Stamp Announcement 17-07: Gateway Arch Stamp

Gateway Arch Stamp

On January 22, 2017, in Kansas City, MO, the U.S. Postal Service® will issue the $23.75 Gateway Arch Priority Mail Express® stamp, in one design, in a pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) pane of 4 stamps (Item 111300).

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

The U.S. Postal Service celebrates the Gateway Arch, in St. Louis, Missouri, with a new Priority Mail Express stamp. The Gateway Arch was built as a memorial to President Thomas Jefferson and the 19th-century traders and pioneers for whom St. Louis was the gateway to the West. The stamp art depicts the majestic stainless-steel arch at sunset in its setting on the banks of the Mississippi River. Towering above the city’s skyline, the Gateway Arch is reflected in the rippling water below, where a barge passes by. Designed by art director Greg Breeding, the stamp features a digital illustration created by Dan Cosgrove.

Availability to Post Offices: Item 111300, $23.75 Gateway Arch Priority Mail Express 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 the 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 – Gateway Arch 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 111316*, First-Day Cover, $24.19.

n 111321*, Digital Color Postmark, $24.90.

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.



Gateway Arch Stamp

Item Number:


Denomination & Type of Issue:

$23.75 Priority Mail Express 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:

3,000,000 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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