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Peter Making a Snow Angel

The Snowy Day

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Name Value
Date of Issue October 4, 2017
Year 2017
Quantity 100,000,000
First-Class Mail® Forever
Denomination Value $0.49
Perforation or Dimension .91 x 1.19 in/23.11 x 30.23 mm
Series The Snowy Day
Series Time Span 2017
Issue Location Brooklyn, NY 11201
Postal Administration United States

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Double-sided Booklet of 20 (4 Designs)

Quantity Produced - 20,000,000
Original Purchase Price: $9.80
SKU: 676104
Dimension: 5.76 x 2.38 in/146.30 x 60.45 mm
Printer: Ashton Potter (USA) Ltd. (APU)
Printed at: Williamsville, NY
Printing Process: Offset
Gum Type: Pressure-sensitive
Paper: Nonphosphored Type III, Overall
Layout Number: “P” followed by four (4) single digits
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About Stamp Series

On October 4, 2017, in Brooklyn, NY, the U.S. Postal Service® will issue The Snowy Day stamps (Forever® priced at 49 cents) in four designs, in a pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) booklet of 20 stamps. The stamps will go on sale nationwide October 4, 2017.

In 2017, the U.S. Postal Service® celebrates Ezra Jack Keats' most beloved story: The Snowy Day. Written and illustrated by the celebrated children’s author, it was one of the first prominent 20th-century picture books centered on an African-American child.

The issuance features artwork from The Snowy Day. Each of the four stamps showcases a different illustration of main character Peter exploring and playing in his neighborhood while wearing his iconic red snowsuit. The images include: Peter forming a snowball, Peter sliding down a mountain of snow, Peter making a snow angel, and Peter leaving footprints in the snow. The words “Forever” and “USA” appear across the bottom of each stamp. Art director Antonio Alcalá designed the stamps.

Since The Snowy Day was published in 1962, young readers have enjoyed joining Peter on his winter adventure. In 1963, Keats was awarded the prestigious Caldecott Medal, given annually to the artist of the previous year’s best children’s picture book. The Snowy Day has become a classic; since its release, it has sold millions of copies.


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Art Director: Antonio Alcalá, Alexandria, VA.
Designer: Antonio Alcalá, Alexandria, VA.
Typographer: Antonio Alcalá, Alexandria, VA.
Artist: Ezra Jack Keats.
Modeler: Joseph Sheeran.

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