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Made in America - Building A Nation

Stamp Info

Name Value
Date of Issue August 8, 2013
Year 2013
Quantity 2,500,000
Denomination
First-Class Forever Commemorative
Denomination Value $0.46
Perforation or Dimension 1.225 x 1.56 in./31.12 x 39.62 mm
Series Made in America - Building A Nation
Series Time Span 2013
Issue Location Washington, DC 20066
Postal Administration United States

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Layouts

Pane of 12 (12 Designs)

Quantity Produced - 2,500,000
Original Purchase Price: $5.52
SKU: 471500
Dimension: 8.00 x 6.5 in./203.2 x 165.1 mm
Printer: Avery Dennison (AVR)
Printed at: AVR, Clinton, SC
Printing Process: Gravure
Gum Type: Pressure-sensitive
Paper: Prephosphored, Type II
Layout Number: “V” followed by five (5) single digits

Packet of Five Panes (all 5 Selvage Designs)

Quantity Produced - Unknown
Original Purchase Price: $27.60
SKU: 471509

Press Sheet With Die Cuts

Quantity Produced - 2,500
Original Purchase Price: $27.60
SKU: 471506

Press Sheet Without Die Cuts

Quantity Produced - 2,500
Original Purchase Price: $27.60
SKU: 471508

First-day Cover (random Full Pane)

Quantity Produced - Unknown
Original Purchase Price: $8.02
SKU: 471518

First-day Cover Set of 12

Quantity Produced - Unknown
Original Purchase Price: $10.80
SKU: 471516

First-day Cancelled (random Full Pane)

Quantity Produced - Unknown
Original Purchase Price: $8.02
SKU: 471519

Digital Color Postmark Set of 12

Quantity Produced - Unknown
Original Purchase Price: $19.32
SKU: 471521

Ceremony Program (random Stamp)

Quantity Produced - Unknown
Original Purchase Price: $6.95
SKU: 471530

Stamp Deck Card With Digital Color Postmark (random Stamp)

Quantity Produced - Unknown
Original Purchase Price: $1.96
SKU: 471532

Stamp Deck Card

Quantity Produced - Unknown
Original Purchase Price: $0.95
SKU: 471531

Keepsake (random Pane & Random Digital Color Postmark Set)

Quantity Produced - Unknown
Original Purchase Price: $7.95
SKU: 471510

About Stamp Series

On August 8, 2013, in Washington, DC, the Postal Service™ will issue Made in America ~ Building a Nation (Forever® priced at 46 cents) First-Class mail® commemorative stamps in 12 designs in a pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) pane of 12 stamps. The stamps will go on sale nationwide August 8, 2013.

“The world is moved along, not only by the mighty shoves of its heroes,” social activist Helen Keller wrote in 1908, “but also by the aggregate of the tiny pushes of each honest worker.” The Made in America: Building a Nation stamps honor the courageous workers who helped build our country. Each stamp says "USA | Building a Nation".

The sheet features 12 stamps in three rows of four. Eleven of the 12 stamp images were taken by photographer Lewis Hine, a chronicler of early 20th-century industry.

In the top row are an airplane maker, a derrick man on the Empire State Building, a millinery apprentice, and a man on a hoisting ball on the Empire State Building. In the middle row are a linotyper in a publishing house, a welder on the Empire State Building, a coal miner, and riveters on the Empire State Building. (The coal miner stamp is the only one of the 12 that does not feature a Hine photograph. The image is from the Kansas Historical Society.) In the bottom row are a powerhouse mechanic, a railroad track walker, a textile worker, and a man guiding a beam on the Empire State Building.

There are five different sheets available. Each one contains the same stamps, but is anchored by a different selvage photograph. Three of the five selvage photographs were taken by Hine. The Hine images include two Empire State Building iron workers and a General Electric worker measuring the bearings in a casting. The fourth selvage photograph is the same image of the coal miner that appears in the stamp pane. The final selvage photograph, taken by Margaret Bourke-White, depicts a female welder.

Derry Noyes was the project’s art director and designer. The Made in America: Building a Nation stamps are being issued as Forever® stamps in self-adhesive sheets of 12.

Colors

444 (Stamp-Gray), 444 (Pane-Gray), 9 (Text-Cool Gray), Black (Stamp), Black (Pane)

Creators

Designer: Derry Noyes, Washington, DC.
Art Director: Derry Noyes, Washington, DC.
Typographer: Derry Noyes, Washington, DC.
Engraver: Trident.
Modeler: Avery Dennison, Designed and Engineered Solutions.

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Reference

USPS Postal Bulletin 22368. Copyright: USPS.

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