Spooky Silhouettes

Spooky Silhouettes

Forever 55¢ | Multiple Stamp Designs

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Issue Date: 10/11/2019

Halloween has long been a holiday that lets us delight in the things that scare us. As autumn approaches, these new stamps offer fun, frightful scenes that symbolize this annual celebration.These four stamps feature digital illustrations by Tyler Lang in which traditional Halloween motifs are rendered as black silhouettes in eerily backlit windows.

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  • Halloween has long been a holiday that lets us delight in the things that scare us. As autumn approaches, these new stamps offer fun, frightful scenes that symbolize this annual celebration.

    These four stamps feature digital illustrations in which traditional Halloween motifs are rendered as black silhouettes in eerily backlit windows: a spider and a spider web against a red background; three bats against a purple background; a cat with an arched back beneath a raven perched on a bare tree branch, all against a yellowish-green background; and two ghosts against an orange background.

    With customs and traditions that vary widely by community, Halloween now inspires parades and carnivals, corn mazes and haunted houses, neighborhood and school parties, pumpkin festivals, and even pumpkin-catapulting. No matter how or where people observe this ever-changing holiday in the early 21st century, Halloween remains a much-anticipated celebration of the macabre in the face of approaching winter.

    Artist Tyler Lang created the artwork for these stamps. Art director Greg Breeding designed the stamps.

    These stamps are being issued as Forever® stamps. These Forever stamps will always be equal in value to the current First-Class Mail® one-ounce price.

    Made in the USA.

    SKUs featured on this page: 572204

  • Issue:Spooky Silhouettes Stamps
    Item Number:572200
    Denomination & Type of Issue:First-Class Mail Forever
    Format:Pane of 20 (4 designs)
    Series:N/A
    Issue Date & City:43739
    Art Director:Greg Breeding, Charlottesville, VA
    Designer:Greg Breeding, Charlottesville, VA
    Typographer:Greg Breeding, Charlottesville, VA
    Artist:Tyler Lang, Milwaukie, OR
    Modeler:Joseph Sheeran
    Manufacturing Process:Flexographic, Rainbow Foil
    Printer:Ashton Potter (USA) Ltd. (APU)
    Press Type:Arsoma EM 410
    Stamps per Pane:20
    Print Quantity:40,000,000 stamps
    Paper Type:Nonphosphored Type III, Block Tag
    Adhesive Type:Pressure-sensitive
    Processed at:Ashton Potter (USA) Ltd. (APU)
    Stamp Orientation:Vertical
    Image Area (w x h):0.73 x 1.05 in./18.542 x 26.67 mm
    Stamp Size (w x h):0.91 x 1.19 in./23.114 x 30.226 mm
    Full Pane Size (w x h):5.3625 x 6.5 in./136.208 x 165.1 mm
    Press Sheet Size (w x h):21.45 x 13.375 in./ 544.83 x 339.725 mm
    Colors:PMS Cool Grey 6, PMS 266C Purple, PMS 032C Red, PMS 1585C Orange, PMS 388C Yellow, Black
    Plate Size:160 stamps per revolution
    Plate Number:“P” followed by six (6) single digits
    Marginal Markings:
    Front:Header: Spooky Silhouettes • Plate numbers in bottom two corners
    Back:©2019 USPS • USPS logo • Two barcodes (572200) • Promotional text • Plate position diagram

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