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1¢ Tiffany Lamp - Reprint
(Sennett Security Products)
Water Activated Coil of 3000

Scott# 3758A Plate S11111
Series American Design
Issue Date & City June 7, 2008 - McLean, Virginia 22101 (Napex Stamp Show)
Nationwide Sale June 7, 2008
Illustrator Lou Nolan, McLean, VA
Designer Derry Noyes, Washington, DC
Art Director Derry Noyes, Washington, DC
Modeler Donald H. Woo
To Press / Initial Impressions Spring 2008 / 1.5 Billion stamps
Coil Size 3000
Printer Banknote Corporation of America, Inc. / Sennett Security Products (SSP/BCA)
Press Alprinta, 74
Process Offset with microprinted USPS in the stem of the lamp
Where Printed Browns Summit, NC
Where Processed Unique Binders, Fredericksburg, VA
Plate Size & Interval 341 stamps per revolution / plate # every 31 stamps
Paper & Gum Nonphosphored USPS Type III / Water Activated
Tagging Type Untagged
Perf Gauge 9.85 Vertically
Colors (PMS Colors) White (drop out), Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black
Image Area 0.71 x 0.810 in. / 18.28 x 20.57 mm
Overall Size 0.87 x 0.96 in. / 22.10 x 24.43 mm
Back Numbers 4 digit pink - top, middle or bottom every 10 stamps.
Earliest Known Use June 7, 2008
USPS Order Numbers Coil of 3000 - $30.00 - 761540
Plate # strip of 25 - $0.25 - 761530
Strip of 5 - $0.05 - 761520
First Day Cover - $.80 - 184162
Availability Stamp Fulfillment Services, Kansas City, KS, Providence and Tucson
Official Announcement

On June 7, 2008, in McLean, Virginia, the Postal Service™ will issue a 1-cent, Tiffany Lamp definitive stamp in one design in a water-activated gum (WAG) coil of 3,000 stamps (Item 761500). The stamp, designed by Derry Noyes of Washington, DC, goes on sale nationwide June 7, 2008.

The stamp was previously issued in the following formats:

  • Item 781500 — March 1, 2003, WAG, coil of 3,000 stamps.
  • Item 104100 — March 16, 2007, pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) pane of 20 stamps.
  • Item 104100 — March 7, 2008, PSA pane of 20 stamps.
Note: There is a black vertical line between the stamps immediately to the right of the plate numbered stamp, plus a light colored vertical line on the right side of the 13th stamp to the right of the plate numbered stamp.
Note: A note from Anthony Willson: The 2008 Tiffany Lamps arrived from Renate in Tuscon. I received top, middle, and bottom back number coils. While slicing them up into strips of seven I noticed the strong difference apparent between the 13th and 14th stamp mentioned on the website, but in my case the 14th stamp and many to the right had normal strong white "2008, Tiffany Lamp, and USA". The 13th stamp and many to the left had a pea green "2008" and much diminished "Tiffany Lamp's and USA's" , impacted by what appears to be an over-inking of the green color. None of this impacts the PNC strips of seven that I created, as they were similar to the 14th stamp.

Tiffany Lamp Definitive Stamp

Philatelic Products

There is one philatelic product available for this stamp issue:

Items with an asterisk (*) will use the 128 barcode from Stamp Fulfillment Services. All other philatelic products will continue to use barcode series A, with the exception of the Yearbook and the Guide Book.

Distribution: Item 761500, 1-cent Tiffany Lamp WAG Coil of 3,000 Stamps

Stamp distribution offices (SDOs) will not receive an automatic distribution of Item 761500. Automatic distributions will be provided only to Accountable Paper Depositories (APDs) and Stamp Service Centers (SSCs). SDOs requiring quantities of Item 781500 must order them from the appropriate APD using a separate PS Form 17, Stamp Requisition/Stamp Return.

Initial Supply to Post Offices

Post Offices requiring quantities of Item 761500 must order them from their designated SDO using a separate PS Form 17. SDOs must not distribute these coils to Post Offices before June 7, 2008.

Additional Supply

Post Offices requiring additional quantities of Item 761500 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 supplemental orders from SDOs, the Chicago APD will receive 5,248 coils. The New York, Memphis, and San Francisco APDs will receive 5,120 coils. The Denver APD will receive 2,496 coils. For fulfilling supplemental orders from APDs, the Kansas City SSC will receive 7,680 coils.

 Updated - 5 July 2008

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