Stamp Announcement 10-24: Julia de Burgos

Stamp Announcement 10-24: Julia de Burgos

On September 14, 2010, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, the Postal Service™ will issue a 44-cent, Julia de Burgos com­memorative stamp in one design in a pressure-sensitive (PSA) pane of 20 stamps (Item 465900). The stamp designed by Howard E. Paine, Delaplane, Virginia, goes on sale nationwide September 14, 2010.

With this 26th stamp in the Literary Arts series, the U.S. Postal Service® honors Julia de Burgos, one of Puerto Rico’s most celebrated poets. The stamp features a por­trait of de Burgos created by artist Jody Hewgill, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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:



Julia de Burgos

Item Number:


Denomination & Type of Issue:

44-cent Commemorative


Pane of 20 (1 design)


Literary Arts

Issue Date & City:

September 14, 2010, San Juan,
PR 00936


Howard E. Paine, Delaplane, VA

Art Director:

Howard E. Paine, Delaplane, VA


Howard E. Paine, Delaplane, VA


Jody Hewgill, Toronto, Ontario, Canada




Avery Dennison, SPD

Manufacturing Process:



Avery Dennison (AVR)

Printed at:

Clinton, SC

Press Type:

Dia Nippon Kiko (DNK)

Stamps per Pane:


Print Quantity:

30 million stamps

Paper Type:

Prephosphored, Type II

Adhesive Type:


Processed at:

AVR, Clinton, SC


Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black

Stamp Orientation:


Image Area (w x h):

1.42 x .84 in./36.07 x 21.33 mm

Overall Size (w x h):

1.56 x .99 in./39.62 x 25.14 mm

Full Pane Size (w x h):

7.25 x 5.85 in./184.15 x 148.59 mm

Plate Size:

200 stamps per revolution

Plate Numbers:

“V” followed by four (4) single digits

Marginal Markings


Header: “LITERARY ARTS — 26TH IN A SERIES” Plate numbers

in four corners of pane


© 2009 USPS USPS logo Plate position diagram Barcode (465900) in two corners Price: “.44 x 20 = $8.80” Background information on Julia de Burgos on back of each Stamp

Julia de Burgos Stamp
Stamp Distribution
585 Ave. F. D. Roosevelt OFC
San Juan, PR 00936-9311

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 November 15, 2010.

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 are three philatelic products available for this stamp issue:

n 465961*, First Day Cover, $0.82.

n 465991*, Ceremony Program, $6.95.

n 465993*, First Day Cover Keepsake, $9.95.

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 465900, 44-cent Julia de Burgos, PSA Pane of 20 Stamps

Stamp distribution offices (SDOs) and stamp distribu­tion centers (SDCs) will receive approximately 25 percent of their standard automatic distribution quantity for a PSA sheet stamp. Distributions are rounded up to the nearest master carton size of 40,000 stamps.

Initial Supply to Post Offices

SDOs/SDCs will make a subsequent automatic distribu­tion to Post Offices of 25 percent of their standard automatic distribution quantity using PS Form 17, Stamp Requisition/Stamp Return. SDOs must not distribute this commemorative sheet to Post Offices before September 1, 2010.

Additional Supply

Post Offices requiring additional quantities of Item 465900 must requisition them from their designated SDO/SDC using PS Form 17. SDOs requiring additional com­memorative sheets must order them from the appropriate SDC using PS Form 17. For fulfilling supplemental orders from SDOs, each of the six SDCs and the San Juan SDO will receive additional commemorative sheets.

Sales Policy

All Post Offices must acquire and maintain a supply of each new commemorative stamp as long as customer demand exists, until inventory is depleted, or until the stamp is officially withdrawn from sale. If supplies run low, Post Offices must reorder additional quantities using their normal ordering procedures.