Save Vanishing Species Stamps, Sheet of 20

Save Vanishing Species Stamps, Sheet of 20

First Class Semipostal 85¢


Issue Date: 9/20/2011

This is the Save Vanishing Species stamp - featuring an Amur tiger cub graphic, one of the magnificent animals this stamp is designed to help.

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  • Featuring a bold graphic of an Amur tiger cub, the artwork of the Save Vanishing Species™ First-Class Semipostal stamp depicts just one of the magnificent animals that it is designed to help. Your purchase benefits conservation funds that are helping create hope for the future. Over $6.4 million has been raised for the cause.

    Under the Multinational Species Conservation Funds Semipostal Stamp Act of 2010, the U.S. Postal Service® will transfer the net proceeds from the sale of these stamps to the United States Fish and Wildlife Service to support the Multinational Species Conservation Funds. The funds include:

    African Elephant Conservation Fund: Elephants capture our imagination, but poaching and loss of habitat have taken their future hostage. The African elephant population has shrunk dramatically, and while conservation efforts have stabilized the elephant population in southern Africa, much remains to be done.

    Asian Elephant Conservation Fund: Asian elephants also face habitat issues. Conservation efforts have assisted in developing land use strategies that will benefit both man and animal, allowing both to flourish together.

    Great Ape Conservation Fund: Endlessly fascinating, great apes are especially vulnerable. Orangutans, chimpanzees, gorillas, and bonobos are all at risk. Conservation efforts address issues of habitat loss, poaching, and disease in hopes of saving these amazing creatures.

    Rhinoceros and Tiger Conservation Fund: Powerful and compelling, the rhinoceros and tiger are targeted by poachers and pressured by human civilization. Conservation programs have helped bring Africa‘s white rhino population back to more than 17,000 and improved poaching detection and prosecution to stem the loss of tigers in various localities.

    Marine Turtle Conservation Fund: For more than 100 million years, the ancestors of marine turtles swam the oceans. Yet in less than a century, exploitation and habitat destruction have devastated their numbers. Conservation projects work toward the goal of restoring large numbers of these ancient, intriguing creatures to the world‘s oceans.

    Derry Noyes served as the art director, designer, and typographer for the stamp. She worked with artist Nancy Stahl to develop one powerful illustration to symbolize the plight of all of these imperiled animals. The Amur tiger cub shown in the stamp art is one of five tiger subspecies. When full grown, this cat can weigh up to 650 pounds and measure 13 feet from its nose to the tip of its tail.

    Made in the USA.

    Issue City: Washington, DC 20066

  • Issue:Save Vanishing Species
    Item Number:576600
    Denomination & Type of Issue:Nondenominated First-Class Mail Semipostal
    Format:Nondenominated First-Class Mail Semipostal
    Series:Pane of 20 (1 design)
    Issue Date & City:September 20, 2011, Washington, DC 20066
    Designer:Derry Noyes, Washington, DC
    Art Director:Derry Noyes, Washington, DC
    Artist:Nancy Stahl, New York, NY
    Typographer:Derry Noyes, Washington, DC
    Modeler:Avery Dennison, Designed and Engineered Solutions
    Manufacturing Process:Gravure
    Printer:Avery Dennison (AVR)
    Printed at:AVR, Clinton, SC
    Press Type:Dia Nippon Kiko (DNK)
    Stamps per Pane:20
    Print Quantity:100 million stamps
    Paper Type:Nonphosphored, Type III, Block
    Adhesive Type:Pressure-sensitive
    Processed at:AVR, Clinton, SC
    Colors:Yellow, Magenta, Cyan, Black, Green, Pane (Green), Text (Green)
    Stamp Orientation:Vertical
    Image Area (w x h):1.127 x 1.161 in./28.63 x 29.49 mm
    Overall Size (w x h):1.225 x 1.225 in./31.12 x 31.12 mm
    Full Pane Size (w x h):7.125 x 8.50 in./180.98 x 215.90 mm
    Plate Size:160 stamps per revolution
    Plate Numbers:“V” followed by seven (7) single digits
    Marginal Markings:
    Front:Header: “Save Vanishing Species AFRICAN ELEPHANT \u00B7 MARINE TURTLE \u00B7 GREAT APE \u00B7 TIGER \u00B7 ASIAN ELEPHANT \u00B7 RHINOCEROS” • “MULTINATIONAL SPECIES CONSERVATION FUNDS” at bottom of pane • Plate numbers in two bottom corners of pane
    Back:Header: “Save Vanishing Species” • Narrative text” 2011 USPS • USPS logo • Plate position diagram • Barcode (576600) in lower right and left hand corners of pane • Proprietary notice at bottom of pane • Silhouette image of each animal in text represented at bottom on pane

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