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Stamp Announcement 14-30: Hot Rods Stamps

Stamp Announcement 14-30: Hot Rods Stamps

On June 6, 2014, in York, Pennsylvania, the U.S. Postal Service® will issue the Hot Rods 49-cent Forever® stamps, in two designs, in a pressure sensitive adhesive (PSA) booklet of 20 stamps (Item 689200).

The stamps will go on sale nationwide June 6, 2014

With these two stamps, the U.S. Postal Service celebrates hot rods, the fast, powerful vehicles that thrill-seeking enthusiasts have been modifying for nearly a century. The cars depicted are 1932 Ford “Deuce” roadsters. One stamp features a black '32 Ford with orange flames running down the car's body. The other stamp showcases a red '32 Ford. Art director Derry Noyes designed the stamps, which feature art by John Mattos.

To learn more about the stories behind the stamps, visit

Distribution: Item 689200, Hot Rods First-Class Mail (Forever stamp priced at 49 cents) PSA Booklet of 20 Stamps

Stamp Distribution Offices (SDOs) and Stamp Distribution Centers (SDCs) will receive their standard automatic distribution quantity for a double-sided booklet of 20 stamps. Distributions are rounded up to the nearest master carton size of 4,000 stamps.

Initial Supply to Post Offices

Stamp Fulfillment Services 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.

Special Dedication Postmarks

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

Guidelines for Finalizing Hot Rod Stamps Pictorial Postmark Art

Hot Rod Stamps Pictorial Postmark Art

Hot Rod Stamps Pictorial Postmark Art

To finalize the Hot Rod stamps 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.

The Postal Service™ must make all special postmarks known to collectors through advance publicity in the Postal Bulletin. Therefore, all special dedication cancellations must be reported to Stamp Services four weeks before the event using PS Form 413, Pictorial Postmark Announcement/Report. To get a copy of the form, go to

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:

Hot Rods Stamps
3435 Concord Rd
York, PA 17402-9998

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 August 5, 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 eight philatelic products for this stamp issue:

n 689206*, Press Sheet w/Die cut, $68.60
(print quantity 1,000).

n 689208*, Press Sheet w/o Die cut, $68.60
(print quantity 1,500).

n 689210*, Keepsake w/Digital Color Postmark
(Set of 2), $13.95.

n 689216*, First-Day Cover (Set of 2), $1.86.

n 689221*, Digital Color Postmark (Set of 2), $3.28.

n 689224*, Framed Art, $19.95.

n 689230*, Ceremony Program, $6.95.

n 689231*, Stamp Deck Card, $0.95.

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.



Hot Rods

Item Number:


Denomination & Type of Issue:

First-Class Mail Forever


Double-sided Booklet of 20
(2 designs)



Issue Date & City:

June 6, 2014, York, PA 17402

Art Director:

Derry Noyes, Washington, DC


Derry Noyes, Washington, DC


Derry Noyes, Washington, DC


John Mattos, San Francisco, CA


CCL Label, Inc.

Manufacturing Process:





CCL Label, Inc.

Printed at:

Clinton, SC

Press Type:

Dia Nippon Kiko (DNK)

Stamps per Booklet:


Print Quantity:

100 Million Stamps

Paper Type:

Nonphosphored Type III, Overall tagged

Adhesive Type:

Pressure sensitive adhesive

Processed at:

AVR, Clinton, SC

Stamp Orientation:


Image Area (w x h):

0.84 x 0.73 in./21.34 x 18.54 mm

Stamp Size (w x h):

0.98 x 0.87 in./24.89 x 22.09 mm

Full Booklet Size (w x h):

1.96 x 5.5 in./49.78 x 139.7 mm

Press Sheet Size (w x h):

5.5 x 13.72 in./139.7 x 348.49 mm


Yellow, 1795 Red, Cyan, Black,

Plate Size:

140 stamps per revolution

Plate Numbers:

“C” followed by 1111 (4) single digits

Marginal Markings:

Plate numbers • © 2014 USPS
• USPS logo • Barcode (689200)