Stamp Services

Stamp Announcement 16-13: World Stamp Show NY-2016 Folio

On May 28, 2016, in New York, NY, the U.S. Postal Service® will issue the World Stamp Show NY-2016 folio (Forever® priced at 47 cents) in two designs, in a pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) pane of 24 stamps (Item 586900). The World Stamp Show NY-2016 folio may not be split, and the stamps may not be sold individually.

The folio, which will appear in the May 12, 2016 edition of the Postal Bulletin (PB 22441), will go on sale nationwide May 28, 2016.

In 2016, the U.S. Postal Service continues a nearly century-long tradition of commemorating international philatelic exhibitions held every decade in the United States with specially designed issuances: stamps, souvenir sheets, and even covers. This year, the Postal Service™ celebrates World Stamp Show-NY 2016, an eight-day philatelic extravaganza that runs from May 28–June 4, 2016, in New York City, with the issuance of an elegant folio presenting two panes of stamps reminiscent of classic engraved 19th century newspaper periodical stamps and banknotes. Similar in design to the stamps issued in 2015 to announce World Stamp Show-NY 2016, these stamps are printed in intaglio, a process that reverses the colors on the stamps. The 2016 stamps have a white background and the intricate lines and ornamentation appear in blue or red. One pane features red stamps with a blue selvage, while the other pane has blue stamps and a red selvage. Verso text provides details about the show. Antonio Alcalá served as art director and Michael Dyer was both designer and typographer for the stamp pane.

Initial Supply to Post Offices: Item 586900, $11.28, World Stamp Show NY-2016 Folio (Forever priced at 47 cents) Commemorative PSA Pane of 24 Stamps

There will be no initial supply to Post Offices™ as these stamps will only be available through The Postal Store® website at http:⁄⁄⁄shop or by calling 800-782-6724.

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 through The Postal Store website at http:⁄⁄⁄shop or by calling 800-782-6724. 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:

World Stamp Show NY-2016 Folio
Special Events Coordinator
380 West 33rd Street
New York, NY 10199-9998

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. There is a 5-cent charge for each additional postmark over 50. All orders must be postmarked by July 28, 2016.

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 http:⁄⁄⁄shop, 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 586906, Press Sheet with Die-cut, $45.12
(print quantity 3,000).

n 586910*, Keepsake, $14.95.

n 586916*, First-Day Cover (set of 2), $1.82.

n 586921*, Digital Color Postmark (set of 2), $3.24.

n 586924*, Framed Art, $49.95.

n 586929*, 2015 and 2016 Show Collector
Keepsake, $28.95.

n 586930*, Ceremony Program (random single), $6.95.

n 586933*, Panel, $17.95.

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

Technical details for the World Stamp Show NY-2016 folio will appear in the May 12, 2016 edition of the Postal Bulletin (PB 22441).

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