Stamp Announcement 07-07: Settlement of Jamestown Double-sided Commemorative Sheet

Settlement of Jamestown Double-sided Commemorative Sheet

The Postal Service™ will issue a 41-cent, Settlement of Jamestown commemorative stamp in a pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) double-sided sheet of 20 stamps (Item 461000) on May 11, 2007, in Jamestown, Virginia. The stamp designed by Richard Sheaff of Scottsdale, Arizona, also goes on sale nationwide May 11, 2007.

This commemorative sheet celebrates the 400th anni­versary of the settlement of Jamestown, Virginia, by English colonists in 1607. The stamp featuring a painting of the three ships that carried the first settlers is shaped like a triangle, as was the fort raised by the Jamestown settlers shortly after their arrival.

The selvage area on the front of the sheet includes a painting of Jamestown by artist Richard Schlecht of Frederick, Maryland, and was reviewed with the help of archaeologists currently excavating the site of the Jamestown fort.

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 Office™, by telephone at 800-STAMP-24, or 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:


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 July 10, 2007.

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

The philatelic products available for this stamp issue are as follows:

Distribution: Item 461000 $8.20 Settlement of Jamestown, Commemorative Sheet of 20 Stamps

Stamp distribution offices (SDOs) will receive approxi­mately one half their standard automatic distribution quan­tity for a PSA sheet stamp. Distributions are rounded up to the nearest master carton size (2,000 commemorative sheets/40,000 stamps).

Initial Supply to Post Offices

SDOs will make a subsequent automatic distribution to Post Offices of one-half their standard automatic distribu­tion quantities using PS Form 17, Stamp Requisition/Stamp Return. SDOs must not distribute this commemora­tive sheet to Post Offices before May 11, 2007.

Additional Supply

Post Offices requiring additional quantities of Item 461000 must requisition them from their designated SDO using PS Form 17. SDOs requiring additional commemora­tive sheets must order them from the appropriate account­able paper depository (APD) using PS Form 17.

For fulfilling supplemental orders from SDOs, the Mem­phis, New York, and Chicago APDs will each receive 120,000 additional commemorative sheets; the San Francisco APD will receive 100,000 additional commemo­rative sheets; and the Denver APD will receive 32,000 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. The $8.20 Settlement of Jamestown, Commemorative Sheet may not be split and the stamps may not be sold individually.



Settlement of Jamestown

Item Number:


Denomination &
Type of Issue:

41-cent Commemorative


Double-sided Commemorative
Sheet of 20 (1 design)



Issue Date & City:

May 11, 2007,
Jamestown, VA 23081


Richard Sheaff, Scottsdale, AZ

Art Director:

Richard Sheaff, Scottsdale, AZ


Richard Sheaff, Scottsdale, AZ

Existing Art:

Griffith Baily Coale, (Deceased)

Selvage Art:

Richard Schlecht, Frederick, MD


Donald Woo

Manufacturing Process:

Offset, Microprinting “USPS”


Banknote Corporation of
America, Inc./SSP

Printed at:

Browns Summit, NC

Press Type:

Alprinta, 74

Stamps per Sheet:


Print Quantity:

60 million stamps

Paper Type:

Phosphored tagged, Block

Adhesive Type:


Processed at:

Unique Binders, Fredericksburg, VA


Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black,
PMS 308 (Blue)

Stamp Orientation/Shape:


Image Area:

2.625 x 2.625 x 2.625 in./66.675 x
66.675 x 66.675 mm

Overall Size:

2.625 x 2.625 x 2.625 in./66.675 x
66.675 x 66.675 mm

Pane Size (w x h):

8.5 x 7.0 in./215.9 x 177.8 mm

Plate Size:

400 stamps per revolution

Plate Numbers:


Marginal Markings:


Front Side With One

Header “JAMESTOWN” Descriptive
paragraph about Jamestown
Illustration of Jamestown

Back Side With
Nineteen Stamps

© 2006 USPS Price “$8.20” USPS