Women's Rowing Stamps

Women's Rowing Stamps

Forever 58¢ | Multiple Designs

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Issue Date: 5/13/2022

This issuance celebrates Women’s Rowing, a graceful but demanding sport in which American women have excelled. Four different stamp designs are featured in a pane of 20 stamps arranged as five staggered rows of four.

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  • This issuance celebrates Women’s Rowing, a graceful but demanding sport in which American women have excelled.

    Four different stamp designs are featured in a pane of 20 stamps arranged as five staggered rows of four. The artwork, which covers the entire pane, is a stylized illustration of five eight-person crews on the water, apparently practicing or possibly racing. Although the rowers face left, toward the stern ends of the “shells,” they are moving toward the right. The ninth person in each shell, at the left end, is the coxswain. She is the only one facing in the direction the shell is moving, as her job is to steer. The shells are so long, they are cut off by the edges of the pane.

    The sports world largely excluded women when, in 1972, Congress amended federal education law by adding Title IX, which prohibited gender-based discrimination in federally funded education, including athletics. Although some colleges and universities reacted slowly, women pressed them into opening up varsity sports and disbursing funding equitably.

    The first time women rowers competed in the Olympics, in 1976, the eight-person team won bronze. It went on to win gold in 1984, the next games in which the United States participated. The women’s eight began a glorious second winning streak in 2004, attaining silver that year and gold in 2008, 2012, and 2016.

    Nancy Stahl designed and illustrated the stamps and pane. Ethel Kessler was the project art director.

    The Women’s Rowing stamps are being issued as Forever® stamps. These Forever stamps will always be equal in value to the current First-Class Mail® one-ounce rate.

    Made in the USA.

    SKUs featured on this page: 482104

  • Issue:Women’s Rowing Stamps
    Item Number:482100
    DenominationFirst-Class Mail Forever
    & Type of Issue:
    Format:Pane of 20
    Series:N/A
    Issue Date & City:May 13, 2022, Philadelphia, PA 19104
    Art Director:Ethel Kessler, Bethesda, MD
    Designer:Nancy Stahl, New York, NY
    Illustrator:Nancy Stahl, New York, NY
    Manufacturing Process:Offset
    Printer:Ashton Potter (USA) Ltd (APU)
    Press Type:Muller A76
    Stamps per Pane:20
    Print Quantity:18,000,000 stamps
    Paper Type:Nonphosphored Type III, Block Tag
    Adhesive Type:Pressure-sensitive
    Colors:Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow
    Stamp Orientation:Horizontal
    Image Area (w x h):1.42 x 0.84 in/36.068 x 21.336 mm
    Overall Size (w x h):1.56 x 0.98 in/39.624 x 24.892 mm
    Full Pane Size (w x h):8.0 x 8.0 in/203.20 x 203.20 mm
    Press Sheet Size (w x h):25.00 x 27.00 in/635.0 x 685.8 mm
    Plate Size:180 stamps per revolution
    Plate Number:“P” followed by four (4) single digits
    Marginal Markings:
    Front:Header: “Women’s Rowing” • Plate number in 2 corners
    Back:©2021 USPS • USPS logo • Two barcodes (482100) • Plate position diagram (9) • Promotional text

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