Stamp Announcement 07-20: Air Force One (Priority Mail) Stamp

Air Force One (Priority Mail) Stamp

On June 13, 2007, in Washington, DC, the Postal Service™ will issue a $4.60, Air Force One (Priority Mail®) stamp in one design in a pressure-sensitive adhe­sive (PSA) pane of 20 stamps (Item 112600). Designed by Phil Jordan of Falls Church, Virginia, the stamp goes on sale nationwide June 13, 2007.

Noted aviation artist William S. Phillips of Ashland, Oregon, created the image of Air Force One for the 2007 Priority Mail stamp.

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™ at The Postal Store® Web site 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:

PO BOX 92282
WASHINGTON DC 20090-9998

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 August 12, 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



Air Force One (Priority Mail)

Item Number:


Denomination &

Type of Issue:

$4.60 Definitive


Pane of 20 (1 design)


Priority Mail

Issue Date & City:

June 13, 2007,
Washington, DC 20066


Phil Jordan, Falls Church, VA

Art Director:

Phil Jordan, Falls Church, VA


Phil Jordan, Falls Church, VA


William S. Phillips, Ashland, OR




Joseph Sheeran

Manufacturing Process:

Intaglio/Offset, Microprint “USPS”


Ashton Potter (USA) Ltd. (APU)

Printed at:

Williamsville, NY

Press Type:

Stevens, Vari-size Security Press

Stamps per Pane:


Print Quantity:

75 million stamps

Paper Type:

Prephosphored, Type II

Adhesive Type:


Processed at:

Ashton Potter (USA) Ltd. (APU)




Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow,
PMS 642 (Blue)



Stamp Orientation:


Image Area (w x h):

1.42 x 1.085 in./36.068 x 27.559 mm

Overall Size (w x h):

1.56 x 1.225 in./39.624 x 31.115 mm

Full Pane Size (w x h):

7.24 x 7.12 in./183.896 x
180.848 mm

Plate Size:

120 stamps per revolution

Plate Numbers:

“P” followed by six (6) single digits

Marginal Markings:



© 2007 USPS • Price • Plate
number on four corners of pane
• Plate position diagram


4 Barcodes (112600) • USPS Logo

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 is one philatelic product available for this stamp issue: Item 112661, First Day Cover, $4.98.

Distribution: Item 112600, $4.60 Air Force One (Priority Mail), PSA Pane of 20 Stamps

Initially, stamp distribution offices (SDOs) will receive approximately 65 to 70 percent of their standard automatic distribution quantity for a PSA sheet stamp. SDO distribu­tions, which begin shipping May 29, 2007, will be com­pleted June 15, 2007. Distributions are rounded up to the nearest master carton size (40,000 stamps).

Initial Supply to Post Offices

SDOs will not make a subsequent automatic distribution to Post Offices. Post Offices requiring quantities of Item 112600 must order them from their designated SDO using a separate PS Form 17, Stamp Requisition/Stamp Return. SDOs must not distribute stamps to Post Offices before June 7, 2007.

Additional Supply

Post Offices requiring additional stamps must requisi­tion Item 112600 from their designated SDO using PS Form 17. SDOs requiring additional stamps must order them from the appropriate accountable paper depository (APD) using PS Form 17.

For fulfilling supplemental orders from SDOs, the Memphis, Chicago, New York, and San Francisco APDs will each receive 4,000,000 additional stamps. The Denver APD will receive 1,120,000 additional stamps. The Kansas City Stamp Services Center will receive 4,800,000 addi­tional stamps for fulfilling supplemental orders from APDs.

Additional quantities of this definitive stamp will also be made available to SDOs via subsequent automatic distri­butions, shipped directly from the supplier to the SDOs.