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Goldie’s Wood Fern

Ferns

Stamp Info

Name Value
Date of Issue March 27, 2015
Year 2015
Quantity 29,000,000
Denomination
First-Class Mail Forever
Denomination Value $0.49
Perforation or Dimension 0.87 x 0.98 in./22.10 x 24.89 mm
Series Ferns
Series Time Span 2014 - 2015
Issue Location Kansas City, MO 64108
Postal Administration United States

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Layouts

Coil of 3,000 (5 Designs)

Quantity Produced - 15,000
Original Purchase Price: $1,470.00
SKU: 786700
Printer: Banknote Corporation of America/SSP
Printed at: Browns Summit, NC
Printing Process: Offset, Microprint
Gum Type: Pressure-sensitive adhesive
Paper: Non-phosphor Type III, Overall Tagged
Layout Number: “S” followed by four (4) single digits
Layout Number Frequency: Plate numbers every 25th stamp below stamp image

Coil of 10,000 (5 Designs)

Quantity Produced - 10,000
No Images Exist for this Layout.
Original Purchase Price: $4,900.00
SKU: 777300
Printer: Banknote Corporation of America/SSP
Printed at: Browns Summit, NC
Printing Process: Offset, Microprint
Gum Type: Pressure-sensitive adhesive
Paper: Non-phosphor Type III, Overall Tagged
Layout Number: “S” followed by four (4) single digits
Layout Number Frequency: Plate numbers every 25th stamp below stamp image

First-day Cover Set of 5

Quantity Produced - Unknown
Original Purchase Price: $4.65
SKU: 777317

First-day Cover Set of 5

Quantity Produced - Unknown
Original Purchase Price: $4.65
SKU: 786716

About Stamp

On March 27, 2015, in Kansas City, MO, the U.S. Postal Service® will issue Ferns First-Class Mail® stamps (Forever® priced at 49 cents) in five designs, in a pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) coil of 3,000 (Item #786700) along with a reprint of the coil of 10,000 (Item #777300). The 3k coil has a 2015 date in the upper right corner of the stamps and the 10k coil has a 2014 date in the lower left corner of the stamps. The stamps will go on sale nationwide March 27, 2015.

Five stamps, originally issued in 2014, celebrate the beauty-and popularity-of ferns.

A favorite with gardeners and florists, ferns range from tiny moss-like plants to giants as tall as trees. The ferns featured on the stamps are five of the approximately 380 different species found in North America.

Each of the five stamps depicts a close-up photograph of a different species of fern. The shapes and textures of the fronds stand out against a stark white background, highlighting the placement of the leaflets along each fern’s stem. The name of each fern-autumn fern, Goldie’s wood fern, soft shield fern, Fortune’s holly fern, or painted fern-is placed vertically in capital letters along one edge of the stamp.

Art director Phil Jordan created the stamp art by choosing five images from among dozens of existing pictures by photographer Cindy Dyer. After Dyer isolated the fronds in her photos, providing a white background, Jordan tightened the focus on each to fit within the stamp borders. He rotated some of the fronds to provide visual interest and oriented them in relation to one another to form a unified whole.

The Ferns stamps add elegance to envelopes and are an exquisite continuation of the U.S. Postal Service’s tradition of offering stamps that feature beautiful plants.

These stamps are being issued as Forever® stamps in coils of 3,000. Forever stamps are always equal in value to the current First-Class Mail® one-ounce price.

The piece is presented in an elegant silver-toned frame with gold accents. A dust cover and sawtooth hanger are included on the back for easy display.

Colors

Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black

Creators

Art Director: Phil Jordan, Falls Church, VA.
Designer: Phil Jordan, Falls Church, VA.
Typographer: Phil Jordan, Falls Church, VA.
Existing Photos: Cindy Dyer, Alexandria, VA.
Modeler: Donald Woo.

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Reference

USPS Postal Bulletin 22410. Copyright: USPS.

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