Stamp Announcement 17-09: Oscar de la Renta Stamps

On February 16, 2017, in New York, NY, the U.S. Postal Service® will issue the Oscar de la Renta First-Class Mail® stamps (Forever® priced at 49 cents) in eleven designs, in a pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) pane of 11 stamps (Item 562700). The Oscar de la Renta $5.39 pane of 11 stamps may not be split, and the stamps may not be sold individually.

The stamps will go on sale nationwide February 16, 2017.

Most widely known for dressing the country’s first ladies and celebrities, Oscar de la Renta (1932–2014) was one of the world’s leading fashion designers for 50 years. This pane of 11 stamps features an evocative black-and-white portrait of the couturier and 10 details from several of his most exquisite gowns. De la Renta‘s innovative designs and close attention to detail elevated American style and brought international attention to New York as a world leader in fashion. Art director Derry Noyes designed the stamps.

Availability to Post Offices: Item 562700, $5.39 Oscar de la Renta (Forever priced at 49 cents) Commemorative PSA Pane of 11 Stamps

Stamp Fulfillment Services will not make an automatic push distribution to Post Offices™. Post Offices may begin ordering stamps prior to the FDOI through SFS Web.

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 – Oscar de la Renta Stamps
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 April 16, 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 six philatelic products for this stamp issue:

n 562706, Press Sheet with Die-cut, $48.51.

n 562710*, Digital Color Postmark Keepsake (2 panes), $12.95.

n 562716*, First-Day Cover (set of 11), $10.23.

n 562721*, Digital Color Postmark (set of 11), $18.04.

n 562724*, Framed Art, $39.95.

n 562730*, Ceremony Program, $6.95.

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.



Oscar de la Renta Stamps

Item Number:


Denomination & Type of Issue:

First Class Mail Forever


Pane of 11 (11 designs)



Issue Date & City:

February 16, 2017, New York, NY 10199

Art Director:

Derry Noyes


Derry Noyes


Derry Noyes


From existing photos


Joseph Sheeran

Manufacturing Process:



Ashton Potter (USA) Ltd. (APU)

Printed at:

Williamsville, NY

Press Type:

Muller A76

Stamps per Pane:


Print Quantity:

17,600,000 stamps

Paper Type:

Nonphosphored Type III, Block Tag

Adhesive Type:


Processed at:

Ashton Potter (USA) Ltd. (APU)


Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow

Stamp Orientation:


Image Area (w x h):

1.09 x 1.04 in/27.56 x 36.07 mm

Overall Size (w x h):

1.23 x 1.56 in/31.12 x 39.62 mm

Full Pane Size (w x h):

7.64 x 8.63 in/194.06 x 219.20 mm

Plate Size:

99 stamps per revolution

Plate Numbers:

“P” followed by four (4) digits

Marginal Markings:


Header: Oscar de la Renta


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