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Medium:
paper; ink (red, yellow, multicolored); adhesive / photogravure
Type:
Postage Stamps
Place:
United States of America
Date:
December 13, 1994
Description:
Since the major postage rate increases of 1978, the United States Postal Service has released non-denominated definitive stamps a few days before major rate increases. These stamps filled the gap until denominated definitive and commemorative stamps could be prepared and issued. A letter printed on the stamps indicated the new rate change. The 1978 rate change had the letter "A." Six rate changes later -- in 1994, shortly before January 1, 1995 -- postal rate changes went into effect, and the G-rate stamps were issued to the public.
The G-rate Old Glory stamps included four postal rates: the new thirty-two-cent first-class rate; the twenty-cent stamp for postcards; the new twenty-five-cent first-class presort rate; and the five-cent nonprofit presort rate.
The various color variations and printing formats -- coils, booklets and sheet stamps -- were produced by five entities -- the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, the American Bank Note Co., Stamp Ventures, KCS Industries, and Avery-Denison.
Ronald Sharp of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing designed the G-Rate Old Glory stamp.
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Topic:
U.S. Stamps  Search this
Credit line:
Copyright United States Postal Service. All rights reserved.
Object number:
1999.2004.1020
See more items in:
National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/hm895712cd0-8b9e-4e31-86d8-c1ab30f4a874
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_1999.2004.1020