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Bat Signal #2

Batman

Stamp Info

Name Value
Date of Issue October 9, 2014
Year 2014
Quantity 4,000,000
Denomination
Forever First-Class Mail
Denomination Value $0.49
Perforation or Dimension 1.04 x 1.04 in/26.42 x 26.42 mm
Series Batman
Series Time Span 2014
Issue Location New York, NY 10199
Postal Administration United States

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Layouts

Pane of 20 (8 Designs)

Quantity Produced - 4,000,000
Original Purchase Price: $9.80
SKU: 588400
Dimension: 8.5 x 7.25 in./215.90 x 184.15 mm
Printer: Banknote Corporation of America/SSP
Printed at: Browns Summit, NC
Printing Process: Offset/Microprint
Gum Type: Pressure-sensitive adhesive
Paper: Phosphor Block Tagged

Press Sheet Without Die Cut

Quantity Produced - 2,500
Original Purchase Price: $88.20
SKU: 588408

Press Sheet With Die Cut

Quantity Produced - 2,500
Original Purchase Price: $88.20
SKU: 588406

First-day Cover (set of 8)

Quantity Produced - Unknown
Original Purchase Price: $7.44
SKU: 588416

Digital Color Postmark (set of 8)

Quantity Produced - Unknown
Original Purchase Price: $13.12
SKU: 588421

Ceremony Program (random)

Quantity Produced - Unknown
Original Purchase Price: $6.95
SKU: 588430

Stamp Deck Card With Digital Color Postmark

Quantity Produced - Unknown
Original Purchase Price: $1.99
SKU: 588432

Digital Color Postmark Keepsake (random)

Quantity Produced - Unknown
Original Purchase Price: $11.95
SKU: 588410

Framed Art

Quantity Produced - Unknown
Original Purchase Price: $39.95
SKU: 588424

Stamp Deck Card

Quantity Produced - Unknown
Original Purchase Price: $0.95
SKU: 588431

About Stamp Series

On October 9, 2014, in New York, NY, the U.S. Postal Service® will issue the Batman stamps (Forever® First-Class Mail® priced at 49 cents) in eight designs, in a pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) souvenir sheet of 20 stamps. The stamps will go on sale nationwide October 9, 2014.

For 75 years, Batman has protected Gotham City from the forces of evil. Since his debut, he has become one of the most iconic super heroes in history. This year, the U.S. Postal Service® chronicles the evolution of the character, from his origins to present day.

This new issuance showcases eight unique designs in a sheet of 20 stamps. Four versions of the iconic DC Comics super hero are depicted from four eras of comic book history. In addition, there are four incarnations of the Bat-Signal.

The first row of stamps features Batman with his fists clenched. This muscular, determined Caped Crusader has spent the Modern Age of Comics defending Gotham City from its most notorious villains. The second row of stamps displays Batman dramatically staring up at the Bat-Signal. By the Bronze Age of Comics, artists had encased the super hero’s spare black bat emblem with a yellow oval. The insignia became the crime fighter’s trademark. The third row of stamps shows Batman swooping into the frame with his cape flying behind him. The image, from the Silver Age of Comics, accentuates the super hero’s signature glowing white eyes and utility belt. The bottom row of stamps highlights Batman as first envisioned by creator Bob Kane during the Golden Age of Comics. The super hero’s black cape and cowl and gray suit formed his iconic visual identity.

A column on the left side of the sheet includes four different circular stamps. Each is affixed with a different Bat-Signal, the spotlight Gotham City Police Commissioner James Gordon sent into the night sky to summon Batman.

The background illustration features a silhouette of Batman standing on a bridge with the skyline of Gotham City looming above him. The flip side of the sheet features two illustrations of Batman and text about the history of the character.

Art director Greg Breeding designed the stamp sheet.

The Batman stamps are being issued as Forever® stamps. These Forever stamps will always be equal in value to the current First-Class Mail® one-ounce rate.

Colors

Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black

Creators

Designer: Greg Breeding, Charlottesville, VA.
Art Director: Greg Breeding, Charlottesville, VA.
Typographer: Greg Breeding, Charlottesville, VA.
Modeler: Donald Woo.

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Reference

USPS Postal Bulletin 22399. Copyright: USPS.

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