Shaker Design Stamps, Sheet of 12

Shaker Design Stamps, Sheet of 12

Forever 68¢ | Multiple Stamp Designs

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Issue Date: 6/20/2024

Appreciate the beauty of minimalist design with the new Shaker Design stamps from the U.S. Postal Service®.

The stamps feature 12 photographs by Michael Freeman — each showing an example of iconic Shaker design. The issuance coincides with the 250th anniversary of the arrival of the first Shakers in America.

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  • Appreciate the beauty of minimalist design with the new Shaker Design stamps from the U.S. Postal Service®.

    The stamps feature 12 photographs by Michael Freeman — each showing an example of iconic Shaker design. The issuance coincides with the 250th anniversary of the arrival of the first Shakers in America.

    The pane selvage features a black-and-white photograph of Brother Ricardo Belden (1868–1958) in his workshop at Hancock Shaker Village in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. The photograph was taken by Samuel Kravitt circa 1935.

    The Shaker Design 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.

    Stamp Issuance:
    June 20, 2024
    Pittsfield, MA 01201

    Made in the USA

  • Issue:Shaker Design Stamps
    Item Number:581400
    Denomination &First-Class Mail Forever
    Type of Issue:
    Format:Pane of 12 (12 designs)
    Series:N/A
    Issue Date & City:June 20, 2024, Pittsfield, MA 01201
    Art Director:Derry Noyes, Washington, DC
    Designer:Derry Noyes, Washington, DC
    Existing Photos:Michael Freeman
    Existing Photo:Samuel Kravitt
    Modeler:Joseph Sheeran
    Manufacturing Process:Offset
    Printer:Ashton Potter
    Press Type:Muller A76
    Stamps per Pane:12
    Print Quantity:18000000
    Paper Type:Nonphosphored Type III, Block Tagged
    Adhesive Type:Pressure-sensitive
    Colors:Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, PMS 490C, PMS 1797C, PMS 4645C, PMS 4675C
    Stamp Orientation:Vertical
    Image Area (w x h):1.0850 x 1.4200 in. / 27.5590 x
    Overall Size (w x h):1.2250 x 1.5600 in. / 31.1150 x
    Full Pane Size (w x h):8.4400 x 6.6000 in. / 214.3760 x
    Press Sheets Size (w x h):20.0500 x 25.5700 in. / 509.2700 x
    Plate Size:108 stamps per revolution
    Plate Number:“P” followed by eight (8) single digits
    Marginal Markings:
    Front:Header: Shaker Design • Plate number in bottom two corners
    Back:© 2023 USPS • USPS logo • Two barcodes (581400) • Plate position diagram (9) • Promotional text

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