Espresso Drinks

Espresso Drinks

Forever 55¢ | Multiple Stamp Designs

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Issue Date: 4/9/2021

The U.S. Postal Service celebrates America’s love of coffee with four new stamps. Whether milky or dark as night, sweetened, flavored, or highly concentrated, many coffee drinks have one thing in common—they begin with espresso.

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  • The U.S. Postal Service celebrates America’s love of coffee with four new stamps. Whether milky or dark as night, sweetened, flavored, or highly concentrated, many coffee drinks have one thing in common—they begin with espresso.

    This booklet of 20 stamps features four unique designs illustrating popular espresso drinks—espresso, cappuccino, caffe latte, and caffe mocha. Capturing the inviting atmosphere of an early 20th-century café, each digital illustration was created with the style of 1920s and 1930s advertising posters in mind. The names of the espresso drinks appear in art deco-inspired lettering above or below each enticing cup.

    Espresso drinking in the United States is at an all-time high. With the growing popularity of artisanal coffee shops, extensive research on the roasting and brewing process, and continued innovation in machinery to make the perfect cup, specialty coffee is better than it has ever been. When it comes to espresso, most Americans rely on a barista working at a coffeehouse to carefully craft their specialty drink, but at-home espresso machines are also growing in popularity. Whether a routine part of getting going in the morning or a reason to gather socially at a local café, drinking beverages made with espresso has become increasingly trendy.

    Art director Greg Breeding designed the stamps with original artwork by Terry Allen.

    The Espresso Drinks stamps are being issued as Forever® stamps. These Forever stamps are always equal in value to the current First-Class Mail® one-ounce price.

    Made in the USA.

    SKUs featured on this page: 683204

  • Issue:Espresso Drinks Stamps
    Item Number:683200
    Denomination &First-Class Mail Forever
    Type of Issue
    Format:Double-sided Booklet of 20 (4 designs)
    Series:N/A
    Issue Date & City:April 9, 2021, Seattle, WA 98134
    Art Director:Greg Breeding, Charlottesville, VA
    Designer:Greg Breeding, Charlottesville, VA
    Artist:Terry Allen, Wappingers Falls, NY
    Modeler:Joseph Sheeran
    Manufacturing Process:Offset
    Printer:Ashton Potter (USA) Ltd. (APU)
    Press Type:Muller A76
    Stamps per Booklet:20
    Print Quantity:200,000,000 stamps
    Paper Type:Nonphosphored Type III, Block Tag
    Adhesive Type:Pressure-sensitive
    Stamp Orientation:Vertical
    Image Area (w x h):0.73 x 0.84 in./18.542 x 21.336 mm
    Stamp Size (w x h):0.87 x .98 in./22.098 x 24.892 mm
    Full Booklet Size (w x h):5.52 x 1.96 in./140.208 x 49.784 mm
    Colors:Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow
    Plate Size:1040 stamps per revolution
    Plate Number:“P” followed by four (4) single digits
    Marginal Markings:Header: “Espresso Drinks” Twenty First-Class Forever Stamps • USPS logo • Plate number in peel strip area • ©2020 USPS in peel strip area • Barcode • Promotional text in peel strip area

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