Ten Dollar Waves of Color Stamps

Ten Dollar Waves of Color Stamps

Definitive $10.00


Issue Date: 12/1/2012

This is the $10 Waves of Color stamp - featuring rich colors and dense, abstract patterns akin to currency banknotes, it gives your mail a contemporary appearance.

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  • Designed for your convenience and to lend a contemporary appearance to packages, large envelopes, and other mailings, the U.S. Postal Service issues the Ten Dollar Waves of Color stamp, one of four sheets of elegant stamps denominated at four different rates: $1, $2, $5, and $10.

    The Ten Dollar Waves of Color stamp shows variously colored undulating lines against a white background. A portion of the right side of the stamp provides white space to display the numeral 10.

    The stamp also includes its denomination written out as Ten Dollars. In order to suggest its status as a high-denomination issue, this stamp benefits from a highly detailed printing process that creates dense, abstract patterns similar to an engraved bank currency.

    The other three stamp issuances feature similar designs with different color palettes and are denominated at the $1, $2, and $5 rates. As the denominations increase, the stamp sizes grow larger.

    Art director Antonio Alcalá and designer Michael Dyer created these handsome and unusual stamps which were printed using offset lithography and intaglio processes.

    Made in the USA.

    SKUs featured on this page: 115840

  • Issue:Waves of Color: $10 Wave
    Item Number:115800
    Denomination & Type of Issue:$10.00 Definitive
    Format:Pane of 10 (1 design)
    Issue Date & City:December 1, 2012, Orlando, FL 32862
    Art Director:Antonio Alcalá, Alexandria, VA
    Designer:Antonio Alcalá, Alexandria, VA
    Typographer:Antonio Alcalá, Alexandria, VA
    Artist:Michael Dyer, Brooklyn, NY
    Modeler:Donald Woo
    Manufacturing Process:Intaglio/Offset
    Printer:Banknote Corporation of America, Inc./SSP
    Printed at:Browns Summit, NC
    Press Type:Alprinta/Epikos
    Stamps per Pane:10
    Print Quantity:10 million stamps
    Paper Type:Prephosphored, Type I
    Adhesive Type:Pressure-sensitive
    Processed at:Banknote Corp. of America, Browns Summit, NC
    Stamp Orientation:Horizontal
    Image Area (w x h):1.806 x 1.256 in./45.87 x 31.9 mm
    Stamp Size (w x h):1.96 x 1.41 in./49.78 x 35.81 mm
    Pane Size (w x h):5.06 x 8.61 in./128.52 x 218.69 mm
    Colors:PMS 434 (Taupe), PMS 679 (Light Purple), PMS 304 (Light Blue), PMS 630 (Blue), PMS 570 (Blue), PMS 877 (Gray), Black 6c, Itaglio 5415 (Blue)
    Plate Size:120 stamps per revolution
    Plate Numbers:“S” followed by eight (8) single digits
    Marginal Markings:
    Front:Plate numbers in four corners of pane
    Back:© 2012 USPS • USPS logo • Plate position diagram • Barcode (115800) in upper right and lower left hand corners of pane • Promotional text

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