Stamp Announcement 17-15: WPA Posters Stamps

WPA Posters Stamps

On March 7, 2017, in Hyde Park, NY, the U.S. Postal Service® will issue the WPA Posters stamps (Forever® priced at 49 cents), in 10 designs, in a pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) booklet of 20 stamps (Item 674600).

The stamps will go on sale nationwide March 7, 2017.

The U.S. Postal Service celebrates posters of the Work Projects Administration, striking and utilitarian artwork created during the Depression by the Poster Division of the WPA Federal Art Project. This booklet features 20 stamps of 10 different designs originally created to support the civic-minded ideals of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal Program. Each stamp features a vibrant example of the posters conceived and printed in workshops across the nation under the WPA, a broad-reaching program that provided millions of jobs during the Great Depression. Poster images are from Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, WPA Poster Collection. Antonio Alcalá served as the art director of the project and designed the stamps with Maribel O. Gray.

Availability to Post Offices: Item 674600, $9.80 WPA Posters (Forever priced at 49 cents) Double-sided Booklet of 20 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 – WPA Posters 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 May 7, 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 674606, Press Sheet with Die-cut, $78.40.

n 674610*, Digital Color Postmark Keepsake (random DCP), $11.95.

n 674616*, First-Day Cover (set of 10), $9.30.

n 674621*, Digital Color Postmark (set of 10), $16.40.

n 674624*, Framed Art, $39.95.

n 674630*, 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.



WPA Posters Stamps

Item Number:


Denomination &

Type of Issue:

First-Class Mail Forever


Double-Sided Booklet of 20 (10 designs)



Issue Date & City:

March 7, 2017, Hyde Park, NY 12538

Art Director:

Antonio Alcalá, Alexandria, VA


Antonio Alcalá, Alexandria, VA


Maribel O. Gray, Alexandria, VA


Antonio Alcalá, Alexandria, VA


Joseph Sheeran

Manufacturing Process:



Ashton Potter (USA) Ltd. (APU)

Printed at:

Williamsville , NY

Press Type:

Muller A76

Stamps per Booklet:


Print Quantity:

100,000,000 stamps

Paper Type:

Nonphosphored Type III, Overall

Adhesive Type:


Processed at:

Ashton Potter (USA) Ltd. (APU)

Stamp Orientation:


Image Area (w x h):

0.84 x 1.42 in./21.34 x 36.07 mm

Stamp Size (w x h):

0.98 x 1.56 in./24.89 x 39.62 mm

Full Booklet Size (w x h):

6.18 x 3.12 in./156.97 x 79.25 mm

Press Sheet Size (w x h):

25.095 x 6.24 in./637.41 x 158.50 mm


Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow

Plate Size:

640 stamps per revolution

Plate Numbers:

“P” followed by four (4) single digits

Marginal Markings:

Cover: “WPA POSTERS” “DESIGNS FROM THE WORK PROJECTS ADMINISTRATION” • Twenty First-Class Forever Stamps • Plate number in peel strip area • © 2016 USPS • USPS Logo in peel strip area • Barcode