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(25¢) Nondenominated American Eagle First-Class Presorted Rate
(Sennett Security Products)
Water-Activated Coil of 3000
Scott# 3849 Plate # S1111111
Scott# 3853a 3844 - 3853, Strip of 10 / Click HERE for the list and color
Issue Date & City May 12, 2004, Washington, DC 20066
Nationwide Sale May 13, 2004
Designer Tom Engeman, Brunswick, MD
Art Director Ethel Kessler, Bethesda, MD
Typographer Tom Engeman, Brunswick, MD
Modeler Donald H. Woo
Engraver Southern Graphic
To Press / Initial Run Spring 2004 / 75,000,000
Coil Size 3000 (10 designs)
Printer Sennett Security Products (SSP)
Press Rotomec, 3000
Process Gravure
Where Printed American Packaging Corporation, Columbus, WI for Sennett Security Products (SSP)
Where Processed American Packaging Corporation, Columbus, WI
Plate Size & Interval 660 stamps per revolution / plate # every 10 stamps
Paper & Gum Nonphosphored, USPS Type III, Water Activated
Tagging Type Untagged
Perf. Gauge 9.9 Vertically
Colors Yellow, Red, Green, Blue, Dark Blue, Grey, Black
Image Size (w x h) 0.72 x 0.810 in. / 18.28 x 20.57 mm
Overall Size (w x h) 0.87 x 0.96 in. / 22.09 x 24.38 mm
Back Numbers Pink top / bottom / middle four digit back numbers every 10 stamps. The back number is on every blue stamp with the gold eagle, which is one stamp left of the plate numbered stamp.
Earliest Known Use May 12, 2004
USPS Order Numbers Full Coil of 3000 - $750.00 - 782540 / Strip of 25 - $6.25 - 782530
First Day Cover - (2 stamps) - $0.88  - 782562
Availability Stamp Fulfillment Services, Kansas City
Official Announcement The Postal Service™ will issue a nondenominated (25-cent value), American Eagle Presorted First-Class MailŪ stamp (Item 782500) in a water-activated gum (WAG) coil of 3,000 on May 12, 2004, in Washington, DC. The stamp, designed by Tom Engeman of Brunswick, Maryland, goes on sale nationwide May 13, 2004.

The American Eagle definitive stamp was previously issued on June 26, 2003, in a pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) coil of 10,000 (Item 782100).

Note: The plate number is on every gold background stamp with the slate gray eagle.
Distribution: American Eagle, Presorted First-Class Mail Rate, PSA Coil of 3,000, Item 782500
Stamp distribution offices (SDOs) will not receive an automatic distribution of Item 782500. SDOs requiring Item 782500 must order them from their designated accountable paper depository (APD) using PS Form 17, Stamp Requisition/Stamp Return.
Initial Supply to Post Offices
Post Offices requiring Item 782500 must order them from their designated SDO using a separate PS Form 17. SDOs must not distribute these stamps to Post Offices before May 7, 2004.
Philatelic Requirement
Philatelic centers requiring Item 782500 must order them from their designated SDO using a separate PS Form 17.
Additional Supply
Post Offices requiring additional coils must requisition them from their designated SDO using PS Form 17. SDOs requiring additional coils must order them from the appropriate APD using PS Form 17.
For fulfilling orders from SDOs, the San Francisco, Chicago, Memphis, and New York APDs will each receive 2,560 coils; the Denver APD will receive 960 coils. For fulfilling supplemental orders from APDs, the Kansas City Stamp Services Center will receive 10,240 coils.