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Washington // Olympia, WA // Western Region // Pacific Time
(The Evergreen State)
British cession: June 15, 1846
Territory established: March 2, 1853
Statehood granted: November 11, 1889 // 42nd state
[View map of US territorial acquisition]

#4328 // August 16, 2012
(self-adhesive coil definitive)
Flags of Our Nation Series
Washington State Flag
and evergreen forests
#1999 // April 14, 1982
(ex pane of 50 different stamps)
State Bird & Flower of
American Goldfinch (Carduelis tristis) and Rhododendron
#1674 // February 23, 1976
(ex pane of 50 different stamps)
American Bicentennial Series
Washington State Flag

#858 // November 2, 1939
50th Anniversary of
(North Dakota,
South Dakota,

Maps of the
Anniversary States
#1019 // March 2, 1953
Washington Territory

Medallion (ox-drawn schooner,
pioneer, and state flower
early pioneer family viewing
Washington landscape
#2404 // February 22, 1989
Washington Statehood

Mt. Rainier
14,411 ft [4.392 m]),
canoe on Mirror Lake

#5041 // January 17, 2016 // Washington, DC
Priority Mail ExpressTM Stamp
The stamp is the 16th in a series of
American Landmarks started in 2008

Columbia River Gorge
Showing a view facing east the stamp depicts the majestic gorge as sunset approaches with the historic »Vista House«, sitting atop »Crown Point« and overlooking the river 725 feet [221 m] below.
Millions of years ago, the Columbia River cut through the Cascade Mountains and formed a deep gorge more than 80 miles [129 km] long and up to 4,000 feet [1.219 m] deep. Native Americans built large communities along its shores and it became a busy center for trade. The river's location made the area important for westward expansion. The »Lewis and Clark« expedition discovered in 1805 the Columbia River was the »Gateway to the Pacific«. Today, the gorge forms part of the border between the states of Washington and Oregon.

#3607 // April 4, 2002
(ex pane of 50 stamps, one for each state)
Greetings from Washington

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

View Washington state quarter
View Washington state map
View Washington clock

The state is named in honor of George Washington (* 1732, † 1799),
first President of the United States of America (1789 - 1797).
Land Area
rounded mi2 [km2]
66,544 [172.348]
ranked 20th
(census 2010)
ranked 13th
Population Density
per mi2 [km2] of land area
101 [39]
ranked 26th
The State of Washington has 39 counties.
Washington shares in the north on the 49th parallel a 427-mile-long
(687 km) international border with the Canadian province of
British Columbia (BC).

The ZIP code turned 50 in 2013

Stamped Cards 

#UX164 // May 9, 1992 // Stevenson, WA
Stamped Postal Card
Columbia River Gorge

Up to 4,000 feet [1.219 m] deep, the canyon stretches for over 80 miles [129 km] as the
Columbia River winds westward through the Cascade Mountain Range forming
the boundary between the States of Washington and Oregon.

#UXC27 // May 15, 1999 // Denver, CO
Stamped Postal Card
Mt. Rainier, WA

The majestic stratovolcano, 14,411 feet [4.392 m], is the center
of Mount Rainier National Park, established in 1899


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