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Water Lilies

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Name Value
Date of Issue March 20, 2015
Year 2015
Quantity 125,000,000
First-Class Mail Forever
Denomination Value $0.49
Perforation or Dimension 0.98 x 0.87 in./24.89 x 22.10 mm
Series Water Lilies
Series Time Span 2015
Issue Location Cleveland, OH 44101
Postal Administration United States

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Double-sided Booklet of 20 (4 Designs)

Quantity Produced - 25,000,000
Original Purchase Price: $9.80
SKU: 689900
Dimension: 1.96 x 5.52 in./49.78 x 140.21 mm
Printer: Banknote Corporation of America/SSP
Printed at: Browns Summit, NC
Printing Process: Offset, Microprint
Gum Type: Pressure-sensitive adhesive
Paper: Phosphor Tagged Paper, Overall Tagged
Layout Number: “S” followed by four (4) single digits
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Press Sheet With Die Cut

Quantity Produced - 250
Original Purchase Price: $117.60
SKU: 689906
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Press Sheet Without Die Cut

Quantity Produced - 1,000
Original Purchase Price: $117.60
SKU: 689908
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First-day Cover (set of 4)

Quantity Produced - Unknown
Original Purchase Price: $3.72
SKU: 689916
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Digital Color Postmark (set of 4)

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Original Purchase Price: $6.56
SKU: 689921
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Digital Color Postmark Keepsake (set of 4)

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Original Purchase Price: $16.95
SKU: 689910
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Stamp Deck Card

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Original Purchase Price: $0.95
SKU: 689931
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About Stamp Series

On March 20, 2015, in Cleveland, OH, the U.S. Postal Ser­vice® will issue Water Lilies First-Class Mail® stamps (Forever® priced at 49 cents), in four designs, in a pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) booklet of 20 stamps. The stamps will go on sale nationwide March 20, 2015.

Elegant water lilies grace four new stamps from the U.S. Postal Service®.

Each stamp depicts a close-up of the flower of one of four classic garden water lilies. The photographs were shot in summer at the Kenilworth Park & Aquatic Gardens in Washington, D.C

Water lilies are aquatic herbs that live in both temperate and tropical climates around the world; they are found in still freshwater habitats. There are more than 50 species in the water lily family (Nymphaeaceae) and hundreds of hybrids.

The flowers of the hardy water lily sit at or slightly above the water’s surface; the flowers of tropical water lilies, which produce more blossoms each season than the hardy variety, are held aloft on stems several inches from the surface.

Although delicate looking, hardy water lilies are tough and grow well in much of the U.S. Tropical water lilies, which require water temperatures above 70 degrees, have a more limited range, but the flowers are larger and more vibrantly colored. Water lilies bloom in the U.S. from spring to fall. Many water lilies bloom only during the day, but there are several night bloomers whose flowers open in the late afternoon and close at morning’s light.

Water Lilies will be issued in a booklet format.

Art director Phil Jordan designed the stamps using existing photographs by photographer Cindy Dyer.


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

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