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37¢ U. S. Flag (BEP)
Self-Adhesive Coil of 100
Scott# 3632 Plate 1111, 2222, 3333, 4444, 5555, 6666, 7777, 8888, 9999, 1111A, 2222A, 3333A, 4444A, 5555A, 6666A
Scott# 3632b Plate 2222, 3333, 4444, 6666, 7777, 1111A  (Imperf / Die cutting omitted)
Series Flag Definitive
Issue Date & City June 7, 2002, Washington, DC 20066
Nationwide Sale June 7, 2002
Photograph Pictor International
Designer Terry McCaffrey, USPS
Art Director Terry McCaffrey, USPS
Typographer Terry McCaffrey, USPS
Modeler Bureau Of Engraving and Printing (BEP)
To Press / Initial Impressions Spring, 2002 / 2.9 Billion
Coil Size 100
Printer Bureau Of Engraving and Printing (BEP)
Press Andreotti, Model 601
Process Gravure
Where Printed BEP, Washington, DC
Where Processed BEP, Washington, DC
Plate Size & Interval 480 stamps per revolution / plate # every 24 stamps
Paper & Gum Prephosphored USPS Type II, Surface Coated, Self-Adhesive
Tagging Type Prephosphored, Smooth Tagging
Die-Cut Gauge 9.8 Vertically, Peak/Valley 10 x 10
Colors Yellow, Magenta, Cyan, Black on plates 1111 thru 9999, 5555A
Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black on plates 1111A thru 4444A
Image Area 0.71 x 0.82 in. / 18.03 x 20.82 mm
Overall Size 0.84 x 0.99 in. / 21.33 x 25.1 mm
Back Numbers None
Earliest Known Use ?
USPS Order Numbers Coil of 100 - $37.00 - 780140
Availability Stamp Fulfillment Services, Kansas City
According to the USPS, this issue will not be available for sale to the public on the first day.  It was available about the middle to end of July.
Official Announcement

The Postal Service will issue a 37-cent U.S. Flag definitive stamp on June 7, 2002, in Washington, DC. The stamp was designed and illustrated by Terrence W. McCaffrey, U.S. Postal Service, Washington, DC. No official ceremony is planned.

The stamp will be issued in a pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) convertible book of 18 (Item 562600); PSA pane of 20 (Item 562900); PSA convertible book of 10 (Item 670600); PSA vending book of 20 (Item 670700); PSA double-sided book of 20 (Item 670800); PSA convertible book of 20 (Item 670900); PSA coil of 100 (Item 780100); PSA coil of 3,000 (Item 780200); PSA coil of 10,000 (Item 780300); water-activated gum (WAG) coil of 100 (Item 780500); WAG coil of 3,000 (Item 780600); and WAG coil of 10,000 (Item 780700). Items 780300 and 780600 will be available for nationwide sale on June 7, 2002. Items 562600, 562900, 670600, 670700, 670800, 670900, 780100, 780200, 780500 and 780700 will be available for sale at a later date.

The stars and stripes of "Old Glory" are featured on this definitive stamp.

Note Plate 2222 was found in July, 2002 / Plate 3333 was found in late October, 2002 / Plate 4444 in late November.  Plate 5555 was found in late February, 2003. Plate 6666 was found in early April, 2003. Plate 7777 was discovered in early June, 2003.  Plate 8888 surfaced in September, 2003, and 9999 a month later. Plate 1111A appeared in December, 2003. Plate 2222A was found in July 2004.  Plate 3333A was reported on the 30th of October. Plate 4444A was reported on March 1, 2005. Plate 5555A, with a smaller "A" surfaced near the end of March 2005.  Plate 6666A was first reported at the end of May 2005.
Varieties Die Cutting Omitted

Distribution Information for this item was not provided.

Updated 3 October 2008

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