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Dainty Miss Leitzel

Vintage Circus Posters

Stamp Info

Name Value
Date of Issue May 5, 2014
Year 2014
Quantity 7,500,000
Denomination
First-Class Mail Forever Commemerative
Denomination Value $0.49
Perforation or Dimension 2.00 x 1.46 in./50.76 x 37.11 mm
Series Vintage Circus Posters
Series Time Span 2014
Issue Location Sarasota, FL 34230
Postal Administration United States

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Layouts

Pane of 16 (8 Designs)

Quantity Produced - 3,750,000
Original Purchase Price: $7.84
SKU: 472100
Dimension: 7.75 x 9.25 in./196.85 x234.95 mm
Printer: Banknote Corporation of America
Printed at: Browns Summit, NC
Printing Process: Offset Microprint “USPS”
Gum Type: Pressure-sensitive adhesive
Paper: Overall Phosphor Tagged

Cancelled Full Pane

Quantity Produced - Unknown
Original Purchase Price: $10.34
SKU: 472119

Press Sheet W/die Cuts

Quantity Produced - 2,500
Original Purchase Price: $47.04
SKU: 472106

Press Sheet W/o Die Cuts

Quantity Produced - 2,500
No Images Exist for this Layout.
Original Purchase Price: $47.04
SKU: 472108

Full Pane First-day Cover

Quantity Produced - Unknown
Original Purchase Price: $10.34
SKU: 472118

First-day Cover (set of 8)

Quantity Produced - Unknown
Original Purchase Price: $7.44
SKU: 472116

Digital Color Postmark (set of 8)

Quantity Produced - Unknown
Original Purchase Price: $13.12
SKU: 472121

Ceremony Program Random Single

Quantity Produced - Unknown
Original Purchase Price: $6.95
SKU: 472130

Stamp Deck Card With Digital Color Postmark

Quantity Produced - Unknown
Original Purchase Price: $1.99
SKU: 472132

Stamp Deck Card Random Single

Quantity Produced - Unknown
Original Purchase Price: $0.95
SKU: 472131

Keepsake (pane of 16, 1 Random Single Digital Color Postmark)

Quantity Produced - Unknown
Original Purchase Price: $9.95
SKU: 472110

Framed Art

Quantity Produced - Unknown
Original Purchase Price: $39.95
SKU: 472124

About Stamp

This stamp features Dainty Miss Leitzel who, according to the poster, is the "world's most marvelous lady gymnast". The poster also reads "Ringling Bros and Barnum and Bailey Combined Shows - The Greatest Show on Earth" across the top of the stamp.

About Stamp Series

On May 5, 2014, in Sarasota, FL, the U.S. Postal Service® will issue Vintage Circus Posters Commemorative stamps, in eight designs, in a pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) pane of 16 stamps. The stamps will go on sale nationwide May 5, 2014.

In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, companies such as Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey used posters to let people know that the circus was coming to town.

The U.S. Postal Service® is excited to celebrate the large, colorful pieces of art that showcased eye-catching imagery of stunts, performers, and animals.

This sheet of 16 self-adhesive stamps features reproductions of eight vintage circus posters. Each stamp features one vintage circus poster. The sheet's verso text includes a brief discussion of the history and purpose of circus posters. The selvage features an image of a circus entrance shot by photographer Edward J. Kelty in 1937.

These posters are now part of the Tibbals Digital Collection at the John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art.

Art director Greg Breeding worked on the stamp sheet with designer Jennifer Arnold.

The 2014 Vintage Circus Posters 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: Jennifer Arnold, Washington, DC.
Art Director: Greg Breeding, Charlottesville, VA.
Typographer: Jennifer Arnold, Washington, DC.
Modeler: Donald Woo.

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Reference

USPS Postal Bulletin 22387. Copyright: USPS.

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