Penguins

Type: Additional Ounce 21¢

Issue Date: 6/1/2015

This beautiful stamp from the U.S. Postal Service® pays tribute to the majestic emperor penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri).

Roll of 100 $21.00
Sheet of 20 $4.20
Block of 10 $2.10
Block of 4 $0.84

This beautiful stamp from the U.S. Postal Service® pays tribute to the majestic emperor penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri).

Largest of the penguin species, the emperor stands over three feet tall and can weigh more than 80 pounds. Emperor penguins rely on a layer of fat and a waterproof coat of short, stiff feathers to protect them from the subzero temperatures, powerful winds, and icy waters in their Antarctic habitat. Emperor penguins can dive deeper than 1,500 feet in pursuit of fish, squid, and crustaceans-farther than any other bird. They can stay submerged for nearly 20 minutes, though they usually resurface much sooner.

The stamp art is a stylized drawing of a pair of emperor penguins on a cool green background. The pop of orange and yellow on the birds’ beaks and ear patches lends a regal look to the aptly named emperors.

Illustrator Nancy Stahl hand-sketched and then digitally composed the art based on photos she took of emperor penguins at the Central Park Zoo in New York City. Art director Carl Herrman designed the stamp.

Penguins is being issued in self-adhesive sheets of 20 and coils of 100 stamps. The words “ADDITIONAL OUNCE” on this stamp indicate its usage value. Like a Forever® stamp, it will always be equal in value to the applicable price for the price category printed on them at the time of use.

Blocks of stamps: Requests for more than 5 blocks per item may not be pre-packaged, and may be converted to full sheets or rolls. Custom orders for more than 5 pre-packaged blocks may be requested by calling 1 800 STAMP-24 (1 800 782-6724): Custom order fees will apply.

Made in the USA.

SKUs featured on this page: 117704, 117703, 117702, 786204

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