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(5¢) Sea Coast
(Sennett Security Products)
Water Activated Coil of 3000 & 10,000
Scott# 3864 Plate S1111
Series N/A (USPS) - American Scenes (PNC3)
Issue Date & City June 11, 2004, Washington, DC 20066
Nationwide Sale June 12, 2004
Engraver Southern Graphics
Designer Tom Engeman, Brunswick, MD
Art Director Phil Jordan, Falls Church, VA
Typographer Phil Jordan, Falls Church, VA
Modeler Donald H. Woo
To Press / Initial Impressions Spring, 2004 / 60 Million (20,000 Coils)
Coil Size 3000, 10,000
Printer Sennett Security Products (SSP)
Press Rotomec, 3000
Process Gravure
Where Printed American Packaging Corporation, Columbus, WI
Where Processed American Packaging Corporation, Columbus, WI
Plate Size & Interval 616 stamps per revolution / plate # every 14 stamps
Paper & Gum USPS Type III / Water Activated
Tagging Type Untagged
Perf Gauge 9.8 Vertically
Colors Magenta, Yellow, Blue, Black
Image Area 0.72 x 0.810 in. / 18.28 x 20.57 mm
Overall Size 0.87 x 0.960 in. / 22.09 x 24.38 mm
Back Numbers 3000 - 4 digit pink, top and bottom every 10 stamps.  All 5 positions possible
10,000 - 5 digit pink, top, middle and bottom.
Earliest Known Use April 10, 2004
USPS Order Numbers 782620 Strip of 5 from coil of 3000 - $0.25
782630 Strip of 25 from coil of 3000 - $1.25
782640 Full Coil of 3000 - $150.00
782021 Strip of 5 from coil of 10,000 - $0.25
782031 Strip of 25 from coil of 10,000 - $1.25
782041 Full Coil of 10,000 - $500.00
782662 First Day Cover - $0.80
Availability Stamp Fulfillment Services, Kansas City
 
Official Announcement

The Postal Service™ will issue a nondenominated (5-cent value), Sea Coast nonprofit stamp in a water-activated gum (WAG) coil of 3,000 (Item 782600) on June 11, 2004, in Washington, DC. The stamp designed by Phil Jordan of Falls Church, Virginia, and Illustrated by Tom Engeman of Brunswick, Maryland, goes on sale nationwide June 12, 2004.

The Sea Coast nonprofit stamp was previously issued on October 21, 2002, in a pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) coil of 10,000 (Item 781400); on March 19, 2003, in a WAG coil of 500 (Item 781800) and in a WAG coil of 10,000 (Item 782000); and on April 6, 2004, in a PSA coil of 3,000 (Item 782700).
In addition, a pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) coil of 10,000 with die cuts on all four sides was issued June 3, 2003.

Note The date in the lower left hand corner is 2004
Differences For a side-by-side comparison of the Sea Coast stamps, click here.
Varieties None

Distribution: Item 782600, Sea Coast, Nonprofit Rate, WAG Coil of 3,000

Stamp distribution offices (SDOs) will not receive an automatic distribution of Item 782600. SDOs requiring quantities of this nondenominated, nonprofit, WAG coil of 3,000 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 quantities of Item 782600 must order them from their designated SDO using a separate PS Form 17. SDOs must not distribute these stamps to Post Offices before June 3, 2004.

Philatelic Requirement

Philatelic centers requiring the Sea Coast WAG coil of 3,000 must order Item 782600 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 1,280 coils; the Denver APD will receive 768 coils. For fulfilling supplemental orders from APDs, the Kansas City Stamp Service Center will receive 10,240 coils.

Updated - 17 January 2006

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