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.

Sheet of 20 $11.00

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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