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Black Kilauea Volcano Aloha Shirt

Aloha Shirts

Stamp Info

Name Value
Date of Issue January 19, 2012
Year 2012
Quantity 300,000,000
Denomination
32-cent Definitive
Denomination Value $0.32
Perforation or Dimension 0.880 x 0.96 in./22.35x 24.38 mm
Series Aloha Shirts
Series Time Span 2012
Issue Location Honolulu, HI 96820
Postal Administration United States

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Layouts

Booklet of 10 (5 Designs)

Quantity Produced - 20,000,000
Original Purchase Price: $3.20
SKU: 688200
Dimension: 1.74 x 6.5 in./44.20 x 165.10 mm
Printer: Ashton Potter (USA) Ltd. (APU)
Printed at: Williamsville, NY
Printing Process: Offset
Gum Type: Pressure-sensitive
Paper: Nonphosphored, Type III
Layout Number: “P” followed by five (5) single digits

Pane of 20 (5 Designs)

Quantity Produced - 15,000,000
No Images Exist for this Layout.
Original Purchase Price: $6.40
SKU: 115100
Dimension: 5.25 x 4.83 in./133.35 x 122.68 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 five (7) single digits

Coil of 100 (5 Designs)

Quantity Produced - 10,000,000
Original Purchase Price: $32.00
SKU: 788800
Printer: Banknote Corporation of America, Inc./SSP
Printed at: Browns Summit, N.C.
Printing Process: Offset/Microprint “USPS”
Gum Type: Pressure-sensitive
Paper: Prehosphored, Type II
Layout Number: “S” followed by seven (7) single digits

First Day Cover Set of 5 - Pane

Quantity Produced - Unknown
Original Purchase Price: $5.40
SKU: 115163

First Day Cover Set of 5 - Coil

Quantity Produced - Unknown
Original Purchase Price: $5.40
SKU: 788863

First Day Cover Set of 5 - Booklet

Quantity Produced - Unknown
Original Purchase Price: $5.40
SKU: 688263

About Stamp Series

On January 19, 2012, in Honolulu, Hawaii, the Postal Ser­vice™ will issue a 32-cent definitive Aloha Shirts stamp in five designs in a pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) pane of 20 stamps and a PSA coil of 100. The stamps will go on sale nationwide January 19, 2012.

On June 2, 2012, in McLean, Virginia, the Postal Ser­vice™ will issue Aloha Shirts definitive stamps in five designs in a pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) booklet of 10 stamps. The booklet stamps will go on sale nationwide June 2, 2012.

Nothing says “Hawai‘i” or conjures casual good times like the colorful Aloha shirt, which takes its name from the Hawaiian word often used as a blessing or greeting. The U.S. Postal Service celebrates the spirit of “Aloha” with five stamps, each depicting a different shirt.

Aloha shirts are made from boldly patterned fabric showing decorative images of Hawaiian life. Two of the five classic shirts depicted in the stamp art showcase surfers and their boards; one shows fossil fish, shells, and sea stars; another shows a tropical flower known as the bird of paradise; and one shows Kilauea, a volcano on the Big Island of Hawai‘i.

Some commentators have traced the “casual Friday” custom observed in America’s mainland offices to Hawai‘i, where Aloha shirts were first worn to work on Friday. The shirts, which have a straight lower hem and are worn hanging loosely over the trousers rather than tucked in, are now widely considered acceptable business attire in the 50th state, where the climate can make a suit and tie uncomfortable.

Art director Carl Herrman designed these stamps using photos by Ric Noyle.

These stamps will be issued at the postcard rate.

Colors

Yellow, Magenta, Cyan, Black, 484 (Red), 174 (Brown), 716 (Orange)

Creators

Designer: Carl T. Herrman, North Las Vegas, NV.
Art Director: Carl T. Herrman, North Las Vegas, NV.
Typographer: Carl T. Herrman, North Las Vegas, NV.
Existing Photo: Ric Noyle.
Modeler: Donald Woo.
Existing Photos: Ric Noyle.
Engraver: Trident.
Modeler: Avery Dennison, Designed and Engineered Solutions.

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Reference

USPS Postal Bulletin 22328. Copyright: USPS.

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