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Stamp Info

Name Value
Date of Issue August 2, 2016
Year 2016
Quantity 20,000,000
Denomination
First-Class Mail Forever
Denomination Value $0.47
Perforation or Dimension 1.19 x 0.91 in.⁄30.23 x 23.11 mm
Series Pets
Series Time Span 2016
Issue Location Las Vegas, NV 89119
Postal Administration United States

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Layouts

Double-sided Booklet of 20

Quantity Produced - 20,000,000
Original Purchase Price: $9.40
SKU: 680704
Dimension: 2.38 x 5.76 in.⁄60.45 x 146.30 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 four (4) single digits

Press Sheet With Die-cut

Quantity Produced - Unknown
Original Purchase Price: $75.20
SKU: 680706

First-day Cover (set of 20)

Quantity Produced - Unknown
Original Purchase Price: $18.20
SKU: 680716

Digital Color Postmark (set of 20)

Quantity Produced - Unknown
Original Purchase Price: $32.40
SKU: 680721

Ceremony Program (random Single)

Quantity Produced - Unknown
Original Purchase Price: $6.95
SKU: 680730

Digital Color Postmark Keepsake (random Single)

Quantity Produced - Unknown
Original Purchase Price: $11.95
SKU: 680710

About Stamp Series

On August 2, 2016, in Las Vegas, NV, the U.S. Postal Service® will issue the Pets stamps (Forever® priced at 47 cents) in 20 designs, in a pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) double-sided booklet of 20 stamps. The stamps will go on sale nationwide August 2, 2016.

Whether your idea of the perfect pet is a loyal dog or majestic macaw, these 20 new Forever® stamps celebrate the animals in our lives that bring joy, companionship, and love.

The stamp art for Pets features 20 existing photographs of different animals taken against white backgrounds by Eric Isselée. Each photograph represents animals we love from these groups: puppies, betta fish, iguanas, hamsters, goldfish, parrots, guinea pigs, tortoises, rabbits, kittens, corn snakes, mice, hermit crabs, chinchillas, gerbils, dogs, parakeets, horses, cats, and geckos.

More than half of U.S. homes have at least one pet, with the number growing every year. The most common domesticated animals are dogs and cats, but pets come in all shapes and sizes. Pets offer their human companions unconditional love and happiness, as well as physical and emotional health benefits. They are more than just animals; many people consider them members of the family. Whether you prefer the silky scales of a corn snake or the warm fluff of a guinea pig, responsible pet ownership begins with familiarizing yourself with the animal possession laws and regulations in your area and finding the right pet for your life and needs. Choosing a pet whose specific needs you can understand and accommodate will ensure that your new animal friend will live a happy, healthy, and safe life.

Art director Derry Noyes designed these stamps.

Colors

Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow

Creators

Art Director: Derry Noyes, Washington, DC.
Designer: Derry Noyes, Washington, DC.
Typographer: Derry Noyes, Washington, DC.
Existing Photos: Eric Isselée.
Modeler: Joseph Sheeran.

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Reference

USPS Postal Bulletin 22445. Copyright: USPS.

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