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Winter Fun

Stamp Info

Name Value
Date of Issue October 23, 2014
Year 2014
Quantity 108,000,000
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 Winter Fun
Series Time Span 2014
Issue Location New York, NY 10199
Postal Administration United States

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Layouts

Double-sided Booklet of 20 (4 Designs)

Quantity Produced - 20,000,000
Original Purchase Price: $9.80
SKU: 689800
Dimension: 5.75 x 2.38 in./146.05 x 60.45 mm
Printer: CCL Label, Inc.
Printed at: Clinton, SC
Printing Process: Gravure
Gum Type: Pressure-sensitive adhesive
Paper: UPM Raflatac
Layout Number: “C” followed by four (4) single digits

Automated Teller Machine (ATM) Booklet of 18, (4 Designs)

Quantity Produced - 2,000,000
Original Purchase Price: $8.82
SKU: 588600
Dimension: 2.61 x 6.13 in./66.29 x 155.58 mm
Printer: Ashton Potter (USA) Ltd. (APU)
Printed at: Williamsville , NY
Printing Process: Flexographic, Offset, Microprint
Gum Type: Pressure-sensitive adhesive
Paper: Nonphosphored Type III, Overall
Layout Number: “P” followed by four (4) single digits

Press Sheet With Die Cuts

Quantity Produced - 1,000
Original Purchase Price: $58.80
SKU: 689806

Press Sheet Without Die Cuts

Quantity Produced - 1,000
Original Purchase Price: $58.80
SKU: 689808

First-day Cover, Set of 4

Quantity Produced - Unknown
Original Purchase Price: $3.72
SKU: 689816

ATM First-day Cover, Set of 4

Quantity Produced - Unknown
Original Purchase Price: $3.72
SKU: 588616

Digital Color Postmark, Set of 4

Quantity Produced - Unknown
Original Purchase Price: $6.56
SKU: 689821

ATM Digital Color Postmark, Set of 4

Quantity Produced - Unknown
Original Purchase Price: $6.56
SKU: 588621

Ceremony Program (random Stamp)

Quantity Produced - Unknown
Original Purchase Price: $6.95
SKU: 689830

Keepsake (booklet and Digital Color Postmark, Set of 4)

Quantity Produced - Unknown
Original Purchase Price: $16.95
SKU: 689810

Stamp Deck Card

Quantity Produced - Unknown
Original Purchase Price: $0.95
SKU: 689831

ATM Stamp Deck Card

Quantity Produced - Unknown
No Images Exist for this Layout.
Original Purchase Price: $0.95
SKU: 588631

About Stamp Series

On October 23, 2014, in New York, NY, the U.S. Postal Service® will issue the Winter Fun stamps (Forever® First-Class Mail® priced at 49-cents) in four designs, in a pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) booklet of 20 stamps and the Winter Fun ATM stamps, in four designs, in a pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) automated teller machine (ATM) booklet of 18 stamps. The stamp will go on sale nationwide October 23, 2014.

Winter days can be a wonderful time to appreciate the great outdoors with friends and loved ones. Drawing on nostalgic images of snowy childhoods, the Winter Fun stamps can be used not only to convey the joyful spirit of the holiday season and the new year, but also to send cheerful greetings for any occasion all winter long. Each stamp is sure to add a welcome splash of warmth to letters and cards during the year’s coldest months.

With four playful designs, Winter Fun celebrates some of the season’s most enjoyable activities: ice-skating, making snow angels, building snowmen, and bird-watching. The art for the ice-skaters design was painted with acrylic on plywood with a dry brush technique to give the illustration a textured, folk-art feel. The other three were all hand-sketched and then digitally manipulated. 

Art director Ethel Kessler designed the stamps using existing illustrations by Janet Atkinson, Jing Jing Tsong, and Christine Roy. 

The Winter Fun stamps are being issued as Forever® stamps in self-adhesive booklets of 20 (five of each design). These Forever stamps will always be equal in value to the current First-Class Mail® one-ounce price.

Colors

Yellow, Magenta, Cyan, Black

Creators

Art Director: Ethel Kessler, Bethesda, MD.
Designer: Ethel Kessler, Bethesda, MD.
Typographer: Ethel Kessler, Bethesda, MD.
Modeler: CCL Label, Inc..
Engraver: WRE.

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Reference

USPS Postal Bulletin 22398. Copyright: USPS.

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