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Colorful Celebrations

Stamp Info

Name Value
Date of Issue June 3, 2016
Year 2016
Quantity 10,000,000
Denomination
First-Class Mail Forever
Denomination Value $0.47
Perforation or Dimension 1.19 x 0.91 in.⁄30.22 x 23.11 mm
Series Colorful Celebrations
Series Time Span 2016
Issue Location New York, NY 10199
Postal Administration United States

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Layouts

Double-sided Booklet of 20 (10 Designs)

Quantity Produced - 5,000,000
Original Purchase Price: $9.40
SKU: 681004
Dimension: 2.38 x 5.74 in.⁄60.33 x 145.88 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

Press Sheet With Die-cut

Quantity Produced - 3,000
Original Purchase Price: $75.20
SKU: 681006

First-day Cover (set of 10)

Quantity Produced - Unknown
Original Purchase Price: $9.10
SKU: 681016

Digital Color Postmark (set of 10)

Quantity Produced - Unknown
Original Purchase Price: $16.20
SKU: 681021

Ceremony Program (random Single)

Quantity Produced - Unknown
Original Purchase Price: $6.95
SKU: 681030

Keepsake

Quantity Produced - Unknown
Original Purchase Price: $11.95
SKU: 681010

Framed Art

Quantity Produced - Unknown
Original Purchase Price: $39.95
SKU: 681024

About Stamp Series

On June 3, 2016, in New York, NY, the U.S. Postal Service® will issue the Colorful Celebrations stamps (Forever® priced at 47 cents) in 10 designs, in a pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) double-sided booklet of 20 stamps.

The stamps will go on sale nationwide June 3, 2016.

Celebrate any festive occasion with Colorful Celebrations, a new stamp issuance from the U.S. Postal Service®. The booklet of 20 stamps includes 10 vivid, digitally created designs featuring eye-popping patterns that showcase geometric shapes, flowers, and birds.

Papel picado, an intricate art form that was developed in Mexico, served as the inspiration for the stamp art. The Spanish term translates to “pierced paper.” Crafted with sharp tools and layers of tissue paper, papel picado designs often include birds, flowers, and religious iconography. The elaborate decorations are hung during holidays, weddings, birthdays, and other festivities. 

Colorful Celebrations is being issued as a First-Class Mail® Forever® booklet of 20. These Forever stamps will always be equal in value to the current First-Class Mail one-ounce price.

Colors

Black, PMS Orange, Fuchsia, Blue, Purple

Creators

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

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Reference

USPS Postal Bulletin 22440. Copyright: USPS.

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