Stamps for scan supplied by Jim Nelson
|Scott# 3615||Plate S111 (Untagged)|
|Scott# 3615a||Plate S111 (Prephosphored paper - Smooth Tagging)|
|Series||Definitive - Make-up Rate|
|Issue Date & City||June 7, 2002, Washington, DC 20066|
|Nationwide Sale||June 7, 2002 (Available about the middle of July)|
|Designer||Phil Jordan, Falls Church, VA|
|Art Director||Phil Jordan, Falls Church, VA|
|Typographer||Phil Jordan, Falls Church, VA|
|Modeler||Donald H. Woo|
|To Press / Initial Impressions||Spring, 2002 / 400 Million|
|Printer||Sennett Security Products (SSP)|
|Where Printed||American Packaging Corporation, Columbus, WI|
|Where Processed||Unique Binders, Fredericksburg, VA|
|Plate Size & Interval||616 stamps per revolution / plate # every 14 stamps|
|Paper & Gum||USPS Type II, Surface Coated and III, Untagged, Water Activated|
|Tagging Type||Untagged and Prephosphored Smooth Tagged|
|Perf Gauge||9.9 Vertically|
|Colors||Red (PMS 032), Blue (PMS 072), Black|
|Image Area||0.72 x 0.810 in. / 18.28 x 20.57 mm|
|Overall Size||0.87 x 0.962 in. / 22.10 x 24.43 mm|
|Back Numbers||5 digit pink, top and bottom every 10 stamps|
|Earliest Known Use||About the middle of July, 2002|
|USPS Order Numbers||Full Coil of 10,000 - $300.00 - 781340|
|Strip of 5 - $.15 - 781320|
|Strip of 25 with plate number - $.75 - 781330|
|First Day Cover - $.75 - 781362|
|Availability||Stamp Fulfillment Services, Kansas City|
|According to the USPS, this issue will not be available for sale to the public on the first day|
The Postal Service will issue a 3-cent Star definitive stamp in a pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) pane of 50 (Item 100300) and a water-activated gum (WAG) coil of 10,000 (Item 781300) on June 7, 2002, in Washington, DC. The stamp was illustrated by Phil Jordan of Falls Church, Virginia.
Item 100300 will be available for nationwide sale on June 7, 2002. Item 781300 will be available at a later date.
The Star definitive stamp features a red, white, and blue graphic star.
|Note||Copies were found in early 2004 that appear to be surface tagged.|
Distribution information was not supplied.
Updated - 14 December 2008
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