Ecuador Celebrates the US Constitution

 

Ecuador Celebrates the Sesquicentennial of the US Constitution

 

Ecuador Celebrates the Sesquicentennial of the US Constitution

Sometimes I’m happier not knowing the backstory of things. Here are two beautiful stamps (click the pics for larger views). The scans don’t really do them justice. They’re breathtaking in real life. And yet, they don’t make a whole lot of sense. Ecuador, a small South American country, celebrates the sesquicentennial of the US Constitution. Sure, it’s worth celebrating, but these stamps are larger by far than any other stamp published in Ecuador in 1939. They’re a five-color print job when most stamps published in the world at this were one color, occasionally two. They’re far more elaborate than any other stamp published in Ecuador at this time. They’re an order of magnitude more impressive than the US stamp celebrating the same event:

 

USA Celebrates the Sesquicentennial of the US Constitution

So, I don’t know if the Ecuadorians were genuinely that excited about the US Constitution, or if this was some way of sucking up to the boss. I’m glad I don’t, because I can pretend it was the former and just enjoy the stamps for the beautiful things they are.

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