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Glacier National Park, MT

Scenic American Landscapes

Stamp Info

Name Value
Date of Issue January 19, 2012
Year 2012
Quantity 30,000,000
Denomination
85-cent Definitive
Denomination Value $0.85
Perforation or Dimension 1.56 x .98 in./39.62 x 24.89 mm
Series Scenic American Landscapes
Series Time Span 2005 - 2012
Issue Location Kalispell, MT 59901 (Field Event)
Postal Administration United States

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Layouts

Pane of 20 (1 Design)

Quantity Produced - 1,500,000
Original Purchase Price: $17.00
SKU: 575300
Dimension: 7.24 x 5.95 in./183.90 x 151.13 mm
Printer: Ashton Potter (USA) Ltd. (APU)
Printed at: Williamsville, NY
Printing Process: Offset/Microprint “USPS”
Gum Type: Pressure-sensitive
Paper: Prephosphored, Type II
Layout Number: “P” followed by five (5) single digits

First Day Cover

Quantity Produced - Unknown
Original Purchase Price: $1.29
SKU: 575361

About Stamp

On January 19, 2012, in Kalispell, Montana, the Postal Service™ will issue an 85-cent definitive Glacier National Park, Montana stamp in one design in a pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) pane of 20 stamps. The stamp will go on sale nationwide January 19, 2012.

This international rate stamp celebrates Montana’s Glacier National Park. Often described as one of the most stunning national parks in the U.S., Glacier was established on May 11, 1910.

The stamp image shows Logan Pass, the highest point on the park’s spectacular Going-to-the-Sun Road. Peaks of the Northern Rocky Mountains fill the photo’s background. In the foreground, melting snowbanks reveal a lush meadow dusted with wildflowers.

Named for the glaciers that sculpted the landscape more than 10,000 years ago and for the Little Ice Age glaciers there today, Glacier National Park preserves more than a million acres of rugged peaks and valleys, alpine meadows, spectacular lakes, and dense forest.

The park is a haven for wildlife with 277 species of birds and 67 species of mammals including bald eagle, wolverine, lynx, mountain goat, bighorn sheep, and wolf.

The stamp was designed by art director Ethel Kessler and features a photo by nature photographer Michael Melford. The stamp is part of the Scenic American Landscapes series.

Colors

Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, PMS 877 (C Silver)

Creators

Designer: Ethel Kessler, Bethesda, MD.
Art Director: Ethel Kessler, Bethesda, MD.
Typographer: Ethel Kessler, Bethesda, MD.
Existing Photo: Michael Melford.
Modeler: Joseph Sheeran.

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Reference

USPS Postal Bulletin 22328. Copyright: USPS.

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