Stamp Announcement 17-06: Lili’uokalani Gardens Stamp

LiliĆ­uokalani Gardens Stamp

On January 22, 2017, in Kansas City, MO, the U.S. Postal Service® will issue the $6.65 Lili’uokalani Gardens Priority Mail® stamp, in one design, in a pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) pane of 4 stamps (Item 119900).

The stamp will go on sale nationwide January 22, 2017.

The U.S. Postal Service issues this Priority Mail stamp to coincide with the 100th anniversary of Lili‘uokalani Gardens in Hilo, Hawaii. Built on land donated by Queen Lili‘uokalani (1838–1917), the last Hawaiian monarch to govern the islands, the gardens were dedicated in 1917 and named in her honor. The stamp art features one of the gardens‘ most iconic structures, the red wooden shelter on a stone bridge spanning a portion of the pond. The bridge is surrounded by three of the gardens’ stone lanterns and lush tropical plants. Art director Greg Breeding designed the stamp with original art by Dan Cosgrove.

Availability to Post Offices: Item 119900, $6.65 Lili’uokalani Gardens Priority Mail Stamp PSA Pane of 4 Stamps

Stamp Fulfillment Services will make an automatic push distribution to Post Offices™ of a quantity to cover approximately 30 days of sales. Distribution quantities for the automatic push distribution are available by logging on to SFS Web at Post Offices may begin ordering stamps January 23, 2017, through SFS Web. 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 800-782-6724. 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:

FDOI – Lili’uokalani Gardens Stamp
USPS Stamp Fulfillment Services
8300 NE Underground Drive, Suite 300
Kansas City, MO 64144-9900

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 March 22, 2017.

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 two philatelic products for this stamp issue:

n 119916*, First-Day Cover, $7.09.

n 119921*, Digital Color Postmark, $7.80.

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.



Lili’uokalani Gardens Stamp

Item Number:


Denomination & Type of Issue:

$6.65 Priority Mail Rate


Pane of 4 (1 design)



Issue Date & City:

January 22, 2017, Kansas City, MO 64108

Art Director:

Greg Breeding, Charlottesville, VA


Greg Breeding, Charlottesville, VA


Dan Cosgrove, Chicago, IL


Dan Cosgrove, Chicago, IL


Joseph Sheeran

Manufacturing Process:

Offset, Microprint


Ashton Potter (USA) Ltd. (APU)

Printed at:

Williamsville, NY

Press Type:

Stevens, Vari-Size Security Press

Stamps per Pane:


Print Quantity:

12,000,000 stamps

Paper Type:

Nonphosphored Type III, Block Tag Applied

Adhesive Type:


Processed at:

Ashton Potter (USA) Ltd. (APU)


Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow

Stamp Orientation:


Image Area (w x h):

1.42 x 1.085 in/36.07 x 27.56 mm

Overall Size (w x h):

1.56 x 1.225 in/39.62 x 31.12 mm

Full Pane Size (w x h):

4.12 x 3.45 in/104.65 x 87.63 mm

Plate Size:

20 stamps per revolution

Plate Numbers:

“P” followed by four (4) digits

Marginal Markings:


Plate number in two corners of pane


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