A familiar sight on public buildings and private homes alike, the American flag has been portrayed in myriad ways on U.S. postage. This stamped envelope features a graphic design of the flag that evokes a rich sense of history even as it presents a recognizable icon in a fresh, contemporary way.
The digital illustration featured on this stamped envelope is a graphic treatment by Kit Hinrichs of a waving U.S. Flag, with motion suggested by several equally spaced vertical creases. Small horizontal wavy lines alongside every second vertical crease convey an added sense of motion and depth. Gold stars form a border around the top and sides of the flag, with the words “USA” and “FOREVER” appearing in gold along the bottom row, with a gold star on either side of each word.
While depicting a familiar icon in a fresh and interesting way, the design on this stamped envelope also evokes a sense of U.S. postal history. Hinrichs says that he intended the artwork on this stamped envelope to pay homage to early 20th-century cancellation marks that showed waving flags or wavy lines.
The 2020 U.S. Flag Stamped Envelope is being issued as a Forever® stamped envelope. Its postage will always be equal to the value of the stamped envelope rate in effect at the time of use, even if the rate changes after purchase.
The art director for this stamped envelope was Ethel Kessler.
Made in the USA.
SKUs featured on this page: 292305,292348
|Issue:||U.S. Flag Stamped Envelope|
|Denomination &||First-Class Forever Stamped Envelope|
|Type of Issue:|
|Format:||#10 Regular Envelope|
|Issue Date & City:||June 15, 2020, Liberty, MO 64068|
|Art Director:||Ethel Kessler, Bethesda, MD|
|Designer:||Kit Hinrichs, San Francisco, CA|
|Manufacturing Process:||Offset, Microprint|
|Printer:||Ashton Potter (USA) Ltd. (APU)|
|Press Type:||Halm Jet EM4000|
|Folding Machine:||W&D #527|
|Paper Type:||61# Postal Envelope, Block, Type III|
|Processed at:||Ashton Potter (USA) Ltd. (APU)|
|Envelope Size: (w x h):||9.5 x 4.125 in/241.3 x 104.775 mm|
|Image Size (w x h):||1.505 x 1.103 in/38.227 x 20.016 mm|
|Colors:||Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black, PMS 339 Green|
|Marginal Markings:||FOREST STEWARDSHIP COUNCIL Logo • “THIS ENVELOPE IS RECYCLABLE AND MADE WITH 30% POST CONSUMER CONTENT” • Recycling logo • ©USPS 2019|
The Postal Store® ships all in-stock orders with USPS Tracking™. Please allow 5 - 7 business days for in-stock items to be shipped.
If your order contains pre- or back-ordered items, those items will ship separately when all pre- or back-ordered items in your order become available.
To view your order status and tracking information, sign in to your USPS.com account, go to "Activity History", and select your Order#.
The Postal Store® cannot accept orders for shipment outside the United States, but we do ship to APO/FPO/DPO addresses and U.S. territories. Learn More
Stamp and Philatelic Orders
All stamp and philatelic orders are charged a $1.30 handling fee on domestic orders up to $50.00, and $1.85 if the order is greater than $50.00. These handling fees apply only to the portion of the order total that includes stamp or philatelic products.
A retail item is any product that does not include a stamp or a form of postage. If your order contains retail items, a shipping charge will be added to the order based on the weight of the retail items and the ship to ZIP Code™. All in-stock retail products will ship within 5 - 7 business days.
Personalized Stamped Stationery
All Personalized Stamped Stationery products are charged a flat Priority Mail rate depending on how many boxes are ordered as specified in the PSE Shipping Charges table, and should be shipped within 5 - 7 business days.
Free Shipping Supplies
Free shipping supplies from The Postal Store Shipping Supply site are mailed Parcel Select® Ground and are shipped within 2 - 8 business days. For your convenience all orders will contain a carrier release endorsement "Leave if No Response". This will allow your postal carrier to leave your expedited packaging supply order if you are not available to receive the delivery.
Expedited Shipping Supplies
Orders of our Flat Rate Expedited Shipping Supplies are fulfilled by your local Post Office. If your local Post Office is unable to fulfill your order of Flat Rate Expedited Shipping Supplies within 1 - 2 business days, your order will be fulfilled by our distribution center within 2 - 8 business days.
The file or page you requested could not be found. The link you followed may be expired or broken. We apologize for any inconvenience this might cause.