Snowy Beauty Stamps

Snowy Beauty Stamps

Forever 66¢ | Multiple Stamp Designs


Issue Date: 10/11/2022

Snowy Beauty celebrates the unexpected beauty of flowers in snow. Ten stamp designs, painted in oils on panel, feature ten different plants: camellia, crocus, hellebore, winterberry, pansy, plum blossom, grape hyacinth, daffodil, ranunculus, and winter aconite, which is also on the cover of this booklet of 20 stamps.

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  • Gardens are places of beauty no matter the season. Even when the weather is chilly or wintry, each garden has its own special allure: plants gilded by the slanting autumn light; fantastical shapes and contours conjured by a blanket of winter snow; and the visible green haze of early spring plants ready to burst into bud. But bright, colorful flowers are not absent in the garden even in the coldest months. Some plants bloom all winter in milder climates, while others thrive elsewhere despite—or because of—the cold.

    The artist started with digital studies, then created the finished stamp art with oils on panel. These beautiful stamps feature illustrations of ten plants: camellia, crocus, hellebore, winterberry, pansy, plum blossom, grape hyacinth, daffodil, ranunculus, and winter aconite, which is also on the booklet cover.

    Flowering plants, such as mums, might be covered by an early autumn snowfall, accentuating their fragile beauty and color. Some varieties of camellias and other shrubs bloom in fall into the winter. Others—hellebores and snowdrops, for example—thrust through the snow in late winter or early spring. Flowers, including crocuses and primroses, can withstand the cold of a surprise spring frost.

    With the right plants, the garden can provide beautiful color all year long.

    Art director Derry Noyes designed the stamps with original art by Gregory Manchess.

    The Snowy Beauty stamps are being issued as Forever® stamps in booklets of 20. These Forever stamps are always equal in value to the current First-Class Mail® one-ounce price.

    Made in the USA.

    SKUs featured on this page: 684004

  • Issue:Snowy Beauty Stamps
    Item Number:684000
    Denomination &First-Class Mail Forever
    Type of Issue:
    Format:Double-sided Booklet of 20 (10 designs)
    Issue Date & City:October 11, 2022, Guilford, IN 47022
    Art Director:Derry Noyes, Washington, DC
    Designer:Derry Noyes, Washington, DC
    Artist:Gregory Manchess, Fort Thomas, KY
    Modeler:Joseph Sheeran
    Manufacturing Process:Offset
    Printer:Ashton Potter (USA) Ltd (APU)
    Press Type:Muller A76
    Stamps per Booklet:20
    Print Quantity:300,000,000 stamps
    Paper Type:Nonphosphored Type III, Block Tag
    Adhesive Type:Pressure-sensitive
    Colors:Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow
    Stamp Orientation:Horizontal
    Image Area (w x h):1.05 x 0.77 in/26.67 x 19.558 mm
    Overall Size (w x h):1.19 x 0.91 in/30.226 x 23.114 mm
    Full Pane Size (w x h):2.38 x 5.76 in/60.452 x 146.304 mm
    Plate Size:880 stamps per revolution
    Plate Number:“P” followed by four (4) single digits
    Marginal Markings:Header: Snowy Beauty, Twenty First-Class Forever Stamps • USPS logo • Barcode • ©2022 USPS in peel strip area • Plate number in peel strip area • Promotional text in peel strip area

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