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Dogs at Work

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Name Value
Date of Issue January 20, 2012
Year 2012
Quantity 20,000,000
65-cent Definitive
Denomination Value $0.65
Perforation or Dimension 0.91 x 1.19 in./23.11 x 30.23 mm
Series Dogs at Work
Series Time Span 2012
Issue Location Merrifield, VA 22081 (Field Event)
Postal Administration United States

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Pane of 20 (4 Designs)

Quantity Produced - 4,000,000
Original Purchase Price: $13.00
SKU: 115300
Dimension: 5.50 x 5.75 in./139.70 x 146.05 mm
Printer: Avery Dennison (AVR)
Printed at: AVR, Clinton, SC
Printing Process: Gravure
Gum Type: Pressure-sensitive
Paper: Prephosphored, Type I
Layout Number: “V” followed by four (4) single digits
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Original Purchase Price: $4.36
SKU: 115363
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About Stamp Series

On January 20, 2012, in Merrifield, Virginia, the Postal Service™ will issue a 65-cent definitive Dogs at Work stamp in four designs in a pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) pane of 20 stamps. The stamp will go on sale nationwide January 20, 2012.

In today’s world, dogs are more than just best friends — frequently, they’re also superb coworkers. The U.S. Postal Service celebrates the enduring partnership between dogs and people with the Dogs at Work issuance. This set of four stamps depicts four hard-working canines: a guide dog assisting a woman who is blind, a tracking dog on the trail of a scent, a therapy dog visiting an elderly woman in her home, and a search and rescue dog standing in a field, ready to tackle the next assignment.

For thousands of years, dogs and humans have shared a special bond. While the earliest dogs helped human hunters bring home prey, today’s pooches excel at a variety of jobs. Currently, some 10,000 guide dogs in the U.S. and Canada serve as an extra set of eyes for people who are blind. Therapy dogs, chosen for their friendly dispositions, bring comfort and joy to the elderly and the ill. Dogs that work with police and military personnel are trained to detect drugs, guns, and explosives. Search and rescue dogs speed up search efforts, increasing the odds of survival for disaster victims.

Artist John M. Thompson created original paintings for the stamps, which were designed by art director Howard E. Paine. The Dogs At Work stamps are being issued at a 65-cent denomination, which is the price for single-piece retail First-Class Mail weighing more than one ounce and up to and included two ounces.


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Designer: Howard E. Paine, Delaplane, VA.
Art Director: Howard E. Paine, Delaplane, VA.
Typographer: Howard E. Paine, Delaplane, VA.
Artist: John M. Thompson, Syracuse, NY.
Engraver: Trident.
Modeler: Avery Dennison, Designed and Engineered Solutions.

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