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With Love and Kisses Stamp

Love and Kisses Hershey StampThe Postal ServiceTM will issue a 39-cent With Love and Kisses special stamp in one design in a pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) convertible booklet of 20 (Item 676700), on January 13, 2007, in Hershey, Pennsylvania. The stamp, designed by Derry Noyes of Washington, DC, also goes on sale nationwide January 13, 2007.

The stamp features a silver Hershey's Kisses chocolate on a deep red background. The shape of the Kisses chocolate mirrors the form of the passionate red heart that rises behind it. Written on the heart is "Love" while "Kisses" appears on the plume that extends from the top of the chocolate treat. The stamp also commemorates the 100th anniversary of Hershey's Kisses in 2007.

How to Order 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 OfficeTM, by telephone at 800-STAMP-24, and at The Postal Store Web site at

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:

HERSHEY PA 17033-9998

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 March 13, 2007.

Issue: With Love and Kisses
Item Number: 676700
Denomination &
Type of Issue:

39-cent Special
Format: Double Sided Convertible Booklet
of 20 (1 design)
Series: Love
Issue Date & City: January 13, 2007,
Hershey, PA 17033
Designer: Derry Noyes, Washington, DC
Art Director: Derry Noyes, Washington, DC
Typographer: Derry Noyes, Washington, DC
Artist: José Ortega, Toronto, Canada
Modeler: Avery Dennison, SPD
Manufacturing Process: Gravure
Engraver: WRE/Color Tech
Printer: Avery Dennison, (AVR)
Printed at: AVR, Clinton, S.C.
Press Type: Dia Nippon Kiko (DNK)
Stamps per Booklet: 20
Print Quantity: 300 million stamps
Paper Type: Nonphosphored, Type III
Adhesive Type: Pressure-Sensitive
Processed at: AVR, Clinton, SC
Colors: blank
Stamp Side: Yellow, Magenta, Cyan, Black
Cover Side: Yellow, Magenta, Cyan, Black
Stamp Orientation: Vertical
Image Area (w x h): 0.770 x 1.050 in./19.558 x
26.67 mm
Overall Size (w x h): 0.910 x 1.190 in./23.114 x
30.226 mm
Booklet Size (w x h): 4.55 x 5.00 in./115.57 x
127.00 mm
Plate Size: 420 stamps per revolution
Plate Numbers: "V" followed by four (4) single
Marginal Markings: blank
Stamp Side: N/A
Cover Side: 2006 USPS • Plate numbers
• $7.80 • USPS logo
• Promotional text
plume and the product
configuration are registered
trademarks used with
permission from The Hershey
Company" • Barcode 676700
• "Love KISSES" • Stamp
image • "Twenty 39
Self-adhesive Stamps"


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:

DEPT 6270
PO BOX 219014
KANSAS CITY MO 64121-9014

Philatelic Products

There are five philatelic products available for this stamp issue.

• Item 676740: Booklet Pane of 20 - $7.80.

• Item 676761: First Day Cover - $.0.77.

• Item 676765: DCP CNC Cover - $1.50.

• Item 676793: First Day Cover Keepsake - $8.57.

• Item 676799: Digital Color Postmark Keepsake - $9.30.

Distribution: Item 676700, 39-cent With Love and Kisses, PSA Convertible Booklet of 20

Stamp distribution offices (SDOs) will receive approximately 25 percent of their standard automatic distribution quantity for a PSA booklet. Distributions are rounded up to the nearest master carton size (4,000 booklets).

Initial Supply to Post Offices

SDOs will make a subsequent automatic distribution to Post Offices of one-quarter their standard automatic booklet distribution quantity using PS Form 17, Stamp Requisition/Stamp Return. SDOs must not distribute these booklets to Post Offices before January 4, 2007.

Additional Supply

Post Offices requiring additional booklets must requisition Item 676700 from their designated SDO using PS Form 17. SDOs requiring additional booklets must order them from the appropriate accountable paper depository (APD) using PS Form 17.

For fulfilling supplemental orders from SDOs, the Memphis and New York APDs will each receive 440,000 additional booklets; the San Francisco and Chicago APDs will each receive 400,000 additional booklets; and the Denver APD will receive 140,000 additional booklets.

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.

— Stamp Services,
Government Relations, 12-7-06