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Emperor Penguins

Stamp Info

Name Value
Date of Issue June 1, 2015
Year 2015
Quantity 320,000,000
Denomination
Additional Ounce Rate Non-Denominated, Mail-Use
Denomination Value $0.22
Perforation or Dimension 0.87 x 0.98 in./22.09 x 24.89 mm
Issue Location Kansas City, MO 64108
Postal Administration United States

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Layouts

Pane of 20 (1 Design)

Quantity Produced - 6,000,000
Original Purchase Price: $4.40
SKU: 117700
Dimension: 5.35 x 4.93 in./135.89 x 125.22 mm
Printer: Banknote Corporation of America/SSP
Printed at: Browns Summit, NC
Printing Process: Microprint, Offset
Gum Type: Pressure-sensitive
Paper: Phosphor Tagged Paper, Overall
Layout Number: “S” followed by four (4) single digits

Coil of 100 (1 Design)

Quantity Produced - 2,000,000
Original Purchase Price: $22.00
SKU: 786200
Printer: Banknote Corporation of America/SSP
Printed at: Browns Summit, NC
Printing Process: Offset, Microprint
Gum Type: Pressure-sensitive
Paper: Phosphor Tagged Paper, Overall
Layout Number: “S” followed by four (4) single digits
Layout Number Frequency: Plate numbers every 31st stamp below stamp image

Press Sheet Without Die-cut

Quantity Produced - 500
Original Purchase Price: $44.00
SKU: 117708

Press Sheet With Die-cut

Quantity Produced - 250
Original Purchase Price: $44.00
SKU: 117706

First-day Cover, (plus 1 Winter Fun Random)

Quantity Produced - Unknown
Original Purchase Price: $1.15
SKU: 117716

First-day Cover, (plus 1 Winter Fun Random)

Quantity Produced - Unknown
Original Purchase Price: $1.15
SKU: 786216

Digital Color Postmark, (plus 1 Winter Fun Random)

Quantity Produced - Unknown
Original Purchase Price: $1.86
SKU: 117721

Digital Color Postmark (plus 1 Winter Fun Random)

Quantity Produced - Unknown
Original Purchase Price: $1.86
SKU: 786221

Digital Color Postmark Keepsake

Quantity Produced - Unknown
Original Purchase Price: $6.95
SKU: 117710

Stamp Deck Card With Digital Color Postmark, (plus 1 Winter Fun Random)

Quantity Produced - Unknown
Original Purchase Price: $2.21
SKU: 117732

Stamp Deck Card

Quantity Produced - Unknown
Original Purchase Price: $0.95
SKU: 117731

About Stamp

On June 1, 2015, in Kansas City, MO, the U.S. Postal Service® will issue the Penguins additional ounce rate stamp, (Non-denominated priced at 22 cents), in one design, in a pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) coil of 100 stampsand also a pane of 20 stamps. The stamp will go on sale nationwide June 1, 2015.

This beautiful stamp from the U.S. Postal Service® pays tribute to the majestic emperor penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri).

Largest of the penguin species, the emperor stands over three feet tall and can weigh more than 80 pounds. Emperor penguins rely on a layer of fat and a waterproof coat of short, stiff feathers to protect them from the subzero temperatures, powerful winds, and icy waters in their Antarctic habitat. Emperor penguins can dive deeper than 1,500 feet in pursuit of fish, squid, and crustaceans-farther than any other bird. They can stay submerged for nearly 20 minutes, though they usually resurface much sooner.

The stamp art is a stylized drawing of a pair of emperor penguins on a cool green background. The pop of orange and yellow on the birds’ beaks and ear patches lends a regal look to the aptly named emperors.

Illustrator Nancy Stahl hand-sketched and then digitally composed the art based on photos she took of emperor penguins at the Central Park Zoo in New York City. Art director Carl Herrman designed the stamp.

Penguins is being issued in self-adhesive sheets of 20 and coils of 100 stamps. The words “ADDITIONAL OUNCE” on this stamp indicate its usage value. Like a Forever® stamp, it will always be equal in value to the applicable price for the price category printed on them at the time of use.

Colors

Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black

Creators

Designer: Carl T. Herrman, Carlsbad, CA.
Art Director: Carl T. Herrman, Carlsbad, CA.
Typographer: Carl T. Herrman, Carlsbad, CA.
Artist: Nancy Stahl, New York, NY.
Modeler: Donald Woo.
Art Director: Carl T. Herman, Carlsbad, CA.
Designer: Carl T. Herman, Carlsbad, CA.
Typographer: Carl T. Herman, Carlsbad, CA.

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Reference

USPS Postal Bulletin 22416. Copyright: USPS.

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