1¢ Bobcat
(Ashton Potter)
Self Adhesive Coil of 10,000
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
Modeler Joe Sheeran
To Press / Initial Quantity Winter 2014 / 500 Million stamps
Coil Size 10,000
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
Tagging Type Nonphosphored
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 - $100.00
786905 Unfolded Strip of 100 with plate number - $1.00
786916 First Day Cover - $0.94  (Bobcat and 49c Forever stamp)

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.

Initial Supply to Post Offices

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.

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 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.

How to Order First-Day Covers

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
Catalog Request
PO Box 219014
Kansas City, MO 64121-9014

Philatelic Products

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