Neon Celebrate!

Forever 55¢


Issue Date: 9/9/2015

Neon Celebrate! Forever® Stamp: crafted out of neon and glass that adds a spark to greeting cards, invitations, and gift-bearing envelopes and packages.

Sheet of 20 $11.00

Good times call for good wishes, and the U.S. Postal Service gets in on the act with the Neon Celebrate! Forever® stamp, first issued in 2011, and reissued in 2015. Bringing an extra wish for happiness to anyone celebrating a special time, this stamp features a brilliantly colored design crafted out of neon and glass that adds a spark to greeting cards, invitations, and gift-bearing envelopes and packages. No matter the occasion-birthday, anniversary, engagement, wedding, new job, retirement-this stamp will add another congratulatory wish to the good times being acknowledged.

Since the early 20th century, designers have made use of the fact that neon, argon, and a few other gases, glow when an electrical charge passes through them. In 1910, French scientist Georges Claude (1870-1960) first presented the neon lamp to the public in Paris. During the 1920s, neon signs became a popular form of advertising in the United States after the Packard Motor Car dealership in Los Angeles displayed the first documented neon commercial sign in the country.

Today, in addition to creating signage, artists work with neon as an expressive medium, filling and shaping glass tubes into an infinite variety of colorful images for exhibit.

The Neon Celebrate! stamp is being issued as a Forever® stamp in self-adhesive sheets of 20.

This Forever® stamp will always be equal in value to the current First-Class Mail® one-ounce price.

Made in the USA

Issue Date: September 9, 2015

SKUs featured on this page: 586204

Issue:Neon Celebrate! Stamp
Item Number:586200
Denomination & Type of Issue:First-Class Mail Forever Special
Format:Pane of 20 (1 design)
Issue Date & City:September 9, 2015, Kansas City, MO 64108
Designer:Phil Jordan, Falls Church, VA
Art Director:Phil Jordan, Falls Church, VA
Typographer:Phil Jordan, Falls Church, VA
Artist:Michael Flechtner, Van Nuys, CA
Modeler:Donald Woo
Manufacturing Process:Offset, Microprint
Printer:Banknote Corporation of America/SSP
Printed at:Browns Summit, NC
Press Type:Alprinta 74
Stamps per Pane:20
Print Quantity:60 million stamps
Paper Type:Phosphor Tagged Paper, Block Tagging
Adhesive Type:Pressure-sensitive
Processed at:Banknote Corporation of America, Browns Summit SC
Colors:Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black
Stamp Orientation:Horizontal
Image Area (w x h):1.05 x 0.77 in./26.67 x 19.56 mm
Overall Size (w x h):1.19 x 0.91 in./30.23 x 23.11 mm
Full Pane Size (w x h):5.64 x 5.43 in./137.80 x 143.13 mm
Plate Size:320 stamps per revolution
Plate Numbers:“S” followed by four (4) single digits
Marginal Markings:
Front:Plate numbers in four corners of pane
Back:© 2010 USPS • USPS logo • Plate position diagram • Barcode (586200) in upper right and lower left corners of pane • Promotional text

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