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Have a Ball!

Stamp Info

Name Value
Date of Issue June 14, 2017
Year 2017
Quantity 10,000,000
Denomination
Forever, First-Class Mail®
Denomination Value $0.49
Perforation or Dimension 1.27 x 1.27 in/32.26 x 32.26 mm
Series Have a Ball!
Series Time Span 2017
Issue Location Hartford, WI 53027
Postal Administration United States

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Layouts

Pane of 16 (8 Designs)

Quantity Produced - 5,000,000
Original Purchase Price: $7.84
SKU: 474904
Dimension: 6.25 x 6.25 in/158.75 x 158.75 mm
Printer: Ashton Potter (USA) Ltd. (APU)
Printed at: Williamsville, NY
Printing Process: Offset, Flexographic
Gum Type: Pressure-sensitive
Paper: Nonphosphored Type III, Spot Tag applied
Layout Number: “P” followed by five (5) digits

Press Sheet With Die-Cuts

Quantity Produced - Unknown
Original Purchase Price: $62.72
SKU: 474906

First Day Cover

Quantity Produced - Unknown
Original Purchase Price: $7.44
SKU: 474916

Digital Color Postmark

Quantity Produced - Unknown
Original Purchase Price: $13.12
SKU: 474921

Panel

Quantity Produced - Unknown
No Images Exist for this Layout.
Original Purchase Price: $10.95
SKU: 474933

DCP Keepsake

Quantity Produced - Unknown
Original Purchase Price: $21.95
SKU: 474910

Framed Art

Quantity Produced - Unknown
Original Purchase Price: $39.95
SKU: 474924

Ceremony Envelope

Quantity Produced - Unknown
Original Purchase Price: $4.95
SKU: 474930

About Stamp Series

On June 14, 2017, in Hartford, WI, the U.S. Postal Service® will issue the Have a Ball! stamps (Forever® priced at 49 cents), in eight designs, in a pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) pane of 16 stamps. The stamps will go on sale nationwide June 14, 2017.

The U.S. Postal Service celebrates our nation’s passion for athletics with the Have a Ball! stamps. The issuance features colorful illustrations of eight different sports balls:

n A baseball,

n A basketball,

n A football,

n A golf ball,

n A kickball,

n A soccer ball,

n A tennis ball, and

n A volleyball.

The round Have a Ball! stamps feature a special coating applied to selected areas of the stamps during the printing process to give them a textured feel. Mike Ryan designed the stamps and Greg Breeding served as the art director of the project. Daniel Nyari created the colorful, stylized stamp art.

Every day across the United States, people of all ages gather on fields, diamonds, courts, and golf courses to engage in friendly and fun competition. In 2017, the U.S. Postal Service® celebrates our nation’s passion for athletics with Have A Ball! Annually, millions in the U.S. participate in the sports represented on the stamps.

Each of the 16 self-adhesive circular stamps showcases illustrations of one of eight sports balls: baseball, basketball, football, golf, kickball, soccer, tennis, and volleyball. A special coating applied to selected areas of the stamps during the printing process gives them a textured feel. The sheet features two of each design. The words “USA” and “FOREVER 2017” and the name of the sport represented appear on each stamp.

Mike Ryan designed the stamps and Greg Breeding served as the art director of the project. Artist Daniel Nyari created the colorful, stylized stamp art. The Have A Ball! stamps are being issued as Forever® stamps. Forever stamps are always equal in value to the current First-Class Mail® one-ounce price.

Colors

Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, PMS Cool Gray #7

Creators

Art Director: Greg Breeding, Charlottesville, VA.
Designer: Mike Ryan, Charlottesville, VA.
Typographer: Greg Breeding, Charlottesville, VA.
Artist: Daniel Nyari, Long Island City, NY.
Modeler: Joseph Sheeran.

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Reference

USPS Postal Bulletin 22467. Copyright: USPS.

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