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Views of Our Planets

Stamp Info

Name Value
Date of Issue May 31, 2016
Year 2016
Quantity 5,000,000
Denomination
First-Class Mail Forever
Denomination Value $0.47
Perforation or Dimension 1.225 x 1.225 in.⁄31.12 x 31.12 mm
Series Views of Our Planets
Series Time Span 2016
Issue Location New York, NY 10199
Postal Administration United States

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Layouts

Pane of 16

Quantity Produced - 2,500,000
Original Purchase Price: $7.52
SKU: 473600
Dimension: 6.00 x 6.00 in.⁄152.40 x 152.40 mm
Printer: Ashton Potter (USA) Ltd. (APU)
Printed at: Williamsville, NY
Printing Process: Offset
Gum Type: Pressure-sensitive
Paper: Nonphosphored Type III, Spot Tag

Cancelled Full Pane

Quantity Produced - Unknown
Original Purchase Price: $10.02
SKU: 473619

Press Sheet With Die-cut

Quantity Produced - 3,000
Original Purchase Price: $60.16
SKU: 473606

First-day Cover (set of 8)

Quantity Produced - Unknown
Original Purchase Price: $7.28
SKU: 473616

First-day Cover, Full Pane

Quantity Produced - Unknown
Original Purchase Price: $10.02
SKU: 473618

Digital Color Postmark (set of 8)

Quantity Produced - Unknown
Original Purchase Price: $12.96
SKU: 473621

Ceremony Program (random Single)

Quantity Produced - Unknown
Original Purchase Price: $6.95
SKU: 473630

Panel

Quantity Produced - Unknown
Original Purchase Price: $10.95
SKU: 473633

Framed Art

Quantity Produced - Unknown
Original Purchase Price: $39.95
SKU: 473624

Keepsake

Quantity Produced - Unknown
Original Purchase Price: $9.95
SKU: 473610

About Stamp Series

On May 31, 2016, in New York, NY, the U.S. Postal Service® will issue the Views of Our Planets stamps (Forever® priced at 47 cents) in eight designs, in a pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) pane of 16 stamps. The stamps will go on sale nationwide May 31, 2016.

During the modern era of space exploration, the planets of our solar system have been viewed with increasing clarity, thanks to the distant voyages of unmanned spacecraft and the development of ever-more powerful telescopes. With this pane of 16 stamps, the U.S. Postal Service® showcases some of the more visually compelling full-disk images of the planets obtained during this era.

Eight new colorful Forever® stamps, each shown twice, feature Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. Some show the planet’s “true” color—what we might see with our own eyes if traveling through space. Others use colors to represent and visualize certain features of a planet based on imaging data. Still others use the near-infrared spectrum to show things that cannot be seen by the human eye in visible light. Verso text explains what these images reveal and identifies the spacecrafts and powerful telescopes that helped obtain them.

Art director Antonio Alcalá designed the stamps.

Views of Our Planets is being issued as a Forever® stamp. This Forever stamp will always be equal to the current First-Class Mail® one-ounce price.

Image Credits
Earth – NASA
Jupiter – NASA, ESA, and E. Karkoschka (Arizona Board of Regents, University of Arizona)
Mars – NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS
Mercury – NASA/The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Carnegie Institution of Washington
Neptune – NASA/JPL-Caltech
Saturn – NASA and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)
Uranus – NASA, ESA, and E. Karkoschka (Arizona Board of Regents, University of Arizona)
Venus – NASA/JPL-Caltech

Colors

PMS422C Grey, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black

Creators

Designer: Antonio Alcalá, Alexandria, VA.
Art Director: Antonio Alcalá, Alexandria, VA.
Typographer: Antonio Alcalá, Alexandria, VA.
Modeler: Joseph Sheeran.

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Reference

USPS Postal Bulletin 22440. Copyright: USPS.

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