World Stamp Show-NY 2016 Folio

Forever 55¢ | Multiple Stamp Designs


Issue Date: 5/28/2016

Commemorate the international philatelic exhibitions with the World Stamp Show-NY 2016 Folio in NYC.

Sheet of 24 $13.20

In 2016, the U.S. Postal Service® continues a nearly century-long tradition of commemorating international philatelic exhibitions held every decade in the United States with specially designed issuances: stamps, souvenir sheets, and even covers. This year, the Postal Service™ celebrates World Stamp Show-NY 2016, an eight-day philatelic extravaganza that runs from May 28-June 4, 2016, in New York City, with the issuance of an elegant folio presenting two panes of stamps reminiscent of classic engraved 19th-century newspaper periodical stamps and banknotes.

Similar in design to the stamps issued in 2015 to announce World Stamp Show-NY 2016, these stamps are printed in intaglio, a process that reverses the colors on the stamps. Thus, the 2016 stamps have a white background with the intricate lines and ornamentation appearing in blue or red. One pane features red stamps surrounded by a blue selvage, while on the other pane the stamps are blue and the selvage is red.

These eye-catching stamps feature intricate patterns of lines and ornamentation inspired by the U.S. Newspaper and Periodical stamps of 1865. Rendered in red and blue, this touch of patriotic color helps emphasize that this international exhibition is being held in the United States. The circle in the center of the stamp design displays a five-pointed star. Text surrounding the circle reads “2016 World Stamp Show” and “New York City." Verso text provides details about the show.

Art director Antonio Alcalá worked with graphic artist Michael Dyer to create a classic stamp that is sure to please everyone who loves stamps and their history.

The stamps are being issued as Forever® stamps. Forever stamps are always equal in value to the current First-Class Mail one-ounce price.

SKUs featured on this page: 586904

Issue:World Stamp Show–NY 2016 Stamps
Item Number:589900
Denomination & Type of Issue:First-Class Mail Forever
Format:Pane of 20 (2 designs)
Issue Date & City:Grand Rapids, MI, 49599
Designer:Michael Dyer, Brooklyn NY
Art Director:Antonio Acalá, Alexandria VA
Typographer:Michael Dyer, Brooklyn NY
Artist:Michael Dyer, Brooklyn NY
Modeler:Joseph Sheeran
Manufacturing Process:Offset
Printer:Ashton Potter (USA) Ltd. (APU)
Printed at:Williamsville, NY
Press Type:Muller A76
Stamps per Pane:20
Print Quantity:12 million stamps
Paper Type:Nonphosphored Type III, Block Tag
Adhesive Type:Pressure-sensitive adhesive
Processed at:Ashton Potter (USA) Ltd. (APU)
Colors:PMS 647 C Blue, PMS 7626 C Red
Stamp Orientation:Vertical
Image Area (w x h):0.84 x 1.42 in./21.34 x 36.07 mm
Overall Size (w x h):0.98 x 1.56 in./24.89 x 39.62 mm
Full Pane Size (w x h):5.92 x 7.50 in./150.37 x 190.50 mm
Press Sheet Size (w x h):11.84 x 22.75 in./300.76 x 577.85 mm
Plate Size:240 stamps per revolution
Plate Numbers:“P” followed by two (2) single digits
Marginal Markings:
Front:Plate number in bottom corners
Back:©2015 USPS • USPS logo • Plate block • Two Barcodes (589900) • Promotional text • Verso-text

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