34¢ United We Stand (BEP)
Self-Adhesive Coil of 10,000
Scott# 3550A Plate 1111
Series Flag Definitive
Issue Date & City October 24, 2001, Washington, DC
Nationwide Sale November 5, 2001
Photographer Corbis
Designer Terry McCaffrey, USPS
Art Director Terry McCaffrey, USPS
Typographer Terry McCaffrey, USPS
Modeler Bureau Of Engraving and Printing (BEP)
To Press / Initial Impressions October, 2001 / 75 Million
Coil Size 10,000
Printer Bureau Of Engraving and Printing (BEP)
Press Andreotti, Model 601
Process Gravure
Where Printed BEP, Washington, DC
Where Processed BEP, Washington, DC
Plate Size & Interval 378 stamps per revolution / plate # every 21 stamps
Paper & Gum Prephosphored USPS Type II, Surface Coated, Self-Adhesive
Tagging Type Prephosphored, Smooth Tagging
Die Cut Gauge 9.8 Vertically, Peak/Valley 10 x 10
Colors Yellow, Magenta, Cyan, Black
Image Area 0.71 x 0.82 in. / 18.03 x 20.82 mm
Overall Size 0.87 x 0.96 in. / 22.1 x 21.1 mm
Back Numbers Blue Top and Bottom Every 20 stamps
Earliest Known Use ?
USPS Order Numbers Coil of 10,000 - $3400.00 - 779240
Coil strip of 25 with plate number - $8.50 - 779230
Availability Stamp Fulfillment Services, Kansas City.
Providence, RI - 1/10/2002
Official Announcement The Postal Service will issue a 34-cent United We Stand definitive stamp on October 24, 2001, in Washington, DC. The stamp may be purchased via telephone at 1 800 STAMPS-24, through mail order from Stamp Fulfillment Services, and via the Postal Store Web site at www.usps.gov. Designed by Terrence W. McCaffrey, U.S. Postal Service, the stamp will go on sale nationwide November 5, 2001. This stamp will be issued in a self-adhesive coil of 10,000 (Item Number 779200).
Anticipating unprecedented demand, the Postal Service is intentionally holding off the nationwide sale date of this stamp until November 5 to allow sufficient time for initial shipments to reach most Post Offices. Production and distribution of the stamp will be ongoing to ensure replenished stock and continued sales throughout the next year. Consequently, postmasters should not become alarmed if their initial shipments become depleted due to heavy customer demand, because new shipments will be arriving and reorders will be replenished. This stamp is expected to stay on sale until a new rate is implemented. The United States flag is one of the most recognized symbols of freedom in the world.
The United We Stand stamp features a stirring image of "Old Glory" with the words "United We Stand" across the bottom. The stamp is a fitting tribute to the invigorated patriotic spirit of our nation to unite together in purpose, pride, and determination following the tragic events on September 11, 2001.
Note All 4 corners are rounded
Varieties None

Distribution: Item Number 779200, 34-Cent United We Stand, Definitive Stamp, Pressure Sensitive Adhesive (PSA) Coil of 10,000

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