehood,
Ratification of the Constitution
on July 26, 1788

Wall Street, Federal Hall,
and Trinity Church,
New York City, NY

#961 // August 2, 1948 // Niagara Falls, NY
USA - Canada Friendship

Niagara Falls Suspension Bridge,
opened in 1855 and replaced by the
Whirlpool Rapids steel arch bridge in 1897

[View contemporary lithograph]
The double-decked bridge, constructed by German-American civil engineer John Augustus Roebling
(* 1806, † 1869), spanned in a total length of 825 feet (251 m) the Niagara River gorge linking
the Canadian Province of Ontario and the State of New York, USA.

#C133 // May 12, 1999 // Niagara Falls, NY
self-adhesive Air Mail Stamp
Niagara Falls, NY

Photo taken from the New York shoreline
by nature photographer Kurt Ross

#3592 // April 4, 2002
(ex pane of 50 stamps, one for each state)
Greetings from New York

Illustration of contemporary postcard
in the style of the 1930s/1940s

View New York state quarter
View New York state map
View New York clock

The state and the capital Albany was named in honor of the
English Duke of York and Albany (James Stuart, * 1633, † 1701),
brother of the English King Charles II. (* 1630, r. 1660, † 1685)
when the colony Nieuw Nederland was taken from the Dutch in 1664.
Land Area
rounded mi2 [km2]
47,214 [122.284]
ranked 30th
(census 2010)
ranked 3rd
Population Density
per mi2 [km2] of land area
410 [158]
ranked 7th
The State of New York has 62 counties.
Each of the five boroughs of New York City is also a county of New York State.
New York shares in the north on the 45th parallel and in the west
a 445-mile-long (716 km) international border with the Canadian
provinces of Quebec (QC) and Ontario (ON).

The ZIP code turned 50 in 2013

Stamped Cards 

#UX158 // August 21, 1991 // Niagara Falls, NY
Stamped Postal Card
America the Beautiful Series
Niagara Falls, NY
The Niagara River, which connects Lake Erie and Lake Ontario, also forms a natural boundary between the USA and Canada. Midway downstream, Goat Island separates the river into a series of rapids which then forms the famous Niagara Falls, the Canadian Horseshoe Falls and the US American Falls.


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