2013 U.S. Stamp Program

December 31, 2014 09:45 PM

  • A U.S. Postal Service stamp honoring Rosa Parks was issued on Feb. 4, 2013.

Jan. 1, Emancipation Proclamation. Single (45¢) commemorative forever stamp; pane of 20; AV; Washington, DC 20066; Linn's Dec. 10, 2012, page 1; Dec. 31, 2012, page 1; USPS item No. 470304 (pane), 470306 (press sheet with die cuts at $92), 470308 (press sheet without die cuts at $92); mount No. 1046; Scott 4721.

Jan. 14, Kaleidoscope Flowers. Four 46¢ first-class letter rate definitive coil stamps: yellow (Scott 4722), yellow green (4723), red violet (4724), red (4725); coils of 3,000 and 10,000; SSP; Kansas City, MO 64108; Linn's Dec. 17, 2012, page 1; Jan. 21, page 10; USPS item No. 789304 (coil of 3,000), 789303 (strip of 25 from coil of 3,000); 789404 (coil of 10,000); 789403 (strip of 25 from coil of 10,000); mount No. 923.

Jan. 16, Year of the Snake. Single (45¢) commemorative forever stamp; Lunar New Year series; pane of 12; AV; San Francisco, CA 94105; Linn's Dec. 17, 2012, page 1; Jan. 21, page 1; USPS item No. 578604 (pane), 578606 (press sheet with die cuts at $49.68), 578608 (press sheet without die cuts at $49.68); mount No. 1045; Scott 4726.

Jan. 17, Apples. Four 33¢ postcard rate stamps: Northern Spy (Scott 4727 pane, 4732 coil), Golden Delicious (4728 pane, 4733 coil), Granny Smith (4729 pane, 4734 coil), Baldwin (4730 pane, 4731 coil); pane of 20 and coil of 100; SSP; Yakima, WA 98903; Linn's Dec. 31, 2012, page 8; Jan. 21, page 1; USPS item No. 116204 (pane), 789504 (coil), 116206 (pane press sheet with die cuts at $66), 116208 (pane press sheet without die cuts at $66); mount No. 935 (pane), 922 (coil).

Jan. 18, Wedding Cake. Single 66¢ 2-ounce first-class letter rate stamp; Weddings series; pane of 20; SSP; Louisville, KY 40231; Linn's Jan. 14, page 9; Jan. 21, page 9; USPS item No. 579704 (pane), 579706 (press sheet with die cuts at $132), 579708 (press sheet without die cuts at $132); mount No. 926; Scott 4735.

Jan. 23, Spicebush Swallowtail Butterfly. Single 66¢ non-machinable rate and 2-ounce first-class letter rate stamp; Butterfly series; pane of 20; AV; Pine Mountain, GA 31822; Linn's Dec. 31, 2012, page 8; Jan. 28, page 14; USPS item No. 115904 (pane), 115906 (press sheet with die cuts at $132), 115908 (press sheet without die cuts at $132); mount No. 927; Scott 4736.

Jan. 23, Tufted Puffin. Single 86¢ 3-ounce first-class letter rate definitive stamp with orange year date; pane of 20; AP; Seward, AK 99664; Linn's Dec. 31, 2012, page 8; Jan. 28, page 1; USPS item No. 115004 (pane), 115006 (press sheet with die cuts at $103.20), 115008 (press sheet without die cuts at $103.20); mount No. 1047; Scott 4737.

Jan. 25, Arlington Green Bridge. Single $5.60 Priority Mail stamp; pane of 10; AV; Norcross, GA 30071;Linn's Jan. 7, page 8; Jan. 28, page 8; USPS item No. 116104 (pane), 116102 (block of four), 116101 (single); mount No. 905; Scott 4738.

Jan. 25, Arlington Green Bridge. Single $5.60 Priority Mail stamped envelope; pack of five; Norcross, GA 30071; USPS item No. 211705 (pack of five); Scott U679.

Jan. 28, Earth. Single ($1.10) global forever stamp; pane of 20; AV; New York, NY 10199; Linn's Nov. 12, 2012, page 1; Dec. 24, 2012, page 1; Feb. 4, page 1; USPS item No. 578804 (pane) 578806 (press sheet with die cuts at $88); 578808 (press sheet without die cuts at $88); mount No. 929; Scott 4740.

Jan. 30, Sealed with Love. Single (46¢) special forever stamp; pane of 20; AV; Loveland, CO 80538;Linn's Dec. 17, 2012, page 1; Feb. 4, page 1; USPS item No. 578704 (pane), 578706 (press sheet with die cuts at $55.20); 578708 (press sheet without die cuts at $55.20); mount No. 921; Scott 4741.

Feb. 1, Grand Central Terminal. Single $19.95 Express Mail stamp; pane of 10; AV; New York, NY 10199; Linn's Dec. 31, 2012, page 9; Feb. 4, page 8; USPS item No. 116004 (pane), 116002 (block of four), 116001 (single); mount No. 905; Scott 4739.

Feb. 4, Rosa Parks. Single (46¢) commemorative forever stamp; pane of 20; AV; Detroit, MI 48233 and Dearborn, MI 48120; Linn's Dec. 24, 2012, page 1; Feb. 4, page 3; Feb. 11, page 1; USPS item No. 470404 (pane), 470416 (Detroit FDC at 90¢), 470421 (Detroit digital color postmark FDC at $1.60), 470417 (Dearborn FDC at 90¢), 470422 (Dearborn digital color postmark FDC at $1.60), 470406 (press sheet with die cuts at $92); 470408 (press sheet without die cuts at $92); mount No. 1046; Scott 4742.

Feb. 22, Muscle Cars. Five (46¢) commemorative forever stamps: Dodge Charger (Scott 4743), Pontiac GTO (4744), Ford Mustang Shelby GT-500 (4745), Chevrolet Chevelle (4746), Plymouth Hemi (4747); pane of 20; AV; Daytona Beach, FL 32114; Linn's Jan. 28, page 17; Feb. 18, page 1; USPS item No. 470504 (pane), 470506 (press sheet with die cuts at $92), 470508 press sheet without die cuts $92); mount No. 957.

March 1, Bank Swallow. Single (46¢) forever stamped envelope; multiple envelope formats; AP; Sacramento, CA 95813; Linn's Jan. 7, page 8; Feb. 25, page 1; USPS item Nos. (moisture-activated adhesive flap) 210904 (No. 10), 210004 (No. 10 window), 211104 (No. 9), 211204 (No. 9 window), 265604 (No. 6¾), 265704 (No. 6¾ window); (self-adhesive flap) 231304 (No. 10), 231404 (No. 10 window), 231504 (No. 9), 231604 (No. 9 window), 270704 (No. 6¾), 270804 (No. 6¾ window); mount No. 917 (small), 947/954 (large); Scott U680 (small imprint from 6¾ size envelopes), U681 (imprint from all other envelopes).

March 7, Modern Art in America. Twelve (46¢) commemorative stamps: Charles Demuth (Scott 4748a), John Marin (b), Stuart Davis (c), Marsden Hartley (d), Georgia O’Keeffe (e), Man Ray (f), Aaron Douglas (g), Charles Sheeler (h), Joseph Stella (i), Gerald Murphy (j), Marcel Duchamp (k), Arthur Dove (l); pane of 12; AV; New York, NY 10199; Linn's Dec. 24, 2012, page 1; Linn's March 4, page 1; USPS item No. 579604 (pane), 579606 (press sheet with die cuts at $22.08), sold out (press sheet without die cuts, at $22.08); mount No. 1010.

March 8, Golden Deer. Single (33¢) forever postal card and (66¢) double reply postal card; AP; Middleburg, VA 20117; Linn's Jan. 14, page 1; March 11, page 1; USPS item No. 225104 (single card at 37¢); 225204 (reply card at 74¢); mount No. 918 (single), 991 (reply); Scott UX644 (single), UY51 (reply).

March 19, Patriotic Star. Single 46¢ first-class letter rate definitive coil stamp; coil of 10,000; SSP; San Francisco, CA 94188; Linn's Jan. 14, page 1; Feb. 25, page 15; March 18, page 1; USPS item No. 789704 (coil of 10,000), 789703 (strip of 25); mount No. 924; Scott 4749.

April 3, La Florida. Four (46¢) commemorative forever stamps: hibiscus (Scott 4750), yellow cannas (4751), morning glories (4752), passionflowers (4753); pane of 16; AV; St. Augustine, FL 32084; Linn'sFeb. 25, page 14; April 1, page 1; USPS item No. 470604 (pane), 470606 (press sheet with die cuts at $73.60), 470608 (press sheet without die cuts at $73.60); mount No. 943.

April 5, Vintage Seed Packets. Ten (46¢) definitive forever stamps: phlox (Scott 4754), calendula (4755), digitalis (4756), linum (4757), alyssum (4758), zinnias (4759), pinks (4760), cosmos (4761), aster (4762), primrose (4763); double-sided pane of 20 (convertible booklet format); AV; Oaks, PA 19456;Linn's March 11, page 8; April 1, page 10; USPS 688504 (pane); mount No. 938.

April 11, Where Dreams Blossom. Single (46¢) special forever stamp; Weddings series; SSP; New York, NY 10199; Linn's Jan. 7, page 8; April 1, page 12; USPS item No. 579904 (pane), 579906 (press sheet with die cuts at $73.60), 579908 (press sheet without die cuts at $73.60); mount No. 926; Scott 4764.

April 11, Yes I Do. Single 66¢ 2-ounce first-class letter rate stamp; Weddings series; pane of 20; AP; New York, NY 10199; Linn's Dec. 31, 2012, page 8; April 1, page 12; USPS item No. 579804 (pane), 579806 (press sheet with die cuts at $118.80), 579808 (press sheet without die cuts at $118.80); mount No. 1045; Scott 4765.

May 3, A Flag for All Seasons. Twelve (46¢) definitive forever stamps (four designs): Scott 4766 (AV autumn), 4767 (AV winter), 4768 (AV spring), 4769 (AV summer); 4770 (AP autumn), 4771 (AP winter), 4772 (AP spring), 4773 (AP summer); 4774 (SSP winter), 4775 (SSP spring), 4776 (SSP summer), 4777 (SSP autumn); coil of 100; AP, AV, SSP; Weston, MA 02493; Linn's March 25, page 9; April 22, page 1; USPS item No. 789604 (AP coil of 100), 789602 (AV coil of 100), 789603 (SSP coil of 100), ; mount No. 922.

May 15, Lydia Mendoza. Single (46¢) commemorative forever stamp; Music Icons series; pane of 16; AV; San Antonio, TX 78284; Linn's Dec. 31, 2012, page 8; March 4, page 9; May 13, page 1; USPS item No. 579204 (pane), 579206 (press sheet with die cuts at $58.88), 579208 (press sheet without die cuts at $58.88); mount No. 928; Scott 4786.

May 17, A Flag for All Seasons. Eight (46¢) definitive forever stamps (four designs); Scott 4778 (AP spring), 4779 (AP summer), 4780 (AP autumn), 4781 (AP winter); 4782 (SSP spring), 4783 (SSP summer), 4784 (SSP autumn), 4785 (SSP winter); double-sided pane of 20 (convertible booklet format); AP, SSP; Rochester, NY 14692; Linn's Feb. 11, page 12; May 13, page 10; USPS item No. 688404 (APU pane), 688402 (SSP pane); mount No. 934.

May 23, The Civil War. Two (46¢) commemorative forever stamps: Vicksburg (Scott 4787), Gettysburg (4788); double-sided pane of 12; AP; Gettysburg, PA 17325 and Vicksburg, MS 39180; Linn's Jan. 14, page 15; Feb. 11, page 12; May 20, page 1; USPS item No. 578904 (pane); 578906 (press sheet with die cuts at $33.12), 578908 (press sheet without die cuts at $33.12); mount No. 926.

June 5, Johnny Cash. Single (46¢) commemorative forever stamp; Music Icons series; pane of 16; AV; Nashville, TN 37230; Linn's Feb. 18, page 17; May 27, page 1; USPS item No. 579404 (pane); 579406 (press sheet with die cuts at $58.88), 579408 (press sheet without die cuts at $58.88); mount No. 928; Scott 4789.

June 20, West Virginia Statehood. Single (46¢) commemorative forever stamp; pane of 20; AV; Charleston, WV 25301; Linn's Jan. 28, page 13; June 17, page 1; USPS item No. 470904 (pane), 470906 (press sheet with die cuts at $92), 470908 (press sheet without die cuts at $92); mount No. 1046; Scott 4790.

June 28, Common Goldeneye. 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; Ashland, VA 23005; Linn's Oct. 22, 2012, page 1; USPS item No. 334804 (pane of 20), 334801 (single from pane of 20), 334904 (self-adhesive pane), via www.duckstamp.com (artist signed pane), 334806 (pane of 20 press sheet at $1,100), 334906 (self-adhesive pane press sheet at $350); mount No. 986 (water-activated), 941 (self-adhesive); Scott RW80 (water-activated), RW80A (self-adhesive), RW80b (artist-signed pane).

July 13, New England Coastal Lighthouses. Five (46¢) commemorative forever stamps: Portland Head (Scott 4791), Portsmouth Harbor (4792), Boston Harbor (4793), Point Judith (4794), New London Harbor (4795); pane of 20; SSP; Portland, ME 04101; New Castle, NH 03854; Narragansett, RI 02883; New London, CT 06320; and Boston, MA 02205; Linn's Dec. 10, 2012, page 16; Feb. 25, page 14; July 8, page 1; USPS item No. 471204 (pane), 471206 (press sheet with die cuts at $55.20), 471208 (press sheet without die cuts $55.20); mount No. 931.

July, Tufted Puffins. Single 86¢ stamp 3-ounce first-class letter rate definitive stamp with black year date; pane of 20; AP; no first-day location; Linn's Sept. 23, page 8; USPS item No. 115044 (pane); mount No. 1047; Scott 4737A.

Aug. 8, Made in America. Twelve (46¢) commemorative forever stamps: airplane mechanic (Scott 4801a), derrick man (b), millinery apprentice (c), man on hoisting ball (d), linotype operator (e), welder (f), coal miner (g), riveters (h), powerhouse mechanic (i), railroad track walker (j), textile worker (k), man guiding beam (l); five panes of 12 (same stamp designs with different selvage images); AV; Washington, DC 20066; Linn's March 11, page 8; Aug. 5, page 1; USPS item No. 471504 (pane with random selvage), 471509 (set of five panes with different selvage images at $27.60), 471506 (press sheet with die cuts at $27.60), sold out (press sheet without die cuts at $27.60); mount No. 960.

Aug. 8, A Flag for All Seasons. Four (46¢) definitive forever stamps: spring (4796), summer (4797), fall (4798), winter (4799); double-sided pane of 20 (convertible booklet format); AV; Milwaukee, WI 53203; USPS item No. 688403 (pane); mount No. 934.

Aug. 8, Eid. Single (46¢) special forever stamp; pane of 20; AP; Milwaukee, WI 53203; Linn's June 17, page 8; July 29, page 1; 584004 (pane), sold out (press sheet without die cuts $73.60); mount No. 926; Scott 4800.

Aug. 9, Bobcat. Single 1¢ moisture-activated definitive stamp; coil of 10,000; SSP; Milwaukee, WI 53203;Linn's July 1, page 13; Aug. 5, page 8; USPS item No. 789204 (coil of 10,000), 789205 (strip of 100); mount No. 904; Scott 4802.

Aug. 9, Folk Art Eagle. Single (46¢) forever stamped envelope; multiple envelope formats; AP; Milwaukee, WI 53203; Linn's March 4, page 10; Aug. 5, page 18; USPS item Nos. (water-activated adhesive flap at 58¢ each) 214404 (No. 10), 214504 (No. 10 window), 214604 (No. 9), 214704 (No. 9 window), 266104 (No. 6¾), 266204 (No. 6¾ window); (self-adhesive flap at 58¢ each) 232104 (No. 10), 232204 (No. 10 window), 232404 (No. 9), 232504 (No. 9 window), 271104 (No. 6¾), 271204 (No. 6&frc34; window); mount No. 917; Scott U682.

Aug. 16, A Flag for All Seasons. Four (46¢) definitive forever stamps: spring (4782a), summer (4783a), fall (4784a), winter (4785a); pane of 10 (convertible booklet format); SSP; Independence, OH 44131;Linn's Aug. 12, page 13; USPS item No. 688804 (pane); mount No. 934.

Aug. 23, Althea Gibson. Single (46¢) commemorative forever stamp; Black Heritage series; AV; Flushing, NY 11368; Linn's Feb. 25, page 14; Aug. 19, page 1; USPS item No. 470804 (pane), 470806 (press sheet with die cuts at $92), 470808 (press sheet without die cuts at $92); mount No. 1046; Scott 4803.

Aug. 23, March on Washington. Single (46¢) commemorative forever stamp; pane of 20; AV; Washington, DC 20066; Linn's Dec. 24, 2012, page 1; Aug. 12, page 1; USPS item No. 471704 (pane), 471706 (press sheet with die cuts at $92), 471708 (press sheet without die cuts at $92); mount No. 1046; Scott 4804.

Sept. 10, War of 1812: Battle of Lake Erie. Single (46¢) commemorative forever stamp; pane of 20; AP; Put-in-Bay, OH 43456; Linn's Feb. 25, page 14; Sept. 2, page 1; USPS item No. 579104 (pane), 579116 (FDC at 90¢), 579121 (digital color postmark FDC at $1.61), 579106 (press sheet with die cuts at $92), 579108 (press sheet without die cuts at $92); mount No. 927; Scott 4805.

Sept. 22, Jenny Invert. Single $2 stamp; souvenir sheet of six; SSP; Washington, DC 20066; Linn's Feb. 4, page 13; Sept. 16, page 1; USPS item No. 580004 (sheet), 580016 (FDC at $2.44), 580021 (digital color postmark FDC at $3.15), 580006 (press sheet with die cuts at $72), sold out (press sheet without die cuts at $72), off sale (collectors edition at $200); mount No. 953; Scott 4806 (sheet), 4806a (single).

Sept. 23, Ray Charles. Single (46¢) commemorative forever stamp; Music Icons series; pane of 16; SSP; Los Angeles, CA 90052 and Atlanta, GA 30304; Linn's March 4, page 10; Sept. 23, page 1; USPS item No. 579504 (pane), 579516 (Los Angeles FDC at 90¢), 579517 (Atlanta FDC at 90¢), 579521 (Los Angeles digital color postmark FDC at $1.61), 579522 (Atlanta digital color postmark FDC at $1.61), 579506 (press sheet with die cuts at $66.24), 579508 (press sheet without die cuts at $66.24); mount No. 928; Scott 4807.

Oct. 1, Snowflakes. Five nondenominated (10¢) presorted standard coil stamps (Scott 4808-12); coil of 10,000; CCL; Weston, MO 64098; Linn's Aug. 26, page 1; Sept. 30, page 1; USPS item No. 789804 (coil), 789803 (strip of 25 with plate number), 789816 (set of five FDCs at $5); mount No. 925.

Oct. 10, Christmas Poinsettia. Single (46¢) special forever stamp; double-sided pane of 20 (convertible booklet format) (SSP) and ATM pane of 18 (AV); New York, NY 10199; Linn's May 20, page 10; Oct. 7, page 1; USPS item No. 688604 (pane), 586004 (ATM pane), 688606 (pane of 20 press sheet with die cuts at $73.60), 688608 (pane of 20 press sheet without die cuts at $73.60), 688616 (pane FDC at 90¢), 586016 (ATM pane FDC at 90¢), 688621 (pane digital color postmark FDC at $1.61), 586021 (ATM pane digital color postmark FDC at $1.61); mount No. 926 (pane), No. 1047 (ATM); Scott 4816 (pane), 4821 (ATM).

Oct. 11, Holy Family. Single (46¢) special forever stamp; pane of 20; SSP; New York, NY 10199; Linn'sJune 17, page 8; Oct. 7, page 10; USPS item No. 582004 (pane), 582016 (FDC at 90¢), 582021 (digital color postmark FDC at $1.61), 582006 (press sheet with die cuts at $92), 582008 (press sheet without die cuts at $92); Mount No. 926; Scott 4813.

Oct. 11, Christmas Madonna and Child by Jan Gossaert. Single (46¢) special forever stamp; double-sided pane of 20 (convertible booklet format); SSP; New York, NY 10199; Linn's May 20, page 10; Oct. 7, page 12; USPS item No. 688704 (pane), 688716 (FDC at 90¢), 688721 (digital color postmark FDC at $1.61); 688706 (press sheet with die cuts at $73.60), 688708 (press sheet without die cuts at $73.60); mount No. 926; Scott 4815.

Oct. 24, Christmas Wreath. Single ($1.10) global forever stamp; pane of 10; AP; New York, NY 10199;Linn's Aug. 26, page 1; Oct. 21, page 1; USPS item No. 587004 (pane), 587016 (FDC at $1.54), 587021 (digital color postmark FDC $2.25); 587006 (press sheet with die cuts at $66), 587008 (press sheet without die cuts at $66); mount No. 929; Scott 4814.

Nov. 6, Gingerbread Houses. Four (46¢) special forever stamps; red door (Scott 4817), blue door (4818), green door (4819), orange door (4820); double-sided pane of 20 (convertible booklet format); SSP; New York, NY 10199; Linn's June 17, page 8; Aug. 26, page 1; Nov. 4, page 1; USPS item No. 688904 (pane), 688916 (set of four FDCs at $3.60), 688921 (set of four digital color postmark FDCs at $6.44); 688906 (press sheet with die cuts at $73.60), 688908 (press sheet without die cuts at $73.60); mount No. 938.

Nov. 11, Medal of Honor: World War II. Two (46¢) commemorative forever stamps: Navy (Scott 4822), Army (4823); folded pane of 20 (prestige folio); SSP; Washington, DC 20066; Linn's May 20, page 10; USPS item No. 581004 (folio), 581016 (set of two FDCs at $1.80), 581021 (set of two digital color postmark FDCs at $3.22), 581006 (press sheet with die cuts at $27.60), 581008 (press sheet without die cuts at $27.60); mount No. 930.

*Nov. 19, Harry Potter. Twenty (46¢) commemorative forever stamps: Harry Potter with letter (Scott 4825); Potter and Ron Weasley (4826); younger Potter, Ron Weasley, Hermione Granger (4827); Granger (4828); Potter and Fawkes the Phoenix (4829); Hedwig the Owl (4830); Dobby the House Elf (4831); Potter and the Hippogriff (4832); Headmaster Albus Dumbledore (4833); Professor Severus Snape (4834); Rubeus Hagrid (4835); Professor Minerva McGonagall (4836); older Potter, Ron Weasley, Granger (4837); Luna Lovegood (4838); Fred and George Weasley (4839); Ginny Weasley (4840); Draco Malfoy (4841); older Harry Potter (4842); Lord Voldemort (4843); Bellatrix Lestrange (4844); booklet of 20; AP; Orlando, FL 32862; Linn's June 17, page 8; Oct. 7, page 15; Dec. 2, page 1; Dec. 9, page 18; Jan. 6, page 27; USPS item No. 471104 (booklet), 471116 (set of 20 FDCs at $18), 471121 (set of 20 digital color postmark FDCs at $32.20), 471106 (press sheet with die cuts at $55.20), sold out (press sheet without die cuts at $55.20); mount No. 954.

Nov. 19, Hanukkah (released early nationwide Nov. 9). Single (46¢) special forever stamp; pane of 20; AP; New York, NY 10199; Linn's June 17, page 8; Aug. 26, page 1; Nov. 18, page 1; Dec. 2, page 15; USPS item No. 583004 (pane), 583016 (FDC at 90¢), 583021 (digital color postmark FDC at $1.61), 583008 (press sheet without die cuts at $73.60); mount No. 922; Scott 4824.

Nov. 26, Kwanzaa. Single (46¢) special forever stamp; pane of 20; AP; Philadelphia, PA 19104; Linn'sJune 17, page 8; Aug. 26, page 1; Nov. 25, page 1; USPS item No. 585004 (pane), 585016 (FDC at 90¢), 585021 (digital color postmark FDC at $1.61), 585008 (press sheet without die cuts at $73.60); mount No. 926; Scott 4845.

*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.