|Date of Issue||August 19, 2016|
First-Class Mail® Forever
|Perforation or Dimension||0.87 x 0.98 in.⁄22.10 x 24.89 mm|
|Issue Location||Kansas City, MO 64108|
|Postal Administration||United States|
On August 19, 2016, the U.S. Postal Service® will issue the Patriotic Spiral stamp (Forever® priced at 47 cents) in one design. The formats available are a pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) coil of 10,000 stamps (760000), issued in Kansas City, MO, and a PSA booklet of 10 stamps (671300) issued in Falls Church, VA. The stamp will go on sale nationwide August 19, 2016.
Patriotic Spiral, a Forever® stamp, will be sold in self-adhesive coils of 10,000 and strips of 10. These Forever stamps will always be equal in value to the current First-Class Mail® one-ounce price.
Offering a new spin on patriotic stamps, the festive and energetic design suggests connection and movement, with 50 red and blue stars spiraling around one gold star in the center. The idea behind the design was to illustrate a community protectively orbiting the central star that in an abstract sense stands for our nation’s steadfast idealism and hope for a more perfect union. At once both modern and timeless, this stamp is a lively take on past issuances featuring stars.
Antonio Alcalá art directed the project, with art and typography by Polygraph, a Washington, D.C., design firm.