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Love Ribbons


Stamp Info

Name Value
Date of Issue February 14, 2012
Year 2012
Quantity 300,000,000
First-Class Mail Forever Special
Denomination Value $0.45
Perforation or Dimension 1.19 x .91 in./30.23 x 23.11 mm
Series Love
Series Time Span 1999 - 2018
Issue Location Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Postal Administration United States

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Pane of 20 (1 Design)

Quantity Produced - 15,000,000
Original Purchase Price: $9.00
SKU: 577200
Dimension: 5.76 x 5.55 in./146.30 x 140.97 mm
Printer: Banknote Corporation of America, Inc./SSP
Printed at: Browns Summit, NC
Printing Process: Offset/Microprint “USPS”
Gum Type: Pressure-sensitive
Paper: Phosphor Tagged, Overall
Layout Number: “S” followed by two (2) single digits
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First Day Cover

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Original Purchase Price: $0.89
SKU: 577261
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Digital Color Postmark

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Original Purchase Price: $1.60
SKU: 577265
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Ceremony Program

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Original Purchase Price: $6.95
SKU: 577291
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Cancellation Keepsake (digital Color Postmark W/pane)

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Original Purchase Price: $10.95
SKU: 577299
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About Stamp

On February 14, 2012, in Colorado Springs, Colorado, the Postal Service™ will issue a Love Ribbons special stamp (Forever® priced at 45 cents), in one design in a pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) pane of 20 stamps. The stamp will go on sale nationwide February 14, 2012.

Evoking images of romance and elegance, the U.S. Postal Service issues this year’s Love stamp featuring a graphic design of satin ribbons that spell out the word “Love” in a graceful, cursive script.

Pieces of ribbon that appear to extend beyond the borders of the stamp broaden the reach of the design and its sentiment.

Like stamps, ribbons often adorn our special packages to friends and family. Attached to floral arrangements, boxes of candy, and gifts of all kinds, ribbons beautify and embellish our gestures of romance, friendship, and caring. Silk, satin, taffeta, and organdy ribbons are often used to enhance the beauty of bridal bouquets and invitations for weddings and other special celebrations for our friends and loved ones.

Graphic designer Louise Fili worked with art director Derry Noyes on this stamp.

The Love Ribbons stamp is being issued as a Forever® stamp. Forever stamps are always equal in value to the current First-Class Mail one-ounce rate.


Pantone 1797 (RED), Pantone 1797 (RED)


Art Director: Derry Noyes, Washington, DC.
Designer: Louise Fili, New York, NY.
Illustrator: Jessica Hische, San Francisco, CA.
Typographer: Louise Fili, New York, NY.
Artist: Louise Fili, New York, NY.
Modeler: Donald Woo.

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USPS Postal Bulletin 22328. Copyright: USPS.

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