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Stamp Announcement 14-16: Yes, I Do Stamp

Stamp Announcement 14-16: Yes, I Do Stamp

On March 21, 2014, in Saint Louis, Missouri, the U.S. Postal Service® will issue the Yes, I Do 70-cent definitive stamp in one design, in a pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) pane of 20 stamps (Item 587600).

The stamp will go on sale nationwide March 21, 2014.

The U.S. Postal Service continues its celebration of weddings with its most recent addition to the popular Weddings series — the Yes, I Do stamp, first issued in 2013. Sold at the two-ounce stamp rate, Yes, I Do accommodates the heavier weight of an invitation, as well as other mailings such as oversized cards or small gifts that require extra postage. The stamp highlights the words “Yes, I Do” nestled in a bouquet of flowers in the shape of a heart on a white background. A similarly designed companion stamp, Where Dreams Blossom — a Forever® stamp first issued in 2013 — is available for response cards, save-the-date notices, thank-you notes, and other correspondence. The stamp artwork was designed by Michael Osborne under the direction of Ethel Kessler.

To learn more about the stories behind the stamps, visit

Distribution: Item 587600, 70-cent Yes, I Do PSA Pane of 20 Stamps

Stamp Distribution Offices (SDOs) and Stamp Distribution Centers (SDCs) will receive their standard automatic distribution quantity for a PSA pane of 20 stamps. Distributions are rounded up to the nearest master carton size of 40,000 stamps.

Initial Supply to Post Offices

SDOs/SDCs will NOT make an automatic distribution to Post Offices™. Post Offices requiring these items must requisition them from the eBuy2 SEAM Catalog or via Touch-tone ordering.

Post Offices may preorder these stamps prior to the first-day-of-issue. Post Offices should not sell the stamp prior to first-day-of-issue.

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, 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:

Yes, I Do Stamp
Retail Manager
Clayton Post Office
7750 Maryland Avenue
Clayton, MO 63105

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 up to a quantity of 50. For more than 50, customers have to pay five cents each. All orders must be postmarked by May 21, 2014.

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 are five philatelic products available for this stamp issue:

n 587610*, Keepsake (Pane of 20, 1 Digital Color
Postmark), $15.95.

n 587616*, First-Day Cover, $1.14.

n 587621*, Digital Color Postmark, $1.85.

n 587631*, Stamp Deck Card, $0.95.

n 587632*, Stamp Deck Card with Digital Color
Postmark, $2.20

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.



Yes, I Do Stamp

Item Number:


Denomination & Type of Issue:

70-cent Definitive


Pane of 20 (1 design)



Issue Date & City:

March 21, 2014, St Louis, MO 63155


Michael Osborne

Art Director:

Ethel Kessler


Michael Osborne


Michael Osborne


Joseph Sheeran

Manufacturing Process:

Offset Microprint


Ashton Potter

Printed at:

Williamsville, NY

Press Type:

Vari-size Security Press

Stamps per Pane:


Print Quantity:

20 million stamps

Paper Type:

Nonphosphored Type III Blocked Tagged

Adhesive Type:


Processed at:

Williamsville, NY


Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow

Stamp Orientation:


Image Area (w x h):

1.42 x 0.84 in./36.07 x 21.34 mm

Overall Size (w x h):

1.56 x 0.98 in./39.62 x 24.89 mm

Full Pane Size (w x h):

7.15 x 5.92 in./181.61 x 150.37 mm

Press Sheets (w x h):

21.45 x 17.76 in./ 544.83 x 451.10 mm

Plate Size:

180 stamps per revolution

Plate Numbers:

“P” followed by four (4) single digits

Marginal Markings:


Plate numbers in four corners of pane


© 2012 USPS • USPS logo • Plate position diagram • Barcode (587600) in upper right and lower left corners of pane • Promotional text • Website information