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37¢ U. S. Flag
(Sennett Security Products)
Self-Adhesive Coil of 100
Scott # 3632A Plate # S1111, S2222, S3333, S4444 (Prephosphored paper - Solid Tagging)
Scott # 3632Ae Plate # S3333, S4444 (Prephosphored paper - Mottled Tagging)
Scott # 3632Af Plate # S2222 (Die Cutting Omitted)
Series Flag Definitive
Issue Date & City August 8, 2003, Columbus, Ohio (APS Stampshow) (No First Day Ceremony)
Nationwide Sale August 8, 2003
Designer Terrence W. McCaffrey, USPS
Art Director Terrence W. McCaffrey, USPS
Typographer Terrence W. McCaffrey, USPS
Modeler ?
Engraver Amotek Industries
To Press / Initial Quantity Probably Spring 2003  /  200 million
Coil Size 100
Printer Sennett Security Products (SSP)
Press Rotomec 3000
Process Gravure
Where Printed American Packaging Corporation, Columbus, WI
Where Processed Unique Binders, Fredericksburg, VA
Plate Size & Interval 616 stamps per revolution / plate # every 14 stamps
Paper & Gum Prephosphored USPS Type II, Self-Adhesive
Tagging Type Prephosphored, Plate S3333 and S4444 - Smooth and Uneven Tagging / S1111 and S2222 only Smooth Tagging
Die Cut Gauge 10.2 Vertically, Peak/Valley and Valley/Peak 12 x 11 / Plates S1111 and S2222 have Peak/Valley die cuts.  Plates S3333 and S4444 have either Peak/Valley or Valley/Peak die cuts.
Colors Magenta, Yellow, Cyan, Black
Image Size (H x W) 0.808 x 0.725 in. / 20.51 x 18.42 mm
Overall Size (H x W) 0.982 x 0.87 in. / 24.94 x 22.09 mm
Earliest Known Use Placed on sale August 7, 2003 at Stampshow
USPS Order Numbers S/A Coil of 100 - $37.00 - 780142
Availability Stamp Fulfillment Services, Kansas City
Official Announcement None
Notes Shipped to post offices in sticks of 5 and 10 coils. Click here for scans.
Bridges, Vertical Blocks, Leaders and Trailers. Click here for more details.
Notes S1111 is know only with Solid Tagging. S2222 was found in February, 2004.  Plate S3333 was found with both Solid and Mottled Tagging in mid June, 2004. S4444 was reported in November, 2004 and has both Solid and Mottled Tagging. Both S3333 and S4444 with Mottled Tagging have Red Stripes on the Flag that glow either Orange or a Bright Orange under Longwave UV light. The stripes are dead on the solid tagged stamps when viewed under UV light.  More reports are solicited on the tagging varieties. Plate # S1111 with Mottled Tagging apparently does not exist.

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