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Jack-O‘-Lantern

Jack-O‘-Lanterns

Stamp Info

Name Value
Date of Issue September 29, 2016
Year 2016
Quantity 12,500,000
Denomination
First-Class Mail, Forever
Denomination Value $0.47
Perforation or Dimension 0.87 x 0.98 in.⁄22.10 x 24.89 mm
Series Jack-O‘-Lanterns
Series Time Span 2016
Issue Location Anoka, MN 55303
Postal Administration United States

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Double-sided Booklet of 20 (4 Designs)

Quantity Produced - 2,500,000
Original Purchase Price: $9.40
SKU: 681404
Dimension: 5.52 x 1.96 in.⁄140.21 x 49.78 mm
Printer: Banknote Corporation of America
Printed at: Browns Summit, NC
Printing Process: Offset, Microprint
Gum Type: Pressure-sensitive
Paper: Phosphor Tagged Paper, Block
Layout Number: “B” followed by five (5) single digits

Jack-o'-lanterns Press Sheet with Die-Cuts

Quantity Produced - Unknown
Original Purchase Price: $56.40
SKU: 681406

First-day Cover (set of 4)

Quantity Produced - Unknown
Original Purchase Price: $3.64
SKU: 681416

Digital Color Postmark (set of 4)

Quantity Produced - Unknown
Original Purchase Price: $6.48
SKU: 681421

Ceremony Program (random Single)

Quantity Produced - Unknown
Original Purchase Price: $6.95
SKU: 681430

Digital Color Postmark Keepsake (set of 4)

Quantity Produced - Unknown
Original Purchase Price: $15.95
SKU: 681410

Framed Art

Quantity Produced - Unknown
Original Purchase Price: $29.95
SKU: 681424

About Stamp Series

On September 29, 2016, in Anoka, MN, the U.S. Postal Service® will issue the Jack-O’-Lanterns stamps (Forever® priced at 47 cents), in four designs, in a pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) booklet of 20 stamps. The stamps will go on sale nationwide September 29, 2016.

In the spirit of Halloween, the U.S. Postal Service® issues these delightfully eerie stamps featuring photographs of four different jack-o’-lanterns. These creatively carved pumpkins have been symbols of Halloween in the United States since the late 19th century, not long after celebrations of the holiday began here.

The jack-o’-lanterns were carved by Paul Montanari and photographed by Sally Andersen-Bruce.

Brought to North America by immigrants from Ireland and Scotland, Halloween became a distinctively American celebration that transcended social boundaries and ethnic origin. After World War II, widespread enthusiasm for trick-or-treating gave the holiday a youthful emphasis, but since the 1970s adults have increasingly joined the festivities once again: a 2014 survey showed that nearly 67 percent of the American population celebrates Halloween in some way.

With customs and traditions that vary widely by community, Halloween now inspires parades and revelry, corn mazes and haunted houses, neighborhood and school parties, jack-o’-lantern and pumpkin festivals, and even pumpkin-catapulting. No matter how or where people observe this ever-changing holiday, it remains a much-anticipated celebration of the macabre in the face of approaching winter.

These stamps are the first Halloween-themed stamps to be issued by the U.S. Postal Service.

Art director Derry Noyes designed these stamps, which are being issued as Forever® stamps in booklets of 20. Forever stamps are always equal in value to the current First-Class Mail one-ounce price.

Colors

Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black, PMS Cool Gray 8

Creators

Art Director: Derry Noyes, Washington, DC.
Designer: Derry Noyes, Washington, DC.
Photographer: Sally Andersen-Bruce, New Milford, CT.
Modeler: Sandra Lane⁄Michelle Finn.

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Reference

USPS Postal Bulletin 22449. Copyright: USPS.

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