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$5 Waves of Color - Orange

Waves of Color

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Name Value
Date of Issue December 1, 2012
Year 2012
Quantity 10,000,000
$5.00 Definitive
Denomination Value $5.00
Perforation or Dimension 1.56 x 1.225 in./39.62 x 31.11 mm
Series Waves of Color
Series Time Span 2012
Issue Location Orlando, FL 32862
Postal Administration United States

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Pane of 10 (1 Design)

Quantity Produced - 1,000,000
Original Purchase Price: $50.00
SKU: 115700
Dimension: 4.26 x 7.68 in./108.20 x 195.07 mm
Printer: Banknote Corporation of America, Inc./SSP
Printed at: Browns Summit, NC
Printing Process: Intaglio/Offset
Gum Type: Pressure-sensitive
Paper: Prephosphored, Type I
Layout Number: “S” followed by eight (8) single digits
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$5 First-day Cover

Quantity Produced - Unknown
Original Purchase Price: $5.44
SKU: 115761
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$5 Digital Color Postmark

Quantity Produced - Unknown
Original Purchase Price: $6.15
SKU: 115765
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$5 Keepsake

Quantity Produced - Unknown
Original Purchase Price: $56.95
SKU: 115799
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About Stamp Series

On December 1, 2012, in Orlando, Florida, the Postal Service™ will issue a $1, $2, $5 and $10 Waves of Color definitive stamp in one design each in a pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) pane of ten stamps. The stamps will go on sale nationwide December 1, 2012.

Designed for your convenience and to lend a contemporary appearance to packages, large envelopes, and other mailings, the U.S. Postal Service issues Waves of Color, four elegant stamps denominated at four different rates: $1, $2, $5, and $10.

Each stamp shows variously colored undulating lines against a white background. A portion of the left side of the stamp provides white space to display the numeral denomination. The stamp also includes its denomination written out (One Dollar, Two Dollars, Five Dollars, or Ten Dollars). In order to suggest its status as a high denomination issue, this stamp benefits from a highly detailed printing process that creates dense, abstract patterns similar to engraved bank currency.

All four stamp issuances feature similar designs with different color palettes, and as the denominations increase, the stamp sizes grow larger.

Art director Antonio Alcalá worked with designer Michael Dyer to create these unusual and handsome stamps.


PMS 7401 (Beige), PMS 100 (Yellow), PMS 157 (Orange), PMS 158 (Orange), PMS 197 (Pink), PMS 673 (Med. Pink), PMS 209 (Dark Red), Intaglio 158 (Orange)


Art Director: Antonio Alcalá, Alexandria, VA.
Designer: Antonio Alcalá, Alexandria, VA.
Typographer: Antonio Alcalá, Alexandria, VA.
Artist: Michael Dyer, Brooklyn, NY.
Modeler: Donald Woo.

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USPS Postal Bulletin 22349. Copyright: USPS.

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