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Star Trek

Stamp Info

Name Value
Date of Issue September 2, 2016
Year 2016
Quantity 20,000,000
Denomination
First-Class Mail®, Forever
Denomination Value $0.47
Perforation or Dimension 0.98 x 1.56 in⁄24.89 x 39.62 mm
Series Star Trek
Series Time Span 2016
Issue Location New York, NY 10199
Postal Administration United States

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Layouts

Pane of 20

Quantity Produced - 4,000,000
Original Purchase Price: $9.40
SKU: 474004
Dimension: 6.00 x 8.00 in⁄152.40 x 203.20 mm
Printer: Ashton Potter (USA) Ltd. (APU)
Printed at: Williamsville, NY
Printing Process: Offset
Gum Type: Pressure-sensitive
Paper: Nonphosphored Type III, Block Tag
Layout Number: “P” followed by eight (8) digits

Press Sheet With Die-Cuts

Quantity Produced - Unknown
Original Purchase Price: $56.40
SKU: 474006

First-day Cover (set of 4)

Quantity Produced - Unknown
Original Purchase Price: $3.64
SKU: 474016

Digital Color Postmark (set of 4)

Quantity Produced - Unknown
Original Purchase Price: $6.48
SKU: 474021

Ceremony Program

Quantity Produced - Unknown
Original Purchase Price: $6.95
SKU: 474030

Digital Color Postmark Keepsake (set of 4)

Quantity Produced - Unknown
Original Purchase Price: $15.95
SKU: 474010

Framed Art

Quantity Produced - Unknown
Original Purchase Price: $39.95
SKU: 474024

Panel

Quantity Produced - Unknown
No Images Exist for this Layout.
Original Purchase Price: $10.95
SKU: 474033

About Stamp Series

On September 2, 2016, in New York, NY, the U.S. Postal Service® will issue the Star Trek stamps (Forever® priced at 47 cents) in four designs, in a pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) pane of 20 stamps. The stamps will go on sale nationwide September 2, 2016.

On September 8, 1966, Star Trek premiered. Centered on the interstellar voyages of the U.S.S. Enterprise, the prime-time television program's mission was to boldly go where no man has gone before.With an intricate futuristic setting, multicultural cast, and story lines that touched on social issues, Star Trek pushed past the boundaries of popular science fiction and became a worldwide phenomenon.

Each of the 20 self-adhesive Star Trek stamps showcases one of four digital illustrations inspired by elements of the classic TV show: the Starship Enterprise inside the outline of a Starfleet insignia against a gold background, the silhouette of a crewman in a transporter against a red background, the silhouette of the Enterprise from above against a green background, and the Enterprise inside the outline of the Vulcan salute (Spock's iconic hand gesture) against a blue background. The stamp sheet includes five of each design. The words FOREVER USA, separated by a small Starfleet insignia, appear along the top edge or the bottom edge of each stamp. The words SPACE... THE FINAL FRONTIER, from Captain Kirk's famous voice-over, appear beneath the stamps against a background of stars.

During its run on NBC, Star Trek deftly combined action, adventure, drama, fantasy, and allegory. Episodes alluded to the Cold War, the Vietnam War, the population explosion, the growing generation gap, and race relations. NBC canceled Star Trek after three seasons, but the show soon entered syndication and grew even more popular. Soon, the once fledgling sci-fi program blossomed into a franchise that included an animated television series, multiple live-action series, and a string of motion pictures.

Antonio Alcalá was the project's art director. The issuance features artwork by The Heads of State, who also designed the stamps. The Star Trek stamps are being issued as Forever stamps. Forever stamps are always equal in value to the current First-Class Mail one-ounce price.

Colors

Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black, PMS 7577C Orange, PMS 124C Orange, PMS 1565C Yellow, PMS 7499C Yellow

Creators

Designer: The Heads of State, Philadelphia, PA.
Art Director: Antonio Alcalá, Alexandria, VA.
Typographer: The Heads of State, Philadelphia, PA.
Artist: The Heads of State, Philadelphia, PA.
Modeler: Joseph Sheeran.

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Reference

USPS Postal Bulletin 22447. Copyright: USPS.

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