2 nice examples of #795 showing different signs of aging, colored paper and ink as well as their unreliable perforations...one previously hinged, the other not.
1937 3¢ Northwest Ordinance
Issue Date: July 13, 1937
First City: Marietta, OH
Quantity Issued: 84,825,250
The Northwest Ordinance Leads to Ohio’s Statehood
On July 13, 1787, the United States Congress passed the Ordinance of 1787, more popularly known as the Northwest Ordinance. Historians consider this law one of the most important ever passed in U.S. history, as it provided the model for the organized growth of the U.S. The ordinance established government for the area north of the Ohio River and west of Pennsylvania, and illustrated the steps a territory would need to take to achieve statehood.