Celebration Boutonniere is a new stamp issued by the U.S. Postal Service®. Similar in design to the two-ounce Celebration Corsage stamp, it can be used on RSVP envelopes often enclosed with wedding invitations. It is also perfect for party invitations, thank-you notes, announcements, or any other correspondence.
For centuries, boutonnieres—or buttonhole flowers, as they were called in Britain—were a staple of a well-dressed man’s outfit. For most of the 20th century, a single flower pinned to a lapel or inserted into a jacket buttonhole was part of a sophisticated, debonair man’s wardrobe. Today, boutonnieres, still very fashionable, are worn at weddings by the groom, groomsmen, father of the groom, and best man, and at other special occasions, including proms, anniversaries, retirement parties, or military memorial services.
Art director Ethel Kessler designed the stamp. The boutonniere was arranged by floral designer Carol Caggiano and photographed by Renée Comet.
A Forever® stamp, Celebration Boutonniere will always be equal in value to the current First-Class Mail® one-ounce price.
Made in the USA.
SKUs featured on this page: 563304
|Issue:||Celebration Boutonniere Stamp|
|Denomination & Type of Issue:||First-Class Mail Forever|
|Format:||Pane of 20 (1 design)|
|Issue Date & City:||May 2, 2017, St. Louis, MO 63155|
|Designer:||Ethel Kessler, Bethesda, MD|
|Art Director:||Ethel Kessler, Bethesda, MD|
|Typographer:||Ethel Kessler, Bethesda, MD|
|Photographer:||Renée Comet, Washington, DC|
|Modeler:||Sandra Lane/Michelle Finn|
|Manufacturing Process:||Offset, Microprint|
|Printer:||Banknote Corporation of America|
|Printed at:||Browns Summit, NC|
|Press Type:||Alprinta 74|
|Stamps per Pane:||20|
|Print Quantity:||500,000,000 stamps|
|Paper Type:||Phosphor Tagged, Overall|
|Processed at:||Banknote Corporation of America, Browns Summit NC|
|Colors:||PMS Cool Gray 9/Gray, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black|
|Image Area (w x h):||0.77 x 1.05 in./19.56 x 26.67 mm|
|Overall Size (w x h):||0.91 x 1.19 in./23.11 x 30.23 mm|
|Full Pane Size (w x h):||5.425 x 5.635 in./137.80 x 143.13 mm|
|Plate Size:||400 stamps per revolution|
|Plate Numbers:||“B” followed by five (5) single digits|
|Front:||Plate numbers in four corners of pane|
|Back:||© 2016 USPS • USPS logo • Plate position diagram • Barcode (563300) in upper right and lower left corners of pane • Promotional text|
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