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Soda Fountain Favorites

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Name Value
Date of Issue June 30, 2016
Year 2016
Quantity 10,000,000
First-Class Mail Forever
Denomination Value $0.47
Perforation or Dimension 1.82 x 1.19 in.⁄46.23 x 30.23 mm 0.91 x 1.19 in⁄23.11 x 30.23
Series Soda Fountain Favorites
Series Time Span 2016
Issue Location Nashville, TN 37228
Postal Administration United States

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Convertible Booklet of 20 (5 Designs)

Quantity Produced - 2,500,000
Original Purchase Price: $9.40
SKU: 680804
Dimension: 5.88 x 5.43 in.⁄149.35 x 137.92 mm
Printer: Banknote Corporation of America
Printed at: Browns Summit, NC
Printing Process: Offset, Microprint
Gum Type: Pressure-sensitive
Paper: Phosphor Tagged Paper, Overall
Layout Number: “B” followed by five (5) single digits
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About Stamp Series

On June 30, 2016, in Nashville, TN, the U.S. Postal Service® will issue Soda Fountain Favorites stamps (Forever® priced at 47 cents) in five designs, in a pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) convertible booklet of 20 stamps. The stamps will go on sale nationwide June 30, 2016.

In 2016, the U.S. Postal Service celebrates soda fountain favorites the cold, sweet treats beloved by people of all ages. The act of savoring cool, fizzy confections is a national pastime that dates back generations. 

Each of the 20 self-adhesive Soda Fountain Favorites stamps showcases one of these five illustrations: a doublescoop ice cream cone, an egg cream, a banana split, a root beer float, and a hot fudge sundae. The stamp booklet includes four of each design. The words "FOREVER*USA" are featured along the right edge of each stamp. The geometric silver-toned patterns in the selvage and on the booklet cover evoke a classic chrome-accented soda fountain. The words Soda Fountain Favorites appear across the top of the booklet cover.

By the late 1800s, Americans had long since begun drinking carbonated beverages for their pleasant taste, rather than their supposed health benefits. Soda jerks, the skilled operators of the nation's bustling soda fountains, offered a wide variety of syrups to flavor their product.

The ice cream soda's precise origin is not clear, but by the turn of the 20th century it had become a fountain staple. The rise of refrigeration helped establishments produce, serve, and store frozen confections, whose popularity surged. By the 1960s, the number of soda fountains had dramatically decreased, but today soda fountain culture lives on in homes, restaurants, and ice cream parlors across America.

Artist Nancy Stahl created the illustrations of the soda fountain treats. Art director Ethel Kessler designed the stamps, which are being issued as a First-Class Mail Forever booklet of 20. These Forever stamps will always be equal in value to the current First-Class Mail one-ounce price.


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Art Director: Ethel Kessler, Bethesda, MD.
Designer: Ethel Kessler, Bethesda, MD.
Typographer: Nancy Stahl, New York, NY.
Artist: Nancy Stahl, New York, NY.
Modeler: Sandra Lane⁄Michelle Finn.

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