Stamp Announcement 14-15: USS Arizona Memorial Stamp

Stamp Announcement 14-15: USS Arizona Memorial Stamp

On March 13, 2014, in Honolulu HI, the U.S. Postal Ser­vice® will issue the $19.99 USS Arizona Memorial (Priority Mail Express Mail) definitive stamp in one design, in a pres­sure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) pane of 10 stamps (Item 116400).

The stamp will go on sale nationwide March 13, 2014.

The USS Arizona Memorial Priority Mail Express stamp honors the tranquil shrine to the 1,177 sailors aboard the ship who lost their lives on December 7, 1941. The artwork features an illustration of the memorial located in Pearl Har­bor on the Hawaiian island of Oahu. Designed by art direc­tor Phil Jordan, the stamp showcases the work of illustrator Dan Cosgrove.

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Distribution: Item 116400, $19.99 USS Arizona Memorial (Priority Mail Express) PSA Pane of 10 Stamps

Stamp Distribution Offices (SDOs) and Stamp Distribu­tion Centers (SDCs) will receive their standard automatic distribution quantity for a PSA pane of 10 stamps. Distribu­tions are rounded up to the nearest master carton size of 20,000 stamps.

Initial Supply to Post Offices

SDOs/SDCs will NOT make an automatic distribution to Post Offices™. Post Offices requiring these items must requisition them from the eBuy2 SEAM Catalog or via Touch-tone ordering. Post Offices may preorder these stamps prior to the first-day-of-issue. Post Offices should not sell the stamp prior to first-day-of-issue.

Sales Policy

All Post Offices should maintain a sufficient inventory level of this item until the stamp is officially withdrawn from sale. If supplies run low, Post Offices must reorder addi­tional quantities using their normal ordering procedures

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:

USS Arizona Memorial Stamp

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. For more than 50, customers have to pay five cents each. All orders must be postmarked by May 13, 2014.

How to Order First-Day Covers

The Postal Service 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, online at, or by calling 800-782-6724. Customers may request a free catalog by calling 800-782-6724 or writing to:

U.S. Postal Service
Catalog Request
PO Box 219014
Kansas City, MO 64121-9014

Philatelic Products

There are three philatelic products available for this stamp issue:

n 117116*, First-Day Cover, $20.43.

n 117121*, Digital Color Postmark, $21.14.

n 117131*, Stamp Deck Card, $0.95.

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.



USS Arizona Memorial Stamp

Item Number:


Denomination & Type of Issue:

Priority Mail Express


Pane of 10 (1 design)



Issue Date & City:

March 13, 2014, Honolulu, HI 96820


Phil Jordan

Art Director:

Phil Jordan


Dan Cosgrove


Donald Woo

Manufacturing Process:

Offset Microprint


CCL Label, Inc.

Printed at:

Browns Summit, NC

Press Type:


Stamps per Pane:


Print Quantity:

3 million stamps

Paper Type:

Prephosphor Overall Tagged

Adhesive Type:


Processed at:

Banknote Corporation of America


Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black

Stamp Orientation:


Image Area (w x h):

1.40 x 1.07 in./35.56 x 27.18 mm

Overall Size (w x h):

1.56 x 1.23 in./39.62 x 31.24 mm

Full Pane Size (w x h):

7.24 x 7.12 in./183.90 x 180.85 mm

Plate Size:

90 stamps per revolution

Plate Numbers:

“S” followed by four (4) single digits

Marginal Markings:


Plate numbers in two corners of pane


© 2013 USPS • USPS logo • Plate position diagram • UPC Barcode (116400) in upper right and lower left corners of pane • Promotional text