1999 U.S. Stamp Program

December 31, 2000 09:35 PM

  • A stamp commemorating Irish immigration was issued by the U.S. Postal Service on Feb. 26, 1999.

Note: This is the final version of the Linn's 1999 U.S. Stamp Program.

Jan. 5, Year of the Hare. Single 33¢ stamp, pane of 20, SSP; Los Angeles, CA 90001;Linn's, Sept. 14, 1998, page 2; Dec. 21, 1998, page 12; USPS item No. 447520 (block of four), 447540 (pane); Scott 3272.

Jan. 11, Flag. Six 33¢ stamped envelopes, No. 6¾, and No. 10 sizes (Scott U642), and No. 9 security (Scott U643); Washington, DC 20066; Linn's, Nov. 23, 1998, page 8; Dec. 7, 1998, page 2; Dec. 21, 1998, page 24; Jan. 4, 1999, page 30; USPS item No. 216340 (No. 10 regular), 216540 (No. 10 window), 216640 (No. 9 regular), 216740 (No. 9 window), 266340 (No. 6¾ regular), 266540 (No. 6¾ window).

Jan. 20, Malcolm X. Single 33¢ self-adhesive stamp in Black Heritage series; pane of 20; BCA; New York, NY 10199; Linn's, Sept. 14, 1998, page 2; Dec. 7, 1998, page 2; Jan. 18, 1999, page 1; Jan. 25, 1999, page 8; Feb. 22, 1999, page 8; USPS item No. 447720 (block of four), 447740 (pane); Scott 3273.

Jan. 28, Victorian Love. Two cut-to-shape self-adhesive stamps in 33¢ and 55¢denominations, two 33¢ stamped envelopes, No. 6¾ and No. 10 sizes, and one 20¢ picture postal card; AV (33¢ stamp), BCA (55¢ stamp); Loveland, CO 80538; Linn's, Sept. 14, 1998, page 2; Nov. 23, 1998, page 8; Dec. 7, 1998, page 2; Dec. 21, 1998, page 24; Jan. 4, 1999, page 30; Jan. 18, 1999, page 1; Jan. 25, 1999, page 9; Feb. 15, 1999, page 1; USPS item No. 663940 (pane of 33¢), 559420 (block of four 55¢), 559440 (pane of 55¢), 263340 (No. 6¾ envelope), 212840 (No. 10 envelope), 559466 (set of 20 postal cards at $6.95); Scott 3274 (33¢ stamp), 3275 (55¢ stamp), U644 (envelope), UX300(postal card).

Feb. 5, University of Wisconsin. Single 20¢ postal card; Madison, WI 53714; Linn's,Sept. 14, 1998, page 2; Feb. 1, 1999, page 28; USPS item No. 227340 (card at 21¢); Scott UX301.

Feb. 9, Hospice Care. Single 33¢ self-adhesive commemorative stamp, pane of 20, BCA; Largo, FL 33770, and nationwide; Linn's, Nov. 3, 1997, page 1; Aug. 10, 1998, page 2; Feb. 1, 1999, page 12; USPS item No. 446320 (block of four), 446340 (pane); Scott 3276.

Feb. 11, Washington and Lee University. Single 20¢ postal card; Lexington, VA 24450;Linn's, Sept. 14, 1998, page 2; Feb. 8, 1999, page 1; USPS item No. 227440 (card at 21¢); Scott UX302.

Feb. 18, Celebrate the Century. Fifteen 33¢ commemorative stamps depicting events of 1940-49, pane of 15 (Scott 3186) and press sheet of 60; World War II (3186a),Antibiotics Save Lives (b), Jackie Robinson (c), President Harry S. Truman (d), Women Support War Effort (e), TV Entertains America (f), Jitterbug Sweeps Nation (g), Abstract Expressionism (h), GI Bill 1944 (i), The Big Band Sound (j), International Style of Architecture (k), Postwar Baby Boom (l), Slinky Craze Begins 1945 (m), Broadway Hit 1947 (n), Orson Welles' Citizen Kane 1941 (o); AP, Dobbins Air Force Base, GA 30069 and nationwide; Linn's, June 15, 1998, page 10; July 6, 1998, page 16; Nov. 23, 1998, page 1; Dec. 28, 1998, page 24; Jan. 25, 1999, page 1; Feb. 1, 1999, page 1; USPS item No. 554340 (pane), 554384 (press sheet).

Feb. 22, Official Mail. One 33¢ stamped envelope for Official mail, design showing the Great Seal of the United States; no first-day ceremony; Washington, DC 20066; Linn's,March 1, 1999, page 2; March 8, 1999, page 2; April 5, 1999, page 16; USPS item No. 217340 (envelope at 40¢); 217361 (FDC at 50¢); Scott UO89.

Feb. 25, Flag Over City. Six 33¢ stamps in 12 formats; pane of 100 (Scott 3277), self-adhesive coil of 100 (3281), self-adhesive coils of 3,000 and 10,000 (3282); water-activated adhesive coils of 100, 3,000 and 10,000 (3280); self-adhesive booklet of 20 (3279), (all BEP); self-adhesive booklet of 15, self-adhesive pane of 20, self-adhesive convertible booklets of 10 and 20 (all 3278), (AV); Orlando, FL 32862; Linn's, Aug. 3, 1998, page 2; Nov. 23, 1998, page 2; Dec. 21, 1998, page 1; Feb. 22, 1999, page 1; June 14, 1999, page 8; July 12, 1999, page 2; USPS item No. 100740 (pane of 100), 100720 (block of four), 775840 (self-adhesive coil of 100), 775930 (strip of 25 from self-adhesive coil of 3,000), 776030 (strip of 25 from self-adhesive coil of 10,000), 799540 (coil of 100), 799530 (strip of 25), 799520 (strip of five), 799630 (strip of 25 from coil of 3,000), 799620 (strip of five), 799730 (strip of 25 from coil of 10,000), 799720 (strip of five), 663340 (self-adhesive booklet of 20), 661740 (self-adhesive booklet of 15), 661040 (convertible booklet of 10), 661640 (convertible booklet of 20), 550740 (self-adhesive pane of 20), 550720 (block of four).

Feb. 26, Irish Immigration. Single 33¢ commemorative stamp, pane of 20; joint issue with Ireland; AP; Boston, MA 02205 and nationwide; Linn's, Aug. 17, 1998, page 8; Jan. 25, 1999, page 11; Feb. 1, 1999, page 14; Feb. 22, 1999, page 2; USPS item No. 441620 (block of four), 441640 (pane), 441662 (joint FDC at $1.25), 807922 (Ireland's 45-penny Irish Emigration stamp in pane of 16 at $11.35), 807923 (Irish Emigration block of 4 at $2.85); Scott 3286 (U.S. 33¢ stamp).

March 2, Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne. Single 33¢ commemorative stamp, pane of 20; AP; New York, NY 10199; Linn's, Sept. 14, 1998, page 2; March 1, 1999, page 1; USPS item No. 441220 (block of four), 441240 (pane); Scott 3287.

March 11, Redwood Library and Athenaeum. Single 20¢ postal card; Newport, RI 02840; Linn's, Sept. 14, 1998, page 2; March 8, 1999, page 1; USPS item No. 227240 (card at 21¢); Scott UX303.

March 12, Arctic Animals. Five 33¢ commemorative stamps, pane of 15, Arctic Hare (Scott 3288), Arctic Fox (3289), Snowy Owl (3290), Polar Bear (3291) and Gray Wolf (3292); BCA; Barrow, AK 99723; Linn's, Sept. 14, 1998, page 2; March 1, 1999, page 2; USPS item No. 448820 (strip of five), 448840 (pane).

March 13, Flag Over Chalkboard. Single 33¢ self-adhesive stamp; pane of 18 (ATM format), AV; Cleveland, OH 44101; Linn's, June 22, 1998, page 8; Jan. 4, 1999, page 1; March 8, 1999, page 1; USPS item No. 553940 (pane); Scott 3283.

April 6, Sonoran Desert. Sonoran Desert. Ten 33¢ self-adhesive stamps; pane of 10 (Scott 3293) depicting Cactus wren (3293a), Desert tortoise (b), White-winged dove (c), Gambel quail (d), Saguaro cactus (e), Desert mule deer (f), Desert cottontail (g), Gila monster (h), rattlesnake (i), Gila woodpecker (j), in Nature of America series and press sheet of 60; BCA, Tucson, AZ 85726; Linn's, Sept. 14, 1998, page 2; Feb. 1, 1999, page 14; March 15, 1999, page 18; USPS item No. 442040 (pane), 442084 (press sheet at $19.80).

April 10, Four Fruit Berries. Twelve 33¢ self-adhesive stamps depicting blueberries, strawberries, raspberries and blackberries; coil of 100, pane of 20 and booklet of 15; BCA, Ponchatoula, LA 70454; Linn's, Aug. 3, 1998, page 2; Sept. 7, 1998, page 2; Nov. 23, 1998, page 2; Dec. 14, 1998, page 1; Dec. 21, 1998, page 1; Jan. 11, 1999, page 1; March 22, 1999, page 1; May 10, 1999, page 12; June 7, 1999, page 8; USPS item No. 775740 (coil), 662240 (pane of 20), 662340 (booklet of 15); Scott 3294 (blueberry from pane of 20), 3295 (raspberry), 3296 (strawberry), 3297 (blackberry); 3298 (blueberry from booklet of 15), 3299 (strawberry), 3300 (raspberry), 3301 (blackberry); 3302 (coil blueberry), 3303 (raspberry), 3304 (blackberry), 3305 (strawberry).

April 16, Daffy Duck. Single 33¢ self-adhesive commemorative stamp, two different panes of 10 and two different half-sheets of 60; and 20¢ picture postal card, pack of 10; AV, Los Angeles, CA 90001; Linn's, Nov. 23, 1998, page 2; Jan. 4, 1999, page 9; March 29, 1999, page 1; May 3, 1999, page 1; May 10, 1999, page 8; June 21, 1999, page 8; USPS item No. 558740 (standard pane of 10), 558741 (pane of 10 with no die cutting around single stamp), 558761 (FDC at 54¢), 558784 (press sheet, top half, at $19.80), 558786 (press sheet, bottom half, at $19.80), 558766 (postal cards, at $6.95); Scott 3306 (standard pane of 10), 3306a (single), 3306b (pane of nine 3306a), 3306c (pane of one 3306a), 3307 (pane of 10 with die cuts through backing and one imperforate), 3307a (mint single), 3307b (pane of nine 3307a), 3307c (pane of one imperforate), UX304(postal card).

April 22, Ayn Rand. Single 33¢ commemorative, pane of 20, AP, Literary Arts series; New York, NY 10199; Linn's, Sept. 14, 1998, page 2; Dec. 14, 1998, page 8; Feb. 1, 1999, page 10; April 5, 1999, page 24; USPS item No. 441340 (pane), 441320 (block of four); Scott 3308.

April 27, Cinco de Mayo. Single 33¢ self-adhesive special stamp, pane of 20, BCA, Holiday Celebrations series, based on the 32¢ design issued in 1998; no first-day ceremony; San Antonio, TX 78284; Linn's, Feb. 22, 1999, page 1; April 12, 1999, page 8; USPS item No. 551740 (pane), 551720 (block of four); Scott 3309.

May 1, Tropical Flowers. Four 33¢ self-adhesive stamps, pane of 20; bird of paradise (Scott 3310), royal poinciana (3311), gloriosa lily (3312) and Chinese hibiscus (3313); SSP; Honolulu, HI 96820; Linn's, Sept. 14, 1998, page 2; April 26, 1999, page 1; May 3, 1999, page 8; USPS item No. 662740 (pane of 20).

May 12, Niagara Falls. Single 48¢ self-adhesive stamp, international rate, pane of 20, AV, Niagara Falls, NY 14302; Linn's, Dec. 28, 1998, page 2; April 12, 1999, page 1; May 3, 1999, page 2; USPS item No. 552240 (pane), 552220 (block of four); Scott C133.

May 14, Mount Vernon. Single 20¢ postal card; Mount Vernon, VA 22121; Linn's, Sept. 14, 1998, page 2; May 10, 1999, page 1; USPS item No. 227140; Scott UX305.

May 15, Mount Rainier. Single 55¢ postal card, international rate; Denver, CO 80202;Linn's, Sept. 7, 1998, page 9; May 3, 1999, page 11; May 10, 1999, page 14; USPS item No. 229500; Scott UXC27.

May 15, Voyageurs National Park. Single 60¢ aerogram, BEP, Denver, CO 80202;Linn's, Sept. 7, 1998, page 9; May 3, 1999, page 11; May 10, 1999, page 14; USPS item No. 223940; Scott UC65.

May 18, John & William Bartram. Single 33¢ self-adhesive commemorative stamp, pane of 20; BCA; Philadelphia, PA 19104; Linn's, Nov. 23, 1998, page 2; May 10, 1999, page 2; USPS item No. 441740 (pane), 441720 (block of four); Scott 3314.

May 26, Celebrate the Century. Fifteen 33¢ commemorative stamps for 1950-59, pane of 15 (Scott 3187) and press sheet of 60; Polio Vaccine Developed (3187a), Teen Fashions (b), The "Shot Heard 'Round the World" (c), U.S. Launches Satellites (d), The Korean War (e), Desegregating Public Schools (f), Tail Fins and Chrome (g), Dr. Suess'The Cat in the Hat (h), Drive-In Movies (i), World Series Rivals (j), Rocky Marciano, Undefeated (k), I Love Lucy (l), Rock 'n' Roll (m), Stock Car Racing (n), Movies Go 3-D (o); AP; Springfield, MA 01101; Linn's, April 20, 1998, page 1; May 3, 1999, page 14; May 24, 1999, page 16; USPS item No. 554540 (pane); 554584 (press sheet at $19.80).

May 28, Prostate Cancer Awareness. Single 33¢ self-adhesive commemorative stamp, pane of 20; AV; Austin, TX 78710; Linn's, May 25, 1998, page 1; Sept. 14, 1998, page 2; May 24, 1999, page 1; USPS item No. 448240 (pane), 448220 (block of four); Scott 3315.

June 5, Abraham Lincoln. Four 33¢ stamped envelopes, No 6¾ and No. 10 sizes; Springfield, IL 62703; Linn's, Aug. 17, 1998, page 1; Dec. 14, 1998, page 1; Feb. 1, 1999, page 2; May 17, 1999, page 1; May 24, 1999, page 10; USPS item No. 213640 (No. 10 regular), 213740 (No. 10 window), 263440 (No. 6¾ regular), 263540 (No. 6¾ window), 213604 (combination packet of four envelopes at $1.60); Scott U645.

June 18, California Gold Rush. Single 33¢ commemorative, AP, pane of 20; Sacramento, CA 95813; Linn's, Sept. 14, 1998, page 2; June 7, 1999, page 1; July 19, 1999, page 24; USPS item No. 441540 (pane), 441520 (block of four); Scott 3316.

June 22, Red-headed Woodpecker. Single 2¢ definitive coil stamp in rolls of 10,000; BEP; Washington, DC 20066; Linn's, May 31, 1999, page 19; June 28, 1999, page 18; USPS item No. 703140 (coil of 10,000), 703130 (strip of 25), 703161 (FDC at 55¢); Scott 3045.

June 24, Aquarium Fish. Four 33¢ self-adhesive stamps, pane of 20 and press sheet of 120; BCA; Anaheim, CA 92803, and nationwide; Linn's, Sept. 14, 1998, page 2; June 21, 1999, page 16; Sept. 27, 1999, page 16; Oct. 25, 1999, page 8; USPS item No. 449140 (pane), 449120 (strip of four), 449184 (press sheet at $39.60); Scott 3317 (yellow fish, red fish, cleaner shrimp), 3318 (fish, thermometer), 3319 (red fish, blue fish), 3320 (fish, heater).

June 25, Xtreme Sports. Four 33¢ self-adhesive stamps for skateboarding (Scott 3321), BMX biking (3322), snowboarding (3323) and inline skating (3324), AV, pane of 20, and two different half-sheets of 80; San Francisco, CA 94188; Linn's, Sept. 14, 1998, page 2, May 31, 1999, page 8; June 14, 1999, page 1; July 19, 1999, page 10; USPS item No. 448440 (pane), 448420 (block of four), 448484 (uncut press sheet top), 448486 (uncut press sheet bottom).

June 29, American Glass. Four 33¢ stamps depicting freeblown glass (Scott 3325), mold-blown glass (3326), pressed glass (3327) and art glass (3328); AP, pane of 15; Corning, NY 14830; Linn's, Sept. 14, 1998, page 2; June 28, 1999, page 1; July 19, 1999, page 2, 11; Sept. 20, 1999, page 14; USPS item No. 447640 (pane), 447620 (strip of four).

July, Ring-necked Pheasant. New pane layout for the 20¢ self-adhesive stamp first issued in 1998, pane of 10, AV; Linn's, July 26, 1999, page 12; Nov. 1, 1999, page 9; Nov. 29, 1999, page 40; USPS item No. 662000; Scott 3051.

July, American Kestrel. Single 1¢ definitive coil stamp, large 1996 year date, cylinder numbers printed yellow, magenta, cyan, black; BEP; Linn's, Aug. 9, 1999, page 2; Sept. 20, 1999, page 1; Nov. 1, 1999, page 2; USPS item No. 796231 (strip of 25).

July 1, Greater Scaup. Two $15 federal migratory waterfowl hunting and conservation stamps issued by the U.S. Department of the Interior; Washington, DC 20006 (July 1) and Prior Lake, MN 55372 (July 9); Linn's, Nov. 23, 1998, page 16; Dec. 7, 1998, page 58; June 14, 1999, page 26; June 28, 1999, page 16; USPS item No. 332100 for water-activated gum version from pane of 30 (Scott RW66); 332240 for self-adhesive version from pane of one (Scott RW66A).

July 17, Justin S. Morrill. Single 55¢ self-adhesive definitive stamp, Great Americans series; BCA, pane of 20; Strafford, VT 05072; Linn's, Sept. 7, 1998, page 8; Dec. 14, 1998, page 1; Dec. 21, 1998, page 1; July 5, 1999, page 8; USPS item No. 106940 (pane), 106920 (block of four); Scott 2941.

July 22, James Cagney. Single 33¢ commemorative stamp in Legends of Hollywood series; SSP, pane of 20 and press sheet of 120, Burbank, CA 91505; Linn's, Sept. 14, 1998, page 2; July 12, 1999, page 1; July 19, 1999, page 8; USPS item No. 441140 (pane), 441184 (press sheet at $39.60); Scott 3329.

July 24, Block Island Lighthouse. Single 20¢ definitive postal card; Block Island, RI 02807; Linn's, Aug. 3, 1998, page 2; Dec. 14, 1998, page 1; Dec. 21, 1998, page 24; July 19, 1999, page 1; USPS item No. 229440 (single at 21¢); Scott UX306.

July 30, Rio Grande. Single 40¢ self-adhesive stamp, pane of 20, AV, Milwaukee, WI 53203, and nationwide; Linn's, Dec. 28, 1998, page 2; April 12, 1999, page 1; May 10, 1999, page 26; July 26, 1999, page 10; USPS item No. 552540 (pane), 552520 (block of four); Scott C134.

July 30, Gen. William "Billy" Mitchell. Single 55¢ self-adhesive stamp, pane of 20, BCA, Milwaukee, WI 53203, and nationwide; Linn's, Dec. 14, 1998, page 11; April 12, 1999, page 1; May 10, 1999, page 1; July 26, 1999, page 10; USPS item No. 553540 (pane), 553520 (block of four); Scott 3330.

Aug. 13, Pink Coral Rose. Single 33¢ definitive self-adhesive stamp, horizontal format, SSP, booklet of 15, convertible booklet of 20; no first-day ceremony; Indianapolis, IN 46206; Linn's, Nov. 17, 1997, page 1; Dec. 14, 1998, page 1; Dec. 21, 1998, page 1; Aug. 2, 1999, page 1; USPS item No. 661540 (booklet of 15), 661440 (convertible booklet of 20); Scott 3052.

Aug. 16, Honoring Those Who Served. Single 33¢ self-adhesive commemorative stamp, pane of 20, AV, Kansas City, MO 64108 and nationwide; Linn's, Sept. 14, 1998, page 2; Aug. 9, 1999, page 1; USPS item No. 448140 (pane), 448120 (block of four); Scott 3331.

Aug. 25, Universal Postal Union. Single 45¢ stamp, pane of 20; AP; Beijing, China;Linn's, Aug. 2, 1999, page 1; Sept. 20, 1999, page 14; USPS item No. 553420 (block of four), 553440 (pane); Scott 3332.

Aug. 26, All Aboard! Five 33¢ commemorative stamps depicting Daylight (Scott 3333), Congressional (3334), 20th Century Limited (3335), Hiawatha (3336) and Super Chief (3337) trains, pane of 20 and press sheet of 120; five 20¢ picture postal cards with matching designs in set of 20, Super Chief (Scott UX307), Hiawatha (UX308), Daylight (UX309), Congressional (UX310), 20th Century Limited (UX311); AP; Cleveland, OH 44101 (official site), Union, IL 60180, and nationwide; Linn's, Sept. 14, 1998, page 2; June 14, 1999, page 2; Aug. 16, 1999, page 1; USPS item No. 407820 (strip of five), 407840 (pane), 407884 (press sheet at $39.60), 407866 (postal card set).

Sept. 12, Frederick Law Olmsted. Single 33¢ commemorative stamp, pane of 20, AP, Boston, MA 02205; Linn's, Sept. 14, 1998, page 2; Aug. 30, 1999, page 1; USPS item No. 447920 (block of four), 447940 (pane); Scott 3338.

Sept. 16, Hollywood Composers. Six 33¢ stamps for Max Steiner (Scott 3339), Dmitri Tiomkin (3340), Bernard Herrmann (3341), Franz Waxman (3342), Alfred Newman (3343), Erich Korngold (3344); pane of 20, AP, Los Angeles, CA 90001; Linn's, Sept. 14, 1998, page 2; Sept. 6, 1999, page 16; USPS item No. 440820 (block of six), 440840 (pane).

Sept. 17, Celebrate the Century. Fifteen 33¢ commemorative stamps for 1960-69, pane of 15 (Scott 3188) and press sheet of 60; "I Have a Dream" (3188a), Woodstock (b),man walks on the moon (c), Green Bay Packers (d), Star Trek (e), the Peace Corps (f), the Vietnam War (g), Ford Mustang (h), Barbie doll (i), integrated circuit (j), lasers (k),Super Bowl I (l), peace symbol (m), Roger Maris 61 in '61 (n), the Beatles (o); AP; Green Bay, WI 54307 and nationwide; Linn's, July 20, 1998, page 2; July 27, 1998, page 8; July 26, 1999, page 1; Sept. 13, 1999, page 14; USPS item No. 554640 (pane), 554684 (press sheet).

Sept. 21, Broadway Songwriters. Six 33¢ stamps for Ira & George Gershwin (Scott 3345), Lerner & Loewe (3346), Lorenz Hart (3347), Rodgers & Hammerstein (3348), Meredith Willson (3349), Frank Loesser (3350); pane of 20, AP, New York, NY 10199;Linn's, Sept. 14, 1998, page 2; Sept. 20, 1999, page 26; USPS item No. 440720 (block of six), 440740 (pane).

October, Flag Over City. Single 33¢ stamp in convertible booklet of 20, die-cut gauge 11.5 by 11.8; AV; Linn's, Nov. 1, 1999, page 12; USPS item No. 661641 (pane); Scott 3278F.

Oct. 1, Insects and Spiders. Twenty 33¢ stamps, pane of 20 (Scott 3351) and press sheet of 80; black widow (3351a), elderberry longhorn (b), lady beetle (c), yellow garden spider (d), dogbane beetle (e), flower fly (f), assassin bug (g), ebony jewelwing (h), velvet ant (i), monarch caterpillar (j), monarch butterfly (k), eastern Hercules beetle (l), bombardier beetle (m), dung beetle (n), spotted water beetle (o), true katydid (p), spinybacked spider (q), periodical cicada (r), scorpionfly (s), jumping spider (t); AP; Indianapolis, IN 46206 and nationwide; Linn's, Sept. 14, 1998, page 2; Sept. 27, 1999, page 1; USPS item No. 556840 (pane), 556884 (press sheet).

Oct. 8, Official Mail. Single 33¢ definitive stamp, coil of 100; BEP; Washington, DC 20066; Linn's, May 31, 1999, page 2; Aug. 30, 1999, page 3; Sept. 6, 1999, page 1; USPS item No. 774820 (strip of five), 774840 (coil of 100); Scott O157.

Oct. 8, Hanukkah. Single 33¢ self-adhesive special stamp, Holiday Celebrations series, based on the 32¢ design issued in 1996; AV; Washington, DC 20066; Linn's, Feb. 22, 1999, page 1; Oct. 4, 1999, page 8; USPS item No. 551220 (block of four), 551240 (pane), 551261 (FDC at 54¢); Scott 3352.

Oct. 8, Uncle Sam. Single 22¢ definitive coil stamp in rolls of 3,000 with water-activated adhesive, design based on the 22¢ Uncle Sam self-adhesive stamp issued in 1998; BEP;Linn's, May 31, 1999, page 22; USPS item No. 772420 (strip of five), 772430 (strip of 25), 772440 (coil of 3,000), 772461 (FDC at 65¢); Scott 3353.

Oct. 13, NATO. Single 33¢ commemorative stamp for 50th anniversary of North Atlantic Treaty Organization, pane of 20; AP, Brussels, Belgium; first-day cancel requests to Box 219400, Kansas City, MO 64121-9400; Linn's, Sept. 14, 1998, page 2; April 26, 1999, page 1; June 21, 1999, page 1, Oct. 4, 1999, page 1; Oct. 11, 1999, page 14; USPS item No. 448020 (block of four), 448040 (pane), 448061 (FDC at 54¢); Scott 3354.

Oct. 20, Madonna and Child. Single 33¢ self-adhesive special stamp, convertible booklet of 20; BCA; Washington, DC 20066; Linn's, Sept. 14, 1998, page 2; Oct. 11, 1999, page 1; Nov. 15, 1999, page 2; USPS item No. 663840 (booklet), 663861 (FDC at 54¢); Scott 3355.

Oct. 20, Deer. Twelve 33¢ self-adhesive special stamps, four designs; pane of 20, booklet of 15 and convertible booklet of 20; BCA; Rudolph, WI 54475; Linn's, Sept. 14, 1998, page 2; Oct. 11, 1999, page 1; Nov. 8, 1999, page 8; USPS item No. 558640 (pane), 558620 (block of four), 558661 (FDC with random single stamp at 54¢), 558663 (FDC set of four at $2.16), 663640 (booklet of 15), 663740 (booklet of 20); Scott 3356 (red stamp from pane of 20), 3357 (blue), 3358 (purple), 3359 (green); 3360 (red stamp from booklet of 20), 3361 (blue), 3362 (purple), 3363 (green); 3364 (red stamp from booklet of 15), 3365 (blue), 3366 (purple), 3367 (green).

Oct. 29, Kwanzaa. Single 33¢ self-adhesive special stamp, pane of 20; AV; Holiday Celebrations series, based on the 32¢ design issued in 1997; Los Angeles, CA 90001;Linn's, Feb. 22, 1999, page 1; Oct. 18, 1999, page 1; USPS item No. 551420 (block of four); 551440 (pane), 551461 (FDC at 54¢); Scott 3368.

Nov. 10, Block Island Lighthouse. Single 20¢ reply postal card, Block Island, RI 02807;Linn's, Nov. 8, 1999, page 2; Nov. 15, 1999, page 11; USPS item No. 229640 (reply card at 42¢), 229661 (reply card FDC at 52¢); Scott UY42.

Nov. 18, Celebrate the Century. Fifteen 33¢ commemorative stamps for 1970-79, pane of 15 (Scott 3189) and press sheet of 60, AP; Earth Day (3189a), All in the Family (b),Sesame Street (c), Disco Music (d), Pittsburgh Steelers (e), U.S. Celebrates 200th Birthday (f), Secretariat (g), VCRs (h), Pioneer 10 (i), Women's Rights Movement (j),1970s Fashion (k), Monday Night Football (l), America Smiles (m), Jumbo Jets (n),Medical Imaging (o); New York, NY 10199 and nationwide; Linn's, Aug. 17, 1998, page 25; Oct. 25, 1999, page 1; USPS item No. 554740 (pane), 554784 (press sheet), 554762 (FDC at $6.95).

Nov. 19, American Kestrel. Single 1¢ self-adhesive definitive stamp, pane of 50;Linn's, May 31, page 22; Nov. 15, 1999, page 46; BEP; New York, NY 10199 (no ceremony); USPS item No. 100120 (block of four), 100140 (pane), 100161 (FDC at 55¢).

Dec. 27, Year 2000. Single 33¢ self-adhesive stamp, pane of 20, BCA, Washington, DC 20066, and nationwide; Linn's, Dec. 27, 1999, page 1; USPS item No. 562020 (block of four), 562040 (pane), 562061 (FDC at 54¢); Scott 3369.

*Asterisks precede entries with new or changed information. New/changed information is presented in bold italics.

Stamp printing contractors are identified in the listings using the following abbreviations: AP (Ashton Potter USA Ltd.), CCL (CCL Label Inc.) and SSP (Sennett Security Products). Printing contractors for some earlier issues include AV (Avery Dennison), BEP (Bureau of Engraving and Printing), BCA (Banknote Corp. of America), GL (Guilford Gravure), and SS (Sterling Sommer).

Details of each issue listed in this program are given in the cited issues of Linn’s. Stamps are self-adhesive unless otherwise noted.

Mount Nos. refer to the appropriate ScottMount item number.

 

HOW TO ORDER STAMPS OR COVERS

Mail orders for mint stamps, uncut press sheets, postal stationery, and the Postal Service's uncacheted first-day covers (FDCs) should be sent to Stamp Fulfillment Services, Box 419636, Kansas City, MO 64141-6636. Postal Service supplied first-day covers are available only in certain formats. They usually cost the face value of the stamps affixed plus 24¢ per cover. The prices of some items, including first-day-canceled stationery, may vary. Orders should use USPS item numbers.

Stamp Fulfillment Services accepts credit card orders by telephone (800-782-6724) or fax (816-545-1212). Orders may be placed from countries other than the United States by calling 816-545-1000. An additional $5.20 shipping fee is added to standard shipping and handling charges for orders to be mailed to a foreign address.

New issues should be ordered no more than two weeks in advance of the date of issue.

Mail, phone or fax orders have a flat service charge of $1.30 for orders up to $50 if they include only prepackaged items, such as the minimum purchase of a block of four sheet stamps or a pane of definitive stamps. A fee of $2.10 is added for custom orders.

A detailed sales catalog called USA Philatelic lists the prepackaged formats. It is free on request from Information Fulfillment, Dept. 6270, U.S. Postal Service, Box 419014, Kansas City, MO 64141-6014. USA Philatelic listings include formats and USPS item numbers other than those listed here.

 

HOW TO ORDER FIRST-DAY CANCELS

The grace period for collectors to send covers for first-day cancels ends 60 days after a stamp’s issue date, unless stated otherwise in the listing.

Within the grace period, buy the stamp (or stationery item) at your local post office or philatelic center, affix it to an addressed envelope (postage must make up at least the first-class rate) and send under cover to Customer-Affixed Envelopes, Postmaster, (Name of City, State and ZIP code-9991 or the ZIP+4 code given). No remittance is required.

Most collectors use stamped, addressed return carrier envelopes or peelable return address labels that can be removed after the U.S. Postal Service returns the cover.

Plate numbers. Multistamp issues require as a minimum a plate block with every stamp design represented at least once. Plate block formats are listed by Amos Media Co. in the Scott Specialized Catalogue of United States Stamps and Covers.

Stamp Fulfillment Services requires the purchase of a minimum number of stamps to obtain plate number markings. For stamps with face values of 1¢ to 50¢ the minimum purchase is a full pane.

For stamps with face values of 51¢ to $1.20 the minimum purchase is either a full pane or block per the catalog listing. For stamps with face values of $1.21 and up the minimum purchase is a block of four stamps. Plate numbers on most coil stamps may be obtained with a minimum purchase of 25 stamps. Stamp Fulfillment Services does not guarantee specific plate numbers.

If you collect U.S. new issues, you should own Linn’s U.S. Stamp Yearbooks. The 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2010 yearbooks are sold individually. The 1989, 2007, 2008 and 2009 yearbooks are sold out. For additional information, or to order, visit www.amosadvantage.com, or telephone Amos Media Co. at 800-572-6885.