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Sailboats Postcard Stamps

Sailboats Postcard Stamps

Postcard 48¢ | Multiple Stamp Designs

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Issue Date: 1/22/2023

“Let’s go sailing!” The U.S. Postal Service celebrates a favorite outdoor activity with two colorful postcard stamps.

Illustrator Libby VanderPloeg grew up in Grand Haven, MI, a little harbor town on Lake Michigan, so sailboats were always dotting her views as a kid. With these memories in mind, she created two colorful, abstract images that capture the essence of sailing.

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  • “Let’s go sailing!” The U.S. Postal Service celebrates a favorite outdoor activity with two colorful postcard stamps.

    Illustrator Libby VanderPloeg grew up in Grand Haven, MI, a little harbor town on Lake Michigan, so sailboats were always dotting her views as a kid. With these memories in mind, she created two colorful, abstract images that capture the essence of sailing, one of America’s favorite pastimes.

    A sailing adventure is one of the true joys of the summer months. Breezes ruffle your hair as your boat glides through the waves—the smells of sea spray and sunscreen linger on your skin. You feel a joyful sensation as the wind tugs the boat toward the horizon.

    Sailing offers a fun way to spend time with family and friends in a peaceful place. So, find a boat, pack a picnic, choose your destination, and set sail toward the next harbor!

    Antonio Alcalá art directed the project.

    Sailboats will be issued in a pane of 20 and a coil format. The word “POSTCARD” on the stamps indicates their usage value. Like Forever® stamps, these stamps will always be valid for the rate printed on them.

    Made in the USA.

    SKUs featured on this page: 122504,740604

  • Issue:Sailboats Stamps
    Item Number:122500
    Denomination &Postcard Rate Non-denominated, Mail-use
    Type of Issue:
    Format:Pane of 20 (2 designs)
    Series:N/A
    Issue Date & City:January 22, 2023, Lahaina, HI 96761
    Art Director:Antonio Alcalá, Alexandria, VA
    Designer:Libby VanderPloeg
    Typographer:Libby VanderPloeg
    Illustrator:Libby VanderPloeg
    Modeler:Joseph Sheeran
    Manufacturing Process:Offset
    Printer:Ashton Potter (USA) Ltd (APU)
    Press Type:Muller A76
    Stamps per Pane:20
    Print Quantity:120,000,000 stamps
    Paper Type:Nonphosphored Type III, Block Tag
    Adhesive Type:Pressure-sensitive
    Colors:Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow
    Stamp Orientation:Vertical
    Image Area (w x h):0.73 x 0.84 in / 18.542 x 21.336 mm
    Stamp Size (w x h):0.87 x 0.98 in / 22.098 x 24.892 mm
    Pane Size (w x h):5.35 x 4.93 in / 135.89 x 125.222 mm
    Plate Size:400 stamps per revolution
    Plate Number:“P” followed by four (4) single digits
    Front:Plate number in four (4) corners of pane
    Back:©2022 USPS • USPS logo • Two barcodes (122500) • Plate position diagram (10) • Promotional text

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