Sunflower Bouquet Stamps

Sunflower Bouquet Stamps

Two Ounce 78¢

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Issue Date: 3/24/2022

This new stamp features five sunflowers as part of a bright and beautiful bouquet. As a two-ounce stamp, Sunflower Bouquet can accommodate the weight of heavy invitations for birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, and other celebrations; oversized greeting cards; and mailings such as small gifts that require extra postage.

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  • This new stamp features five sunflowers as part of a bright and beautiful bouquet. As a two-ounce stamp, Sunflower Bouquet can accommodate the weight of heavy invitations for birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, and other celebrations; oversized greeting cards; and mailings such as small gifts that require extra postage. Sunflower Bouquet is similar in design to the new Tulips Forever® stamp also issued in 2022, and the two form a natural pair.

    The stamp art is a still life image of several orange-and-yellow sunflowers intermingled with irises, dahlias, echinacea (coneflowers), and other small red, purple, white, and pink flowers against a white background. To create this image, the photographer backlit the arrangement of flowers on a light box and made eight photographic exposures, resulting in a luminous, transparent look.

    Long treasured for bringing cheer to a summer landscape or garden, sunflowers grow in a wide array of sizes and color variations that make them popular in bouquets of cut flowers as well. When combined with a wide array of other flowers, bouquets like the one on this stamp convey a fond announcement of friendship and love.

    Art director Ethel Kessler designed the stamp with digital photography by Harold Davis.

    The words “Two Ounce” on this stamp indicate its usage value. Like a Forever stamp, this stamp will always be valid for the rate printed on it.

    Made in the USA.

    SKUs featured on this page: 578304

  • Issue:Sunflower Bouquet Stamp
    Item Number:578300
    Denomination &2-Ounce Rate, Non-denominated, Mail Use
    Type of Issue:
    Format:Pane of 20 (1 design)
    Series:N/A
    Issue Date & City:March 24, 2022, Lawrence, KS 66044
    Art Director:Ethel Kessler, Bethesda, MD
    Designer:Ethel Kessler, Bethesda, MD
    Existing Photo:Harold Davis, Berkeley, CA
    Modeler:Sandra Lane / Michelle Finn
    Manufacturing Process:Offset, Microprint
    Printer:Banknote Corporation of America
    Press Type:Gallus RCS
    Stamps per Pane:20
    Print Quantity:35,000,000 stamps
    Paper Type:Phosphor, Block Tag
    Adhesive Type:Pressure-sensitive
    Colors:Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black, Pantone 272, Pantone 7417
    Stamp Orientation:Vertical
    Image Area (w x h):0.77 x 1.05 in./ 19.558 x 26.67 mm
    Overall Size (w x h):0.91 x 1.19 in./23.114 x 30.226 mm
    Full Pane Size (w x h):5.55 x 5.76 in./140.97 x 146.304 mm
    Plate Size:160 stamps per revolution
    Plate Numbers:“B” followed by six (6) single digits in four corners
    Marginal Markings:
    Front:Plate number in bottom four corners
    Back:©2021 USPS • USPS logo • 2 barcodes (578300) • Plate position diagram (8) • Promotional text

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