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Stamp Info

Name Value
Date of Issue January 29, 2016
Year 2016
Quantity 4,600,000,000
Denomination
First-Class Mail Forever
Denomination Value $0.49
Perforation or Dimension 0.87 x 0.98 in./22.10 x 24.89 mm
Issue Location Washington, DC 20066
Postal Administration United States

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Layouts

Booklet of 20 (1 Design)

Quantity Produced - 62,500,000
No Images Exist for this Layout.
Original Purchase Price: $9.80
SKU: 680500
Dimension: 5.52 x 1.96 in./140.21 x 49.78 mm
Printer: Ashton Potter (USA) Ltd. (APU)
Printed at: Williamsville, NY
Printing Process: Offset, Microprint
Gum Type: Pressure-sensitive
Paper: Nonphosphored Type III, Block Tag applied
Layout Number: “P” followed by four (4) single digits

Double-sided Booklet of 20 (1 Design)

Quantity Produced - 62,500,000
No Images Exist for this Layout.
Original Purchase Price: $9.80
SKU: 680500
Dimension: 5.52 x 1.96 in./140.21 x 49.78 mm
Printer: Banknote Corporation of America/SSP
Printed at: Browns Summit, NC
Printing Process: Offset, Microprint
Gum Type: Pressure-sensitive
Paper: Phosphor Tagged Paper, Block
Layout Number: “S” followed by five (5) single digits

Booklet of 10 (1 Design)

Quantity Produced - 10,000,000
No Images Exist for this Layout.
Original Purchase Price: $4.90
SKU: 679100
Dimension: 5.31 x 1.74 in./134.87 x 44.20 mm
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 five (5) single digits

Coil of 100 (1 Design)

Quantity Produced - 10,000,000
Original Purchase Price: $49.00
SKU: 787304
Printer: Ashton Potter (USA) Ltd. (APU)
Printed at: Williamsville, NY
Printing Process: Offset, Microprint
Gum Type: Pressure-sensitive
Paper: Nonphosphored Type III, Block Tag applied
Layout Number: “P” followed by five (5) single digits
Layout Number Frequency: Plate numbers every 31st stamp below stamp image

Coil of 100 (1 Design)

Quantity Produced - 10,000,000
Original Purchase Price: $49.00
SKU: 787304
Printer: Banknote Corporation of America
Printed at: Browns Summit, NC
Printing Process: Offset, Microprint
Gum Type: Pressure-sensitive
Paper: Phosphor Tagged Paper, Block
Layout Number: “S” followed by five (5) single digits
Layout Number Frequency: Plate numbers every 31st stamp below stamp image

First-day Cover

Quantity Produced - Unknown
Original Purchase Price: $0.93
SKU: 787316

First-day Cover

Quantity Produced - Unknown
Original Purchase Price: $0.93
SKU: 680516

About Stamp

On January 29, 2016, in Washington, DC, the U.S. Postal Service® will issue the U.S. Flag First-Class Mail® stamp (Forever® priced at 49 cents), in one design. The formats available are a pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) booklet of 10 stamps produced by security printer Banknote Corporation of America/SSP (SSP), a PSA booklet of 20 stamps produced by security printers Ashton Potter (USA) Ltd (APU) and SSP, and a PSA coil of 100 stampsproduced by security printers APU and SSP. The stamp will go on sale nationwide January 29, 2016.

Celebrate “Old Glory” with this new patriotic U.S. Flag stamp. 

The American flag has long symbolized the strength and spirit of our nation. This U.S. Flag First-Class Mail® stamp features a detail of Emmanuel Faure's vivid photograph of a U.S. flag waving against the background of the sky.

On June 14, 1777, the Continental Congress passed the Flag Act, stating that the U.S. flag should consist of 13 alternating red and white stripes and 13 white stars in a blue field. In 1818, Congress passed legislation stipulating that the number of stars on the American flag should match the number of states in the Union. There are 13 stripes and 50 stars on the current flag.

The words “USA FOREVER” are printed on the bottom of the stamp. Terrence W. McCaffrey was the art director of the project and Greg Breeding designed the stamp. The self-adhesive U.S. Flag First-Class Mail® stamp is being issued in coils of 100 and in books of 10 and 20.

Colors

Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black, PMS 5405

Creators

Art Director: Terrence W. McCaffrey, New Braunfels, TX.
Designer: Greg Breeding, Charlottesville, VA.
Typographer: Greg Breeding, Charlottesville, VA.
Existing Photo: Emmanuel Faure.
Modeler: Joseph Sheeran.
Modeler: Michelle Finn/Sandra Lane.

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Reference

USPS Postal Bulletin 22433. Copyright: USPS.

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