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14 February 2020

Let’s Celebrate!

United States: Let’s Celebrate!, 14 February 2020. Images from Stamp News Now and eBay.

Technical Specifications:

Issue: Let’s Celebrate! Stamp
Item Number: 572500
Denomination & Type of Issue: First-Class Mail Forever
Format: Pane of 20 (1 design)
Series: N/A
Issue Date & City: February 14, 2020, Mesa, AZ 85201
Art Director: Antonio Alcalá, Alexandria, VA
Designer: Antonio Alcalá, Alexandria, VA
Typographer: Antonio Alcalá, Alexandria, VA
Modeler: Sandra Lane/Michelle Finn
Manufacturing Process: Foil Stamping, Offset, Flexographic, Microprint
Printer: Banknote Corporation of America
Press Type: Gallus RCS
Stamps per Pane: 20
Print Quantity: 300,000,000 stamps
Paper Type: Phosphor Tagged Paper, Block
Adhesive Type: Pressure-sensitive
Processed at: Banknote Corporation of America
Colors: Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black, Pantone Cool Gray 7
Other: Magenta Foil Luxor 28612, Teal Foil Luxor 361, Orange Foil Luxor 404
Stamp Orientation: Horizontal
Image Area (w x h): 1.42 x 0.84 in./ 36.068 x 21.336 mm
Overall Size (w x h): 1.56 x 0.98 in./39.624 x 24.892 mm
Full Pane Size (w x h): 6 x 7.24 in./152.4 x 183.896 mm
Plate Size: 160 stamps per revolution
Plate Numbers: “B” followed by five (5) single digits
Marginal Markings:
Front: Plate number in four corners
Back: ©2019 USPS • USPS logo • 2 barcodes (572500) • Plate position diagram (8) • Promotional text

From the USPS announcement on 22 October 2019:

In 2020, the Postal Service issues Let’s Celebrate!, a new stamp that adds fun to celebratory greeting cards, invitations and gift-bearing envelopes and packages. No matter the occasion — birthday, anniversary, holiday, engagement, new job, retirement — Let’s Celebrate! helps send cheer along with well wishes. The stamp features an array of colorful circles in varying sizes arranged in a random pattern. The letters in the word “celebrate,” cast in a dark green hue, appear inside several brightly colored circles on a white background. Art director Antonio Alcalá designed the stamp.

This stamp was issued on Friday, 14 February 2020 at the ARIPEX stamp show in Mesa, Arizona.


United States: Let’s Celebrate! (black & white and color first day of issue cancellations), 14 February 2020.

From the USPS Postal Bulletin dated 2 January 2020:

On February 14, 2020, in Mesa, AZ, the United States Postal Service will issue the Let’s Celebrate! stamp (Forever priced at the First-Class Mail rate) in one design, in a pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) pane of 20 stamps (Item 572500). The stamp will go on sale nationwide February 14, 2020, and must not be sold or canceled before the first-day-of-issue.

The Postal Service is pleased to issue Let’s Celebrate!, a new stamp that adds an extra dash of fun to celebratory greeting cards, invitations, and gift-bearing envelopes and packages. No matter the occasion — birthday, anniversary, holiday, engagement, new job, retirement — Let‘s Celebrate! will help send cheer to those deserving of well wishes. The stamp art features an array of colorful circles in varying sizes arranged in a random pattern. The letters in the word “celebrate,” cast in a dark green hue, appear inside several brightly colored circles on a white background. Art director Antonio Alcalá designed the stamp.

Item 572500, Let’s Celebrate! (Forever Priced at the First-Class Mail Rate) PSA Pane of 20 Stamps: Automatic Distribution

How to Order the First-Day-of-Issue Postmark:
Customers have 120 days to obtain the first-day-of-issue postmark by mail. They may purchase new stamps at their local Post Office or at The Postal Store website at usps.com/shop. They must affix the stamps to envelopes of their choice, address the envelopes (to themselves or others), and place them in a larger envelope addressed to:

FDOI – Let’s Celebrate! Stamp
USPS Stamp Fulfillment Services
8300 NE Underground Drive, Suite 300
Kansas City, MO 64144-9900

After applying the first-day-of-issue postmark, the Postal Service will return the envelopes through the mail. There is no charge for the postmark up to a quantity of 50. There is a 5-cent charge for each additional postmark over 50. All orders must be postmarked by June 14, 2020.

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