USPS supplied image. Data is still tentative.
|Scott # 4332b
||4333 Texas flag (This stamp
comes with and without the plate number S111111111)
4324 Utah flag
4325 Vermont flag
4326 Virgin Islands flag
4327 Virginia flag
Strip of 5, #4327a
4328 Washington flag
4329 West Virginia flag
4330 Wisconsin flag
4331 Wyoming flag
4332 U. S. flag
Strip of 5, #4332a
Plate # strip of 10, #4327a + 4332a (may be collected as 1 strip of 10 or 2 separate strips of 5)
There is also an unnumbered listing for a plate number strip of 11, with the plate number centered.
|Series||USPS - NA ~ PNC3 - Flag / Patriotic|
|Issue Date & City||August 16, 2012, at APS StampShow, Sacramento, CA 95813|
|Nationwide Sale||August 16, 2012|
|Designer||Howard E. Paine, Delaplane, VA|
|Art Director||Howard E. Paine, Delaplane, VA|
|Typographer||Howard E. Paine, Delaplane, VA|
|Artist||Tom Engeman, Bethany Beach, DE|
|Engraver||Southern Graphics, Richmond, VA|
|To Press / Initial Quantity||Spring, 2012 / 250 Million stamps|
|Printer||American Packaging Corp./SSP|
|Where Printed||Columbus, WI|
|Where Processed||Unique Binders, Fredericksburg, VA|
|Plate Size & Interval||760 stamps per revolution / plate # every 20 stamps|
|Paper Type||Prephosphored, USPS Type I|
|Adhesive Type||Pressure Sensitive|
|Tagging Type||Prephosphored - Surface Tagged. Smooth|
|Die Cut Gauge||Serpentine Die Cuts - 11.1 Vertically - 13 x 13 Peak/Valley (P/V)|
|Colors||Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black, Medium Blue, Dark Blue, Red, Green|
|Image Size (w x h)||1.59 x 0.81 in. / 40.41 x 20.57 mm|
|Overall Size (w x h)||1.74 x 0.96 in. / 44.20 x 24.38 mm|
|Earliest Known Use||August 16, 2012|
|USPS Order Numbers||788604 Full Coil of
788663 First Day Cover - Set of 10 - $8.90
On August 16, 2012, in Sacramento, California, at the American Philatelic
Society Stamp Show, the Postal Service™ will issue the Flags of Our Nation:
Set 6 stamps (Forever® priced at 45 cents) in 10 designs in a
pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) coil of 50 stamps (Item 788600).
The stamps will go on sale nationwide August 16, 2012.
With these 10 new stamp designs, the U.S. Postal Service® completes its Flags of Our Nation series with stamps that feature the flag of the U.S. Virgin Islands, the state flags of Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming, and the Stars and Stripes. In addition to the flag, each stamp design includes artwork that provides a “snapshot view” - such as an everyday scene or activity, rare wildlife, perhaps, or a stunning vista - of the state or other area represented by the pictured flag. Art director Howard E. Paine collaborated with artist Tom Engeman on the 60 stamps in this series.
|Note||Shipped to post offices in sticks of up to 10 coils.|
Distribution: Item 788600, Flags of Our Nation:
Set 6 (Forever priced at 45 cents) PSA Coil of 50 Stamps (Valued at $23.00)
Stamp distribution offices (SDOs) and stamp distribution centers (SDCs) will receive their standard automatic distribution quantity for a PSA coil stamp. Distributions are rounded up to the nearest master carton size of 800 coils.
Initial Supply to Post Offices
Stamp Distribution Offices (SDOs) and SDCs will NOT make any automatic distribution to Post Offices™. Post Offices requiring these items must requisition them from their designated SDO/SDC using PS Form 17, Stamp Requisition/Stamp Return. Post Offices may preorder these stamps 30 days prior to first-day-of-issue through the eBuy2 SEAM Catalog.
Post Offices requiring additional quantities of Item 788600 must requisition them from their designated SDO/SDC after the first day of issue using PS Form 17, Stamp Requisition/Stamp Return.
All Post Offices should maintain a sufficient inventory level of this item until the stamp is officially withdrawn from sale. If supplies run low, Post Offices must reorder additional quantities using their normal ordering procedures.
How to Order the First-Day-of-Issue Postmark
Customers have 60 days to obtain the first-day-of-issue postmark by mail. They may purchase new stamps at their local Post Office™, at The Postal Store® website at www.usps.com/shop, or by calling 800-STAMP-24. They should affix the stamps to envelopes of their choice, address the envelopes (to themselves or others), and place them in a larger envelope addressed to:
Flags of Our Nation: Set 6 Stamps
Sacramento Post Office
2000 Royal Oaks Drive
Sacramento, CA 95813-9998
After applying the first-day-of-issue postmark, the Postal Service will return the envelopes through the mail. There is no charge for the postmark. All orders must be postmarked by October 16, 2012.
How to Order First-Day Covers
The Postal Service also offers first-day covers for new stamp issues and Postal Service stationery items postmarked with the official first-day-of-issue cancellation. Each item has an individual catalog number and is offered in the quarterly USA Philatelic Catalog, online at www.usps.com/shop, or by calling 800-782-6724. Customers may request a free catalog by calling 800-782-6724 or writing to:
U.S. Postal Service
PO Box 219014
Kansas City, MO 64121-9014
There are four philatelic products available for this stamp issue:
n 788663*, First-Day Cover Set of 10, $8.90.
n 788667*, First-Day of Sale Set of 10, $8.90.
n 788668*, Digital Color Postmark Set of 10, $16.00.
n 788691*, Ceremony Program (random single), $6.95.
Items with an asterisk (*) will use the 128 barcode from Stamp Fulfillment Services. All other philatelic products will continue to use barcode series A, with the exception of the Yearbook and the Guide Book.
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