|Scott # 4672a||Plate # P1111|
|Series||USPS - NA ~ PNC3 - Flora and Fauna|
|Issue Date & City||February 21, 2015, Aripex Stamp Convention, Mesa, Atrizona 85201|
|Nationwide Sale||February 21, 2015|
|Designer||Carl T. Herrman, Carlsbad, CA|
|Art Director||Carl T. Herrman, Carlsbad, CA|
|Typographer||Carl T. Herrman, Carlsbad, CA|
|Artist||Nancy Stahl, New York, NY|
|To Press / Initial Quantity||Winter 2014 / 500 Million stamps|
|Printer||Ashton Potter (USA) Ltd. (APU)|
|Press||Muller Martini, A76|
|Process||Offset with Microprinting "USPS"|
|Where Printed||Williamsville, NY|
|Where Processed||Ashton Potter (USA) Ltd. (APU)|
|Plate Size & Interval||594 stamps per revolution / Plate # every 27 stamps|
|Paper Type||Nonphosphored, USPS Type III|
|Adhesive Type||Pressure Sensitive|
|Die Cut Gauge||Serpentine Die Cuts - 13 x 13 PP Vertically|
|Colors||Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow|
|Image Size (w x h)||0.73 x 0.84 in. / 18.54 x 21.34 mm|
|Overall Size (w x h)||0.87 x 0.98 in. / 22.10 x 24.89 mm|
|Back Numbers||Every 10 stamps. 2, 3 or 4 digit black numbers top and bottom. Every 270 stamps, the back number will fall on the same stamp with a plate number. Both top and bottom back numbers are possible although two rolls are needed to get both.|
|Earliest Known Use||February 21, 2015|
|USPS Order Numbers||
786904 Full Coil of 10,000 -
|Official Announcement||On February 21, 2015, in Mesa, AZ, the U.S. Postal Service® will issue a 1-cent Bobcat mail-use stamp in one design, in a pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) coil of 10,000 stamps (Item 786900).
The stamp will go on sale nationwide February 21, 2015.
In 2012, the U.S. Postal Service first issued the Bobcat 1-cent stamp in coils of 3,000. Bobcats (Lynx rufus) are members of the feline family found across America. The stamp art is a highly stylized digital image of a bobcat with golden eyes, a pink nose, and fur in shades of brown. Nancy Stahl illustrated the stamp, under the direction of Carl T. Herrman.
|Security||The microprinted "USPS" is at the high point of the leg below the chin.|
|Note||The 2015 date is in the upper right hand corner of the margin, and is placed vertically.|
Stamp Fulfillment Services will not make a subsequent automatic push distribution to Post Offices™. Post Offices may begin ordering stamps through SFS Web at the beginning of February, which is prior to the FDOI.
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 https://store.usps.com/store/, 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:
1¢ Bobcat Stamp
Main Post Office
135 North Center Street
Mesa, AZ 85201-9998
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 up to a quantity of 50. For more than 50, customers have to pay five cents each. All orders must be postmarked by April 22, 2015.
The Postal Service 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, online at https://store.usps.com/store/, or by calling 800-782-6724. Customers may request a free catalog by calling 800-782-6724 or writing to:
U.S. Postal Service
PO Box 219014
Kansas City, MO 64121-9014
There is one philatelic product for this stamp issue:
786916*, First-Day Cover, $0.94.
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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Updated March 7, 2015