Stamp Announcement 14-29: Nevada Statehood Stamp

Stamp Announcement 14-29: Nevada Statehood Stamp

On May 29, 2014, in Las Vegas, Nevada, the U.S. Postal Service® will issue the Nevada Statehood 49-cent Forever Commemorative stamp, in one design, in a pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) pane of 20 stamps (Item 472200).

The stamp will go on sale nationwide May 29, 2014.

This stamp celebrates the 150th anniversary of Nevada statehood. Nevada became the 36th state on October 31, 1864. The stamp art depicts a close-up view of an area in Fire Canyon, part of Valley of Fire, Nevada’s oldest state park. The painting is an oil-on-Masonite panel. Captured by Nevada artist Ron Spears at dawn, the sandstone formations glow in shades of brilliant reds and yellows—a result of various quantities of iron in the rock—highlighted by deep purple and blue shadows. Art director Antonio Alcalá designed the stamp.

To learn more about the stories behind the stamps, visit

Distribution: Item 472200, Nevada Statehood (49 cent Forever) PSA Pane of 20

Stamp Distribution Offices (SDOs) and Stamp Distribution Centers (SDCs) will receive their standard automatic distribution quantity for a PSA pane of 20 stamps. Distributions for panes 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 push distribution to Post Offices™ of a quantity to cover approximately 30 days of sales. Distribution quantities for the automatic push distribution will be posted, by finance number and unit ID, on the Asset Management SDC webpage at

Post Offices may preorder these stamps prior to FDOI through the eBuy2 SEAM Catalog. However, offices should check the website noted above to determine the amount they will receive on their automatic push distribution.

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:

Nevada Statehood
USPS Customer Relations Coordinator
1001 East Sunset Road, Rm 1030
Las Vegas, NV 89199-9998

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 up to a quantity of 50. For more than 50, customers have to pay five cents each. All orders must be postmarked by July 28, 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


There are nine philatelic products for this stamp issue.

n 472206*, Press Sheet w/Die cut, $117.60 (print quantity 2,500).

n 472208*, Press Sheet w/o Die cut, $117.60 (print quantity 2,500).

n 472210*, Keepsake w/Digital Color Postmark, $11.95.

n 472216*, First-Day Cover, $0.93.

n 472221*, Digital Color Postmark, $1.64.

n 472224*, Framed Art, $39.95.

n 472230*, Ceremony Program, $6.95.

n 472231*, Stamp Deck Card, $0.95.

n 472232*, Stamp Deck Card w/Digital Color Postmark, $1.99.

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.



Nevada Statehood Stamp

Item Number:


Denomination & Type of Issue:

First-Class Mail Forever® Commemorative


Pane of 20 (1 design)



Issue Date & City:

May 29, 2014, Las Vegas, NV 89199


Antonio Alcalá, Alexandria. VA

Art Director:

Antonio Alcalá, Alexandria. VA


Antonio Alcalá, Alexandria. VA


Ron Spears, Reno NV




Donald Woo

Manufacturing Process:



Banknote Corporation of America/SSP

Printed at:

Browns Summit, NC

Press Type:

Alaprinta 74

Stamps per Pane:


Print Quantity:

35 million stamps

Paper Type:

Overall Phosphor Tagged Paper

Adhesive Type:

Pressure sensitive adhesive

Processed at:

Banknote Corporation of America, Browns Summit SC


Cyan, Magenta, yellow, Black, PMS 651, Cool Gray 1

Stamp Orientation:


Image Area (w x h):

1.42 x 0.82 in./36.07 x 20.83 mm

Overall Size (w x h):

1.56 x 0.98 in./183.90 x 150.37 mm

Full Pane Size (w x h):

7.24 x 5.92 in./181.36 x 146.81 mm

Press Sheets Size (w x h):

23.68 x 21.72 in./601.47 x 551.69 mm

Plate Size:

240 stamps per revolution

Plate Numbers:

“S” followed by 111111 (6) single digits

Marginal Markings:


Plate numbers in four corners of pane


© 2014 USPS • USPS logo • Plate position diagram • Barcode (472200) in upper right and lower left corners of pane