Stamp Announcement 14-40: Glade Creek Grist Mill Priority Mail Stamp

Stamp Announcement 14-40: Glade Creek Grist Mill Priority Mail Stamp

On September 29, 2014, in Danese, WV, the U.S. Postal Service® will issue the Glade Creek Grist Mill stamp (Priority Mail® priced at $5.75) in one design, in a pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) pane of 10 stamps (Item 117300).

The stamp will go on sale September 29, 2014.

The U.S. Postal Service® celebrates one of West Virginia’s most photographed landmarks with the issuance of the Glade Creek Grist Mill Priority Mail stamp. A 1976 re-creation of an old mill that once stood nearby, the Glade Creek Grist Mill is constructed of parts from three historic West Virginia mills. The stamp art captures the beauty of the structure in its pristine setting along Glade Creek in Babcock State Park, in autumn. Designed by art director Derry Noyes, this stamp features the work of illustrator Dan Cosgrove.

To learn more about the stories behind the stamps, visit

Initial Supply to Post Offices

Stamp Fulfillment Services will not make an automatic push distribution to Post Offices™.

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:

Glade Creek Grist Mill
Danese Post Office
PO Box 9998
Danese, WV 25831-9998

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 November 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

Philatelic Products

There are five philatelic products for this stamp issue:

n 117306 Press Sheet with Die cuts, $345.00
(print quantity 500).

n 117308 Press Sheet without Die cuts, $345.00
(print quantity 500).

n 117316* First-Day Cover, $6.19.

n 117321* Digital Color Postmark, $6.90.

n 117331* 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.



Glade Creek Grist Mill Stamp

Item Number:


Denomination & Type of Issue:

$5.75 Priority Mail Price


Pane of 10 (1 design)



Issue Date & City:

September 29, 2014, Danese,
WV 25831


Derry Noyes, Washington, DC

Art Director:

Derry Noyes, Washington, DC


Derry Noyes, Washington, DC


Dan Cosgrove, Chicago, IL




Joseph Sheeran

Manufacturing Process:



Ashton Potter (USA) Ltd. (APU)

Printed at:

Williamsville, NY

Press Type:

Stevens Vari-Size Security Press

Stamps per Pane:


Print Quantity:

5 million stamps

Paper Type:

Non-phosphored Type III, Block Tag

Adhesive Type:

Pressure-sensitive adhesive

Processed at:

Ashton Potter (USA) Ltd. (APU)


Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow

Stamp Orientation:


Image Area (w x h):

1.42 x 1.09 in./36.07 x 27.56 mm

Overall Size (w x h):

1.56 x 1.23 in./39.62 x 31.12 mm

Full Pane Size (w x h):

4.12 x 7.12 in./104.65 x 180.85 mm

Press Sheet Size (w x h):

8.24 x 21.36 in./209.30 x 542.54 mm

Plate Size:

120 stamps per revolution

Plate Numbers:

“P” followed by four (4) single digits

Marginal Markings:


Plate Number • Year of Issue


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