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Winter Season Flag

A Flag for All Seasons

Stamp Info

Name Value
Date of Issue May 3, 2013
Year 2013
Quantity 1,395,000,000
Denomination
First-Class Mail Forever
Denomination Value $0.46
Perforation or Dimension .87 x .98 in./22.10x 24.89 mm
Series A Flag for All Seasons
Series Time Span 2013 - 2014
Issue Location Weston, MA 02493 (Spellman Museum of Stamp & Postal History); Rochester, NY 14692 (ROPEX/NTSS Stamp Show); Milwaukee, WI 53203 (APS Stamp Show, Field Event); Independence, OH (Americover Stamp Show, Field Event)
Postal Administration United States

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Layouts

Booklet of 10 (4 Designs, SSP)

Quantity Produced - 10,000,000
Original Purchase Price: $4.60
SKU: 688800
Dimension: 5.31 x 1.74 in./134.87 x 44.20 mm
Printer: Banknote Corporation of America/SSP
Printed at: Browns Summit, NC
Printing Process: Offset/Microprint “USPS”
Gum Type: Pressure-sensitive
Paper: Type II
Layout Number: “S” followed by four (4) single digits

Booklet of 20 (4 Designs, SSP)

Quantity Produced - 50,000,000
Original Purchase Price: $9.20
SKU: 688400
Dimension: 5.52 x 1.96 in./140.21 x 49.78 mm
Printer: Banknote Corporation of America/SSP
Printed at: Browns Summit, NC
Printing Process: Offset/Microprint “USPS”
Gum Type: Pressure-sensitive
Paper: Type II
Layout Number: “S” followed by four (4) single digits

Booklet of 20 (4 Designs, APU)

Quantity Produced - 50,000,000
Original Purchase Price: $9.20
SKU: 688400
Dimension: 5.52 x .1.96 in./140.21 x 49.78 mm
Printer: Ashton Potter (USA) Ltd. (APU)
Printed at: Williamsville, NY
Printing Process: Offset/Microprint “USPS”
Gum Type: Pressure-sensitive
Paper: Prephosphored, Type II
Layout Number: “P” followed by four (4) single digits

Booklet of 20 (4 Designs, AVR)

Quantity Produced - 25,000,000
Original Purchase Price: $9.20
SKU: 688400
Dimension: 5.5 x 1.96 in./139.7 x 49.78 mm.
Printer: Avery Dennison (AVR)
Printed at: AVR, Clinton, SC
Printing Process: Gravure, Microprint (USPS)
Gum Type: Pressure-sensitive
Paper: Prephosphored, Type II
Layout Number: “V” followed by four (4) single digits

Coil of 100 (4 Designs, APU)

Quantity Produced - 10,000,000
Original Purchase Price: $46.00
SKU: 789600
Dimension: 84.375 x .98 in./2143.12 x 24.89 mm
Printer: Ashton Potter (USA) Ltd. (APU)
Printed at: Williamsville, NY
Printing Process: Offset/Microprint “USPS”
Gum Type: Pressure-sensitive
Paper: Prephosphored, Type II
Layout Number: “P” followed by four (4) single digits
Layout Number Frequency: Plate block number below 1st stamp of the form below the “Spring” stamp image

Coil of 100 (4 Designs, SSP)

Quantity Produced - 10,000,000
Original Purchase Price: $46.00
SKU: 789600
Printer: Banknote Corporation of America/SSP
Printed at: Browns Summit, NC
Printing Process: Offset/Microprint “USPS”
Gum Type: Pressure-sensitive
Paper: Type II
Layout Number: “S” followed by four (4) single digits
Layout Number Frequency: Plate block numbers every 32nd stamp

Coil of 100 (4 Designs, AVR)

Quantity Produced - 10,000,000
Original Purchase Price: $46.00
SKU: 789600
Printer: Avery Dennison (AVR)
Printed at: AVR, Clinton, SC
Printing Process: Gravure, Microprinting (USPS)
Gum Type: Pressure-sensitive
Paper: Prephosphored, Type II
Layout Number: “V” followed by four (4) single digits
Layout Number Frequency: Plate numbers to appear in center below the “Spring” image every 20th stamp intervals • Barcode on coil banding

First-day Cover Set of 4, SSP Booklet

Quantity Produced - Unknown
Original Purchase Price: $3.60
SKU: 688816
Printer: Banknote Corporation of America/SSP

First-day Cover Set of 4, AVR

Quantity Produced - Unknown
Original Purchase Price: $3.60
SKU: 688417
Printer: Avery Dennison (AVR)

First-day Cover Set of 4, Coil

Quantity Produced - Unknown
Original Purchase Price: $3.60
SKU: 789616

First-day Cover Set of 4

Quantity Produced - Unknown
Original Purchase Price: $3.60
SKU: 688416

Digital Color Postmark Set of 4

Quantity Produced - Unknown
Original Purchase Price: $6.44
SKU: 688421

Digital Color Postmark Set of 4, SSP Booklet

Quantity Produced - Unknown
Original Purchase Price: $6.44
SKU: 688821
Printer: Banknote Corporation of America/SSP

Digital Color Postmark Set of 4, Coil

Quantity Produced - Unknown
Original Purchase Price: $6.44
SKU: 789621

Digital Color Postmark Set of 4, AVR

Quantity Produced - Unknown
Original Purchase Price: $6.44
SKU: 688422
Printer: Avery Dennison (AVR)

Keepsake (booklet & Digital Color Postmark Set of 4)

Quantity Produced - Unknown
Original Purchase Price: $15.95
SKU: 688410

About Stamp

On May 3, 2013, in Weston, Massachusetts at the Spellman Museum of Stamp and Postal History, the Postal Service™ will issue A Flag for All Seasons First-Class Mail® stamp (Forever® priced at 46 cents) in four designs in a pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) coil of 100 stamps. The stamps will go on sale nationwide May 3, 2013.

On May 17, 2013, in Rochester, New York at the ROPEX/NTSS Stamp Show, the Postal Service™ will issue Ashton Potter's and Banknote Corporation of America's (/SSP) A Flag for All Seasons First-Class Mail® stamp (Forever® priced at 46 cents) in four designs in a pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) booklet of 20 stamps. The stamps will go on sale nationwide May 17, 2013. The stamps were previously issued as: PSA Coil of 100, 5/3/13.

On August 8, 2013, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, at the American Philatelic Society Stamp Show, the Postal Service™ will issue Avery Dennison's (AVR) A Flag for All Seasons (Forever® priced at 46 cents) First-Class mail® stamps in four designs in a pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) booklet of 20 stamps, produced by security printer Avery Dennison. The stamps will go on sale nationwide August 8, 2013.

On August 16, 2013, in Independence, Ohio, at the Americover Stamp Show, the Postal Service™ will issue Banknote Corporation of America's (/SSP) A Flag for All Seasons (Forever® priced at 46 cents) First-Class mail® stamps in four designs in a pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) booklet of ten stamps.

About Stamp Series

From the heights of sunny summer to the snowy depths of winter, Old Glory proudly waves—thanks to laws and traditions that encourage respect for our vital national symbol. Guidelines for the display and treatment of the American flag hark back to the National Flag Code adopted in 1923 at the National Flag Conference and amended a year later. A federal law in 1942 further provided specific rules for using and displaying the flag.

Federal law states that the American flag should be displayed every day of the year, but especially on federal and state holidays, the “birthdays” of states, and other days according to presidential proclamation. As long as a flag is a durable, all-weather flag, it may be displayed outdoors throughout the year, regardless of the weather.

Each of the four A Flag For All Seasons stamps shows an American flag, viewed from below, flying from a pole at full staff against a background of trees that evoke one of the four seasons of the year.

The stamp art, gouache on illustration board, is the work of Laura Stutzman, who used her personal photographs of the flag as art reference. The art director was Phil Jordan.

These stamps are being issued as Forever® stamps.

Colors

Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black

Creators

Art Director: Phil Jordan, Falls Church, VA.
Designer: Phil Jordan, Falls Church, VA.
Typographer: Phil Jordan, Falls Church, VA.
Artist: Laura Stutzman, Mountain Lake Park, MD.
Modeler: Donald Woo.

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Reference

USPS Postal Bulletin 22367. Copyright: USPS.

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