2006 U.S. Stamp Program

December 31, 2007 09:42 PM

  • The U.S. Postal Service's Ronald Reagan stamp was issued on June 14, 2006.

Jan. 3, Two Bluebirds Love. Single (39¢) nondenominated special stamp, pane of 20 (convertible booklet format); AV; Washington, DC 20066 and nationwide; Linn's, Nov. 14, 2005, page 1, Jan. 2, page 2; sold out in fall at fulfillment center; Scott 3976.

Jan. 5, X-Plane Priority Mail. Single $4.05 stamped envelope; Kansas City, MO 64144; Linn's, Dec. 19, 2005, page 8, Jan. 9, page 1; Feb. 6, page 20; USPS item No. 212205 (pack of five at $20.25), 212210 (pack of 10 at $40.50), 212261 (FDC at $4.43); Scott U658.

Jan. 9, Liberty and Flag. Single 39¢ definitive stamp; coil of 10,000 (die cut gauge 11, rounded corners); AV; Washington, DC 20066 and nationwide; Linn's, Nov. 14, 2005, page 1, Jan. 9, page 37, Jan. 16, page 2; USPS item No. 783830 (strip of 25), 783840 (coil of 10,000), 783861 (FDC at 77¢); Scott 3980.

Jan. 9, Benjamin Franklin. Six 39¢ stamped envelopes at 48¢ each: No. 6¾ plain, No. 6¾ window, No. 10 plain, No. 10 window, No. 9 security plain and No. 9 security window; Washington, DC 20066 and nationwide; Linn's, Dec. 19, 2005, page 8, Jan. 9, page 26; USPS item No. 267140 (No. 6¾ regular), 267240 (No. 6¾ window), 217440 (No. 9 security), 217540 (No. 9 security window), 217140 (No. 10 regular), 217240 (No. 10 window); Scott U659.

Jan. 9, Great Seal. Single 39¢ No. 10 Official stamped envelope; Washington, DC 20066 and nationwide;Linn's, Jan. 9, page 37; USPS item No. 218440 (No. 10 envelope), 218461 (FDC at 57¢); Scott UO92.

Jan. 9, Pikes Peak. Single 24¢ postal card and single 48¢ reply postal card; Washington, DC 20066 and nationwide; Linn's, Dec. 19, 2005, page 8, Jan. 9, page 49; USPS item No. 221740 (postal card at 26¢), 221940 (double-reply postal card at 52¢); Scott UX449 (postal card), UY45 (reply postal card).

Jan. 10,Favorite Children's Book Animals. Eight 39¢ commemorative stamps: The Very Hungry Caterpillar (Scott 3987), Wilbur (3988), Fox in Socks (3989), Maisy (3990), Wild Thing (3991), Curious George (3992), Olivia (3993), Frederick (3994); pane of 16; SSP; Findlay, OH 45840, and London, Great Britain; Linn's, Aug. 22, 2005, page 1, Jan. 9, page 44; USPS item No. 459740 (pane), 459784 (press sheet at $37.44), 804301 (Royal Mail block of four stamps at $5).

Jan. 11,Winter Olympics. Single 39¢ commemorative stamp, pane of 20; SSP; Colorado Springs, CO 80903; Linn's, Aug. 22, 2005, page 1, Jan. 9, page 2; pane sold out in summer at fulfillment center, USPS item No. 460361 (FDC at 77¢); Scott 3995.

Jan. 25,Hattie McDaniel. Single 39¢ commemorative stamp, Black Heritage, pane of 20; SSP; Beverly Hills, CA 90210; Linn's, Aug. 22, 2005, page 1, Jan. 16, page 1; USPS item No. 459340 (pane); Scott 3996.

Jan. 29,Happy New Year. Twelve 39¢ special stamps: rat (Scott 3997a), ox (b), tiger (c), rabbit (d), dragon (e), snake (f), horse (g), ram (h), monkey (i), rooster (j), dog (k), and boar (l); pane of 12; SSP; Washington, DC 20066; Linn's, Nov. 21, page 26, Dec. 5, 2005, page 1, Jan. 23, page 1; USPS item No. 568740 (pane).

January, Liberty and Flag. Single (39¢) nondenominated definitive stamp, double-sided pane of 20 (convertible booklet format); stamps were to have been issued Dec. 8, 2005, but were not shipped until January); SSP; no ceremony; Linn's Feb. 6, page 12, Feb. 20, page 15; USPS item No. 674442 (double-sided pane of 20); Scott 3973.

Feb. 8, Liberty and Flag. Single 39¢ definitive stamp; coil of 3,000; AV; Washington, DC 20066 and nationwide; Linn's, Nov. 14, 2005, page 1, Jan. 9, page 37, Jan. 16, page 2; USPS item No. 783730 (strip of 25), 783740 (coil of 3,000), 783761 (FDC at 77¢); no Scott number assigned, identical to Scott 3980 (issued Jan. 9).

Feb. 24, Bryce Canyon. Single 63¢ stamp, Scenic American Landscapes series; SSP; pane of 20; St. Louis, MO 63155 and nationwide; Linn's, Nov. 21, 2005, page 26; Dec. 26, 2005, page 1, Feb. 20, page 1; pane sold out in fall at fulfillment center, USPS item No. 568561 (FDC at $1.01); Scott C139.

Feb. 24, Great Smoky Mountains. Single 75¢ stamp, Scenic American Landscapes; pane of 20; AP; St. Louis, MO 63155 and nationwide; Linn's, Jan. 9, page 1; Feb. 20, page 1; USPS item No. 568240 (pane); Scott C140.

Feb. 24, Yosemite. Single 84¢ stamp, Scenic American Landscapes; pane of 20; AV; St. Louis, MO 63155 and nationwide; Linn's, Dec. 26, 2005, page 1; Feb. 20, page 1; USPS item No. 568440 (pane); Scott C141.

March 1, Dove. Single 39¢ and 63¢ special stamps in same pane of 40, 39¢ also in pane of 20 (convertible booklet format); AP; New York, NY 10199; Linn's, Aug. 22, 2005, page 1, Feb. 27, page 1; USPS item No. 674840 (pane of 40 at $20.40), 675340 (pane of 20 at $7.80); Scott 3998 (39¢), 3999 (63¢).

March 8, Jonas Salk. Single 63¢ definitive stamp, Distinguished Americans; pane of 20; AP; Washington, DC 20066 and nationwide; Linn's, Jan. 9, page 1; March 6, page 36; USPS item No. 190040 (pane of 20); Scott 3428.

March 8, Dr. Albert Sabin. Single 87¢ definitive stamp, Distinguished Americans; SSP; Washington, DC 20066 and nationwide; Linn's, Nov. 21, 2005, page 26, Dec. 26, 2005, page 1; March 6, page 36; USPS item No. 102640 (pane of 20); Scott 3435.

March 8, Common Buckeye. Four 24¢ definitive stamps (single design); water-activated pane of 100 (Scott 4000); self-adhesive pane of 20 (4001), self-adhesive pane of 10 and self-adhesive vending booklet of 10 (4001a), self-adhesive coil of 100 (4002); AP for pane of 100, AV for other formats; Washington, DC 20066 and nationwide; Linn's, Jan. 9, page 1; March 6, page 1; USPS item No. 100640 (pane of 20), 674240 (pane of 10), 676040 (vending booklet of 10), 783340 (coil of 100), 101940 (pane of 100).

March 8, Liberty and Flag. Single 39¢ water-activated definitive stamp; coil of 100, 3,000, and 10,000; SSP; Washington, DC 20066 and nationwide; Linn's, Nov. 14, 2005, page 1, Jan. 9, page 37; March 6, page 41; USPS item No. 783940 (coil of 100); 784240 (coil of 3,000), 784230 (strip of 25 w/plate number at $9.75); 784040 (coil of 10,000), 784030 (strip of 25 w/plate number at $9.75); Scott 3979.

March 8, Great Seal. Single 39¢ Official water-activated stamp; coil of 100; SSP; Washington, DC 20066 and nationwide; Linn's, Jan. 9, page 37; March 6, page 37; USPS item No. 780940 (coil of 100), 780930 (strip of 25 w/plate number at $9.75); Scott O160.

March 16, American Crops. Fifteen 39¢ definitive stamps (five designs); Chili Peppers (Scott 4003 coil, 4012 pane, 4013 vending), Beans (4004, 4011, 4017), Sunflower (4005, 4010, 4016), Squashes (4006, 4009, 4015), Corn (4007, 4008, 4014); coil of 100, double-sided pane of 20 (die cut 10¾ by 10½), vending booklet of 20 (die cut 10¾ by 11¼); SSP; New York, NY 10199; Linn's, Jan. 9, page 1, March 13, page 40; USPS item No. 784140 (coil of 100), 675840 (double-sided pane of 20), 675740 (vending booklet of 20).

March 17, X-Plane. Single $4.05 Priority Mail stamp, pane of 20; SSP; New York, NY 10199 and nationwide; Linn's, Jan. 9, page 1, March 13, page 1; USPS item No. 112440 (pane of 20), 112420 (block of four w/plate number at $16.20); Scott 4018.

March 17, X-Plane. Single $14.40 Express Mail stamp, pane of 20; SSP; New York, NY 10199 and nationwide; Linn's, Jan. 9, page 1, March 13, page 1; USPS item No. 112340 (pane of 20), 112320 (block of four w/plate number at $57.60); Scott 4019.

April 7, Benjamin Franklin. Four 39¢ commemorative stamps featuring Franklin as statesman (Scott 4021), scientist (4022), printer (4023), postmaster (4024), pane of 20; AV; Philadelphia, PA 19104; Linn's, Aug. 22, 2005, page 1; April 3, page 1; sold out in summer at fulfillment center.

April 7, Sugar Ray Robinson. Single 39¢ commemorative stamp, pane of 20; AV; New York, NY 10199;Linn's, Aug. 22, 2005, page 1, March 27, page 1; USPS item No. 460240 (pane of 20); Scott 4020.

April 8, Liberty and Flag. Two 39¢ definitive stamps in four formats: double-sided pane of 20 and pane of 10 (both convertible booklet format), and pane of 20 (all three die cut gauge 11¼ by 11, Scott 3978), and coil of 100 (die cut gauge 9½, Scott 3981); AP; Washington, DC 20066 and nationwide; Linn's, Jan. 9, page 37; April 3, page 42; May 15, page 10; USPS item No. 783640 (coil of 100, Ashton Potter), 675440 (double-sided booklet), 675940 (pane of 10), 567940 (pane of 20).

April 21, The Art of Disney: Romance. Four 39¢ commemorative stamps and four 24¢ picture postal cards for Mickey, Minnie Mouse (Scott 4025, UX450); Cinderella, Prince Charming (4026, UX451); Beauty, Beast (4027, UX453); Lady, Tramp (4028, UX452); pane of 20, cards; AP; Orlando, FL 32862;Linn's, Aug. 22, 2005, page 1, March 13, page 2, April 17, page 1, USPS item No. 568040 (pane of 20), 568066 (booklet of 20 picture postal cards at $9.95).

May 1, Two Bluebirds Love. Single 39¢ special stamp, pane of 20 (convertible booklet format); AV; Washington, DC 20066; Linn's, Nov. 14, 2005, page 1, May 1, page 22; USPS item No. 675240 (pane of 20); Scott 4029.

May 15, Katherine Anne Porter. Single 39¢ commemorative stamp, Literary Arts series, pane of 20; SSP; Kyle, TX 78640; Linn's, Aug. 22, 2005, page 1, March 13, page 38; May 8, page 1; USPS item No. 459540 (pane of 20); Scott 4030.

May 25, Amber Alert. Single 39¢ commemorative stamp, pane of 20; AV; Washington, DC 20066, Arlington, TX 76004, and nationwide; Linn's, Aug. 22, 2005, page 1, March 20, page 2; May 22, page 1; USPS item No. 460540 (pane of 20); Scott 4031.

May 26, Purple Heart. Single 39¢ definitive stamp, pane of 20; AP; Arlington, VA 22210; Linn's, Feb. 6, page 3; May 15, page 26; USPS item No. 103940 (pane of 20); Scott 4032.

May 27, Wonders of America. Forty 39¢ commemorative stamps for American Alligator (Scott 4033), Molokai (4034), Saguaro (4035), Bering Glacier (4036), Great Sand Dunes (4037), Chesapeake Bay (4038), Cliff Palace (4039), Crater Lake (4040), American Bison (4041), Off the Florida Keys (4042), Pacific Crest Trail (4043), Gateway Arch (4044), Appalachians (4045), American Lotus (4046), Lake Superior (4047), Pronghorn (4048), Bristlecone Pines (4049), Yosemite Falls (4050), Great Basin (4051), Verrazano-Narrows Bridge (4052), Mount Washington (4053), Grand Canyon (4054), American Bullfrog (4055), Oroville Dam (4056), Peregrine Falcon (4057), Mississippi River Delta (4058), Steamboat (4059), Rainbow Bridge (4060), White Sturgeon (4061), Rocky Mountains (4062), Coast Redwoods (4063), American Beaver (4064), Mississippi-Missouri (4065), Mount Waialeale (4066), Kilauea (4067), Mammoth Cave (4068), Blue Whale (4069), Death Valley (4070), Cornish-Windsor Bridge (4071), Quaking Aspen (4072), pane of 40; AV; Washington, DC 20066 and nationwide; Linn's, Aug. 22, 2005, page 1; May 15, page 1; USPS item No. 459640 (pane of 40), 459684 (uncut press sheet at $31.20).

May 28, Samuel de Champlain. Single 39¢ commemorative stamp, joint issue with Canada, pane of 20 and water-activated souvenir sheet of four (two U.S. 39¢ stamps and two Canadian 51¢ stamps); AP; Washington, DC 20066, Ticonderoga, NY 12883, and Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia, Canada; Linn's, Aug. 22, 2005, page 1; May 22, page 1; USPS item No. 459240 (U.S. pane of 20), 801302 (Canadian pane of 16 at $8), 459261 (FDC with Washington, D.C., postmark at 77¢), 459262 (joint FDC with Washington, D.C., postmark at $1.27), 459265 (color Washington, D.C., postmark FDC at $1.50), 459269 (FDC with Ticonderoga, N.Y., postmark at 77¢), 459279 (color Ticonderoga, N.Y., postmark FDC at $1.50), 568340 (souvenir sheet at $1.75), 568362 (souvenir sheet FDC with Washington, D.C., postmark at $4.25), 568369 (souvenir sheet FDC with Ticonderoga, N.Y., postmark at $4.25), 568384 (souvenir sheet uncut press sheet at $10.50); Scott 4073 (self-adhesive stamp), 4074 (U.S. souvenir sheet of four), 4074a (single U.S. stamp from souvenir sheet).

May 29, Washington 2006. Three water-activated commemorative stamps denominated $1 (Scott 4075a), $2 (b) and $5 (c), souvenir sheet of three; SSP; Washington, DC 20066; Linn's, June 20, 2005, page 1, Aug. 22, 2005, page 1, May 29, page 1; USPS item No. 567340 (souvenir sheet), 567362 (FDC of sheet at $10.50), 567368 (color postmark FDC set of three at $11.33), 567384 (uncut press sheet at $48).

May 30, Distinguished American Diplomats. Six 39¢ commemorative stamps for Robert D. Murphy (Scott 4076a), Frances E. Willis (b), Hiram Bingham IV (c), Philip C. Habib (d), Charles E. Bohlen (e), Clifton R. Wharton, Sr. (f), pane of six; AV; Washington, DC 20066; Linn's, Nov. 3, 2003, page 18, Aug. 22, 2005, page 1, May 29, page 1; USPS item No. 567840 (pane), 567862 (FDC of pane at $4.84), 567865 (random single on color postmark FDC at $1.50), 567868 (color postmark FDC set of six at $9), 567884 (uncut press sheet at $35.10).

Late May, Liberty and Flag. Single 39¢ definitive stamp, coil of 100 (die cut gauge 10); stamp was to have been issued April 8 but was not shipped until late May; SSP; no ceremony; Linn's July 10, page 13; USPS item No. 783641 (coil of 100); Scott 3982.

June 1, Ross's Geese. Two $15 federal migratory waterfowl hunting and conservation stamps issued by the U.S. Department of the Interior, water-activated pane of 20 (Scott RW73) and artist-signed pane of one (RW73b), self-adhesive pane of one (RW73A); SSP; Washington, D.C.; Linn's, Oct. 10, 2005, page 2, Feb. 13, page 1; May 1, page 12; May 15, page 8; May 29, page 20; June 19, page 8; USPS item No. 332140 (pane of 20), 332120 (block of four with plate number at $60), 332110 (single water-activated stamp), 332240 (self-adhesive pane of one); item sold out (artist autographed, water-activated pane of one at $25).

June 10, Judy Garland. Single 39¢ commemorative stamp, Legends of Hollywood, pane of 20; SSP; New York, NY 10199; Linn's, Aug. 22, 2005, page 1; June 5, page 1; USPS item No. 459440 (pane of 20), 459461 (FDC at 77¢), 459462 (full pane FDC at $10.30); 459465 (color postmark FDC at $1.50), 459484 (uncut press sheet at $46.80); Scott 4077.

June 14, Ronald Reagan. Single 39¢ commemorative stamp, same 2005 design; pane of 20; SSP; Simi Valley, CA 93065; Linn's, March 6, page 2; June 12, page 20; USPS item No. 189140 (pane), 189161 (FDC at 77¢); Scott 4078.

June 23, Happy Birthday. Single 39¢ special stamp, Holiday Celebrations, pane of 20; AV; Santa Clara, CA 95050; Linn's, Dec. 26, 2005, page 41; June 19, page 16; USPS item No. 568840 (pane), 568861 (FDC at 77¢); Scott 4079.

July 15, Baseball Sluggers. Four 39¢ commemorative stamps and four 24¢ picture postal cards: Roy Campanella (Scott 4080, UX455), Hank Greenberg (4081, UX456), Mel Ott (4082, UX457), Mickey Mantle (4083, UX454), pane of 20 (AV) and booklet of 20 picture postal cards (AP); Bronx, NY 10451;Linn's, Aug. 22, 2005, page 1; March 13, page 2; July 10, page 1; USPS item No. 460140 (pane), 460163 (FDC set of four at $3.08), 460165 (color postmark FDC random single at $1.50), 460168 (color postmark FDC set of four at $6), 460166 (booklet of 20 picture postal cards at $9.95), 460184 (uncut press sheet at $46.80).

July 20, D.C. Comic Book Super Heroes. Twenty 39¢ commemorative stamps and 20 24¢ picture postal cards for: Superman (Scott 4084a, UX459), Green Lantern (b, UX465), Wonder Woman (c, UX463), Green Arrow (d, UX467), Batman (e, UX461), the Flash (f, UX469), Plastic Man (g, UX471), Aquaman (h, UX473), Supergirl (i, UX475), Hawkman (j, UX477), Superman cover (k, UX458), Green Lantern cover (l, UX464), Wonder Woman cover (m, UX462), Green Arrow cover (n, UX466), Batman cover (o, UX460), the Flash cover (p, UX468), Plastic Man cover (q, UX470), Aquaman cover (r, UX472), Supergirl cover (s, UX474), Hawkman cover (t, UX476), pane of 20 (AV) and booklet of 20 picture postal cards (SSP); San Diego, CA 92199; Linn's, Aug. 22, 2005, page 1, March 13, page 2; July 17, page 1; USPS item No. 459840 (pane), 459884 (uncut press sheet at $31.20), booklet of 20 picture postal cards sold out in fall at fulfillment center.

July, Liberty and Flag. Single 39¢ definitive stamp, coil of 100, die cut gauge 8½; stamp was to have been issued April 8 but was not shipped until July; AV; no ceremony; Linn's, Aug. 14, page 29; Aug. 28, page 19; USPS item number 783642 (coil of 100); Scott 3983.

Mid-August, Liberty and Flag. Single 39¢ definitive stamps, double-sided pane of 20 (convertible booklet format), die cut gauge 11¼ by 10¾; stamps were to have been issued April 8 but were not shipped until August; AV; no ceremony; Linn's, Aug. 14, page 29; Aug. 28, page 19; Sept. 18, page 30; USPS item No. 675441; Scott 3985.

Aug. 4, American Clock. Single 10¢ water-activated definitive stamp, coil of 10,000; SSP; Independence, OH 44131 (Americover stamp show); Linn's, Jan. 23, page 8; July 31, page 1; Aug. 7, page 14; USPS item No. 784330 (strip of 25 w/plate number), 784340 (coil of 10,000), 784362 (FDC at 78¢); Scott 3762.

Aug. 7, American Motorcycles. Four 39¢ commemorative stamps for 1940 Indian Four (Scott 4085), 1918 Cleveland (4086), Generic Chopper (4087), 1965 Harley-Davidson Electra-Glide (4088); pane of 20; AV; Sturgis, SD 57785; Linn's, Aug. 22, 2005, page 1; Aug. 7, page 1; USPS item No. 460440 (pane), 460463 (FDC set of four at $3.08), 460465 (color postmark FDC random single at $1.50), 460468 (color postmark FDC set of four at $6).

Aug. 24, Gee's Bend Quilts. Ten 39¢ commemorative stamps for Housetop Variation Quilt (black, yellow, red) (Scott 4089); Pig in a Pen Medallion Quilt (4090); Nine Patch Quilt (12 sections) (4091); Housetop Four Block Half Log Cabin Variation Quilt (4092); Roman Stripes Variation Quilt (black and gray) (4093); Chinese Coins Variation Quilt (four columns) (4094); Blocks and Strips Quilt (16 black blocks) (4095); Medallion Quilt ("F" design) (4096); Bars and String-pieced Columns Quilt (three columns) (4097); Medallion With Checkerboard Center Quilt (4098); American Treasures series, double-sided pane of 20; SSP; Des Plaines, IL 60018 (Stampshow); Linn's, Aug. 22, 2005, page 1; Aug. 21, page 1; USPS item No. 674540 (pane), 674563 (FDC set of 10 at $7.70), 674565 (color postmark FDC random single at $1.50), 674568 (color postmark FDC set of 10 at $15).

Sept. 29, Great Seal. Single $1 water-activated Official stamp, pane of 20; Washington, DC 20066;Linn's, Sept. 4, page 8; Oct. 9, page 10; USPS item No. 556540 (pane), 556561 (FDC at $1.38); Scott O161.

Oct. 4, Southern Florida Wetlands. Ten 39¢ commemorative stamps and 10 39¢ picture postal cards: Snail Kite (Scott 4099a, UX478), Wood Storks (b, UX480), Florida Panther (c, UX481), Bald Eagle (d, UX482), American Crocodile (e, UX484), Roseate Spoonbills (f, UX486), Everglades Mink (g, UX485), Cape Sable Seaside Sparrow (h, UX479), American Alligator (i, UX487), White Ibis (j, UX483); Nature of America; pane of 10 (AV) and pack of 10 picture postal cards (SSP); Naples, FL 34102; Linn's, Aug. 22, 2005, page 1; Sept. 4, page 34; Sept. 25, page 1; Nov. 20, page 8; USPS item No. 567440 (pane), 567462 (FDC pane at $6.40), item sold out (10 picture postal cards), 567484 (uncut press sheet at $31.20).

Oct. 5, Snowflakes. Sixteen 39¢ special stamps (four designs), pane of 20 (SSP), Scott 4101-04 (thin pointed, large center, leafy, leafy, large center, wide pointed), gauge 11¼ by 11, no straightedges; double-sided pane of 20 (SSP), 4105-08, gauge 11¼ by 11½, with straightedges; vending booklet of 20 (SSP), 4109-12, gauge 11¼ by 11, with straightedges; ATM pane of 18 (AV), 4113-16, gauge 8; New York, NY 10199; Linn's, Aug. 22, 2005, page 1; Oct. 2, page 1; USPS item No. 568640 (pane of 20), 568663 (set of four FDCs at $3.08), 675640 (double-sided pane of 20), 675663 (set of four double-sided pane stamp FDCs at $3.08), 675540 (vending booklet of 20), 569440 (ATM pane of 18), 569463 (set of four ATM stamp FDCs at $3.08).

Oct. 6, Kwanzaa. Single 39¢ special stamp, Holiday Celebrations, pane of 20; AP; New York, NY 10199;Linn's, Dec. 5, 2005, page 15; Oct. 2, page 26; USPS item No. 569140 (pane), 569161 (FDC at 77¢); Scott 4119.

Oct. 6, Eid. Single 39¢ special stamp, Holiday Celebrations, pane of 20; AV; New York, NY 10199; Linn's, Dec. 5, 2005, page 15; Oct. 2, page 26; USPS item No. 569340 (pane), 569361 (FDC at 77¢); Scott 4117.

Oct. 6, Hanukkah. Single 39¢ special stamp, Holiday Celebrations, pane of 20; SSP; New York, NY 10199; Linn's, Dec. 5, 2005, page 15; Oct. 2, page 26; USPS item No. 569240 (pane), 569261 (FDC at 77¢); Scott 4118.

Oct. 17, Madonna and Child With Bird by Chacon. Single 39¢ special stamp, double-sided pane of 20; AP; Denver, CO 80299, Linn's, Aug. 22, 2005, page 1; Oct. 16, page 1; USPS item No. 674940 (pane), 674961 (FDC at 77¢); Scott 4100.

Late October. Bryce Canyon. Single 63¢ stamp (same design issued in February but new press and plate No. S22222); Scenic American Landscapes series; SSP; pane of 20; no ceremony; Linn's, Oct. 30, page 8; Dec. 11, page 8; USPS item No. 508540; no Scott number assigned, identical to Scott C139 (issued Feb. 22).

Nov. 8, Liberty and Flag. Single 39¢ definitive stamp, vending booklet of 20; AV; Washington, DC 20066 (no ceremony); Linn's, Oct. 23, page 16; Nov. 13, page 8. USPS item No. 675040 (booklet), 675061 (FDC at 77¢); Scott 3985b.

*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.