2010 U.S. Stamp Program

December 31, 2011 09:44 PM

  • The Mackinac Bridge was commemorated on a U.S. Postal Service stamp issued on Feb. 3, 2010.

Jan. 4, Mackinac Bridge. Single $4.90 Priority Mail stamped envelope, pack of five; Linn's Dec. 21, 2009, page 2; April 26, page 26; Kansas City, MO 64144; Scott U674.

Jan. 4, Koi Fish. Two 28¢ postal cards and a 28¢+28¢ reply card bearing new Cradle to Cradle logo; AP; Kansas City, MO 64144; Linn's Nov. 30, 2009, page 10; Jan. 4, page 2; USPS item No. 283198 (set of two postal cards at 62¢), 283163 (set of two first-day cover postal cards at 82¢); 283240 (reply card at 62¢), 283261 (reply card FDC at 72¢); same as Scott UX555 (white fish, orange and white fish card), UX556 (black fish, red and white fish card), UY48 (reply card).

Jan. 4, Seabiscuit. Twelve 44¢ stamped envelopes (single design) bearing new Cradle to Cradle logo, multiple sizes and two flap types; AP; Kansas City, MO 64144; Linn's Nov. 30, 2009, page 10; Jan. 4, page 2; USPS item No. 294840 (No. 6¾ regular), 294940 (No. 6¾ window), 288740 (No. 9 security), 288840 (No. 9 security window), 288540 (No. 10 regular), 288640 (No. 10 window), 299009 (pack of 18 envelopes: six Seabiscuit and 12 Liberty Bell forever envelope varieties, at $10.92); FDCs at 64¢ each: 294861 (No. 6¾ regular), 294961 (No. 6¾ window), 288761 (No. 9 security), 288861 (No. 9 security window), 288561 (No. 10 regular), 288661 (No. 10 window); 299063 (FDC pack of six self-adhesive flap envelopes at $4.44); same as Scott U668.

Jan. 4, Liberty Bell. Twelve nondenominated (44¢) forever stamped envelopes (single design) bearing new Cradle to Cradle logo, multiple sizes and two flap types; AP; Kansas City, MO 64144; Linn's Nov. 30, 2009, page 10; Jan. 4, page 2; USPS item No. 299009 (pack of 18 envelopes: six Seabiscuit and 12 Liberty Bell forever envelope varieties, at $10.92); 290563 (water-activated adhesive flap version FDC set of six at $3.84); 280163 (self-adhesive flap version FDC set of six at $4.44); same as Scott U667.

Jan. 14, Year of the Tiger. Single 44¢ commemorative stamp, pane of 12; AV; Los Angeles, CA 90052;Linn's Aug. 24, 2009, page 1; Dec. 28, 2009, page 11; Jan. 11, page 1; USPS item No. sold out (pane), 574384 (uncut press sheet at $47.52); mount No. 1045; Scott 4435.

Jan. 22, Olympic Winter Games. Single 44¢ commemorative stamp; pane of 20; AV; Park City, UT 84068; Linn's Aug. 24, 2009, page 1; Nov. 9, 2009, page 1; Jan. 18, page 1; USPS item No. 440040 (pane); mount No. 1046; Scott 4436.

Feb. 3, Mackinac Bridge. Single $4.90 Priority Mail stamp, pane of 20; AV; Mackinaw City, MI 49701;Linn's Aug. 24, 2009, page 1; Linn's Dec. 21, 2009, page 2; Jan. 28, page 1; USPS item No. 113940 (pane), 113920 (plate block), 113910 (single); mount No. 927; Scott 4438.

Feb. 3, Bixby Creek Bridge. Single $18.30 Express Mail stamp, pane of 20; AV; Linn's Aug. 24, 2009, page 1; Washington, DC 20066; Linn's Dec. 21, 2009, page 2; Jan. 28, page 1; USPS item No. 114540 (pane), 114520 (plate block), 114510 (single); mount No. 927; Scott 4439.

Feb. 3, Liberty Bell. Single nondenominated (44¢) forever stamp with copper 2009 year date; ATM pane of 18; AP; Washington, DC 20066; Linn's Jan. 25, page 20; Feb. 15, page 11; March 8, page 11; USPS item No. 523340 (pane); mount No. 1047; Scott 4437.

Feb. 4, Distinguished Sailors. Four 44¢ commemorative stamps: William S. Sims (Scott 4440), Arleigh A. Burke (4441), John McCloy (4442) and Doris Miller (4443), pane of 20; AV; Washington, DC 20066;Linn's Aug. 24, 2009, page 1; Nov. 9, 2009, page 1; Feb. 1, page 1; USPS item No. 465840 (pane); mount No. 959.

March, 11, Abstract Expressionists. Ten 44¢ commemorative stamps (Scott 4444); Hans Hofmann (4444a), Willem de Kooning (b), Mark Rothko (c), Jackson Pollock (d), Arshile Gorky (e), Clyfford Still (f), Robert Motherwell (g), Joan Mitchell (h), Adolph Gottlieb (i), Barnett Newman (j); pane of 10; AV; Buffalo, NY 14240; Linn's Aug. 24, 2009, page 1; March 8, page 1; USPS item No. sold out (pane); mount No. 1006.

March 31, Bill Mauldin. Single 44¢ commemorative stamp; pane of 20; AP; Santa Fe, NM 87501; Linn'sDec. 28, 2009, page 10; March 29, page 1; USPS item No. 466040 (pane); mount No. 1045; Scott 4445.

April 16, Flags of Our Nation. Ten 44¢ commemorative coil stamps: American Flag with Mountain (Scott 4303), Montana (4304), Nebraska (4305), Nevada (4306), New Hampshire (4307), New Jersey (4308), New Mexico (4309), New York (4310), North Carolina (4311), North Dakota (4312); roll of 50; SSP; New York, NY 10199; Linn's July 7, 2009, page 1; Aug. 24, 2009, page 1; April 12, page 12; May 31, page 16; USPS item No. 787640 (coil); mount No. 921.

April 17, Cowboys of the Silver Screen. Four 44¢ commemorative stamps: Roy Rogers (Scott 4446, UX597), Tom Mix (4447, UX598), William S. Hart (4448, UX599) and Gene Autry (4449, UX600); pane of 20 and booklet of 20 picture postal cards; AP; Oklahoma City, OK 73125; Linn's Aug. 24, 2009, page 1; April 12, page 1; USPS item No. sold out (pane), 465366 (booklet of 20 picture postal cards at $14.95), 465384 (uncut press sheet at $79.20); mount No. 944.

April 20, Scenic American Landscapes. Ten 28¢ picture postal cards: Acadia (Scott UX601); Badlands (UX602); Bryce Canyon (UX603); Grand Canyon (UX604); Great Smoky Mountains (UX605); Mount McKinley (UX606); Mount Rainier (UX607); St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands (UX608); Yosemite (UX609); Zion (UX610); AP; Washington, DC 20066; Linn's April 5, page 1; April 26, page 2; May 31, page 16; USPS item No. 980066 (booklet of 20 cards); mount No. 954.

April 22, Love: Pansies in a Basket. Single 44¢ special stamp; pane of 20; AV; Kansas City, MO 64144;Linn's Aug. 24, 2009, page 1; April 19, page 1; USPS item No. 575240 (pane); mount No. 922; Scott 4450.

April 30, Adopt a Shelter Pet. Ten 44¢ commemorative stamps: Wire-haired Jack Russell terrier (Scott 4451), Maltese cat (4452), Calico cat (4453), Yellow Labrador retriever (4454), Golden retriever (4455), Gray, white and tan cat (4456), Black, white and tan cat (4457), Australian shepherd (4458), Boston terrier (4459), Orange tabby cat (4460); pane of 20; SSP; North Hollywood, CA 91605; Linn's Aug. 24, 2009, page 1; Jan. 25, page 13; April 26, page 1; USPS item No. 576040 (pane), 576084 (uncut press sheet at $70.40); mount No. 948.

May 12, Katharine Hepburn. Single 44¢ commemorative stamp, Legends of Hollywood series; pane of 20; AV; Old Saybrook, CT 06475; Linn's Aug. 24, 2009, page 1; May 3, page 1; USPS item No. 465040 (pane), 465084 (uncut press sheet at $35.20); mount No. 1046; Scott 4461.

May 17, Monarch Butterfly. Single 64¢ nonmachinable letter-rate stamp, Butterfly series; pane of 20; AV; New York, NY 10199; Linn's Jan. 18, page 3; May 17, page 1; USPS item No. 114640 (pane); mount No. 927; Scott 4462.

May 27, Kate Smith. Single 44¢ commemorative stamp; pane of 20; AV; Washington, DC 20066; Linn'sAug. 24, 2009, page 1; May 24, page 1; USPS item No. 464840 (pane); mount No. 1046; Scott 4463.

June 22, Oscar Micheaux. Single 44¢ commemorative stamp, Black Heritage series; pane of 20; AV; New York, NY 10199; Linn's Aug. 24, 2009, page 1; June 14, page 1; USPS item No. 464940 (pane); mount No. 1046; Scott 4464.

June 25, American Wigeon. Two $15 federal migratory waterfowl hunting and conservation stamps issued by the U.S. Department of the Interior, water-activated pane of 20, artist-signed pane of one, and self-adhesive pane of one; SSP; Hanover, MD 21076; Linn's Nov. 9, 2009, page 1; Feb. 22, page 2; June 21, page 1; USPS item No. 334240 (water-activated pane of 20), 334210 (single water-activated stamp from pane of 20), 334340 (self-adhesive pane of one), mail-order only (artist-signed pane), 334284 (uncut press sheet consisting of four water-activated panes of 20, at $1,440), 334384 (uncut press sheet consisting of 27 self-adhesive panes of one, at $500); mount No. 986 (water-activated), 941 (self-adhesive); Scott RW77 (water-activated), RW77A (self-adhesive), RW77b (artist-signed pane).

July 15, Negro Leagues Baseball. Two 44¢ commemorative stamps: Baseball Players (Scott 4465), Rube Foster (4466); pane of 20; AV; Kansas City, MO 64144; Linn's Aug. 24, 2009, page 1; July 5, page 1; USPS item No. 465240 (pane); mount No. 923.

July 16, Sunday Funnies. Five 44¢ commemorative stamps: Beetle Bailey (Scott 4467), Calvin and Hobbes (4468), Archie (4469), Garfield (4470), and Dennis the Menace (4471); pane of 20; SSP; Columbus, OH 43216; Linn's Aug. 24, 2009, page 1; July 12, page 1; USPS item No. 465540 (pane), 465584 (uncut press sheet at $79.20); mount No. 930.

July 27, Scouting. Single 44¢ commemorative stamp, pane of 20; AV; Fort A.P. Hill, VA 22427; Linn'sAug. 24, page 1; Nov. 23, 2009, page 3; Nov. 30, 2009, page 1; July 26, page 1; USPS item No. 465440 (pane), 465461 (FDC at 82¢), 465465 (digital color postmark FDC at $1.50); mount No. 1046; Scott 4472.

Aug. 12, Winslow Homer. Single 44¢ commemorative stamp, American Treasures series, pane of 20; SSP; Richmond, VA 23232; Linn's Aug. 24, 2009, page 1; Aug. 9, page 1; USPS item No. 466140 (pane), 466161 (FDC at 82¢), 466165 (digital color postmark FDC at $1.50); mount No. 1045; Scott 4473.

Sept. 1, Hawaiian Rain Forest. Ten 44¢ commemorative stamps (Scott 4474), Nature of America series: Hawaii Amakihi bird and Hawaii Elepaio bird stamp (4474a, UX613); Akepa bird and Hawaiian hoary bat stamp (b, UX616); Hawaiian honeycreeper stamp (c, UX615); Omao stamp (d, UX619); Oha flower stamp (e, UX620); Kamehameha butterfly stamp (f, UX612); Koele Mountain damselfly stamp (g, UX617); Apapane bird stamp (h, UX611); jewel orchid stamp (i, UX618); happyface spider stamp (j, UX614); pane of 10 (SSP); and 10 44¢ rate picture postal cards (AP); Hawaii National Park, HI 96718; Linn's Aug. 24, 2009, page 1; Aug. 23, page 1; USPS item No. 465740 (pane), 465762 (pane FDC at $6.90), 885400 (pack of 10 picture postal cards at $8.95), 465784 (uncut press sheet at $35.20); mount No. 1024.

Sept. 5, Mother Teresa. Single 44¢ commemorative stamp; pane of 20; AV; Washington, DC 20066;Linn's Jan. 4, page 1; Aug. 30, page 1; USPS item No. 465140 (pane), 465161 (FDC at 82¢), 465165 (digital color postmark at $1.50); mount No. 1046; Scott 4475.

Sept. 14, Julia de Burgos. Single 44¢ commemorative stamp, Literary Arts series; pane of 20; AV; San Juan, PR 00936; Linn's Aug. 24, 2009, page 1; Sept. 13, page 1; USPS item No. 465940 (pane), 465961 (FDC at 82¢); mount No. 1045; Scott 4476.

Oct. 21, Evergreens. Eight nondenominated (44¢) forever stamps (four designs): ponderosa pine (Scott 4478 pane, 4482 ATM pane), eastern red cedar (4479, 4483), balsam fir (4480, 4484), and blue spruce (4481, 4485); pane of 20 (convertible booklet format) (SSP), ATM pane of 18 (AP); New York, NY 10199;Linn's Aug. 24, 2009, page 1; Oct. 18, page 12; USPS item No. 679740 (pane of 20), 575040 (ATM pane of 18), 679763 (pane of 20 version FDC set of four at $3.28), 679768 (pane of 20 version digital color postmark set of four at $6), 575063 (ATM stamp FDC set of four at $3.28); mount No. 938 (pane block), 935 (ATM pane block).

Oct. 21, Angel with Lute. Single 44¢ special stamp, pane of 20; AV; New York, NY 10199; Linn's Jan. 18, page 1; Oct. 18, page 1; USPS item No. 575140 (pane), 575161 (FDC at 82¢), 575165 (digital color postmark FDC at $1.50); mount No. 926; Scott 4477.

Dec. 1, Lady Liberty and American Flag. Six (two designs) nondenominated (44¢) forever stamps: Lady Liberty (AP version, Scott 4486; SSP, 4488; AV, 4490), American Flag (AP, 4487; SSP, 4489; AV, 4491), coil of 100; AP, AV, SSP; Washington, DC 20066; Linn's Nov. 22, page 1; Nov. 29, page 1; USPS item No. 787940 (AP coil), 787941 (AV coil), 787942 (SSP coil), 787963 (set of two FDCs at $1.64); mount No. 922.

*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.