Grapes Stamps, Sheet of 20

Grapes Stamps, Sheet of 20

Additional Postage 5¢


Issue Date: 2/24/2017

Originally issued in 2016 in a coil format, Grapes, a five-cent definitive stamp, is available in a Sheet of 20 stamps.

Denominated rates guarantee postage at the face value and should be used as additional postage for oversized, overweight, or other special service mail.

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  • Originally issued in 2016 in a coil format, Grapes, a five-cent definitive stamp, is available in a Sheet of 20 stamps.

    Two clusters of deep-purple Pinot noir grapes are depicted growing on vines among several green leaves. The artist used pen and ink and watercolor to produce the original art..

    A member of the genus Vitis, grapes have been cultivated for thousands of years dating back to the very beginning of civilization. Grapes can be eaten as a table fruit, dried to produce raisins, or crushed to make wine or juice. According to the Department of Agriculture, 7.8 million tons of grapes were grown commercially in the U.S. in 2014.

    Believed to be one of the oldest cultivated grapes in the Vitis genus, the Pinot noir grape can produce one of the most highly prized and elegant wines in the world. Once thought to grow well only in Burgundy, France, the Pinot noir grape is now successfully grown in cooler climates around the world, including areas of the United States—northern California, New York, and Oregon, among others.

    Art director Derry Noyes designed this stamp with an existing illustration by John Burgoyne. Burgoyne used pen and ink and watercolor to produce the original art.

    Made in the USA.

  • Issue:Grapes Stamp
    Item Number:111400
    Denomination & Type of Issue:5-cent Denominated, Mail Use
    Format:Pane of 20 (1 design)
    Issue Date & City:February 24, 2017, Grapevine, TX 76051
    Art Director:Derry Noyes, Washington, DC
    Designer:Derry Noyes, Washington, DC
    Typographer:Derry Noyes, Washington, DC
    Existing Art:John Burgoyne, West Barnstable, MA
    Modeler:Joseph Sheeran
    Manufacturing Process:Offset, Microprint – “USPS”
    Printer:Ashton Potter (USA) Ltd. (APU)
    Printed at:Williamsville, NY
    Press Type:Muller A76
    Stamps per Pane:20
    Print Quantity:30,000,000 stamps
    Paper Type:Nonphosphored Type III
    Adhesive Type:Pressure-sensitive
    Processed at:Ashton Potter (USA) Ltd. (APU)
    Colors:Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, PMS 7667 C Purple, PMS Warm Gray 4 C
    Stamp Orientation:Vertical
    Image Area (w x h):0.73 x 0.84 in/18.54 x 21.34 mm
    Overall Size (w x h):0.87 x 0.98 in/22.10 x 24.89 mm
    Full Pane Size (w x h):5.35 x 4.93 in/135.89 x 125.22 mm
    Plate Size:400 stamps per revolution
    Plate Numbers:“P” followed by six (6) digits
    Marginal Markings:
    Front:Plate number in 4 corners
    Back:©2015 USPS • USPS Logo • Two barcodes (111400) • Plate Position Diagram • Promotional Text

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