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Name Value
Date of Issue November 30, 2017
Year 2017
Quantity 500,000,000
Nondenominated, First-Class Mail (60 Cents)
Denomination Value $0.60
Perforation or Dimension 1.225 x 1.56 in./31.12 x 39.62 mm
Issue Location Baltimore, MD 21233
Postal Administration United States

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Pane of 20 (1 Design)

Quantity Produced - 25,000,000
Original Purchase Price: $12.00
SKU: 564204
Perforation: Simulated Perforation
Dimension: 7.12 x 7.24 in./180.85 x 183.90 mm
Printer: Banknote Corporation of America
Printed at: Browns Summit, NC
Printing Process: Offset, Microprint
Gum Type: Pressure-sensitive
Paper: Phosphor Tagged Paper. Overall
Layout Number: “B” followed by six (6) single digits
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First-day Cover

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Original Purchase Price: $1.04
SKU: 564216
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Ceremony Program

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Original Purchase Price: $6.95
SKU: 564230
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About Stamp

The U.S. Postal Service® will issue the Alzheimer’s semipostal stamp (Nondenominated, First-Class Mail® priced at 60 cents) in one design, in a pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) pane of 20 stamps.

The artwork for this stamp is an illustration that first appeared on the 42-cent Alzheimer's Awareness stamp issued in 2008. It shows an elderly woman in profile with a caring hand on her shoulder, with the suggestion of sunlight behind her and clouds in front of and below her. On the 2008 stamp, she was facing left; the artwork for this stamp shows her facing right.

The most common form of dementia, Alzheimer's disease is not a normal part of aging. It is a progressive, irreversible disorder that attacks nerve cells, or neurons, and their connections in the brain, causing memory loss, decrease in cognitive skill, and changes in behavior. The disease is named for Alois Alzheimer, the German physician who in 1906 discovered and described two hallmark signs of the disease in the brain clumps of amyloid protein fragments and tangles of tau protein fibers and linked them to observable symptoms.More than 5.3 million Americans age 65 and older are estimated to have Alzheimer's disease, a number predicted to rise as the population ages. The nation has also turned its attention to the type of dementia known as younger-onset or early-onset Alzheimer's, which affects individuals under age 65. In addition to the loss of memory and thinking abilities and ultimate decline for the person with the disease, Alzheimer's is infamous for the emotional and financial toll it can take on loved ones. Alzheimer's experts emphasize the importance of education and strongly encourage caregivers to reach out to local and national agencies and organizations for information and support.

The artist for this stamp was Matt Mahurin. Art director Ethel Kessler designed the stamp.

Sold at a price of 60 cents per First-Class® stamp, this stamp is a semipostal. The price of a semipostal stamp pays for the First-Class® single-piece postage rate in effect at the time of purchase plus an amount to fund causes that have been determined to be in the national public interest. By law, revenue from sales (minus postage and the reasonable reimbursement of costs to the Postal Service®) is to be transferred to a selected executive agency or agencies. Net proceeds from this stamp will be distributed to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.


Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black, PMS 614/Beige, PMS 451/Brown


Designer: Ethel Kessler, Bethesda, MD.
Art Director: Ethel Kessler, Bethesda, MD.
Typographer: Ethel Kessler, Bethesda, MD.
Artist: Matt Mahurin.
Modeler: Sandra Lane/Michelle Finn.

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USPS Postal Bulletin 22478. Copyright: USPS.

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