Stamp Announcement 07-39: Jury Duty

Jury Duty 41-cent stamp.

On September 12, 2007, in New York, New York, the Postal Service™ will issue a 41-cent, Jury Duty com­memorative stamp in one design in a pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) pane of 20 (Item 461700).

The stamp, designed by Lance Hidy of Merrimac, Massachusetts, goes on sale nationwide September 12, 2007.

With this stamp, the U.S. Postal Service® calls atten­tion to the importance of jury service, a cornerstone of democracy in the United States. By showing a diverse group of 12 representative jurors in silhouette, art director Carl T. Herrman of Carlsbad, California, and designer Lance Hidy emphasize that the American jury system pro­vides for trial by one’s peers.

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™, or 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:

NEW YORK NY 10199-9998



Jury Duty

Item Number:


Denomination &
Type of Issue:

41-cent Commemorative


Pane of 20 (1 design)



Issue Date & City:

September 12, 2007,
New York, NY 10199



Art Director:

Carl T. Herrman, Carlsbad, CA


Lance Hidy,
Merrimac, Massachusetts


Lance Hidy,
Merrimac, Massachusetts


Lance Hidy,
Merrimac, Massachusetts


Joseph Sheeran

Manufacturing Process:

Offset, Microprinting, “USPS”


Ashton Potter (USA) Ltd. (APU)

Printed at:

Williamsville, NY

Press Type:

Mueller Martini, A 76

Stamps per Pane:


Print Quantity:

40 million stamps

Paper Type:

Prephosphored, Type I

Adhesive Type:


Processed at:

Ashton Potter (USA) Ltd.


Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow,
PMS 485 (Red)

Stamp Orientation:


Image Area (w x h):

1.085 x 1.085 in./27.559 x
27.559 mm

Overall Size (w x h):

1.225 x 1.225 in./31.115 x
31.115 mm

Full Pane Size (w x h):

5.9 x 7.12 in./149.86 x 180.848 mm

Plate Size:

240 stamps per revolution

Plate Numbers:

“P” followed by five (5) single digits

Marginal Markings:



© 2006 USPS • Plate position
diagram • Price “.41 x 20 =
$8.20” • 4 plate numbers


Descriptive text • Barcode
“461700” • USPS logo

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 11, 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

There are three philatelic products available for this stamp issue:

Distribution: Item 461700, 41-cent Jury Duty, PSA Pane of 20 Stamps

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

Initial Supply to Post Offices

SDOs will make a subsequent automatic distribution to Post Offices of one-fourth their full standard automatic dis­tribution quantity using PS Form 17, Stamp Requisition/Stamp Return. SDOs must not distribute stamps to Post Offices before September 7, 2007.

Additional Supply

Post Offices requiring additional stamps must requisi­tion Item 461700 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 San Francisco, Chicago, New York, and Memphis APDs will each receive 1,520,000 additional stamps; and the Denver APD will receive 560,000 additional stamps.

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.