|Date of Issue||January 3, 2012|
Presorted First-Class (Nondenominated)
|Perforation or Dimension||0.870 x 0.980 in./22.09 x 24.89 mm|
|Series Time Span||2012 - 2015|
|Issue Location||Liberty, MO 64068 (No Ceremony)|
|Postal Administration||United States|
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.
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.