Global: African Daisy Stamps

Global: African Daisy Stamps

International $1.30

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Issue Date: 3/14/2022

A colorful African Daisy graces a new Global stamp from the U.S. Postal Service. This round Global stamp can be used to mail a one-ounce letter to any country to which First-Class Mail International® service is available.

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  • A colorful African Daisy graces a new Global stamp from the U.S. Postal Service. This round Global stamp can be used to mail a one-ounce letter to any country to which First-Class Mail International® service is available. As with all Global stamps, this stamp will have a postage value equivalent to the price of the single-piece First-Class Mail International first-ounce machinable letter in effect at the time of use.

    The stamp art is a photograph of an orange African Daisy. The photo was shot from above and shows the detail of the central disk formed by tiny tubular florets surrounded by petal-like ray florets.

    Native to southern Africa, Osteospermum—called the African Daisy—is widely available in U.S. nurseries and makes a gorgeous addition to any garden. The flowers open in the morning sun, with blooms in a variety of colors, including purple, pink, yellow, orange, and white. Some of the flowers have smooth, flat petals like a typical daisy, while others have petals that each radiate out into a shape like a spoon.

    Where summers are cooler, African Daisies bloom abundantly from spring to fall frost. In climates with hot, humid summers, the flowers bloom well in spring to early summer, but they decline rapidly in high summer heat. Some varieties rebloom in fall when cooler temperatures return.

    The bright blossoms attract butterflies, bees, and other pollinators.

    Greg Breeding designed the stamp with an existing photograph by Cindy Dyer. William Gicker was the art director.

    Made in the USA.

    SKUs featured on this page: 580104

  • Issue:African Daisy Stamp
    Item Number:580100
    Denomination &Global Forever International Rate
    Type of Issue:
    Format:Pane of 10 (1 design)
    Series:N/A
    Issue Date & City:March 14, 2022, Kansas City, MO 64108
    Art Director:William J. Gicker, Washington, DC
    Designer:Greg Breeding, Charlottesville, VA
    Existing Photo:Cindy Dyer, Alexandria, VA
    Modeler:Joseph Sheeran
    Manufacturing Process:Offset, Microprint
    Printer:Ashton Potter (USA) Ltd. (APU)
    Press Type:Muller A76
    Stamps per Pane:10
    Print Quantity:60000000
    Paper Type:Nonphosphored Type III, Block Tag
    Adhesive Type:Pressure-sensitive
    Processed at:Ashton Potter (USA) Ltd. (APU)
    Stamp Orientation:Round
    Image Area (w x h):1.20 x 1.20 in./30.48 x 30.48 mm
    Stamp Size (w x h):1.41 x 1.41 in./35.814 x 35.814 mm
    Full Pane Size (w x h):8.50 x 4.09 in./215.9 x 103.886 mm
    Colors:Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Pantone 158C, Pantone Black 6C
    Plate Size:180 stamps per revolution
    Plate Number:“P” followed by six (6) single digits
    Marginal Markings:
    Front:Plate number in four corners of pane
    Back:©2022 USPS • USPS logo • Barcode (580100) behind each stamp • Plate position diagram (9) • Promotional text

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