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37¢ U. S. Flag
(Sennett Security Products)
Water Activated Coil of 100, 3000 and 10,000

Scott# 3631 Plate S1111
Series Flag Definitive
Issue Date & City June 7, 2002, Washington, DC 20066
Nationwide Sale June 7, 2002
Photograph Pictor International
Engraver Armotek Industries
Designer Terry McCaffrey, USPS
Art Director Terry McCaffrey, USPS
Typographer Terry McCaffrey, USPS
Modeler Donald H. Woo
To Press / Initial Impressions Spring, 2002 / 100 - 25 Million / 3000 - 300 Million / 10,000 - 50 Million
Coil Size 100, 3000, 10,000
Printer Sennett Security Products (SSP)
Press Rotomec, 3000
Process Gravure
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 Prephosphored USPS Type II, Surface Coated, Water Activated
Tagging Type Prephosphored, Smooth Tagging
Perf Gauge 9.8 Vertically
Colors Magenta, Yellow, Cyan, 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 Coil of 100 - None
Coil of 3000 - 4 digit Pink every 10 stamps, top and bottom
Coil of 10,000 - 5 digit Pink every 10 stamps, top and bottom
Earliest Known Use ?
USPS Order Numbers Full Coil of 100 - $37.00 - 780540 / 3000 - $1110.00 - 780640 / 10,000 - $3700.00 - 780740
Strip of 5 - 100 - $1.85 - 780520 / 3000 - $1.85 - 780620 / 10,000 - $1.85 - 780720
Strip of 25 with plate number - 100 - $9.25 - 780530 / 3000 - $9.25 - 780630 / 10,000 - $9.25 - 780730
First Day Cover - $.75 - 780761
Availability Stamp Fulfillment Services, Kansas City
According to the USPS, the 100 and 10,000 rolls of this issue will not be available for sale to the public on the first day.  They were available about the middle to end of July.
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  
Varieties None

Distribution Item 780500, WAG Coil of 100

SDOs will not receive an automatic distribution of Item 780500. Automatic distributions will be provided to APDs and SSCs; however, these shipments will not be completed until June 26, 2002.

SDOs requiring quantities of Item 780500 must order them from the appropriate APD using a separate PS Form 17, Stamp Requisition. For fulfilling orders from SDOs, the San Francisco, Chicago, Memphis, and New York APDs will each receive 44,000 coils, and the Denver APD will receive 16,000 coils.

Initial Supply to Post Offices

Post Offices requiring quantities of Item 780500 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 780500 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.

Distribution Item 780600, WAG Coil of 3,000

SDOs will receive two waves of automatic distributions for this definitive stamp in WAG coils of 3,000.

Wave 1 began shipment May 13, 2002, and will complete shipment May 28, 2002. Wave 2 will begin shipment June 11, 2002, and will complete shipment June 30, 2002. Master carton size is 64 coils.

Initial Supply to Post Offices

Post Offices requiring quantities of Item 780600 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 780600 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.

For fulfilling supplemental orders from SDOs, the San Francisco, Chicago, Memphis, and New York APDs will each receive 6,000 coils, and the Denver APD will receive 2,880 coils. For fulfilling supplemental orders from APDs, the Kansas City SSC will receive 30,000 additional coils.

Distribution Item 780700, WAG Coil of 10,000

SDOs will not receive an automatic distribution of Item 780700. Automatic distributions will be provided to APDs and SSCs; however, these shipments will not be completed until June 26, 2002.

SDOs requiring quantities of Item 780700 must order them from the appropriate APD using separate PS Form 17, Stamp Requisition. For fulfilling orders from SDOs, the San Francisco, Chicago, Memphis, and New York APDs will each receive 900 coils, and the Denver APD will receive 300 coils.

Initial Supply to Post Offices

Post Offices requiring quantities of Item 780700 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 780700 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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