The Snowy Day

The Snowy Day

Forever 55¢ | Multiple Stamp Designs

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Issue Date: 10/4/2017

In 2017, the U.S. Postal Service® celebrates Ezra Jack Keats' most beloved story: The Snowy Day.

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  • In 2017, the U.S. Postal Service® celebrates Ezra Jack Keats' most beloved story: The Snowy Day. Written and illustrated by the celebrated children’s author, it was one of the first prominent 20th-century picture books centered on an African-American child.

    The issuance features artwork from The Snowy Day. Each of the four stamps showcases a different illustration of main character Peter exploring and playing in his neighborhood while wearing his iconic red snowsuit. The images include: Peter forming a snowball, Peter sliding down a mountain of snow, Peter making a snow angel, and Peter leaving footprints in the snow. The words “Forever” and “USA” appear across the bottom of each stamp. Art director Antonio Alcalá designed the stamps.

    Since The Snowy Day was published in 1962, young readers have enjoyed joining Peter on his winter adventure. In 1963, Keats was awarded the prestigious Caldecott Medal, given annually to the artist of the previous year’s best children’s picture book. The Snowy Day has become a classic; since its release, it has sold millions of copies.

    The Snowy Day is being issued as a First-Class Mail® Forever® booklet of 20 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: 676104

  • Issue:The Snowy Day Stamps
    Item Number:676100
    Denomination & Type of Issue:First-Class Mail® Forever
    Format:Double-sided Booklet of 20 (4 designs)
    Series:N/A
    Issue Date & City:October 4, 2017, Brooklyn, NY 11201
    Art Director:Antonio Alcalá, Alexandria, VA
    Designer:Antonio Alcalá, Alexandria, VA
    Typographer:Antonio Alcalá, Alexandria, VA
    Artist:Ezra Jack Keats
    Modeler:Joseph Sheeran
    Manufacturing Process:Offset
    Printer:Ashton Potter (USA) Ltd. (APU)
    Printed at:Williamsville, NY
    Press Type:Muller Martini A76
    Stamps per Booklet:20
    Print Quantity:400,000,000 stamps
    Paper Type:Nonphosphored Type III, Overall
    Adhesive Type:Pressure-sensitive
    Processed at:Ashton Potter (USA) Ltd. (APU)
    Stamp Orientation:Vertical
    Image Area (w x h):.77 x 1.05 in/19.56 x 26.67 mm
    Stamp Size (w x h):.91 x 1.19 in/23.11 x 30.23 mm
    Full Booklet Size5.76 x 2.38 in/146.30 x 60.45 mm
    (w x h):
    Press Sheet Size23.165 x 4.76 in/588.39 x 120.90 mm
    (w x h):
    Colors:Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow
    Plate Size:880 stamps per revolution
    Plate Numbers:“P” followed by four (4) single digits
    Marginal Markings:Header. “THE SNOWY DAY” 20 First-Class Forever Stamps • Plate numbers in peel strip area • © 2016 • USPS Logo in peel strip area • Barcode

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