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Red Fox Stamps

Red Fox Stamps

Additional Postage 40¢

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Issue Date: 1/5/2023

This 40-cent stamp features a red fox. Sold in panes of 20 and in self-adhesive coils of 3,000 and 10,000, the stamp is intended for use by bulk mailers for items such as circulars, newsletters, and catalogs. It can also be used by customers who enjoy using a variety of stamps on their envelopes and packages.

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  • This 40-cent stamp features a red fox. Sold in panes of 20 and in self-adhesive coils of 3,000 and 10,000, the stamp is intended for use by bulk mailers for items such as circulars, newsletters, and catalogs. It can also be used by customers who enjoy using a variety of stamps on their envelopes and packages.

    The stamp art features a pencil-and-watercolor illustration—the handsome face of a red fox from preexisting artwork by wildlife illustrator Dugald Stermer (1936–2011). His penciled calligraphy on the stamp indicates the animal’s common name and its scientific classification, Vulpes vulpes.

    Intelligent and highly adaptable, the red fox is well known to Americans coast to coast, including much of Alaska—absent only from Hawai‘i and parts of the Southwest. Foxes are found not only in woodlands and open country, but also in suburbs and cities. Versatile omnivores, they hunt rodents, birds, fish, insects, and invertebrates, and also eat nuts, roots, berries, and more. The fox’s large ears and keen senses are invaluable for pursuing prey.

    The red fox is named for its most common rusty coloration, which includes darker forelegs and white fur both on the animal’s underside and on the tip of its bushy tail. Some individuals are gray or white.

    The fox vixen gives birth to several helpless young as winter turns to spring. The kits emerge from their underground den after several weeks of parental care. By autumn, the kits will be fully grown.

    Red foxes are versatile omnivores, hunting rodents, birds, fish, insects and invertebrates. They also eat nuts, roots, berries, and more. The fox’s large ears and keen senses are invaluable for pursuing prey.

    Art director Ethel Kessler designed the stamp.

    Made in the USA.

    SKUs featured on this page: 122104,751204,761304

  • Issue:Red Fox Stamp
    Item Number:122100
    Denomination &40-cent Denominated, Mail-use
    Type of Issue:
    Format:Pane of 20 (1 design)
    Series:N/A
    Issue Date & City:January 5, 2023, Fox, AR 72051
    Designer:Ethel Kessler, Bethesda, MD
    Art Director:Ethel Kessler, Bethesda, MD
    Artist:Dugald Stermer
    Modeler:Sandra Lane/Michelle Finn
    Manufacturing Process:Offset, Microprint
    Printer:Banknote Corporation of America
    Press Type:Gallus RCS
    Stamps per Pane:20
    Print Quantity:10,000,000 stamps
    Paper Type:Phosphor, Block Tag
    Adhesive Type:Pressure-sensitive
    Colors:Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black, Pantone 4745
    Stamp Orientation:Vertical
    Image Area (w x h):0.73 x 0.84 in./18.542 x 21.336 mm
    Overall Size (w x h):0.87 x 0.98 in./22.098 x 24.892 mm
    Full Pane Size (w x h):5.35 x 4.93 in./135.89 x 125.222 mm
    Plate Size:160 stamps per revolution
    Plate Numbers:“B” followed by five (5) single digits
    Marginal Markings:
    Front:Plate numbers in four corners of pane
    Back:©2022 USPS • USPS logo • Two barcodes (122100) • Plate position diagram (8) • Promotional text
    Back:© 1998 USPS • USPS logo • Plate position diagram • Barcode (553000) Breast Cancer proceeds explanation • Promotional text

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