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|
|Denomination & Type of Issue:||First-Class Mail Forever|
|Format:||Pane of 20 (4 designs)|
|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|
|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|
|Processed at:||Ashton Potter (USA) Ltd. (APU)|
|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|
|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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