Stamp Announcement 09-17: Tiffany Lamp

Tiffany Lamp 1-cent stamp

On April 28, 2009, in Washington, DC, the Postal Service™ will issue a 1-cent, Tiffany Lamp definitive stamp in one design in a water-activated gum (WAG) coil of 10,000 stamps (Item 786400). The stamp, designed by Derry Noyes, Washington, DC, goes on sale nationwide April 28, 2009.

The stamp was previously issued in the following formats:

n March 1, 2003, water-activated gum (WAG), coil of 3,000 (Item 781500).

n March 16, 2007, pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) pane of 20 (Item 104100).

n March 7, 2008, PSA pane of 20 (Item 104100).

n June 7, 2008, water-activated gum (WAG), coil of 3,000 (Item 781500).

How to Order the First Day of Issue Postmark

Customers have 60 days to obtain the first day of issue postmark by mail. They may purchase new stamps at their local Post Office™, at The Postal Store® website at, or by calling 800-STAMP-24. They should affix the stamps to envelopes of their choice, address the envelopes (to themselves or others), and place them in a larger envelope addressed to:

Tiffany Lamp Stamp
Special Cancellations
PO Box 92282
Washington, DC 20090-2282

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. All orders must be postmarked by June 29, 2009.

How to Order First Day Covers

Stamp Fulfillment Services also offers first day covers for new stamp issues and Postal Service stationery items postmarked with the official first day of issue cancellation. Each item has an individual catalog number and is offered in the quarterly USA Philatelic catalog. Customers may request a free catalog by calling 800-STAMP-24 or writing to:

Information Fulfillment
Dept. 6270
U.S. Postal Service
PO Box 219014
Kansas City, MO 64121-9014

Philatelic Products

There is one philatelic product available for this stamp issue:

n 786462, *First Day Cover, $0.81.

Items with an asterisk (*) will use the 128 barcode from Stamp Fulfillment Services. All other philatelic products will continue to use barcode series A, with the exception of the Yearbook and the Guide Book.

Distribution: Item 786400, 1-cent Tiffany Lamp WAG Coil of 10,000 Stamps

The $100.00 Tiffany Lamp WAG coil of 10,000 will not be automatically distributed to stamp distribution offices (SDOs). Automatic distributions will be made only to accountable paper depositories (APDs), stamp services centers (SSCs), and the Cincinnati SDO. Initial APD distri­butions, which began March 17, 2009, will be complete by April 14, 2009. SDOs requiring stamps must order them from the appropriate APD using PS Form 17, Stamp Requisition/Stamp Return.



Tiffany Lamp

Item Number:


Denomination &
Type of Issue:

1-cent Definitive


Coil of 10,000 (1 design)



Issue Date & City:

April 28, 2009,
Washington, DC 20066
(No Ceremony)


Derry Noyes, Washington, DC

Art Director:

Derry Noyes, Washington, DC


Lou Nolan, McLean, VA


Donald H. Woo

Manufacturing Process:





Banknote Corporation of America,
Security Products (SSP/BCA)

Printed at:

Browns Summitt, NC

Press Type:

Alprinta, 74

Stamps per coil:


Print Quantity:

150 million stamps

Paper Type:

Nonphosphored, Type III

Adhesive Type:


Processed at:

Unique Binders, Fredericksburg, VA


Magenta, Yellow, Cyan, Black, PMS
5747 (Green)

Stamp Orientation:


Image Area (w x h):

0.71 x 0.81 in./18.28 x 20.57 mm

Overall Size (w x h):

0.87 x 0.96 in./22.10 x 24.43 mm

Full Pane Size (w x h):


Plate Size:

341 stamps per revolution

Plate Numbers:

“S” followed by five (5) single digits
(every 14 stamps)

Marginal Markings:


Initial Supply to Post Offices

SDOs will not make a subsequent automatic distribution of Item 786400 to Post Offices. All Post Offices requiring stamps must order them from their designated SDO using PS Form 17. SDOs must not distribute coils to Post Offices before April 21, 2009.