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Stamp Info

Name Value
Date of Issue February 24, 2017
Year 2017
Quantity 30,000,000
Denomination
5-cent Denominated, Mail Use
Denomination Value $0.05
Perforation or Dimension 0.87 x 0.98 in/22.10 x 24.89 mm
Issue Location Grapevine, TX 76051
Postal Administration United States

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Layouts

Pane of 20 (1 Design)

Quantity Produced - 1,500,000
Original Purchase Price: $1.00
SKU: 111404
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: Nonphosphored Type III
Layout Number: “P” followed by six (6) digits

First Day Cover

Quantity Produced - Unknown
Original Purchase Price: $0.98
SKU: 111416

About Stamp

On February 24, 2017, in Grapevine, TX, the U.S. Postal Service® will issue the 5-cent denominated Grapes stamp, in one design, in a pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) pane of 20 stamps. The stamp will go on sale nationwide February 24, 2017.

Originally issued in 2016 in a coil format, Grapes, a five-cent definitive stamp, will be available in 2017 in formats of a Sheet of 20 stamps, a Block of 10 stamps, or a Block of 4 stamps.

Two clusters of deep-purple Pinot noir grapes are depicted growing on vines among several green leaves. The artist used pen and ink and watercolor to produce the original art..

A member of the genus Vitis, grapes have been cultivated for thousands of years dating back to the very beginning of civilization. Grapes can be eaten as a table fruit, dried to produce raisins, or crushed to make wine or juice. According to the Department of Agriculture, 7.8 million tons of grapes were grown commercially in the U.S. in 2014.

Believed to be one of the oldest cultivated grapes in the Vitis genus, the Pinot noir grape can produce one of the most highly prized and elegant wines in the world. Once thought to grow well only in Burgundy, France, the Pinot noir grape is now successfully grown in cooler climates around the world, including areas of the United States—northern California, New York, and Oregon, among others.

Art director Derry Noyes designed this stamp with an existing illustration by John Burgoyne. Burgoyne used pen and ink and watercolor to produce the original art.

Colors

Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, PMS 7667 C Purple, PMS Warm Gray 4 C

Creators

Art Director: Derry Noyes, Washington, DC.
Designer: Derry Noyes, Washington, DC.
Typographer: Derry Noyes, Washington, DC.
Existing Art: John Burgoyne, West Barnstable, MA.
Modeler: Joseph Sheeran.

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Reference

USPS Postal Bulletin 22459. Copyright: USPS.

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