2000 U.S. Stamp Program

December 31, 2001 09:36 PM

  • This Stampin' the Future stamp designed by Sarah Lipsey was issued by the U.S. Postal Service on July 13, 2000.

Note: This is the final version of the Linn's 2000 U.S. Stamp Program.

Jan. 6, Year of the Dragon. Single 33¢ stamp, pane of 20, AP, San Francisco, CA 94188; Linn's, Oct. 25, 1999, page 1; Dec. 20, 1999, page 1; USPS item No. 400220 (block of four), 400240 (pane), 400261 (FDC at 54¢); Scott 3370.

Jan. 12, Celebrate the Century. Fifteen 33¢ commemorative stamps depicting events of 1980-89, pane of 15 (Scott 3190) and press sheet of 60: Space Shuttle Program (3190a), Musical Smash Cats (b), San Francisco 49ers (c), Hostages Come Home (d), Figure Skating (e), Cable TV (f), Vietnam Veterans Memorial (g), Compact Discs (h), Cabbage Patch Kids (i), Hit Comedy The Cosby Show (j), Fall of the Berlin Wall (k), Video Games(l), E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (m), Personal Computers (n), Hip-hop Culture (o); AP, Titusville, FL 32780 and nationwide; Linn's, April 26, 1999, page 12; Oct. 25, 1999, page 1; Dec. 13, 1999, page 1; Dec. 27, 1999, page 1; Jan. 3, page 1; USPS item No. 554840 (pane), 554884 (press sheet), 554862 (FDC at $6.95).

Jan. 20, Grand Canyon. Single 60¢ self-adhesive stamp in Scenic American Landmarks series, pane of 20, BCA; Grand Canyon, AZ 86023; Linn's, Dec. 28, 1998, page 2; April 12, 1999, page 1; May 10, 1999, page 26; May 24, 1999, page 2; May 31, 1999, page 1, June 7, 1999, page 1; June 21, 1999, page 12; Oct. 25, 1999, page 1; Jan. 10, page 1; Feb. 14, page 14; USPS item No. 553620 (block of four), 553640 (pane), 553661 (FDC at 81¢); Scott C135.

Jan. 27, Patricia Roberts Harris. Single 33¢ self-adhesive stamp in Black Heritage series, pane of 20, AP; Washington, DC 20066; Linn's, Oct. 25, 1999, page 1; Jan. 3, page 1; USPS item No. 447020 (block of four), 447040 (pane), 447061 (FDC at 54¢); Scott 3371.

Feb. 28, University of Utah. Single 20¢ postal card depicting John R. Park Building; Salt Lake City, UT 84199; Linn's, Oct. 25, 1999, page 1; Feb. 14, page 50; USPS item No. 227040 (card at 21¢), 227061 (FDC at 31¢); Scott UX312.

March 15, Four Fruit Berries. Four 33¢ self-adhesive stamps depicting blueberries (Scott 3294a), raspberries (3295a), strawberries (3296a) and blackberries (3297c) inscribed with 2000 year date in double-sided pane of 20 (convertible booklet format), BCA; Ponchatoula, LA 70454; Linn's, Feb. 28, page 8; March 27, page 9; USPS item No. 660540 (booklet of 20); 660563 (FDC at $2.16).

March 18, Ryman Auditorium. Single 20¢ postal card; Nashville, TN 32729; Linn's, Oct. 25, 1999, page 1; March 13, page 1; Scott UX313.

March 27, U.S. Navy Submarines. Five stamps in two different panes of five, booklet of two panes with additional text and images: 22¢ S class (Scott 3373), 33¢ Los Angeles class (3374), 55¢ Ohio class (3375), 60¢ USS Holland (3376), $3.20 Gato class (3377); and 33¢ Los Angeles class (3372) in pane of 20; BCA; Groton, CT 06340; Linn's, Oct. 25, 1999, page 1; Nov. 1, 1999, page 14; Dec. 20, 1999, page 14; March 6, page 1; March 20, page 20; April 17, page 14 and 16; April 24, page 8; May 22, page 34; USPS item No. 660200 (booklet at $9.80), 450220 (block of four 33¢), 450240 (pane of 20 33¢), 450261 (FDC at 54¢).

March 29, Pacific Coast Rain Forest. Ten 33¢ self-adhesive stamps; pane of 10 (Scott 3378) and press sheet of 60 in Nature of America series, depicting Harlequin Duck (3378a), Snail-eating Ground Beetle (b), American Dipper (c), Cutthroat Trout (d), Roosevelt Elk (e), Winter Wren (f), Pacific Giant Salamander (g), Western Tiger Swallowtail (h), Douglas Squirrel (i), Banana Slug (j); BCA; Seattle, WA 98109; Linn's,Oct. 25, 1999, page 1; Nov. 1, 1999, page 14; March 20, page 1; April 17, page 8; USPS item No. 446840 (pane), 446884 (press sheet), 446862 (FDC of pane at $5.30).

April 6, Louise Nevelson. Five 33¢ stamps depicting details of wood sculptures Silent Music I (Scott 3379), Royal Tide I (3380), Black Chord (3381), Nightsphere-Light (3382) and Dawn's Wedding Chapel I (3383), pane of 20; AP; New York, NY 10199; Linn's, Oct. 25, 1999, page 1; Nov. 1, 1999, page 14; March 27, page 1; USPS item No. 443820 (strip of five), 443830 (block of 10), 443840 (pane of 20), 443862 (FDC strip of five at $1.86), 443863 (FDC set of five at $2.70).

April 7, Coral Pink Rose. Single 33¢ self-adhesive stamp inscribed with 2000 year date in double-sided pane of 20 (convertible booklet format); SSP; New York, NY 10199;Linn's, Feb. 28, page 8; March 27, page 9; USPS item No. 660440 (pane); 660461 (FDC at 54¢); Scott 3052E.

April 10, Edwin Powell Hubble. Five 33¢ stamps depicting images from space telescope of Eagle nebula (Scott 3384), Ring nebula (3385), Lagoon nebula (3386), Egg nebula (3387) and Galaxy NGC 1316 (3388); pane of 20; SSP; Greenbelt, MD 20770; Linn's, Oct. 25, 1999, page 1; Nov. 1, 1999, page 14; March 20, page 10; April 3, page 1; May 1, page 12; USPS item No. 402320 (strip of five); 402340 (pane); 402362 (FDC strip of five at $1.86); 402363 (FDC set of five at $2.70).

April 17, American Samoa. Single 33¢ commemorative, pane of 20; AP; Pago Pago, American Samoa 96799 (first-day requests must be mailed to Box 209991, Honolulu, HI 96820-9991); Linn's, Oct. 25, 1999, page 1; Jan. 10, page 1; April 10, page 1; May 1, page 9; USPS item No. 406720 (block of four), 406740 (pane), 406761 (FDC at 54¢); Scott 3389.

April 24, Library of Congress. Single 33¢ commemorative, pane of 20; AP; Washington, DC 20066; Linn's, Oct. 25, 1999, page 1; April 10, page 1; USPS item No. 400520 (block of four); 400540 (pane); 400561 (FDC at 54¢); Scott 3390.

April 26, Wile E. Coyote & Road Runner. Single 33¢ self-adhesive stamp, two different panes of 10, two different half-sheets of 60, and 20¢ picture postal card (pack of 10); BCA; Phoenix, AZ 85026; Linn's, Oct. 25, 1999, page 1; April 3, page 20; April 10, page 2; April 17, page 1; May 22, page 19; May 29, page 26; June 5, page 8; USPS item No. 559140 (standard pane of 10), 559141 (pane of 10 with no die cuts around single stamp), 559161 (FDC at 54¢), 559184 (press sheet top half at $19.80), 559186 (press sheet bottom half at $19.80), 559166 (postal cards, at $6.95); Scott 3391 (standard pane of 10), 3391a (single), 3391b (pane of nine 3391a), 3391c (pane of one 3391a), 3392 (pane of 10 with die cuts through backing and one imperforate), 3392a (mint single), 3392b (pane of nine 3392a), 3392c (pane of one imperforate), UX314 (postal card).

May 2, Celebrate the Century. Fifteen 33¢ commemorative stamps depicting events of 1990-99, pane of 15 (Scott 3191) and press sheet of 60: New Baseball Records (3191a),Gulf War (b), Seinfeld Sitcom Sensation (c), Extreme Sports (d), Improving Education(e), Computer Art and Graphics (f), Recovering Species (g), Return to Space (h), Special Olympics (i), Virtual Reality (j), Jurassic Park (k), Titanic Blockbuster Film (l), Sport Utility Vehicles (m), World Wide Web (n), Cellular Phones (o); AP, Escondido, CA 92027, and nationwide; Linn's, July 12, 1999, page 8; Oct. 25, 1999, page 1; Jan. 24, page 1; Feb. 14, page 8; May 1, page 1; USPS item No. 554940 (pane), 554984 (press sheet), 554962 (FDC at $6.95).

May 3, Distinguished Soldiers. Four 33¢ stamps for John L. Hines (Scott 3393), Omar N. Bradley (3394), Alvin C. York (3395) and Audie L. Murphy (3396); pane of 20, AP; Washington, DC 20066 and nationwide; Linn's, Oct. 25, 1999, page 1; Nov. 1, 1999, page 14; April 24, page 1; USPS item No. 401020 (block of four), 401040 (pane), 401062 (FDC block of four at $1.53), 401063 (FDC set of four at $2.16).

May 5, Summer Sports. Single 33¢ stamp depicting running legs, pane of 20; AP; Spokane, WA 99210; Linn's, Oct. 25, 1999, page 1; May 1, page 16; USPS item No. 400620 (block of four), 400640 (pane), 400661 (FDC at 54¢); Scott 3397.

May 10, Adoption. Single 33¢ self-adhesive stamp (Scott 3398), pane of 20, and one 20¢ picture postal card (Scott UX315); BCA; Los Angeles, CA 90001; Linn's, Oct. 25, 1999, page 1; May 8, page 24; May 15, page 32; May 22, page 22; USPS item No. 407120 (block of four), 407140 (pane), 407161 (FDC at 54¢), 407166 (postal cards at $6.95).

May 19, Middlebury College. Single 20¢ postal card depicting Old Stone Row, Middlebury, VT 05753; Linn's, Oct. 25, 1999, page 1; May 15, page 26; USPS item No. 226840 (postal card at 21¢), 226861 (FDC at 31¢); Scott UX316.

May 27, Youth Team Sports. Four 33¢ stamps depicting basketball (Scott 3399), football (3400), soccer (3401) and baseball (3402); pane of 20, AP; Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830; Linn's, Oct. 25, 1999, page 1; Nov. 1, 1999, page 14; May 22, page 1; USPS item No. 406620 (block of four), 406640 (pane), 406662 (FDC block of four at $1.53), 406663 (FDC set of four at $2.16).

June 14, The Stars and Stripes. Twenty 33¢ stamps, pane of 20 (Scott 3403) and press sheet of 120; 20 20¢ picture postal cards; depicting Sons of Liberty flag (3403a, postal card UX317), New England flag (3403b, UX318), Forster flag (3403c, UX319), Continental Colors (3403d, UX320), Francis Hopkinson flag (3403e, UX321), Brandywine flag (3403f, UX322), John Paul Jones flag (3403g, UX323), Pierre L'Enfant flag (3403h, UX324), Indian Peace flag (3403i, UX325), Easton flag (3403j, UX326), Star-Spangled Banner (3403k, UX327), Bennington flag (3403l, UX328), Great Star flag (3403m, UX329), 29-star flag (3403n, UX330), Fort Sumter flag (3403o, UX331), Centennial flag (3403p, UX332), 38-star flag (3403q, UX333), Peace flag (3403r, UX334), 48-star flag (3403s, UX335), 50-star flag (3403t, UX336); BCA; Baltimore, MD 21233, and nationwide; Linn's, Oct. 25, 1999, page 1; Nov. 15, 1999, page 1; Dec. 6, 1999, page 1; May 8, page 2; May 22, page 8; May 29, page 1; USPS item No. 503340 (pane), 503384 (press sheet), 503366 (postal cards at $8.95).

June 16, Four Fruit Berries (linerless coil). Four 33¢ self-adhesive stamps depicting blueberries (Scott 3404), strawberries (3405), blackberries (3406) and raspberries (3407) in linerless coils of 100, horizontal format; GG; Buffalo, NY 14240 (no ceremony); Linn's,April 3, page 8; June 12, page 1; July 17, page 8; July 24, page 28; USPS item No. 777440 (coil of 100), 777463 (FDC set of four at $2.16).

June 30, Mottled duck. Two $15 federal migratory waterfowl hunting and conservation stamps issued by the U.S. Department of the Interior; Washington, DC 20006; Linn's,Nov. 29, 1999, page 1; June 5, page 32; USPS item No. 332310 (single water-activated adhesive, Scott RW67), 332340 (pane of 20), 332400 (single self-adhesive, RW67A).

July 6, Legends of Baseball. Twenty 33¢ self-adhesive stamps, pane of 20 (Scott 3408) and press sheet of 120, and 20 picture postal cards; depicting baseball stars Jackie Robinson (3408a, postal card UX337), Eddie Collins (3408b, UX338), Christy Mathewson (3408c, UX339), Ty Cobb (3408d, UX340), George Sisler (3408e, UX341), Rogers Hornsby (3408f, UX342), Mickey Cochrane (3408g, UX343), Babe Ruth (3408h, UX344), Walter Johnson (3408i, UX345), Roberto Clemente (3408j, UX346), Lefty Grove (3408k, UX347), Tris Speaker (3408l, UX348), Cy Young (3408m, UX349), Jimmie Foxx (3408n, UX350), Pie Traynor (3408o, UX351), Satchel Paige (3408p, UX352), Honus Wagner (3408q, UX353), Josh Gibson (3408r, UX354), Dizzy Dean (3408s, UX355), Lou Gehrig (3408t,UX356); AP; Atlanta, GA 30304; Linn's, April 17, page 2; May 1, page 1; May 15, page 2; June 19, page 1; July 3, page 14; USPS item No. 560340 (pane of 20), 560384 (press sheet), 560363 (FDC set of 20 at $10.80), 560366 (postal cards at $8.95).

July 7, Space Achievement and Exploration. One $11.75 round hologram stamp depicting Earth; souvenir sheet of one; SSP; Anaheim, CA 92803; see Linn's page citations following second July 11 listing; USPS item No. 111700; Scott 3412.

July 8, Landing on the Moon. One $11.75 stamp depicting Lunar landing module as hologram; souvenir sheet of one; SSP; Anaheim, CA 92803; see Linn's page citations following second July 11 listing; USPS item No. 111800, Scott 3413.

July 9, Escaping the Gravity of Earth. Souvenir sheet (Scott 3411) of two $3.20 stamps with holograms depicting International Space Station (3411a) and Astronauts Working (3411b); SSP; Anaheim, CA 92803; see Linn's page citations following second July 11 listing; USPS item No. 111600.

July 10, Probing the Vastness of Space. Souvenir sheet (Scott 3409) of six 60¢ stamps depicting Hubble Space Telescope (3409a), National Radio Astronomy Observatory (3409b), Keck Observatory (3409c), Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory (3409d), Mt. Wilson Observatory (3409e), Arecibo Observatory (3409f); SSP; Anaheim, CA 92803; see Linn's page citations following second July 11 listing; USPS item No. 500800.

July 11, Exploring the Solar System. Souvenir sheet (Scott 3410) of five pentagonal $1 stamps depicting solar eclipse (3410a), cross-section of sun (3410b), sun and Earth (3410c), sun and solar flare (3410d), sun with clouds (3410e); SSP; Anaheim, CA 92803; see Linn's page citations following second July 11 listing USPS item No. 108100.

July 11, Space Achievement and Exploration. One sheet with all 15 stamps issued July 7-11 in souvenir sheets; SSP; Anaheim, CA 92803; Linn's, Oct. 25, 1999, page 1; Nov. 1, 1999, page 14; Jan. 24, page 9; March 6, page 2; May 8, page 1; May 22, page 22; June 26, page 1; July 24, page 18; July 31, page 16; USPS item No. 500300.

July 13, Stampin' the Future. Four 33¢ stamps with designs drawn by U.S. children named on stamps: Zachary Canter (Scott 3414), Sarah Lipsey (3415), Morgan Hill (3416), and Ashley Young (3417), pane of 20; AP; Anaheim, CA 92803; Linn's, Sept. 27, 1999, page 1; Oct. 25, 1999, page 1; July 3, pages 1, 46; USPS item No. 449920 (strip of four), 449931 (block of eight), 449940 (pane), 449963 (FDC set of four at $2.16).

Aug. 24, Gen. Joseph W. Stilwell. Single bicolor 10¢ definitive stamp, pane of 20; BCA; Providence, RI 02904; Linn's, Sept. 14, 1998; June 12, page 2; June 19, page 1; July 31, page 1; USPS item No. 106620 (block of four), 106640 (pane of 20), 106662 (block of four FDC at 61¢); Scott 3420.

Sept. 7, Claude Pepper. Single bicolor 33¢ stamp, pane of 20; Washington, DC 20066;Linn's, Oct. 25, 1999, page 1; BCA; March 27, page 8; June 19, page 9; Aug. 21, page 18; USPS item No. 400920 (block of four), 400940 (pane of 20), 400961 (FDC at 54¢); Scott 3426.

Sept. 8, California Statehood. Single 33¢ self-adhesive stamp, pane of 20, AV; Sacramento, CA 95813; Linn's, Oct. 25, 1999, page 1; Nov. 1, 1999, page 14, Aug. 28, page 1; USPS item No. 407220 (block of four), 407240 (pane), 407261 (FDC at 54¢); Scott 3438.

October, American Kestrel. Single 1¢ self-adhesive definitive stamp with blue 2000 year date, pane of 50; BCA; Linn's, Dec. 18, page 17; Dec. 25, page 14; USPS item No. 100020 (block of four), 100040 (pane); no FDC; Scott 3031A.

Oct. 2, Deep Sea Creatures. Five 33¢ stamps depicting fanfin anglerfish (Scott 3439), sea cucumber (3440), fangtooth (3441), amphipod (3442) and medusa (3443); pane of 15 and press sheet of 135; SSP, Monterey, CA 93940; Linn's, Oct. 25, 1999, page 1; Nov. 1, 1999, page 14; Sept. 18, page 1; USPS item No. 400120 (strip of five), 400140 (pane), 400184 (press sheet); 400162 (FDC strip of five at $1.86), 400163 (FDC set of five at $2.70).

Oct. 3, Thomas Wolfe. Single 33¢ commemorative stamp in Literary Arts series, pane of 20, AP; Asheville, NC 28810; Linn's, Oct. 25, 1999, page 1; Sept. 25, page 1; USPS item No. 442720 (block of four), 442740 (pane), 442761 (FDC at 54¢); Scott 3444.

Oct. 12, Deer. Four 20¢ stamped picture postal cards, with blue background (Scott UX357), red (UX358), purple (UX359), green (UX360); set of 20, AP; Rudolph, WI 54475;Linn's, July 10, page 2; Oct. 2, page 1; USPS item No. 558666 (set of 20 at $8.95).

Oct. 18, White House. Single 33¢ self-adhesive stamp, pane of 20, AP; Washington, DC 20066; Linn's, Oct. 25, 1999, page 1; Oct. 9, page 1; USPS item No. 446920 (block of four), 446940 (pane), 446961 (FDC); Scott 3445.

Oct. 24, Edward G. Robinson. Single 33¢ commemorative stamp in Legends of Hollywood series, pane of 20 and press sheet of 120; SSP; Los Angeles, CA 90001;Linn's, Nov. 1, 1999, page 14; May 1, page 2; Sept. 11, page 2; Oct. 2, page 8; Oct. 16, page 1; USPS item No. 400320 (block of four), 400340 (pane), 400361 (FDC at 54¢), 400384 (press sheet); Scott 3446.

Nov. 9, Lion Statue. Single nondenominated (10¢) self-adhesive presorted standard (bulk rate) coil stamp; coil of 10,000; SSP; New York, NY 10199; Linn's, June 12, page 2; June 19, page 1, Aug. 21, page 2; Oct. 30, page 1; USPS item No. 791830 (strip of 25 with plate number), 791840 (roll of 10,000), 791862 (FDC at 64¢); Scott 3447.

Dec. 15, Statue of Liberty. Three nondenominated (34¢) stamps; self-adhesive pane of 20 (convertible booklet format) and self-adhesive vending booklet of 20, (both Scott 3451) both AV; coil of 3,000 with water-activated adhesive (3452) and self-adhesive coil of 100 (3453), both BEP; Washington, DC 20066 and nationwide; Linn's, Sept. 11, page 1; Oct. 30, page 1, 19; Dec. 11, page 1; USPS item No. 667740 (convertible booklet), 667761 (FDC), 669940 (vending booklet), 770820 (strip of five from water-activated coil), 770830 (strip of 25 with plate number), 770840 (roll of 3,000), 770861 (FDC), 770740 (self-adhesive roll of 100), 770761 (FDC).

Dec. 15, Four Flowers. 12 nondenominated (34¢) self-adhesive stamps, four designs in three formats; double-sided pane of 20 (convertible booklet format, including a major perforation gauge variety on one side of some panes), and vending booklet of 20, die-cut gauge 10¼ by 10¾ showing longiflorum lily with purple background (Scott 3454), cymbidium orchid with tan background (3455), freesia with green background (3456), and Asian hybrid lily with red background (3457); die-cut gauge 11½ by 11¾ showing longiflorum lily (3458), cymbidium orchid (3459), freesia (3460) and Asian hybrid lily (3461) both formats SSP; coil of 100, freesia (3462), Asian hybrid lily (3463), Cymbidium orchid (3464), longiflorum lily (3465), BCA; Washington, DC 20066 and nationwide;Linn's, Sept. 11, page 1; Dec. 11, page 1; USPS item No. 778940 (coil of 100), 778963 (FDC set of four), 669140 (convertible booklet), 669163 (FDC set of four), 669340 (vending booklet).

Dec. 15, Flag Over Farm. Three nondenominated (34¢) stamps; pane of 20 with water-activated adhesive (Scott 3448) and self-adhesive pane of 20 (3449), AP; ATM pane of 18 self-adhesives (3450), AV; Washington, DC 20066 and nationwide; Linn's, Sept. 11, page 1; Dec. 11, page 1; USPS item No. 560840 (ATM pane), 560861 (FDC), 560520 (block of four self-adhesive), 560530 (pane), 560561 (FDC), 100820 (block of four water-activated), 100840 (pane), 100861 (FDC).

*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.