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Stamp Info

Name Value
Date of Issue March 23, 2017
Year 2017
Quantity 150,000,000
Denomination
10-cent Denominated, Mail Use
Denomination Value $0.10
Perforation or Dimension 0.87 x 0.98 in./21.10 x 24.89 mm
Issue Location Cleveland, OH 44101
Postal Administration United States

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Layouts

Pane of 20 (1 Design)

Quantity Produced - 7,500,000
Original Purchase Price: $2.00
SKU: 111504
Dimension: 5.30 x 4.88 in./134.62 x 123.95 mm
Printer: Banknote Corporation of America
Printed at: Browns Summit, NC
Printing Process: Offset, Microprint - USPS
Gum Type: Pressure-sensitive
Paper: Phosphor Tagged Paper, Overall
Layout Number: “B” followed by six (6) single digits

First-day Cover

Quantity Produced - Unknown
Original Purchase Price: $1.03
SKU: 111516

About Stamp

On March 23, 2017, in Cleveland, OH, the U.S. Postal Service® will issue the 10-cent denominated Pears stamp, in one design, in a pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) pane of 20 stamps. The stamp will go on sale nationwide March 23, 2017.

Originally issued in 2016 in a coil format, the U.S. Postal Service® issues Pears a new ten-cent definitive stamp featuring an illustration of two brilliantly red pears in sheets of 20.

Pears (genus Pyrus) are one of the world’s oldest cultivated fruits. They grow on medium-sized, long-lived, flowering trees that generally produce fruit in their fourth to sixth year of growth. Thousands of varieties—in hues of green, yellow, red, and brown—are grown throughout the world.

Pear trees, like apple trees, can surprise their growers with “sport” branches (also referred to as spontaneous mutations) that bear fruit differing in appearance from the anticipated produce. Thus, a tree producing green pears may spontaneously sport a branch of red pears. Other red pears are the result of hybridizing, or crossbreeding two different varieties.

Pears are among the most popular fruits in the world, and for good reason. These low-calorie treats provide a good source of fiber, potassium, and vitamin C. Great snacks eaten fresh out of hand, and perhaps over a sink so the juice drips there, pears can be poached, baked, sliced into salads, and star on a cheese plate.

Art director Derry Noyes designed this stamp with an existing illustration by John Burgoyne.

Colors

Warm Gray 4/Gray, PMS 7619 Red, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black

Creators

Designer: Derry Noyes, Washington, DC.
Art Director: Derry Noyes, Washington, DC.
Typographer: Derry Noyes, Washington, DC.
Existing Art: John Burgoyne, West Barnstable, MA.
Modeler: Sandra Lane/Michelle Finn.

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Reference

USPS Postal Bulletin 22461. Copyright: USPS.

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