Contemporary Boutonniere is a new Forever® stamp issued by the U.S. Postal Service. Similar in design to the two-ounce Garden Corsage stamp, it can be used on RSVP envelopes often enclosed with wedding invitations. It is also perfect for party invitations, thank-you notes, and announcements, in addition to regular correspondence.
The Contemporary Boutonniere stamp art features a photograph of a burgundy mini-cymbidium orchid bloom, a succulent, and a touch of green hydrangea, accented with loops of variegated lily grass. Each of these materials is right on trend for today’s modern designs. This boutonniere, although suitable for a gentleman, can also be a choice for a lady especially if she prefers something tailored in design. The touch of hydrangea softens the look to make that transition an easy one.
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.
The boutonniere was arranged by floral designer Carol Caggiano and photographed by Renée Comet. Art director Ethel Kessler designed the stamp.
The Contemporary Boutonniere stamp is being issued as Forever® stamps. These Forever stamps will always be equal in value to the current First-Class Mail® one-ounce price.
Made in the USA.
SKUs featured on this page: 572304
|Issue:||Contemporary Boutonniere Stamp|
|Denomination &||First-Class Mail Forever|
|Type of Issue:|
|Format:||Pane of 20 (1 design)|
|Issue Date & City:||April 2, 2020, Crestwood, KY 40014|
|Art Director:||Ethel Kessler, Bethesda, MD|
|Designer:||Ethel Kessler, Bethesda, MD|
|Typographer:||Ethel Kessler, Bethesda, MD|
|Photographer||Renée Comet, Washington, DC|
|Manufacturing Process:||Offset, Microprint|
|Printer:||Ashton Potter (USA) Ltd. (APU)|
|Press Type:||Muller A76|
|Stamps per Pane:||20|
|Print Quantity:||200,000,000 stamps|
|Paper Type:||Nonphosphored Type III, Block Tag|
|Processed at:||Ashton Potter (USA) Ltd. (APU)|
|Image Area (w x h):||0.77 x 1.05 in./19.558 x 26.67 mm|
|Stamp Size (w x h):||0.91 x 1.19 in./23.114 x 30.226 mm|
|Full Pane Size (w x h):||5.55 x 5.76 in./140.97 x 146.304 mm|
|Colors:||Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, PMS Cool Gray 7 C|
|Plate Size:||320 stamps per revolution|
|Plate Numbers:||“P” followed by five (5) single digits in four corners|
|Marginal Markings:||Plate position diagram (8) • 2 Barcodes (572300) • ©2019 USPS • USPS logo|
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