Military Working Dogs Stamps

Military Working Dogs Stamps

Forever 58¢ | Multiple Stamp Designs


Issue Date: 8/1/2019

The U.S. Postal Service® honors the nation’s brave and loyal military working dogs. Each of the 4 stamps features a stylized digital illustration of one of 4 of the canine breeds—German shepherd, Labrador retriever, Belgian Malinois, and Dutch shepherd—that serve in America’s armed forces.

Stamp Format: Semi-Jumbo, vertical and horizontal formats. See Product Specs for more detail.

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  • In 2019, the U.S. Postal Service® honors the nation’s brave and loyal military working dogs. Each of the four stamps features a stylized geometric digital illustration of one of four of the canine breeds—German shepherd, Labrador retriever, Belgian Malinois, and Dutch shepherd—that commonly serve in America’s armed forces.

    DKNG Studios created the stamp artwork by first hand-sketching the dogs, then using Adobe Illustrator to bring them to life with basic shapes and layers of color. The red, white, blue, and gold color scheme represents the American flag and the patriotism displayed by military working dogs.

    The name of the depicted breed runs along the top or bottom edge of each stamp. “USA” and “Forever” appear in the bottom right corner of the German shepherd stamp, in the top right corner of the Labrador retriever stamp, in the top left corner of the Belgian Malinois stamp, and in the bottom left corner of the Dutch shepherd stamp. The background of each stamp features a detail of a white star. A star appears in the center of each block of four. The cover of the 20-stamp booklet, which contains five of each design, showcases two of the illustrations on the stamps—the Labrador retriever and the Belgian Malinois—and three stars.

    Courageous canines have aided U.S. soldiers in World War I, World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, and the Afghanistan and Iraq wars. Today, the 341st Training Squadron at Lackland Air Force Base just outside of San Antonio, Texas, trains American military working dogs and their handlers.

    Dozens of dog breeds have served in the U.S. armed forces, but over time the number has decreased significantly. Modern military working dogs are predominantly Belgian Malinois, German shepherds, and Dutch shepherds. Labrador retrievers are not aggressive like other breeds; these days they are often trained as specialized search dogs.

    Art director Greg Breeding designed the stamps.

    Military Working Dogs are being issued as First-Class Mail® Forever® stamps in booklets of 20. These Forever stamps will always be equal in value to the current First-Class Mail one-ounce price.

    Made in the USA.

    SKUs featured on this page: 680304

  • Issue:Military Working Dogs Stamps
    Item Number:680300
    Denomination & Type of Issue:First-Class Mail Forever
    Format:Commemorative Booklet of 20 (4 designs)
    Issue Date & City:August 1, 2019, Omaha, NE 68108
    Art Director:Greg Breeding, Charlottesville, VA
    Designer:Greg Breeding, Charlottesville, VA
    Typographer:Greg Breeding, Charlottesville, VA
    Artist:DKNG Studios, Los Angeles, CA
    Modeler:Sandra Lane/Michelle Finn
    Manufacturing Process:Offset
    Printer:Banknote Corporation of America
    Press Type:Alprinta 74
    Stamps per Booklet:20
    Print Quantity:150,000,000 stamps
    Paper Type:Phosphor Tagged Paper, Block Tag
    Adhesive Type:Pressure-sensitive
    Processed at:Banknote Corporation of America
    Stamp Orientation:Horizontal and Vertical
    Image Area (h x w):1.085 x 1.42 in./27.559 x 36.068 mm
    Image Area (w x h):1.42 x 1.085 in./36.068 x 27.559 mm
    Stamp Size (h x w):1.225 x 1.56 in./31.115 x 39.624 mm
    Stamp Size (w x h):1.56 x 1.225 in./39.624 x 31.115 mm
    Full Booklet Size (w x h):12 x 4 in./304.8 x 101.6 mm
    Press Sheet Size (w x h):24 x 12 in./609.6 x 304.8 mm
    Colors:8382 Gold, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black
    Plate Size:240 stamps per revolution
    Plate Numbers:“B” followed by five (5) single digits
    Marginal Markings:Cover: USPS logo • Twenty First-Class Forever stamps • MILITARY WORKING DOGS • Barcode • Plate number in fold • ©2019 USPS in fold • Promotional text in fold

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