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Brush Rabbit

Brush Rabbit

Additional Ounce 20¢ | Multiple Formats


Issue Date: 1/24/2021

The U.S. Postal Service features a brush rabbit (Sylvilagus bachmani) on this additional ounce stamp, available on a pane of 20 or in a coil of 100. The brush rabbit is a small brownish cottontail rabbit of the U.S. West Coast and Baja California, Mexico. It lives mostly west of the Sierra Nevada range and south of the Columbia River, which defines the coastal Oregon–Washington border.

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  • This additional ounce stamp from the U.S. Postal Service features a brush rabbit (Sylvilagus bachmani). It is available on a pane of 20 stamps or in a coil of 100.

    The stamp art features a pencil-and-watercolor illustration of a brush rabbit from pre-existing artwork by Dugald Stermer (1936–2011), an influential magazine designer and wildlife illustrator. His penciled calligraphy on the stamp indicates the animal’s common name and scientific classification.

    A small brownish cottontail rabbit of the U.S. West Coast and Baja California, Mexico, the brush rabbit lives mostly west of the Sierra Nevada range and south of the Oregon–Washington border. Adults are about a foot long and generally weigh between one and two pounds. Over the course of several litters, a typical female bears about 15 young each year.

    The brush rabbit shelters in brush and thicket and feeds on grasses and greens, favoring clover and enjoying berries in season. Gregarious only while feeding, a brush rabbit warns companions of danger by loudly thumping a hind foot on the ground. Predators include bobcats, hawks, great horned owls, minks, weasels, and snakes.

    Art director Ethel Kessler designed the stamp.

    The words "ADDITIONAL OUNCE" on this stamp indicate its usage value. Like a Forever® stamp, this stamp will always be valid for the rate printed on it.

    Made in the USA.

    SKUs featured on this page: 121104, 740304

  • Issue:Brush Rabbit Stamp
    Item Number:121100
    Denomination &Non-denominated Additional Ounce Rate
    Type of Issue:
    Format:Pane of 20 (1 design)
    Issue Date & City:January 24, 2021, Sacramento, CA
    Art Director:Ethel Kessler, Bethesda, MD
    Designer:Ethel Kessler, Bethesda, MD
    Typographer:Ethel Kessler, Bethesda, MD
    Existing Art:Dugald Stermer
    Modeler:Joseph Sheeran
    Manufacturing Process:Offset, Microprint
    Printer:Ashton Potter (USA) Ltd. (APU)
    Press Type:Muller A76
    Stamps per Pane:20
    Print Quantity:50,000,000 stamps
    Paper Type:Nonphosphored Type III, Block Tag
    Adhesive Type:Pressure-sensitive
    Colors:Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, PMS 7529 C Grey
    Stamp Orientation:Vertical
    Image Area (w x h):0.73 x 0.84 in./18.542 x 21.336 mm
    Overall Size (w x h):0.87 x 0.98 in./22.098 x 24.892 mm
    Full Pane Size (w x h):5.35 x 4.93 in./135.89 x 125.222 mm
    Plate Size:400 stamps per revolution
    Plate Number:“P” followed by five (5) single digits
    Marginal Markings:
    Front:Plate number in four corners of pane
    Back:©2020 USPS • USPS Logo • Two barcodes (121100) • Plate position diagram (10) • Promotional text
    Item Number:740300
    Format:Coil of 100
    Stamps per Coil:100
    Print Quantity:60,000,000 stamps
    Image Area (w x h):0.73 x 0.84 in./18.542 x 21.336 mm
    Stamp Size (w x h):0.87096 x 0.98 in./21.122 x 24.892 mm
    Coil Size (w x h):87.00 x 0.98 in./2209.80 x 24.892 mm
    Plate Size:744 stamps per revolution
    Coil Number Frequency:Plate number every 32nd stamp below stamp image

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