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Tufted Puffins

Stamp Info

Name Value
Date of Issue January 23, 2013
Year 2013
Quantity 30,000,000
Denomination
86-cent Definitive
Denomination Value $0.86
Perforation or Dimension 0.87 x 0.98 in./22.10 x 24.89 mm
Issue Location Seward, AK 99664
Postal Administration United States

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Layouts

Pane of 20 (1 Design)

Quantity Produced - 1,500,000
Original Purchase Price: $17.20
SKU: 115000
Dimension: 5.35 x 4.93 in./135.89 x 125.22 mm
Printer: Ashton Potter (USA) Ltd. (APU)
Printed at: Williamsville, NY
Printing Process: Offset/Microprint “USPS”
Gum Type: Pressure-sensitive
Paper: Prephosphored, Type II

Press Sheet With Die Cuts

Quantity Produced - 2,500
Original Purchase Price: $103.20
SKU: 115006

Press Sheet Without Die Cuts

Quantity Produced - 2,500
Original Purchase Price: $103.20
SKU: 115008

First-day Cover

Quantity Produced - Unknown
Original Purchase Price: $1.30
SKU: 115016

Digital Color Postmark

Quantity Produced - Unknown
Original Purchase Price: $2.01
SKU: 115021

Keepsake (pane & Digital Postmark Set)

Quantity Produced - Unknown
Original Purchase Price: $19.95
SKU: 115010

Stamp Deck Card

Quantity Produced - Unknown
Original Purchase Price: $0.95
SKU: 115031

Stamp Deck Card W/digital Color Postmark

Quantity Produced - Unknown
Original Purchase Price: $2.36
SKU: 115032

About Stamp

On January 23, 2013, in Seward, Alaska, the Postal Service™ will issue an 86-cent Tufted Puffins definitive stamp in one design in a pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) pane of 20 stamps. The stamp will go on sale nationwide January 23, 2013.

With tufts of bright yellow feathers springing from its head, the tufted puffin looks like a clown to some and a punk rocker to others. Two of these unmistakable sea birds appear on the Tufted Puffins stamp, depicted during breeding season when their signature yellow plumage appears.

Tufted puffins can be found along the Pacific coast from Oregon to Alaska. They hunt underwater, diving as deep as 200 feet and using their wings to propel themselves through the water. True creatures of the sea, they even eat underwater, and spend much of their lives on the open ocean. Art director Derry Noyes designed the stamp, which features a painting by artist Robert Giusti.

Colors

Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, PMS 7417 (Orange

Creators

Designer: Derry Noyes, Washington, DC.
Art Director: Derry Noyes, Washington, DC.
Typographer: Derry Noyes, Washington, DC.
Artist: Robert Giusti, Bridgewater, CT.
Modeler: Joseph Sheeran.

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Reference

USPS Postal Bulletin 22354. Copyright: USPS.

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