Elephants Stamps

Elephants Stamps

Forever 60¢

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Issue Date: 8/12/2022

Americans have been intrigued by Elephants since the first one arrived on our shores in 1796. The cute and fun stamp from the U.S. Postal Service celebrates the affection and ever-evolving connection between humans and elephants.

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  • Americans have been intrigued by Elephants since the first one arrived on our shores in 1796. The cute and fun stamp from the U.S. Postal Service celebrates the affection and ever-evolving connection between humans and elephants.

    A fanciful, digital illustration of an elephant interacting with its young calf depicts the affectionate nature of these beloved animals. Two stylized plants and a bright orange sun add whimsy and color to this cute, lighthearted stamp.

    There is something about elephants that makes people love them. The flapping ears and the mouth seemingly curved into a smile have captured hearts the world over. But it’s more than that. They fascinate because they display a social complexity and full emotional range that reflect those of humans. Elephants, like humans, are one of the longest living land mammals. They practice teamwork, demonstrate the capacity for empathy and grief, and establish lifelong bonds of family. Herds are organized into complex matriarchal societies; calves are raised and mentored by the entire herd.

    America’s feelings toward elephants have evolved since that 18th-century introduction. The relationship was hard on elephants: While Americans loved the floppy-eared giants, they were not always conscientious in doing their best to provide care and nurturing for the emotional and sensitive creatures. However, changing attitudes in the United States have increased the awareness of conditions of captive elephants, encouraged circuses to discontinue their use as performers, and enabled legislation to ban ivory importation and to support conservation efforts for elephants in the wild.

    Artist Rafael López created the original art and designed the stamp. Derry Noyes was the art director.

    The Elephants stamp is being issued as a Forever® stamp in booklets of 20. This Forever stamp is always equal in value to the current First-Class Mail® one-ounce price.

    Made in the USA.

    SKUs featured on this page: 683804

  • Issue:Elephants Stamp
    Item Number:683800
    Denomination &First-Class Mail Forever
    Type of Issue:
    Format:Double-sided Booklet of 20 (1 design)
    Issue Date & City:August 12, 2022, Hohenwald, TN 38462
    Art Director:Derry Noyes, Washington, DC
    Designer:Rafael López, San Diego, CA
    Artist:Rafael López, San Diego, CA
    Modeler:Joseph Sheeran
    Manufacturing Process:Offset
    Printer:Ashton Potter (USA) Ltd. (APU)
    Press Type:Muller A76
    Stamps per Booklet:20
    Print Quantity:175,000,000 stamps
    Paper Type:Nonphosphored Type III, Block Tagged
    Adhesive Type:Pressure-sensitive
    Stamp Orientation:Vertical
    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 Booklet Size (w x h):5.76 x 2.38 in./146.304 x 60.452 mm
    Colors:Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow
    Plate Size:880 stamps per revolution
    Plate Number:“P” followed by four (4) single digits
    Marginal Markings:Header: “Elephants”, Twenty First-Class Forever Stamps • ©2021 USPS in peel strip area • Barcode • USPS logo • Promotional text • Plate number in peel strip area

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