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23¢ George Washington Definitive
(Avery Dennison)
Self-Adhesive Coil of 100
Scott # 3617 Plate # V11, V13, V21, V22, V24, V35, V36, V45, V46
Scott # 3617a Die cutting omitted
Series Definitive
Issue Date & City June 7, 2002 / Washington, DC 20066
Nationwide Sale Stamp was not ready for sale on first day of issue
Photograph Courtesy of Mount Vernon Ladies Association
Sculptor Jean Antoine Houdon
Designer Richard Sheaff, Scottsdale, AZ
Art Director Richard Sheaff, Scottsdale, AZ
Typographer Richard Sheaff, Scottsdale, AZ
Modeler Southern Graphics Systems, Inc.
To Press / Initial Impressions Spring 2002 / 750 million stamps
Coil Size 100
Printer Avery Dennison, SPD
Press Chestnut Press
Process Gravure
Where Printed AVR, Clinton, S.C.
Where Processed AVR, Clinton, S.C.
Plate Size & Interval 264 stamps per revolution / plate # every 11 stamps
Paper & Gum Prephosphored USPS Type II, Self-Adhesive
Tagging Type Prephosphored, Solid Tagging
Die Cut Gauge 8.5 Vertically, Peak/Valley 10 x 10, Valley/Peak 10 x 10
Colors Match Green, Match Gray
Image Area 0.720 x 0.818 in. / 18.29 x 20.78 mm
Overall Size 0.869 x 0.982 in. / 22.08 x 24.94 mm 
Back Numbers None
Earliest Known Use ?
USPS Order Numbers S/A Coil of 100 - $23.00 - 772041
Availability Stamp Fulfillment Services, Kansas City (June 18, 2002)
(August 16, 2002) - V22 - Atlantic City, NJ
Official Announcement The Postal Service will issue the 23-cent (2nd oz) George Washington (Item 102900) definitive stamp in three new formats, a water-activated gum (WAG) pane of 100 (Item 102900), a pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) convertible book of 10 (Item 671000), and a (PSA) vending booklet of 10 (Item 671800) on June 7, 2002, Washington, DC. The WAG pane of 100 will be available for nationwide sale on June 7, 2002. The PSA convertible book of 10 and PSA vending booklet of 10 will be available at a later date.

The stamp, designed and illustrated by Richard Sheaff, Scottsdale, Arizona, was first issued on September 20, 2001, in Washington, DC, and available only in a PSA pane of 20 and a PSA coil of 100.

Item 772000, 23-cent George Washington PSA coil of 100, previously manufactured by Banknote Corporation of America, is now being manufactured by Avery Dennison.

Varieties Plates V11, V13, V21, V22, V24, V35, V36 and V46 have all been found with both V/P and P/V die cuts. Click here for a comparison scan.
Note Date is 2002. V13, V21 and V24 were found in March, 2003. V35 found in June, 2003. V46 in late July, 2003. V36 found in September, 2003. V45 in February, 2004.

Distribution: Item 772000, 23-Cent (2nd ounce and Postal Card Rate) George Washington PSA Coil of 100

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Updated 17 January 2006