Image courtesy of Jill Ambrose
|Scott # 4590a, strip of 6, or Plate strip of 7 or Plate strip of 13
Color is that in the "USA" panel
|Scott # 4585 - Green
Scott # 4586 - Blue Green
Scott # 4587 - Blue
Scott # 4588 - Red Violet - Plate # V11111, V11112
Scott # 4589 - Brown Orange
Scott # 4590 - Yellow Orange
|Series||USPS - NA ~ PNC3 - Presorted First Class Rate|
|Issue Date & City||January 3, 2012, Liberty, MO 64068 (No Ceremony)|
|Nationwide Sale||January 3, 2012|
|Designer||Ethel Kessler, Bethesda, MD|
|Art Director||Ethel Kessler, Bethesda, MD|
|Typographer||Ethel Kessler, Bethesda, MD|
|Artist||Michael Osborne, San Francisco, CA|
|Modeler||Avery Dennison, Designed and Engineered Solutions|
|To Press / Initial Quantity||Winter, 2011 / 3000 - 105 Million stamps, 10,000 - 105 Million|
|Coil Size||3,000 and 10,000|
|Printer||Avery Dennison, (AVR)|
|Press||Dia Nippon Kiko (DNK)|
|Where Printed||AVR, Clinton, S.C.|
|Where Processed||AVR, Clinton, S.C.|
|Plate Size & Interval||300 stamps per revolution / plate # every 30 stamps|
|Paper Type||Nonphosphored, Type III|
|Adhesive Type||Pressure Sensitive|
|Tagging Type||Untagged, but coated paper reacts to both SWUV and LWUV|
|Die Cut Gauge||Serpentine Die Cuts - 12 x 12 Vertically - VP|
|Colors||Yellow, Magenta, Cyan, Cool Gray, Black|
|Image Size (w x h)||0.730 x 0.840 in. / 18.54 x 21.34 mm|
|Overall Size (w x h)||0.870 x 0.980 in. / 22.09 x 24.89 mm|
|Back Numbers||Every 10 stamps. 5 digit Middle Black|
|Earliest Known Use||January 3, 2012|
|USPS Order Numbers||788430 - Strip of 25 with from 3k
coil plate number -
788530 - Strip of 25 with from 10k coil plate number - $6.25
788563 - First Day Cover - Set of 2, 2 stamps, same design, $5.64
On January 3, 2012, in Liberty, Missouri, the
Postal Service™ will issue a Spectrum Eagle Presorted First-Class Mail®
nondenominated stamp (priced at 25 cents), in six designs in a
pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) coil of 3,000 (Item 788400) and a PSA coil
of 10,000 (Item 788500).
The U.S. Postal Service® issues Spectrum Eagle, six new Presorted First-Class Mail® stamps featuring an artist’s rendering of the bald eagle. The eagle’s profile is depicted in white, set against a sequence of six varying shades of reds, yellows, greens, and blues. Each color blends with the one following, resulting in a gradual spectrum from left to right across the six stamps. Illustrator Michael Osborne worked with art director Ethel Kessler to create the stamp art.
The stamp will go on sale nationwide January 3, 2012.
|Note||Mint stamps with plate V11112 were found in September, 2014|
|Note||These stamps are normally collected as PS13 (plate strips of 13) with the plate numbered stamp in the middle and the same design without a plate number at each end.|
Distribution: Item 788400, Presorted First-Class
Mail, Nondenominated Spectrum Eagle (priced at 25 cents), PSA Coil of 3,000
The six stamp distribution centers (SDCs) will receive an automatic distribution of 788400.
Initial Supply to Post Offices
SDOs/SDCs will not make a subsequent automatic distribution to Post Offices for this stamp issue. Post Offices requiring quantities of Item 788400 must requisition them from their designated SDO/SDC using PS Form 17, Stamp Requisition/Stamp Return. SDOs/SDCs must not distribute this stamp to Post Offices before December 19, 2011.
Distribution: Item 788500, Presorted First-Class Mail, Nondenominated Spectrum Eagle (priced at 25 cents), PSA Coil of 10,000
The six stamp distribution centers (SDCs) will receive an automatic distribution of 788500.
Initial Supply to Post Offices
SDOs/SDCs will not make a subsequent automatic distribution to Post Offices for this stamp issue. Post Offices requiring quantities of Item 788500 must requisition them from their designated SDO/SDC using PS Form 17, Stamp Requisition/Stamp Return. SDOs/SDCs must not distribute this stamp to Post Offices before December 19, 2011.
How to Order the First Day of Issue Postmark
Customers have 60 days to obtain the first day of issue postmark by mail. They may purchase new stamps at their local Post Office™, at The Postal Store® website at www.usps.com/shop, or by calling 800-STAMP-24. They should affix the stamps to envelopes of their choice, address the envelopes (to themselves or others), and place them in a larger envelope addressed to:
Spectrum Eagle Stamp
1000 Progress Drive
Liberty, MO 64068-9998
After applying the first day of issue postmark, the Postal Service will return the envelopes through the mail. There is no charge for the postmark. All orders must be postmarked by March 5, 2012.
How to Order First Day Covers
Stamp Fulfillment Services also offers first day covers for new stamp issues and Postal Service stationery items postmarked with the official first day of issue cancellation. Each item has an individual catalog number and is offered in the quarterly USA Philatelic Catalog. Customers may request a free catalog by calling 800-STAMP-24 or writing to:
U.S. Postal Service
PO Box 219014
Kansas City, MO 64121-9014
There is one philatelic product available for this stamp issue:
n 788563*, First Day Cover Set of 6, $5.64
Items with an asterisk (*) will use the 128 barcode from Stamp Fulfillment Services. All other philatelic products will continue to use barcode series A, with the exception of the Yearbook and the Guide Book.
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Posted 5 July 2013