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24 April 2020

Chrysanthemum (Global)

United States: Global Chrysanthemum, 24 April 2020. Images from the United States Postal Service Media Center  and eBay.

Technical Specifications:

Issue: Chrysanthemum Stamp
Item Number: 572600
Denomination & Type of Issue: Global Forever International Rate
Format: Pane of 10 (1 design)
Issue Date & City: April 24, 2020, Burlingame, CA 94010
Art Director: William J. Gicker, Washington, DC
Designer: Greg Breeding, Charlottesville, VA
Typographer: Greg Breeding, Charlottesville, VA
Existing Art: Hong Vo
Modeler: Joseph Sheeran
Manufacturing Process: Offset, Microprint
Printer: Ashton Potter (USA) Ltd. (APU)
Press Type: Muller A76
Stamps per Pane: 10
Print Quantity: 65,000,000 stamps
Paper Type: Nonphosphored Type III, Block Tag
Adhesive Type: Pressure-sensitive
Processed at: Ashton Potter (USA) Ltd. (APU)
Stamp Orientation: Round
Image Area (w x h): 1.2 x 1.2 in./30.48 x 30.48 mm
Stamp Size (w x h): 1.41 x 1.41 in./35.814 x 35.814 mm
Full Pane Size (w x h): 8.5 x 4.09 in./215.9 x 103.886 mm
Colors: Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Pantone Pink C, Pantone Black 6C
Plate Size: 180 stamps per revolution
Plate Number: “P” followed by six (6) single digits
Marginal Markings:
Front: Plate number in four corners of pane
Back: ©2019 USPS • USPS logo • Barcode (572600) behind each stamp • Plate position diagram (9) • Promotional text

Two additional stamps were announced by the USPS on 30 December 2019 — the Presorted Star stamp (due on 3 February and the Chrysanthemum Global Priority stamp (due 24 April).

National news

Dec. 30, 2019

U.S. Postal Service to Issue New Presorted Star and Global Stamps

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Postal Service today revealed two additions to the 2020 stamp program: Presorted Star, a convenient stamp for large-volume mailers, and Chrysanthemum (Global), an international rate stamp.

Chrysanthemum (Global)

Chrysanthemum is a new Global Forever international rate stamp that can be used to mail a 1-ounce letter to any country where First-Class Mail International service is available. The stamp is round and features a photograph of a pink chrysanthemum on a white background. Taken from above, the photograph highlights the intricate beauty of the bloom. The art director was William J. Gicker. Greg Breeding designed the stamp with an existing photograph by Hong Vo. This stamp will be issued April 24 in Burlingame, CA. Details about the dedication event will be announced at a later date.

Customers may purchase stamps and other philatelic products through The Postal Store at usps.com/shop, by calling 800-STAMP24 (800-782-6724), by mail through USA Philatelic, or at Post Office locations nationwide.

Information on ordering first-day-of-issue postmarks and covers is at usps.com/shop.

The Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations.

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From the Postal Bulletin:

On April 24, 2020, in Burlingame, CA, the United States Postal Service® will issue the Chrysanthemum Global Forever® international rate stamp in one design, in a pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) pane of 10 stamps (Item 572600). The stamp will go on sale nationwide April 24, 2020, and must not be sold or canceled before the first-day-of-issue.

Chrysanthemum is a new Global Forever® international rate stamp that can be used to mail a 1-ounce letter to any country in which First-Class Mail International® service is available. The stamp is round and features a photograph of a pink chrysanthemum arranged against a white background. Taken from above, the photograph highlights the intricate beauty of the bloom. The art director was William J. Gicker. Greg Breeding designed the stamp with an existing photograph by Hong Vo.

No 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 – Chrysanthemum 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 August 24, 2020.

The first-day ceremony was to be held at the WESTPEX stamp show, which was canceled.


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