Originally issued in 2016 in a coil format, Grapes, a five-cent definitive stamp, is available in a Sheet of 20 stamps.
Two clusters of deep-purple Pinot noir grapes are depicted growing on vines among several green leaves. The artist used pen and ink and watercolor to produce the original art..
A member of the genus Vitis, grapes have been cultivated for thousands of years dating back to the very beginning of civilization. Grapes can be eaten as a table fruit, dried to produce raisins, or crushed to make wine or juice. According to the Department of Agriculture, 7.8 million tons of grapes were grown commercially in the U.S. in 2014.
Believed to be one of the oldest cultivated grapes in the Vitis genus, the Pinot noir grape can produce one of the most highly prized and elegant wines in the world. Once thought to grow well only in Burgundy, France, the Pinot noir grape is now successfully grown in cooler climates around the world, including areas of the United States—northern California, New York, and Oregon, among others.
Art director Derry Noyes designed this stamp with an existing illustration by John Burgoyne. Burgoyne used pen and ink and watercolor to produce the original art.
Made in the USA.
SKUs featured on this page: 111404
|Denomination & Type of Issue:||5-cent Denominated, Mail Use|
|Format:||Pane of 20 (1 design)|
|Issue Date & City:||February 24, 2017, Grapevine, TX 76051|
|Art Director:||Derry Noyes, Washington, DC|
|Designer:||Derry Noyes, Washington, DC|
|Typographer:||Derry Noyes, Washington, DC|
|Existing Art:||John Burgoyne, West Barnstable, MA|
|Manufacturing Process:||Offset, Microprint – “USPS”|
|Printer:||Ashton Potter (USA) Ltd. (APU)|
|Printed at:||Williamsville, NY|
|Press Type:||Muller A76|
|Stamps per Pane:||20|
|Print Quantity:||30,000,000 stamps|
|Paper Type:||Nonphosphored Type III|
|Processed at:||Ashton Potter (USA) Ltd. (APU)|
|Colors:||Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, PMS 7667 C Purple, PMS Warm Gray 4 C|
|Image Area (w x h):||0.73 x 0.84 in/18.54 x 21.34 mm|
|Overall Size (w x h):||0.87 x 0.98 in/22.10 x 24.89 mm|
|Full Pane Size (w x h):||5.35 x 4.93 in/135.89 x 125.22 mm|
|Plate Size:||400 stamps per revolution|
|Plate Numbers:||“P” followed by six (6) digits|
|Front:||Plate number in 4 corners|
|Back:||©2015 USPS • USPS Logo • Two barcodes (111400) • Plate Position Diagram • Promotional Text|
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