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Forever Heart - White

Love

Stamp Info

Name Value
Date of Issue January 22, 2015
Year 2015
Quantity 100,000,000
Denomination
First-Class Mail Forever
Denomination Value $0.49
Perforation or Dimension 0.91 x 1.19 in./23.11 x 30.23 mm
Series Love
Series Time Span 1999 - 2018
Issue Location Richmond, VA
Postal Administration United States

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Layouts

Pane of 20 (2 Designs)

Quantity Produced - 10,000,000
Original Purchase Price: $9.80
SKU: 588500
Dimension: 5.50 x 5.75 in./139.70 x 146.05 mm
Printer: CCL Label, Inc.
Printed at: Clinton, SC 29325
Printing Process: Gravure
Gum Type: Pressure-sensitive adhesive
Paper: Nonphosphored Type III, Block Tag
Layout Number: “C” followed by two (2) single digits

Press Sheet Without Die Cut

Quantity Produced - 1,000
Original Purchase Price: $58.80
SKU: 588508

Press Sheet With Die Cut

Quantity Produced - 1,000
Original Purchase Price: $58.80
SKU: 588506

First-day Cover (set of 2)

Quantity Produced - Unknown
Original Purchase Price: $1.86
SKU: 588516

Digital Color Postmark (set of 2)

Quantity Produced - Unknown
Original Purchase Price: $3.28
SKU: 588521

Ceremony Program

Quantity Produced - Unknown
Original Purchase Price: $6.95
SKU: 588530

Stamp Deck Card With Digital Color Postmark

Quantity Produced - Unknown
Original Purchase Price: $1.99
SKU: 588532

Digital Color Postmark Keepsake (set of 2)

Quantity Produced - Unknown
Original Purchase Price: $13.95
SKU: 588510

Framed Art

Quantity Produced - Unknown
Original Purchase Price: $29.95
SKU: 588524

Stamp Deck Card

Quantity Produced - Unknown
Original Purchase Price: $0.95
SKU: 588531

About Stamp

On January 22, 2015, in Richmond, VA, the U.S. Postal Service® will issue the Love: Forever Hearts stamps, (Forever® priced at 49-cents) in two designs, in a pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) pane of 20 stamps. The stamps will go on sale nationwide January 22, 2015.

Combining artistic vision with a symbol of undying affection, the 2015 Forever Hearts stamps beautifully depict the ancient association between eternal love and the heart.

Lacy lettering in the shape of a heart spells out the word “Forever” on two stamps. One design features red lettering on a white background; the other is reversed, with white lettering on a field of red.

Artist Jessica Hische created the lettering that forms the heart, first drawing her design by hand and then finishing the stamp art digitally. The red and white color scheme works well with other colors and adds a timeless feel to the design, which resembles filigree.

A religious symbol, a motif in art, an expression of affection or support-today the heart is everywhere, not only at Valentine’s Day but also year-round. It signifies romantic love as well as love of people, places, or ideas. In the 1970s, a campaign to increase tourism in New York famously substituted the heart symbol for the word “love” in its slogan, a trademarked logo that spawned imitations around the world. Scores of businesses and organizations use the heart as part of their logos. Heart designs are carved onto furniture, etched onto jewelry, sewn into quilt patterns, and fashioned into sculpture. In February, the heart is found on everything from cookies to cards to kids’ clothes.

The traditional colors of red and white would be appropriate for valentines, wedding invitations, baby announcements, anniversary cards, party invites, or any occasion that calls for a classic, timeless stamp.

Art director Antonio Alcalá and artist Jessica Hische designed the stamps.

Colors

Red, Silver

Creators

Designer: Antonio Alcalá, Alexandria, VA Jessica Hische, San Francisco, CA.
Art Director: Antonio Alcalá, Alexandria, VA.
Typographer: Antonio Alcalá, Alexandria, VA Jessica Hische, San Francisco, CA.
Artist: Jessica Hische, San Francisco, CA.
Engraver: WRE.
Modeler: CCL Label, Inc..

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Reference

USPS Postal Bulletin 22405. Copyright: USPS.

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