Stamp Announcement 12-37: Sailboat Printer-Ready Stamped Card

Stamp Announcement 12-37: Sailboat Printer-Ready Stamped Card

On June 22, 2012, in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, at the ATA Stamp Exhibition Show, the Postal Service™ will issue a Sailboat printer-ready stamped card, four-up (Forever® priced at 32 cents) in one design (Item 224400).

The new cards are sold only as pre-packs of 10 card sheets each (four cards per sheet); the selling price is $14.10 per pack. The product is designed for use by cus­tomers who want to be able to add addresses, return addresses, and/or messages, and is ideal for using with personal or small office printers.

The Sailboat stamped card was issued in the following formats:

n Single-cut cards (Item 224100).

n Double-reply cards (Item 224200).

n Sheet of 40 cards (Item 224300).

How to Order the First Day of Issue Postmark

Customers have 60 days to obtain the first day of issue postmark by mail. These cards will only be available in Lan­caster, Pennsylvania, or by ordering through Stamp Fulfill­ment Services, from The Postal Store® website at, or by calling 800-STAMP 24. They should address the cards (to themselves or others) and place them in an envelope addressed to:

Sailboat Printer-Ready Stamped Card
1400 Harrisburg Pike
Lancaster, PA 17604-9998

After applying the first day of issue postmark, the Postal Service will return the cards through the mail. There is no charge for the postmark. All orders must be postmarked by August 22, 2012.

How to Order First Day Covers

The Postal Service 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, online at, or by calling 800-782-6724. Customers may request a free catalog by calling 800-782-6724 or writing to:

U.S. Postal Service
Catalog Request
PO Box 219014
Kansas City, MO 64121-9014

Philatelic Products

There is one philatelic product available for this issue:

n 224461*, First Day Cover (Sheet of 4), $1.53.

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.




Item Number:


Denomination & Type of Issue:

32-cent Stamped Card Forever


Printer-Ready (4-Up Pack of 10)



Issue Date & City:

June 22, 2012, Lancaster, PA 17604, Stamp Exhibition (ATA)


Derry Noyes, Washington, DC

Art Director:

Derry Noyes, Washington, DC


Derry Noyes, Washington, DC


Burt Silverman, New York NY


Joseph Sheeran

Manufacturing Process:



Sterling United, Inc.

Printed at:

Amherst, NY

Press Type:

Komori, Lithrone S40P

Print Quantity:

600,000 stamped cards

Paper Type:

Nonphosphored Type III, Block

Adhesive Type:


Processed at:

Ashton Potter (USA) Ltd. (APU)


Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow

Image Orientation:


Image Area (w x h):


Card Size (w x h):

5.5 x 4.219 in./139.70 x 107.16 mm

Full Pane Size (w x h):


Plate Size:

32 cards per revolution

Plate Numbers:


Marginal Markings:

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