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37¢ U. S. Flag (BCA)
Self-Adhesive Coil of 3000 and 10,000
Scott# 3633 Plate B1111
Series Flag Definitive
Issue Date & City June 7, 2002, Washington, DC 20066
Nationwide Sale June 7, 2002
Photograph Pictor International
Engraver Acitronics
Designer Terry McCaffrey, USPS
Art Director Terry McCaffrey, USPS
Typographer Terry McCaffrey, USPS
Modeler Guilford Gravure
To Press / Initial Impressions Spring, 2002 / 3000, 50 Million / 10,000, 200 Million
Coil Size 3000, 10,000
Printer Banknote Corporation of America, Inc. (BCA)
Press Cerrutti, R118
Process Gravure
Where Printed Guilford, CT
Where Processed Guilford, CT
Plate Size & Interval 400 stamps per revolution / plate # every 20 stamps
Paper & Gum Prephosphored, USPS Type II, Surface Coated, Self-Adhesive
Tagging Type Prephosphored, Smooth Tagging
Die-Cut Gauge 8.4 Vertically, VV 9 x 10
Colors Cyan, Yellow, Magenta, Black
Image Area 0.71 x 0.820 in. / 18.03 x 20.83 mm
Overall Size 0.870 x 0.982 in. / 22.10 x 24.94 mm
Back Numbers (10k coil) 5 digit Black top and bottom, every 10 stamps
Earliest Known Use ?
USPS Order Numbers Full Coil of 3000 - $1110.00 - 780240 / Coil of 10,000 - $3700.00 - 780340
Strip of 25 with plate number - 3000 - $9.25 - 780330 / 10,000 - $9.25 - 780230
First Day Cover - $.75 - 780361
Availability Stamp Fulfillment Services, Kansas City
According to the USPS, the 3000 roll of this issue will not be available for sale to the public on the first day.
Plate B1111 - 10k coil, (June 19, 2002) Providence, RI - (position 5)
Official Announcement

The Postal Service will issue a 37-cent U.S. Flag definitive stamp on June 7, 2002, in Washington, DC. The stamp was designed and illustrated by Terrence W. McCaffrey, U.S. Postal Service, Washington, DC. No official ceremony is planned.

The stamp will be issued in a pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) convertible book of 18 (Item 562600); PSA pane of 20 (Item 562900); PSA convertible book of 10 (Item 670600); PSA vending book of 20 (Item 670700); PSA double-sided book of 20 (Item 670800); PSA convertible book of 20 (Item 670900); PSA coil of 100 (Item 780100); PSA coil of 3,000 (Item 780200); PSA coil of 10,000 (Item 780300); water-activated gum (WAG) coil of 100 (Item 780500); WAG coil of 3,000 (Item 780600); and WAG coil of 10,000 (Item 780700). Items 780300 and 780600 will be available for nationwide sale on June 7, 2002. Items 562600, 562900, 670600, 670700, 670800, 670900, 780100, 780200, 780500 and 780700 will be available for sale at later date.

The stars and stripes of "Old Glory" are featured on this definitive stamp.

Note Date in lower left corner is 2002
Varieties None

Distribution Information for the item listed below will be provided at a later time:

• Item 780200, PSA Coil of 3,000

Distribution Item 780300, PSA Coil of 10,000

Stamp distribution offices (SDOs) will not receive an automatic distribution of Item 780300. Automatic distributions will be provided to accountable paper depositories (APDs) and stamp service centers (SSCs).

SDOs requiring quantities of Item 780300 must order them from the appropriate APD using a separate PS Form 17, Stamp Requisition. For fulfilling orders from SDOs, San Francisco, Chicago, Memphis, and New York APDs will each receive 2,000 coils, and the Denver APD will receive 880 coils. For fulfilling supplemental orders from APDs, the Kansas City SSC will receive 5,000 additional coils.

Initial Supply to Post Offices

Post Offices requiring quantities of Item 780300 must order them from their designated SDO using a separate PS Form 17. SDOs must not distribute these coils to Post Offices before May 28, 2002.

Philatelic Requirement

Authorized philatelic centers requiring Item 780300 must order from their designated SDO using PS Form 17.

Additional Supply

Post Offices requiring additional coils 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.


Updated - 3 October 2008

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