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10¢ American Clock - Reprint
(Sennett Security Products)
Water-Activated Coil 10,000
Scott # 3763 Plate # S1111 - Tagged
Scott # 3763a Plate # S2222 - Untagged
Series USPS - N/A / PNC#3 - American Design
Issue Date & City July 15, 2008, Washington, DC
Nationwide Sale July 15, 2008
Designer Derry Noyes, Washington, DC
Art Director Derry Noyes, Washington, DC
Typographer Derry Noyes, Washington, DC
Modeler Donald Woo
Artist Lou Nolan, McLean, VA
To Press / Initial Quantity S1111 - Spring 2008 / 100 Million
S2222 - Winter 2012
Coil Size 10,000
Printer Banknote Corporation of America, Inc./Sennett Security Products (SSP/BCA)
Press Alprinta, 74
Process Offset - Microprinting “USPS” located inside the "II" of the roman numeral VIII on the clock face. The microprinting forms the middle I of VIII.
Where Printed Browns Summit, NC
Where Processed Unique Binders, Fredericksburg, VA
Plate Size & Interval 682 stamps per revolution / plate # every 31 stamps
Paper & Gum S1111 - USPS Type II, Water-Activated, Surface Coated
Tagging Type S1111 - Phosphor Surface Tagged, with a smooth appearance
S2222 - Untagged
Perforation Gauge 9.85 Vertically
Colors PMS 5743 (Green), PMS 134 (Yellow), PMS 5763 (Green), Black
Image Size (h x w) 0.72 x 0.81 in. / 18.29 x 20.57 mm
Overall Size (h x w) 0.87 x 0.96 in. / 22.10 x 24.38 mm
Back Numbers 5 digit Pink top/bottom/middle back numbers every 10 stamps. All positions are possible
Earliest Known Use July 15, 2008
USPS Order Numbers 704320 Strip of 5 - $0.50
704330 Strip of 25 - $2.50
704340 Full Coil of 10000 - $1000.00
704362 First Day Cover - $0.88
Availability Stamp Fulfillment Services (SFS), Kansas City
Official Announcement On July 15, 2008, in Washington, DC, the Postal Service™ will reissue the 10-cent American Clock definitive stamp (Item 784300) in a water-activated gum (WAG) coil of 10,000. The stamp, designed by Derry Noyes, Washington, DC, and illustrated by Lou Nolan, McLean, Virginia, goes on sale nationwide July 15, 2008.

The stamp was previously issued in the following formats:

  • Item 108000 — January 24, 2003, pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) pane of 20 stamps.
  • Item 784300 — August 4, 2006, WAG coil of 10,000.
Press Release Click here to read the press release.
Notes S1111 - There is a dark green seam line at 2L and at 13 R.
Notes The scan at the top was supplied by Robert F. Derkits from a strip received from SFS in Kansas City. Robert notes: If you look at the reprint (Scott 3763) and the original (Scott 3762), several differences exist. The biggest being the black printing around the clock face.  On the original, two shades of black exist — a light black outlined by a darker black.  On the reprint, the printing are around the clock face is all dark black, with no outline.  Also, the lettering on the original has jagged edges while on the reprint, the lettering is smooth.

3763 and 3763a are dated 2008, and have Microprinted “USPS” as the middle "I" in "VIII". They both have a series of beige dots on the clock face.

3762 is dated "2006", lack Microprinting, and has a network of gray dots on the clock face.

How to Order the First Day of Issue Postmark
Customers have 30 days to obtain the first day of issue postmark by mail. They may purchase new stamps at their local Post Office™, by telephone at 800-STAMP-24, or at the Postal Store® Web site at 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:
PO BOX 92282
WASHINGTON DC 20090-2282
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 September 18, 2008.
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:
DEPT 6270
PO BOX 219014
KANSAS CITY MO 64121-9014
Philatelic Products
There are no philatelic products available for this stamp issue.
Distribution: Item 784300 $1,000.00 American Clock, PSA Coil of 10,000 (Reprint Variety)
The $1,000.00 American Clock, PSA coil of 10,000 (reprint variety) will not be automatically distributed to stamp distribution offices (SDOs). SDOs requiring quantities of this reprint variety of Item 784300 must order them from the appropriate accountable paper depository (APD) using a separate PS Form 17, Stamp Requisition/Stamp Return.
Initial Supply to Post Offices
SDOs will not make a subsequent automatic distribution of this reprint variety of Item 784300 to Post Offices. All Post Offices requiring quantities of this reprint variety coil must order them from their designated SDO using PS Form 17. SDOs must not distribute this reprint variety coil to Post Offices before July 10, 2008.
Additional Supply
Post Offices requiring additional quantities of Item 784300 must requisition them from their designated SDO using a PS Form 17. SDOs requiring additional coils must order them from the appropriate APD using PS Form 17.
For fulfilling supplemental orders from APDs, the Kansas City Stamp Services Center will receive 8,640 coils.