Stamp Announcement 10-20: Scouting

Stamp Announcement 10-20: Scouting

On July 27, 2010, in Fort A. P. Hill, Virginia, the Postal Ser­vice™ will issue a 44-cent, Scouting commemorative stamp in one design in a pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) pane of 20 stamps (Item 465400). The stamp, designed by Derry Noyes, Washington, DC, goes on sale nationwide July 27, 2010.

To create this original design, illustrator Craig Frazier, Mill Valley, California, depicted the images of two different scouts in clothing and accessories that are often part of the outdoor scouting experience — hats, packs, boots, and binoculars. At first glance, one sees the large silhouette of a scout peering through binoculars. Within this figure is another scout perched atop a mountain taking in the vista. “I wanted a level of discovery to be portrayed in the stamp itself,” Frazier recalls.

He continues, “The small figure and landscape indicate very hard, directional light coming from low on the horizon either early morning or late afternoon. The sky has that pale blue to indigo transition that happens only at those two times of day.”




Item Number:


Denomination & Type of Issue:

44-cent Commemorative


Pane of 20 (1 design)



Issue Date & City:

July 27, 2010, Fort A.P. Hill, Virginia 22427


Craig Frazier, Mill Valley, CA

Art Director:

Derry Noyes, Washington, DC


Craig Frazier, Mill Valley, CA


Craig Frazier, Mill Valley, CA




Avery Dennison, SPD

Manufacturing Process:



Avery Dennison (AVR)

Printed at:

Clinton, SC

Press Type:

Dia Nippon Kiko (DNK)

Stamps per Pane:


Print Quantity:

40 million stamps

Paper Type:

Prephosphored, Type I

Adhesive Type:


Processed at:

AVR, Clinton, SC


Yellow, Magenta, Cyan, Black, PMS 299 (Blue), PMS 485 (Red)

Stamp Orientation:


Image Area (w x h):

0.84 x 1.42 in./21.34 x 36.07 mm

Overall Size (w x h):

0.99 x 1.56 in./25.15 x 39.62 mm

Full Pane Size (w x h):

5.85 x 7.25 in./148.59 x 184.14 mm

Plate Size:

160 stamps per revolution

Plate Numbers:

“V” followed by six (6) single digits

Marginal Markings:


Plate numbers in four corners of pane


© 2009 USPS USPS logo Barcode (465400) in two corners of pane Price: “.44 x 20 = $8.80” Plate position diagram Brief description about scouting on back of each stamp

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™ facility, 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:

Scouting Stamp
117 Milford Street
Bowling Green, VA 22427-9998

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 September 27, 2010.

Guidelines for Finalizing Scouting Stamp Pictorial Postmark Art.

Special Dedication Postmarks

Only the following pictorial postmark is permitted for the Scouting stamp. The word “Station” or the abbreviation “STA” is required somewhere in the design, because it will be a temporary station.

To finalize the Scouting stamp pictorial postmark art, insert the date, city, state, and ZIP™ Code of the physical location of your event adjacent to the stamp image. Overall dimensions of the pictorial postmark must not exceed 4 inches horizontally by 2 inches vertically. Collectors prefer the dimensions 3 1/2 inches by 1 inch.

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:

Information Fulfillment
Dept. 6270
U.S. Postal Service
PO Box 219014
Kansas City, MO 64121-9014

Philatelic Products

There are four philatelic products available for this stamp issue:

n 465461*, First Day Cover, $0.82.

n 465465*, Digital Color Postmark, $1.50.

n 465491*, Ceremony Program, $6.95.

n 465499*, Digital Color Postmark Keepsake, $10.95.

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.

Distribution: Item 465400, 44-cent Scouting PSA Pane of 20 Stamps

Stamp distribution offices (SDOs) and stamp distribu­tion centers (SDCs) will receive approximately 25 percent of their standard automatic distribution quantity for a PSA sheet stamp. Distributions are rounded up to the nearest master carton size of 40,000 stamps.

Initial Supply to Post Offices

SDOs/SDCs will make a subsequent automatic distribu­tion to Post Offices of 25 percent of their standard auto­matic distribution quantity using PS Form 17, Stamp Requisition/Stamp Return. SDOs must not distribute this commemorative sheet to Post Offices before July 12, 2010.

Additional Supply

Post Offices requiring additional quantities of Item 465400 must requisition them from their designated SDO/SDC using PS Form 17.

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