Due to current high volume, please allow an additional 3-5 business days for delivery.

Coral Reefs Postcard Stamp

Coral Reefs Postcard Stamp

Postcard 35¢ | Multiple Stamp Designs

SKU:

Issue Date: 3/29/2019

Celebrate the beauty and wonder of coral reefs with four new postcard stamps from the U.S. Postal Service®.

Featuring highly stylized digital portraits, the stamp art depicts four types of stony corals with associated reef fish.

1. Choose a Format

More Information

Expand all

  • Celebrate the beauty and wonder of coral reefs with four new postcard stamps from the U.S. Postal Service®.

    Featuring highly stylized digital portraits, the stamp art depicts four types of stony corals with associated reef fish: elkhorn coral, shown with two French angelfish; brain coral, with a spotted moray eel; staghorn coral, with bluestriped grunts; pillar coral, with a coney grouper and neon gobies.

    Coral reefs are formed over thousands of years mainly by colonies of animals called polyps. Polyps make stony corals, the foundation for most coral reefs, by secreting protective skeletons of calcium carbonate, or limestone. As these limestone skeletons accumulate over time - with new colonies of polyps growing on top of the skeletons of older ones - they build up the base of coral reefs.

    Coral reefs are one of the world's most marvelous ecosystems, sheltering and sustaining about a quarter of all ocean species. Anyone who has snorkeled in tropical environments has witnessed the sea come alive when approaching a coral reef. Suddenly an abundance of fish of all types and colors appear, along with a variety of other animals and plants, including sea urchins, seagrass, octopuses, and lobsters.

    Art director Ethel Kessler designed the stamps. Tyler Lang created the stamp art.

    The word "POSTCARD" on the stamps indicates their usage value. Like a Forever® stamp, these stamps will always be valid for the rate printed on them.

    Made in the USA

    SKUs featured on this page: 745104, 120204

  • Issue:Coral Reefs Stamps
    Item Number:745100
    Denomination & Type of Issue:Postcard Rate Non-denominated, Mail-use
    Format:Coil of 100 (4 designs)
    Series:N/A
    Issue Date & City:March 29, 2019, St. Louis, MO 63121
    Art Director:Ethel Kessler, Bethesda, MD
    Designer:Tyler Lang, Portland, OR
    Typographer:Ethel Kessler, Bethesda, MD
    Artist:Tyler Lang, Portland, OR
    Modeler:Joseph Sheeran
    Manufacturing Process:Offset, Microprint
    Printer:Ashton Potter (USA) Ltd. (APU)
    Press Type:Muller A76
    Stamps per Coil:100
    Print Quantity:600,000,000 stamps
    Paper Type:Nonphosphored Type III, Block Tag
    Adhesive Type:Pressure-sensitive
    Processed at:Ashton Potter (USA) Ltd. (APU)
    Stamp Orientation:Vertical
    Image Area (w x h):0.70375 x 0.84 in./17.875 x 21.336 mm
    Stamp Size (w x h):0.84375 x 0.98 in./21.431 x 24.892 mm
    Coil Size (w x h):0.98 x 84.375 in./24.892 x 2143.125 mm
    Colors:Pantone 635 C Seafoam, Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Pantone 2234 C Aqua
    Plate Size:768 stamps per revolution
    Plate Numbers:“P” followed by six (6) single digits
    Coil Number Frequency:Plate numbers every 32nd stamp below stamp image

  • The Postal Store® ships all in-stock orders with USPS Tracking™. Please allow 5 - 7 business days for in-stock items to be shipped.

    If your order contains pre- or back-ordered items, those items will ship separately when all pre- or back-ordered items in your order become available.

    To view your order status and tracking information, sign in to your USPS.com account, go to "Activity History", and select your Order#.

    The Postal Store® cannot accept orders for shipment outside the United States, but we do ship to APO/FPO/DPO addresses and U.S. territories. Learn More

    Stamp and Philatelic Orders
    All stamp and philatelic orders are charged a $1.30 handling fee on domestic orders up to $50.00, and $1.80 if the order is greater than $50.00. These handling fees apply only to the portion of the order total that includes stamp or philatelic products.

    Retail Items
    A retail item is any product that does not include a stamp or a form of postage. If your order contains retail items, a shipping charge will be added to the order based on the weight of the retail items and the ship to ZIP code™. All in-stock retail products will ship within 5 - 7 business days.

    Personalized Stamped Stationery
    All Personalized Stamped Stationery products are charged a flat Priority Mail rate depending on how many boxes are ordered as specified in the PSE Shipping Charges table, and should be shipped within 5 - 7 business days.

    Free Shipping Supplies
    Free shipping supplies from The Postal Store Shipping Supply site are mailed Parcel Select® Ground and are shipped within 2 - 8 business days. For your convenience all orders will contain a carrier release endorsement "Leave if No Response". This will allow your postal carrier to leave your expedited packaging supply order if you are not available to receive the delivery.

    Expedited Shipping Supplies
    Orders of our Flat Rate Expedited Shipping Supplies are fulfilled by your local Post Office. If your local Post Office is unable to fulfill your order of Flat Rate Expedited Shipping Supplies within 1 - 2 business days, your order will be fulfilled by our distribution center within 2 - 8 business days.

Back to Top