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Earth Day

Earth Day

Forever 55¢

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Issue Date: 4/18/2020

Since the first observance of Earth Day 50 years ago on April 22, 1970, people have come together annually on that date to raise awareness about the natural world. Every year, millions of Americans mark the holiday by celebrating the importance of protecting the environment.

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  • Since the first observance of Earth Day 50 years ago on April 22, 1970, people have come together annually on that date to raise awareness about the natural world. Every year, millions of Americans mark the holiday by celebrating the importance of protecting the environment.

    The stamp features art director Antonio Alcalá’s painting of Earth, which he created with gouache on watercolor paper. Ricky Altizer was the typographer. The design also features small green lines surrounding the planet. The title of the stamp runs across the top and the words “Forever” and “USA” appear along the bottom.

    On April 22, 1970, America celebrated the first national Earth Day. All over the country, millions of people young and old joined together to rally against pollution. Earth Day quickly developed into an annual tradition. As time passed, educating children about the environment became a priority. Now, Earth Day is also a time when businesses showcase new environmental goods and services. Today, it remains an important way for Americans and people around the world to recognize the importance of the planet.

    The Earth Day stamp is being issued as a Forever® stamp. This Forever stamp will always be equal in value to the current First-Class Mail® one-ounce price.

    Made in the USA.

    SKUs featured on this page: 682604

  • Issue:Earth Day Stamp
    Item Number:682600
    Denomination & Type of Issue:First-Class Mail Forever
    Format:Double-sided Booklet of 20 (1 design)
    Series:N/A
    Issue Date & City:April 18, 2020, Denver, CO 80202
    Designer:Antonio Alcalá, Alexandria, VA
    Art Director:Antonio Alcalá, Alexandria, VA
    Typographer:Ricky Altizer, Alexandria, VA
    Artist:Antonio Alcalá, Alexandria, VA
    Engraver:N/A
    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:175,000,000 stamps
    Paper Type:Phosphor Tagged Paper, Block
    Adhesive Type:Pressure-sensitive adhesive
    Processed at:Banknote Corporation of America, Browns Summit SC
    Colors:Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black
    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):5.743 x 2.375 in./145.872 x 60.325 mm
    Press Sheets Size (w x h):N/A
    Plate Size:800 stamps per revolution
    Plate Numbers:“B” followed by four (4) single digits in peel strip area
    Marginal Markings:Header: EARTH DAY Twenty First-Class Forever Stamps • Plate number in peel strip area • ©2019 USPS in peel strip area • Barcode • Promotional text in peel strip area
    Front:N/A
    Back:N/A

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