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37¢ Snowy Egret
(Ashton Potter)
Self-Adhesive Coil of 100
Scott # 3829A Plate # P11111, P22222, P33333, P44444, P55555
Series Definitive
Issue Date & City No First Day of Issue
Nationwide Sale About March 23, 2004
Artist Nancy Stahl, New York, NY
Designer Carl T. Hermann, Carlsbad, CA
Art Director Carl T. Hermann, Carlsbad, CA
Typographer Carl T. Hermann, Carlsbad, CA
Modeler Joseph Sheeran, Williamsville, NY
To Press / Initial Impressions Early 2004, 500 Million
Coil Size 100
Printer Ashton Potter USA, Ltd., Williamsville, NY
Press Muller Martini A76
Process Offset with Microprinting
Where Printed Ashton Potter USA, Ltd., Williamsville, NY
Where Processed Ashton Potter USA, Ltd., Williamsville, NY
Plate Size & Interval 744 stamps per revolution / plate # every 31 stamps
Paper & Gum Prephosphored USPS Type I, Surface Coated, Self-Adhesive
Tagging Type Prephosphored, Uneven Tagging
Die Cut Gauge 9.5 Vertically, Valley/Peak 10 x 10
Colors Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Dark Blue
Image Area (w x h): 0.73 x 0.84 in. / 18.288 x 20.777 mm
Overall Size (w x h): 0.87 x 0.98 in. / 22.081 x 24.943 mm
Back Numbers None
Earliest Known Use ?
USPS Order Numbers 782241 - PSA Coil of 100 - $37.00
 
Availability Stamp Fulfillment Services, Kansas City
Tucson, AZ (3-24-04)
Official Announcement Considered one of the most beautiful American birds, the snowy egret (Egretta thula) is a slender white heron with black legs and bright yellow feet. This bird lives in marshes, swamps, and other wetlands. When flying or searching for food, it can curve its long neck into a compact "S" shape. The stamp features artist Nancy Stahl's rendering of a snowy egret. Based on photographs, the image depicts the head and upper body of a snowy egret against a blue background.
Varieties Click here for what may be a Constant Plate Variety.
Varieties Seam lines have been found on all plate number combinations.
Varieties Stamps from plate P11111 have multiple ties in the die cuts. Plates P22222 through P55555 have a single tie, which can be found in different positions.
Note Plate P22222 found late in May, 2004. P33333 was discovered in mid September, 2004. Plate P55555 was first reported the first week of June, 2005. Plate P44444 was found the 22nd of June.
Note Micro-printed with Black USPS on front of Egret where the neck joins the body. The date in the lower left corner is 2004.

 

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