US Stamps

By Jay Bigalke

Sea Surface Temperatures global forever stamp sells out

September 09, 2014 10:20 AM

  • The United States nondenominated ($1.15) Sea Surface Temperatures global forever stamp issued April 22 is sold out at the U.S. Postal Service’s primary mail-order facility.

Less than five months after it was issued, the United States nondenominated ($1.15) Sea Surface Temperatures global forever stamp (Scott 4893) is sold out at Stamp Fulfillment Services.

The listing for the stamp was removed from the U.S. Postal Service website at https://store.usps.com in early September. The stamp was issued April 22.

USPS spokesman Mark Saunders told Linn’s Sept. 9, “… we do not have plans to reprint at this time.”

The initial print quantity for the Sea Surface Temperatures global forever stamp was 25 million.

The stamp, sold in a pane of 10, is the third U.S. global forever stamp.

The first, the Earth global forever stamp (Scott 4740), was issued Jan. 29, 2013, and is no longer sold by Stamp Fulfillment Services.

The only global forever stamp currently available from Stamp Fulfillment Services is the Christmas Wreath stamp (Scott 4814) issued Oct. 24, 2013.

The Postal Service plans to issue a fourth global forever stamp Oct. 23 featuring silver bells for the Christmas season.

Collectors looking for the Sea Surface Temperatures global forever stamp might find it available at some local post offices.