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Spectrum Eagle

Stamp Info

Name Value
Date of Issue January 3, 2012
Year 2012
Quantity 34,993,000
Denomination
Presorted First-Class (Nondenominated)
Denomination Value $0.25
Perforation or Dimension 0.870 x 0.980 in./22.09 x 24.89 mm
Series Spectrum Eagle
Series Time Span 2012 - 2015
Issue Location Liberty, MO 64068 (No Ceremony)
Postal Administration United States

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Layouts

Coil of 3,000 (6 Designs)

Quantity Produced - 35,000
No Images Exist for this Layout.
Original Purchase Price: $750.00
SKU: 788400
Printer: Avery Dennison (AVR)
Printed at: AVR, Clinton, SC
Printing Process: Gravure
Gum Type: Pressure-sensitive
Paper: Nonphosphored, Type III, Block
Layout Number: “V” followed by five (5) single digits
Layout Number Frequency: Plate numbers to appear on bottom right corner below stamp image every 30th stamp, aligned to the right stamp image Barcode on coil tops

Coil of 10,000 (6 Designs)

Quantity Produced - 10,500
No Images Exist for this Layout.
Original Purchase Price: $2,500.00
SKU: 788500
Printer: Avery Dennison (AVR)
Printed at: AVR, Clinton, SC
Printing Process: Gravure
Gum Type: Pressure-sensitive
Paper: Nonphosphored, Type III, Block
Layout Number: “V” followed by five (5) single digits
Layout Number Frequency: Plate numbers to appear on bottom right corner below stamp image every 30th stamp, aligned to the right stamp image Barcode on coil tops

First Day Cover Set of 6

Quantity Produced - Unknown
Original Purchase Price: $5.64
SKU: 788563

About Stamp Series

First Issue

On January 3, 2012, in Liberty, Missouri, the Postal Ser­vice™ will issue a Spectrum Eagle Presorted First-Class Mail® nondenominated stamp (priced at 25 cents), in six designs in a pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) coil of 3,000 and a PSA coil of 10,000. The stamp will go on sale nationwide January 3, 2012.

America’s national emblem, the majestic bald eagle is a symbol of strength and longevity. With Spectrum Eagle, the U.S. Postal Service issues six new stamps celebrating the grandeur of this magnificent bird.

The eagle’s powerful profile is depicted in white set boldly against a sequence of six varying shades of reds, yellows, greens, and blues. Each color subtly blends with the one following, resulting in a gradual spectrum from left to right across six stamps.

On June 20, 1782, an Act of Congress officially adopted the bald eagle as America’s national symbol. The bald eagle—which is native to North America—is sacred to many Native American cultures and is the focus of numerous myths and legends. After years on the endangered species list, the bald eagle has made a remarkable recovery and is no longer considered endangered or threatened. In 2007, Congress designated June 20 as the first “American Eagle Day” to celebrate the recovery of this national treasure from the brink of extinction.

Designed by art director Ethel Kessler, this Presorted First-Class Mail® stamp features an original illustration by Michael Osborne.

Second Issue

On September 2, 2015, in Eagleville, MO, the U.S. Postal Service® will reissue the Spectrum Eagle Presort First-Class Mail® nondenominated stamp (priced at 25 cents), in six designs, in a pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) coil of 10,000. The stamps will go on sale nationwide September 2, 2015.

The Spectrum Eagle Presorted First-Class Mail issuance celebrates the grandeur of the bald eagle with an artist’s rendering of this magnificent bird. Originally issued in 2012, these stamps are being reprinted in 2015. The eagle’s profile is depicted in white, set against a sequence of six varying shades of reds, yellows, greens, and blues. Each color blends with the one following, resulting in a gradual spectrum from left to right across the six stamps. Illustrator Michael Osborne worked with art director Ethel Kessler to create the stamp art.

Colors

Yellow, Magenta, Cyan, Black, Cool Gray

Creators

Designer: Ethel Kessler, Bethesda, MD.
Art Director: Ethel Kessler, Bethesda, MD.
Typographer: Ethel Kessler, Bethesda, MD.
Artist: Michael Osborne, San Francisco, CA.
Engraver: WRE.
Modeler: Avery Dennison, Designed and Engineered Solutions.

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Reference

USPS Postal Bulletin 22326. Copyright: USPS.

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