Originally issued in 2016 in a coil format, the U.S. Postal Service® issues Pears, a new ten-cent definitive stamp featuring an illustration of two brilliantly red pears in sheets of 20.
Pears (genus Pyrus) are one of the world’s oldest cultivated fruits. They grow on medium-sized, long-lived, flowering trees that generally produce fruit in their fourth to sixth year of growth. Thousands of varieties—in hues of green, yellow, red, and brown—are grown throughout the world.
Pear trees, like apple trees, can surprise their growers with “sport” branches (also referred to as spontaneous mutations) that bear fruit differing in appearance from the anticipated produce. Thus, a tree producing green pears may spontaneously sport a branch of red pears. Other red pears are the result of hybridizing, or crossbreeding two different varieties.
Pears are among the most popular fruits in the world, and for good reason. These low-calorie treats provide a good source of fiber, potassium, and vitamin C. Great snacks eaten fresh out of hand, and perhaps over a sink so the juice drips there, pears can be poached, baked, sliced into salads, and star on a cheese plate.
Art director Derry Noyes designed this stamp with an existing illustration by John Burgoyne.
Made in the USA.
SKUs featured on this page: 111504
|Denomination & Type of Issue:||10-cent Denominated, Mail Use|
|Format:||Pane of 20 (1 design)|
|Issue Date & City:||March 23, 2017, Cleveland, OH 44101|
|Designer:||Derry Noyes, Washington, DC|
|Art Director:||Derry Noyes, Washington, DC|
|Typographer:||Derry Noyes, Washington, DC|
|Existing Art:||John Burgoyne, West Barnstable, MA|
|Modeler:||Sandra Lane/Michelle Finn|
|Manufacturing Process:||Offset, Microprint - USPS|
|Printer:||Banknote Corporation of America|
|Printed at:||Browns Summit, NC|
|Press Type:||Alprinta 74|
|Stamps per Pane:||20|
|Print Quantity:||150,000,000 stamps|
|Paper Type:||Phosphor Tagged Paper, Overall|
|Processed at:||Banknote Corporation of America, Browns Summit SC|
|Colors:||Warm Gray 4/Gray, PMS 7619 Red, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black|
|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./21.10 x 24.89 mm|
|Full Pane Size||5.30 x 4.88 in./134.62 x 123.95 mm|
|(w x h):|
|Plate Size:||400 stamps per revolution|
|Plate Numbers:||“B” followed by six (6) single digits|
|Front:||Plate numbers in four corners of pane|
|Back:||© 2015 USPS • USPS logo • Plate position diagram • Barcode (111500) in upper right and lower left corners of pane • Promotional text|
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