(5¢) WETLANDS (BEP)
Self-Adhesive Coil of 3000 & 10,000
Scott# 3207A Plate 1111, 2222, 3333, 4444 (Small Date - Apx. 1.4mm long)
Scott# 3207Ab Plate 5555, 6666 (Large Date - Apx. 1.6mm long)
Series American Scenes
Issue Date & City December 14, 1998 / Washington, DC 20066
Nationwide Sale December 15, 1998
Illustrator Tom Engeman, Washington, DC
Designer Phil Jordan, Falls Church, VA
Art Director Phil Jordan, Falls Church, VA
Typographer Phil Jordan, Falls Church, VA
To Press / Initial Impressions 3000 - Fall 1998 / 300 million, 10,000 - Fall 1998 / 500 million
Coil Size 3000 & 10,000
Printer Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP)
Press Andreotti, Model 601
Process Gravure
Where Printed Bureau of Engraving and Printing, Washington, DC
Where Processed Bureau of Engraving and Printing, Washington, DC
Plate Size & Interval 378 stamps per revolution / plate # every 21 stamps
Paper & Gum USPS Type III, Self-Adhesive
Tagging Type Untagged
Die Cut Gauge 9.7 Vertically, Peak/Valley 10 x 10
Colors (PMS Colors) Process Yellow, Process Cyan, Blue (PMS 652C), Dark Blue (PMS 2965C)
Image Area 0.71 x 0.82 in. / 18.0 x 20.8 mm
Overall Size 0.87 x 0.96 in. / 22.1 x 24.4 mm
Back Numbers Blue, every 20 stamps, TOP & BOTTOM
Earliest Known Use December 14, 1998
USPS Order Numbers S/A Coil of 3000 - $150.00 - 797340
S/A Coil of 10,000 - $500.00 - 797040
Plate # strip of 25 (3000) - $1.25 - 797330
Plate # strip of 25 (10,000) - $1.25 - 797030
First Day Cover - No number announced - Self service only at this point.
Availability Stamp Fulfillment Services, Kansas City
Plate 1111 - Tucson, AZ (12-15-98) - Blue Top and Bottom Back numbers
Providence, RI (12-15-98) - Blue Bottom Back numbers
Plate 2222 - Manchester, NH (6-21-99)
Plate 2222 - Tucson, AZ (11-18-99) - Blue Bottom Back numbers
Plate 5555 - Providence, RI (6-14-01) - Blue Top/Bottom Back numbers
Plate 6666 - Providence, RI (8-19-02) - Blue Top/Bottom Back numbers
Varieties  
Note: Plate 4444 and 5555 appeared in 2001, 6666 in August 2002.

This stamp (Item #7970 and/or #7973) will NOT be shipped automatically to SDOs (Stamp Distribution Offices) or Philatelic Centers. Philatelic Centers need to order from their SDOs.

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