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Stamp Info

Name Value
Date of Issue January 29, 2016
Year 2016
Quantity 60,000,000
Denomination
First-Class Mail Forever
Denomination Value $0.49
Perforation or Dimension 0.91 x 1.19 in./23.11 x 30.23 mm
Series Botanical Art
Series Time Span 2016
Issue Location Atlanta, GA 30303
Postal Administration United States

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Layouts

Double-sided Booklet of 20 (10 Designs)

Quantity Produced - 25,000,000
Original Purchase Price: $9.80
SKU: 680604
Dimension: 5.76 x 2.38 in./146.30 x 60.45 mm
Printer: Ashton Potter (USA) Ltd. (APU)
Printed at: Williamsville, NY
Printing Process: Offset
Gum Type: Pressure-sensitive
Paper: Nonphosphored Type III Block Tag applied
Layout Number: “P” followed by four (4) single digits

Booklet of 10 (10 Designs)

Quantity Produced - 10,000,000
Original Purchase Price: $4.90
SKU: 678700
Dimension: 1.82 x 6.37 in./46.23 x 161.70 mm
Printer: Ashton Potter (USA) Ltd. (APU)
Printed at: Williamsville, NY
Printing Process: Offset
Gum Type: Pressure-sensitive
Paper: Nonphosphored Type III Block Tag applied
Layout Number: “P” followed by four (4) single digits

Press Sheet With Die-cut

Quantity Produced - 300
Original Purchase Price: $78.40
SKU: 680606

Press Sheet Without Die-cut

Quantity Produced - 350
Original Purchase Price: $78.40
SKU: 680608

First-day Cover (set of 10)

Quantity Produced - Unknown
Original Purchase Price: $9.30
SKU: 680616

Digital Color Postmark (set of 10)

Quantity Produced - Unknown
Original Purchase Price: $16.40
SKU: 680621

Ceremony Program (random Single)

Quantity Produced - Unknown
Original Purchase Price: $6.95
SKU: 680630

Framed Art

Quantity Produced - Unknown
Original Purchase Price: $29.95
SKU: 680624

Digital Color Postmark Keepsake (random Single)

Quantity Produced - Unknown
Original Purchase Price: $11.95
SKU: 680610

About Stamp Series

On January 29, 2016, in Atlanta, GA, the U.S. Postal Service® will issue the Botanical Art stamps, (Forever® priced at 49 cents) in ten designs, in a pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) double-sided booklet of 20, $9.80 and a pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) booklet of 10, $4.90. The stamps will go on sale nationwide January 29, 2016.

The U.S. Postal Service® continues its tradition of beautiful floral-themed stamps with Botanical Art, booklets of 10 and 20 stamps.

The stamp art features ten designs, each a detail of an illustration from an American nursery catalog printed between 1891 and 1912. The design details are courtesy of The New York Botanical Garden; the catalogs are part of NYBG’s Nursery and Seed Catalog Collection, one of the largest and most important such collections in the U.S.

In the mid-19th century, as more people discovered the joys of ornamental and recreational gardening, thriving commercial greenhouses and nurseries marketed plants to the eager gardeners. To entice buyers, the nurseries created colorful catalogs illustrated with beautiful blossoms and lush foliage. The illustrations were idealized, romantic versions of what plants could look like, but they fueled many a garden dream.

The artists responsible for the work seen on early nursery catalogs are mostly unknown to us now, but their captivating work lives on.

Art director Ethel Kessler designed the stamps.

The Botanical Art stamps are being issued as Forever® stamps. Forever stamps are always equal in value to the current First-Class Mail® one-ounce price.

Design details courtesy of The New York Botanical Garden.

Colors

Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow

Creators

Art Director: Ethel Kessler, Bethesda, MD.
Designer: Ethel Kessler, Bethesda, MD.
Typographer: Ethel Kessler, Bethesda, MD.
Modeler: Joseph Sheeran.

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Reference

USPS Postal Bulletin 22432. Copyright: USPS.

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