Due to holiday volume, please allow for an additional 2-4 business days for delivery of your order
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Thank you.
The 16th stamp in the Distinguished Americans series honors Robert Panara (1920-2014), an influential teacher and a pioneer in the field of Deaf Studies. The stamp features a photograph of Panara taken in 2009. He is shown signing the word “respect.”
During his forty-year teaching career, Robert Panara inspired generations of students with his powerful use of American Sign Language to convey Shakespeare and other works of literature. His contributions to the field of Deaf Studies included influential articles he wrote in the 1970s on deaf American writers and deaf characters in modern literature, and the book Great Deaf Americans (1983).
Panara taught at Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C., for nearly twenty years beginning in 1948, and at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf (part of the Rochester Institute of Technology in New York State) from its founding in 1967 to 1987. He was one of the founders, in 1967, of the groundbreaking National Theatre of the Deaf in Waterford, Connecticut, which provided deaf actors with a venue for thriving in the performing arts.
Art director Ethel Kessler designed the stamp with an existing photograph by Mark Benjamin, official photographer of the National Technical Institute for the Deaf at the Rochester Institute of Technology.
The words “Two Ounce” on this stamp indicate its usage value. Like a Forever® stamp, this stamp will always be valid for the rate printed on it.
Made in the USA.
SKUs featured on this page: 114004
|Issue:||Robert Panara Stamp|
|Denomination & Type of Issue:||Two Ounce Rate, Nondenominated, Mail Use|
|Format:||Pane of 20 (1 design)|
|Issue Date & City:||April 11, 2017, Rochester, NY 14692|
|Designer:||Ethel Kessler, Bethesda, MD|
|Art Director:||Ethel Kessler, Bethesda, MD|
|Typographer:||Ethel Kessler, Bethesda, MD|
|Existing Photo:||Mark Benjamin|
|Modeler:||Sandra Lane/Michelle Finn|
|Manufacturing Process:||Offset, Microprint|
|Printer:||Banknote Corporation of America|
|Printed at:||Browns Summit, NC|
|Press Type:||Alprinta 74|
|Stamps per Pane:||20|
|Print Quantity:||25,000,000 stamps|
|Paper Type:||Phosphor Tagged Paper, Overall|
|Processed at:||Banknote Corporation of America, Browns Summit SC|
|Colors:||Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black|
|Image Area (w x h):||0.77 x 1.05 in./19.56 x 26.67 mm|
|Overall Size (w x h):||0.91 x 1.19 in./23.11 x 30.23 mm|
|Full Pane Size (w x h):||6.11 x 6.23 in./155.19 x 158.24 mm|
|Plate Size:||240 stamps per revolution|
|Plate Numbers:||“B” followed by four (4) single digits|
|Front:||Plate numbers in two corners of pane|
|Back:||© 2016 USPS • USPS logo • Plate position diagram • Barcode (114000) in upper right and lower left corners of pane • Promotional text|
The Postal Store® ships all in-stock orders with USPS Tracking™. Please allow 5 - 7 business days for in-stock items to be shipped.
If your order contains pre- or back-ordered items, those items will ship separately when all pre- or back-ordered items in your order become available.
To view your order status and tracking information, sign in to your USPS.com account, go to "Activity History", and select your Order#.
The Postal Store® cannot accept orders for shipment outside the United States, but we do ship to APO/FPO/DPO addresses and U.S. territories. Learn More
Stamp and Philatelic Orders
All stamp and philatelic orders are charged a $1.30 handling fee on domestic orders up to $50.00, and $1.85 if the order is greater than $50.00. These handling fees apply only to the portion of the order total that includes stamp or philatelic products.
A retail item is any product that does not include a stamp or a form of postage. If your order contains retail items, a shipping charge will be added to the order based on the weight of the retail items and the ship to ZIP Code™. All in-stock retail products will ship within 5 - 7 business days.
Personalized Stamped Stationery
All Personalized Stamped Stationery products are charged a flat Priority Mail rate depending on how many boxes are ordered as specified in the PSE Shipping Charges table, and should be shipped within 5 - 7 business days.
Free Shipping Supplies
Free shipping supplies from The Postal Store Shipping Supply site are mailed Parcel Select® Ground and are shipped within 2 - 8 business days. For your convenience all orders will contain a carrier release endorsement "Leave if No Response". This will allow your postal carrier to leave your expedited packaging supply order if you are not available to receive the delivery.
Expedited Shipping Supplies
Orders of our Flat Rate Expedited Shipping Supplies are fulfilled by your local Post Office. If your local Post Office is unable to fulfill your order of Flat Rate Expedited Shipping Supplies within 1 - 2 business days, your order will be fulfilled by our distribution center within 2 - 8 business days.
The file or page you requested could not be found. The link you followed may be expired or broken. We apologize for any inconvenience this might cause.