Backyard Games Stamps

Backyard Games Stamps

Forever 60¢ | Multiple Stamp Designs

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Issue Date: 8/12/2021

With this pane of 16 Forever® stamps, the U.S. Postal Service celebrates the variety of games Americans play for outdoor recreation.

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  • With this pane of 16 Forever® stamps, the U.S. Postal Service celebrates the variety of games Americans play for outdoor recreation.

    The stamp pane features eight unique designs illustrating eight backyard games—badminton, bocce, cornhole, croquet, flying disc, horseshoes, tetherball, and a variation on pick-up baseball. Each design emphasizes the movement of the game pieces, giving a dynamic quality to the artwork, with a simplified style that evokes the nostalgic feeling of playing backyard games as a child.

    As temperatures warm up, Americans head outside to relax and enjoy the sunshine. With a touch of strategy, a bit of luck, and a healthy dose of friendly competition, backyard games provide almost endless amusement. At the beach, in a public park, or in your own backyard, these games are a great way for children and adults to have fun while enjoying the company of friends and family.

    Greg Breeding was the art director. Mike Ryan designed the stamps with original artwork by Mick Wiggins.

    The Backyard Games stamps are being issued as Forever stamps. These Forever stamps are always equal in value to the current First-Class Mail® one-ounce price.

    SKUs featured on this page: 481204

  • Issue:Backyard Games Stamps
    Item Number:481200
    Denomination &First-Class Mail Forever
    Type of Issue:
    Format:Pane of 16 (8 designs)
    Series:N/A
    Issue Date & City:August 12, 2021, Rosemont, IL 60018
    Art Director:Greg Breeding, Charlottesville, VA
    Designer:Mike Ryan, Charlottesville, VA
    Illustrator:Mick Wiggins, Little Rock, AR
    Modeler:Sandra Lane/Michelle Finn
    Manufacturing Process:Offset
    Printer:Banknote Corporation of America
    Press Type:Gallus RCS
    Stamps per Pane:16
    Print Quantity:25,600,000 stamps
    Paper Type:Phosphor, Block Tag
    Adhesive Type:Pressure-sensitive
    Colors:Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow
    Stamp Orientation:Vertical
    Image Area (w x h):0.77 x 1.05 in./ 19.558 x 26.67 mm
    Overall Size (w x h):0.91 x 1.19 in./ 23.114 x 30.226 mm
    Full Pane Size (w x h):4.3 x 6.875 in./ 109.22 x 174.625 mm
    Press Sheets Size (w x h):22 x 13.75 in./ 558.8 x 349.25 mm
    Plate Size:160 stamps per revolution
    Plate Number:“B” followed by four (4) single digits in two corners
    Marginal Markings:
    Front:Header: Backyard Games • Plate number in bottom two corners
    Back:©2020 USPS • USPS logo • 2 barcodes (481200) • Plate position diagram (10) • Promotional text

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