2012 U.S. Stamp Program

December 31, 2013 09:44 PM

  • This Bobcat stamp from the U.S. Postal Service was issued on June 1, 2012.

Jan. 3, Spectrum Eagle. Six nondenominated (25¢) presorted-rate definitive stamps: green (Scott 4585), blue green (4586), blue (4587), red violet (4588), brown orange (4589), yellow orange (4590); coils of 3,000 and 10,000; AV; Liberty, MO 64068; Linn's Jan. 2, page 17; USPS item No. 788440 (coil of 3,000), 788430 (strip of 25 with plate number); 788540 (coil of 10,000), 788530 (strip of 25 with plate number); mount No. 924.

Jan. 3, Sunshine Skyway Bridge. Single $5.15 Priority Mail stamped envelope; pack of five; Liberty, MO 64068; USPS item No. 211605 (pack of five at $25.75); Scott U676.

Jan. 6, New Mexico Statehood. Single nondenominated (44¢) commemorative forever stamp; pane of 20; AV; Santa Fe, NM 87501; Linn's Sept. 26, 2011, page 1; Jan. 2, page 1; USPS item No. 468149 (pane), mount No. 1045; Scott 4591.

Jan. 19, Aloha Shirts. Five 32¢ postcard rate stamps: shirt with surfers and palm trees (Scott 4592 pane, 4598 coil), surfers (4593, 4599), bird-of-paradise flowers (4594, 4600), Kilauea volcano (4595, 4601), fish and starfish (4596, 4597); pane of 20 (AV) and coil of 100 (SSP); Honolulu, HI 96820; Linn's Sept. 12, 2011, page 1; Jan. 16, page 1; Jan. 23, page 12; USPS item No. 115140 (pane), 788840 (coil); mount No. 912 (sheet), 1035 coil.

Jan. 19, Glacier National Park. Single 85¢ airmail stamp; Scenic American Landscapes series; pane of 20; AP; Kalispell, MT 59901; Linn's Jan. 16, page 2; Jan. 23, page 13; USPS item No. 575340 (pane); mount No. 1045; Scott C149.

Jan. 20, Weather Vanes. Five 45¢ first-class letter rate definitive coil stamps: rooster with perch (Scott 4613), cow (4614), eagle (4615), rooster without perch (4616), centaur (4617); coils of 3,000 and 10,000; SSP; Shelburne, VT 05482; Linn's Sept. 19, 2011, page 1; Jan. 23, page 1; USPS item No. 789040 (coil of 3,000), 789030 (strip of 25 with plate number); 788940 (coil of 10,000), 788930 (strip of 25 with plate number); mount No. 924.

Jan. 20, Baltimore Checkerspot Butterfly. Single 65¢ definitive stamp; Butterfly series; pane of 20; AV; Baltimore, MD 21233; Linn's Jan. 16, page 14; Jan. 23, page 3; USPS item No. 114840 (pane); mount No. 927; Scott 4603.

Jan. 20, Dogs at Work. Four 65¢ 2-ounce first-class letter rate stamps: seeing eye dog (Scott 4604), therapy dog (4605), military dog (4606), rescue dog (4607); pane of 20; AV; Merrifield, VA 22081; Linn'sJan. 16, page 14; Jan. 23, page 1; USPS item No. 115340 (pane); mount No. 939.

Jan. 20, Birds of Prey. Five 85¢ 3-ounce first-class letter rate definitive stamps: northern goshawk (Scott 4608), peregrine falcon (4609), golden eagle (4610), osprey (4611), northern harrier (4612); pane of 20; AP; Washington, DC 20066; Linn's Jan. 9, page 17; Jan. 23, page 16; USPS item No. 115240 (pane); mount No. 923.

Jan. 20, Wedding Cake. Single 65¢ 2-ounce first-class letter rate stamp; Wedding series; pane of 20; SSP; Alexandria, Va.; Linn's Jan. 16, page 14; Jan. 30, page 8; USPS item No. 577540 (pane); mount No. 926; Scott 4602.

Jan. 20, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Single $1.05 airmail stamp; Scenic American Landscapes series; pane of 20; SSP; Lancaster, PA 17601; Linn's Jan. 16, page 2; Jan. 23, page 13; USPS item No. 575540 (pane); mount No. 1045; Scott C150.

Jan. 22, Sailboats. Single nondenominated (32¢) forever postal card priced at 35¢ each, double reply postal card priced at 70¢ each; AP; Oyster Bay, NY 11771; Linn's Jan. 2, page 18; Jan. 30, page 12; mount No. 918 (single), 1001 (reply); Scott UX627 (single), UY50 (reply).

Jan. 23, Year of the Dragon. Single (45¢) first-class commemorative forever stamp; pane of 12; AV; San Francisco, CA 94188; Linn's Aug. 8, 2011, page 1; Jan. 30, page 1; USPS item No. 576940 (pane), 576984 (uncut press sheet $48.60); mount No. 1045; Scott 4623.

Jan. 23, Purple Martins. Single nondenominated (45¢) stamped envelope; multiple envelope formats; AP; Mulberry, FL 33860; Linn's Jan. 30, page 14; USPS item Nos. (water-activated adhesive flap) 210540 (No. 10), 210640 (No. 10 window), 210740 (No. 9), 210840 (No. 9 window), 265840 (No. 6¾), 265940 (No. 6¾ window); (self-adhesive flap) 231740 (No. 10), 231840 (No. 10 window), 231940 (No. 9), 232040 (No. 9 window), 270940 (No. 6¾), 271040 (No. 6¾ window); mount No. 917 (small), 955 (large); Scott U677 (small imprint from 6¾ size envelopes), U678 (imprint from all other envelopes).

Jan. 23, Bonsai Trees. Five nondenominated (45¢) forever stamps: sierra juniper (Scott 4618), black pine (4619), banyan (4620), trident maple (4621), azalea (4622); double-sided pane of 20 (convertible booklet); AP; Sacramento, CA 95813; Linn's Aug. 29, 2011, page 1; Jan. 30, page 1; USPS item No. 688040 (pane); mount No. 957.

Jan. 31, John H. Johnson. Single nondenominated (45¢) commemorative forever stamp; Black Heritage series; pane of 20; AP; Chicago, IL 60607; Linn's Aug. 8, 2011, page 1; Feb. 6, page 1; USPS item No. 468340 (pane), 468384 (uncut press sheet at $54); mount No. 1046; Scott 4624.

Feb. 9, Heart Health. Single nondenominated (45¢) commemorative forever stamp; pane of 20; AV; Washington, DC 20066; Linn's Aug. 15, 2011, page 1; Feb. 13, page 8; USPS item No. 468740 (pane); mount No. 1046; Scott 4625.

Feb. 14, Arizona Statehood. Single nondenominated (45¢) commemorative forever stamp, pane of 20; AV; Phoenix, AZ 85026; Linn's Oct. 3, 2011, page 1; Feb. 13, page 1; USPS item No. 468440 (pane); mount No. 1045; Scott 4627.

Feb. 14, Love Ribbons (released early nationwide Feb. 2). Single nondenominated (45¢) special forever stamp, pane of 20; SSP; Colorado Springs, CO 80903; Linn's Aug. 8, 2011, page 1; Feb. 13, page 1; Feb. 20, page 1; USPS item No. 577240 (pane); mount No. 921; Scott 4626.

Feb. 16, Danny Thomas. Single nondenominated (45¢) commemorative forever stamp; pane of 20; SSP; Memphis, TN 38101; Linn's Jan. 16, page 9; Jan. 30, page 8; Feb. 20, page 1; USPS item No. 468640 (pane); mount No. 905; Scott 4628.

Feb. 22, Four Flags. Twenty nondenominated (45¢) forever definitive stamps (four designs): freedom, liberty, equality, justice; AV coil: equality (Scott 4629), justice (4630), freedom (4631), liberty (4632); AP coil: equality (4633), justice (4634), freedom (4635), liberty (4636); SSP coil: equality (4637), justice (4638), freedom (4639), liberty (4640); AP pane: freedom (4641), liberty (4642), equality (4643), justice (4644); SSP pane: freedom (4645), liberty (4646), equality (4647), justice (4648); double-sided pane of 20 (convertible booklet) by AP and SSP; coil of 100 by AP, AV, SSP; Washington, DC 20066; Linn's Sept. 19, 2011, page 1; Feb. 27, page 1; USPS item No. 688140 (AP pane), 688141 (SSP pane); 788740 (AP coil), 788741 (AV coil), 788742 (SSP coil); mount No. 922 (coil), 934 (pane).

Feb. 28, Sunshine Skyway Bridge. Single $5.15 Priority Mail stamp; pane of 20; SSP; St. Petersburg, FL 33730; Linn's Jan. 2, page 2; Feb. 27, page 10; USPS item No. 114740 (pane), 114720 (plate block of four), 114710 (single); mount No. 905; Scott 4649.

Feb. 28, Carmel Mission. Single $18.95 Express Mail stamp; pane of 10; AP; Carmel, CA 93923; Linn'sJan. 2, page 2; Feb. 27, page 8; USPS item No. 113630 (pane), 113620 (plate block of four), 113610 (single); mount No. 905; Scott 4650.

March 24, Cherry Blossom Centennial. Two nondenominated (45¢) commemorative forever stamps: Washington Monument (Scott 4651), Jefferson Memorial (4652); pane of 20; AP; Washington, DC 20066;Linn's Aug. 1, 2011, page 1; March 19, page 1; USPS item No. 468240 (pane); mount No. 923.

April 11, William H. Johnson. Single nondenominated (45¢) commemorative forever stamp; American Treasures series; pane of 20; AV; Baltimore, MD 21233; Linn's Aug. 29, 2011, page 1; April 2, page 1; USPS item No. sold out (pane); mount No. 1046; Scott 4653.

April 21, Twentieth-Century Poets. Ten nondenominated (45¢) commemorative forever stamps: Joseph Brodsky (Scott 4654), Gwendolyn Brooks (4655), William Carlos Williams (4656), Robert Hayden (4657), Sylvia Plath (4658), Elizabeth Bishop (4659), Wallace Stevens (4660), Denise Levertov (4661), E.E. Cummings (4662), Theodore Roethke (4663); pane of 20; AP; Los Angeles, CA 90001; Linn's Sept. 19, 2011, page 1; April 9, page 1; USPS item No. 468840 (pane); mount No. 939.

April 24, The Civil War. Two nondenominated (45¢) forever stamps: New Orleans (Scott 4664), Antietam (4665); double-sided pane of 12; AP; New Orleans, LA 70113; Linn's Aug. 29, 2011, page 1; April 23, page 1; USPS item No. 577040 (pane), 577084 (uncut press sheet at $32.40); mount No. 926.

April 26, Jose Ferrer. Single nondenominated (45¢) definitive forever stamp; Distinguished Americans series; AP; New York, NY 10199; Linn's Dec. 19, 2011, page 24; Dec. 26, 2011, page 4; April 23, page 10; USPS item No. 470240 (pane); mount No. 926; Scott 4666.

April 30, Louisiana Statehood. Single nondenominated (45¢) commemorative forever stamp, pane of 20; AV; Baton Rouge, LA 70826; Linn's Dec. 19, 2011, page 1; April 30, page 1; USPS item No. 469040 (pane); mount No. 1046; Scott 4667.

May 23, Great Film Directors. Four nondenominated (45¢) commemorative forever stamps: John Ford (Scott 4668), Frank Capra (4669), Billy Wilder (4670), John Huston (4671); pane of 20; AV; Silver Spring, MD 20910; Linn's Aug. 22, 2011, page 2; Aug. 29, 2011, page 1; Sept. 5, 2011, page 1; May 28, page 10; USPS item No. 469240 (pane), 469263 (set of four FDCs at $3.56), 469268 (set of four digital color postmark FDCs at $6.40); mount No. 935.

June 1, Pixar Films: Mail a Smile. Five nondenominated (45¢) commemorative forever stamps and nondenominated (32¢) forever picture postal cards: A Bug's Life (Scott 4677, UX628), The Incredibles(4678, UX630), Finding Nemo (4679, UX629), Toy Story 2 (4680, UX632), Monsters, Inc. (4681, UX631); pane of 20 (AV) and booklet of 20 picture postal cards (SSP); Orlando, FL 32862; Linn's Sept. 5, 2011 page 1; May 28, page 1; USPS item No. 470040 (pane), 470063 (set of five FDCs at $4.45), 470067 (set of five first-day-of-sale FDCs at $4.45), 470068 (set of five digital color postmark FDCs at $8), 470066 (booklet of 20 picture postal cards at $15.95), 470084 (uncut press sheet at $36); mount No. 927 (stamps), 955 (postal cards).

June 1, Bobcat. Single 1¢ definitive stamp; self-adhesive coil of 3,000; AP; San Marcos, TX 78666;Linn's Feb. 6, page 10; March 5, page 4; June 4, page 1; USPS item No. 789140 (coil of 3,000), 789130 (strip of 25 with plate number), 789162 (FDC at 89¢); mount No. 924; Scott 4672.

June 1, Four Flags. Four nondenominated (45¢) forever definitive stamps: freedom (Scott 4673), liberty (4674), equality (4675), justice (4676); pane of 10 (convertible booklet format); AV; McLean, VA 22101;Linn's May 28, page 28; USPS item No. 688340 (pane), 688363 (set of four FDCs at $3.56); mount No. 935.

June 2, Aloha Shirts. Five 32¢ definitive stamps: shirt with surfers and palm trees (Scott 4682), bird-of-paradise flowers (4683), fish and starfish (4684), surfers (4685), Kilauea volcano (4686); pane of 10 (convertible booklet format); AP; McLean, VA 22101; Linn's June 4, page 33; USPS item No. 688240 (pane), 688263 (set of four FDCs at $5.40); mount No. 958.

June 7, Bicycling. Four nondenominated (45¢) commemorative forever stamps: child (Scott 4687), commuter (4688), road racer (4689), BMX rider (4690); pane of 20; AP; Minneapolis, MN 55401; Linn'sAug. 8, 2011, page 1; Linn's June 4, page 1; USPS item No. 469340 (pane), 469384 (uncut press sheet at $54); mount No. 923.

June 9, Celebrate Scouting. Single nondenominated (45¢) commemorative forever stamp; pane of 20; SSP; Washington, D.C.; Linn's Aug. 15, 2011, page 1; June 11, page 1; USPS item No. 469440 (pane), 469484 (uncut press sheet at $81); mount No. 1046; Scott 4691.

June 12, Miles Davis and Edith Piaf. Two nondenominated (45¢) commemorative forever stamps; Edith Piaf (4692), Miles Davis (4693); joint issue with France; pane of 20; AV; New York, NY 10199 and Paris, France; Linn's Nov. 7, 2011, page 10; Feb. 6, page 10; Feb. 13, page 4; June 11, page 1; USPS item No. 469540 (pane), 469563 (set of two FDCs at $1.78), 469568 (set of two digital color postmark FDCs at $3.20), 469562 (set of two joint issue FDCs at $3.95), 469584 (uncut press sheet at $36); 804040 (pane of 50 French stamps at $49.95), 804030 (block of 10 at $10), 804020 (block of four at $4); mount No. 930.

June 22, Sailboats. Single nondenominated (32¢) forever postal card in sheets of four; AP; Lancaster, PA 17601; Linn's April 23, page 18; June 18, page 12; USPS item No. 224440 (pack of 10 sheets of four at $14.10), 224461 (sheet of four FDC at $1.53); mount No. 955; Scott UX633.

June 23, Scenic American Landscapes. Ten nondenominated (32¢) forever picture postal cards: 13-mile Woods (UX634), Glacier National Park (UX635), Grand Teton National Park (UX636), Hagatna Bay Guam (UX637), Lancaster County (UX638), Niagara Falls (UX639), Nine-mile Prairie (UX640), Okefenokee Swamp (UX641), the Rio Grande (UX642), and Voyageurs National Park (UX643); booklet of 20 cards; SSP; Lancaster, PA 17601; Linn's April 30, page 9; June 18, page 1; USPS item No. 989266 (booklet at $15.95), 989263 (set of 10 FDCs at $9.10), 989267 (set of 10 first-day-of-sale FDCs at $9.10); mount No. 955.

June 29, Wood Duck. 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; AP; Hampton, VA 23666; Linn's Nov. 21, 2011, page 1; June 25, page 1; USPS item No. 334640 (water-activated pane of 20), 334610 (single water-activated stamp from pane of 20), 334740 (self-adhesive pane of one), via www.duckstamp.com (artist signed pane), 334684 (uncut press sheet consisting of four water-activated panes of 20, at $1,100), 334784 (uncut press sheet consisting of 18 self-adhesive panes of one, at $350); mount No. 986 (water-activated), 941 (self-adhesive); Scott RW79 (water-activated), RW79A (self-adhesive), RW79b (artist-signed pane).

July 20, Major League Baseball All-Stars. Four nondenominated (45¢) commemorative forever stamps: Ted Williams (Scott 4694), Larry Doby (4695), Willie Stargell (4696), Joe DiMaggio (4697); pane of 20; AV; Cooperstown, NY 13326; Linn's Aug. 22, 2011, page 2; Sept. 5, 2011, page 1; Sept. 12, 2011, page 2; Sept. 19, 2011, page 1; July 9, page 1; USPS item No. 469640 (pane), 469663 (set of four FDCs at $3.56), 469668 (set of four digital color postmark FDCs at $6.40), sold out (uncut press sheet at $54); mount No. 1045.

July 21, Major League Baseball All-Stars. Four nondenominated (45¢) commemorative forever stamps: Ted Williams (Scott 4694), Larry Doby (4695), Willie Stargell (4696), Joe DiMaggio (4697); four panes of 20, one for each player; AV; Boston, MA 02205; Cleveland, OH 44101; Pittsburgh, PA 15290; New York, NY 10199; Linn's June 11, page 10; June 18, page 10; July 9, page 1; USPS item No. 577840 (DiMaggio pane), 577861 (FDC at 89¢), 577865 (digital color postmark FDC at $1.60), 577884 (uncut press sheet at $54); 577940 (Doby pane), 577961 (FDC at 89¢), 577965 (digital color postmark FDC at $1.60), 577984 (uncut press sheet at $54); 578040 (Stargell pane), 578061 (FDC at 89¢), 578065 (digital color postmark FDC at $1.60), 578084 (uncut press sheet at $54); 578140 (Williams pane), 578161 (FDC at 89¢), 578165 (digital color postmark FDC at $1.60), 578184 (uncut press sheet at $54).

July 28, Innovative Choreographers. Four nondenominated (45¢) commemorative forever stamps: Isadora Duncan (Scott 4698), Jose Limon (4699), Katherine Dunham (4700), Bob Fosse (4701); pane of 20; SSP; Los Angeles, CA 90052; Linn's Aug. 22, 2011, page 2; July 23, page 1; USPS item No. 469140 (pane), 469163 (set of four FDCs at $3.56), 469168 (set of four digital color postmark FDCs at $6.40), 469184 (uncut press sheet at $81); mount No. 1011.

Aug. 16, Flags of Our Nation. Ten nondenominated (45¢) commemorative forever stamps: Texas (Scott 4323), Utah (4324), Vermont (4325), U.S. Virgin Islands (4326), Virginia (4327), Washington (4328), West Virginia (4329), Wisconsin (4330), Wyoming (4331), American Flag (4332); coil of 50; SSP; Sacramento, CA 95813; Linn's Aug. 15, 2011, page 1; Aug. 6, page 1; USPS item No. 788640 (coil), 788663 (set of 10 FDCs at $8.90), 788667 (set of 10 first-day-of-sale FDCs at $8.90), 788668 (set of 10 digital color postmark FDCs at $16); mount No. 921.

Aug. 17, Edgar Rice Burroughs. Single nondenominated (45¢) commemorative forever stamp; pane of 20; SSP; Tarzana, CA 91356; Linn's Aug. 8, 2011, page 1; Aug. 13, page 1; USPS item No. 469840 (pane), 469861 (FDC at 89¢), 469865 (digital color postmark FDC at $1.60); mount No. 1046; Scott 4702.

Aug. 18, War of 1812. Single nondenominated (45¢) commemorative forever stamp; souvenir sheet of 20; AV; Boston, MA 02205; Linn's Sept. 12, 2011, page 1; Aug. 20, page 1; USPS item No. 578440 (pane), 578461 (FDC at 89¢), 578465 (digital color postmark FDC at $1.60), 578484 (uncut press sheet with die cuts at $45), 578486 (uncut press sheet without die cuts at $45); mount No. 927; Scott 4703.

Sept. 4, Purple Heart. Single nondenominated (45¢) forever definitive stamp; pane of 20; AV; Washington, DC 20066; Linn's April 23, page 18; May 28, page 34; Sept. 10, page 10; USPS item No. 115440 (pane), 115461 (FDC at 89¢), 115484 (uncut press sheet segment of three random panes without die cuts at $27); mount No. 1047; Scott 4704.

Sept. 11, O. Henry. Single nondenominated (45¢) commemorative forever stamp; Literary Arts series; pane of 20; AV; Greensboro, NC 27420; Linn's Aug. 22, 2011, page 2; Sept. 10, page 1; USPS item No. 469940 (pane), 469961 (FDC at 89¢), 469965 (digital color postmark FDC at $1.60), 469984 (uncut press sheet at $72); mount No. 1045; Scott 4705.

Sept. 22, Four Flags. Four nondenominated (45¢) forever definitive stamps: freedom (Scott 4706), liberty (4707), equality (4708), justice (4709); ATM pane of 18; AP; Humble, TX 77338; Linn's Aug. 27, page 4; Sept. 10, page 13; Sept. 17, page 15; USPS item No. 577440 (pane), 577463 (set of four FDCs at $3.56); mount No. 935.

Oct. 1, Earthscapes. Fifteen nondenominated (45¢) commemorative forever stamps: glacier (Scott 4710a), volcanic crater (b), geothermal spring (c), butte (d), inland marsh (e), salt evaporation ponds (f), log rafts (g), center-pivot irrigation (h), cherry orchard (i), cranberry harvest (j), residential subdivision (k), barge fleeting (l), railroad roundhouse (m), skyscraper apartments (n), highway interchange (o); pane of 15; SSP; Greenbelt, MD 20770; Linn's Aug. 22, 2011, page 2; Aug. 29, 2011, page 1; Sept. 5, 2011, page 1; Sept. 24, page 1; USPS item No. 470140 (pane), 470163 (set of 15 FDCs at $13.35), 470168 (digital color postmark set of 15 FDCs at $24), 470184 (uncut press sheet without die cuts at $60.75); mount No. 963.

Oct. 10, Christmas Holy Family. Single nondenominated (45¢) special forever stamp; double-sided pane of 20 (convertible booklet); SSP; Washington, DC 20066; Linn's Dec. 26, 2011, page 1; Oct. 8, page 1; USPS item No. 679940 (pane), 679961 (FDC at 89¢), 679965 (digital color postmark FDC at $1.60), 679984 (10-pane press sheet segment without die cuts at $90), 679986 (three-pane press sheet segment without die cuts at $27); mount No. 926; Scott 4711.

*Oct. 13, Santa and Sleigh. Four nondenominated (45¢) special forever stamps: reindeer with moon (Scott 4712), Santa (4713), reindeer over roof (4714), snow-covered buildings (4715); double-sided pane of 20 (convertible booklet); AP; New York, NY 10199; Linn's Aug. 15, 2011, page 1; Oct. 8, page 1; USPS item No. 679840 (pane), 679863 (set of four FDCs at $3.56), 679868 (set of four digital color postmark FDCs at $6.40), 679884 (10-pane press sheet segment without die cuts at $90), 679886 (three-pane press sheet segment without die cuts at $27); mount No. 933.

*Nov. 30, Lady Bird Johnson. Six nondenominated (45¢) forever stamps: streets (4716a), parks (b), America (c), highways (d), cities (e), Lady Bird Johnson (f); souvenir sheet of six; AP; Austin, TX 78710; Linn’s Aug. 13, page 22; Nov. 5, page 1; Nov. 26, page 13; USPS item No. 578540 (sheet), 578563 (set of six FDCs at $5.34, 578568 (set of six digital color postmark FDCs at $9.60), 578584 (press sheet without die cuts at $43.20); mount No. 963.

*Dec. 1, Waves of Color. Four definitive stamps denominated $1, $2, $5 and $10; panes of 10; AP ($1 and $2), SSP ($5 and $10); Orlando, FL 32862; Linn’s Sept. 3, page 1; Nov. 26, page 1; USPS item No. 115540 ($1 pane), 115520 ($1 plate block), 115510 ($1 single), 115561 (FDC at $1.44), 115565 (digital color postmark FDC at $2.15); 115640 ($2 pane), 115620 ($2 plate block), 115610 ($2 single), 115661 (FDC at $2.44), 115665 (digital color postmark FDC at $3.15); 115740 ($5 pane), 115720 ($5 plate block), 115710 ($5 single), 115761 (FDC at $5.44), 115765 (digital color postmark FDC at $6.15); 115840 ($10 pane), 115820 ($10 plate block), 115810 ($10 single), 115861 (FDC at $10.44), 115865 (digital color postmark FDC at $11.15); mount No. 922 ($1), 923 ($2), 927 ($5), 928 ($10); Scott 4717 ($1), 4718 ($2), 4719 ($5), 4720 ($10).

*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.