Stamp Announcement 17-20: Delicioso Stamps

Stamp Announcement 17 -20: Delicioso Stamp

On April 20, 2017, in Albuquerque, NM, the U.S. Postal Service® will issue the Delicioso stamps (Forever® priced at 49 cents), in 6 designs, in a pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) booklet of 20 stamps (Item 672700). The stamps will go on sale nationwide April 20, 2017.

With the release of the new Delicioso Forever stamps, the U.S. Postal Service celebrates the influence of Central and South American, Mexican, and Caribbean foods and flavors on American cuisine. This booklet of 20 stamps features six dishes from a variety of Latin American culinary traditions that have found new life and variations in the United States. Each stamp showcases a bright and playful illustration of one of the following dishes: tamales, flan, sancocho, empanadas, chile relleno, and ceviche. The names of the six dishes appear in a festive font above each mouthwatering image. Artist John Parra designed the stamp artwork under the direction of Antonio Alcalá.

Availability to Post Offices: Item 672700, $9.80 Delicioso (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 first-day-of-issue through SFS Web at

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 – Delicioso
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 June 20, 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, MO64121-9014

Philatelic Products

Philatelic products for this stamp issue are as follows:

n 672706, Press Sheet with Die-cut, $78.40.

n 672710, Digital Color Postmark Keepsake, $19.95.

n 672716*, First-Day Cover set of 6, $5.58.

n 672721*, Digital Color Postmark set of 6, $9.84.

n 672730*, 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.



Delicioso Stamps

Item Number:


Denomination & Type
of Issue:

First-Class Mail®, Forever


Double-Sided Booklet of 20 (6 designs)



Issue Date & City:

April 20, 2017, Albuquerque, NM

Art Director:

Antonio Alcalá, Alexandria, VA


John Parra, Jamaica, NY


Antonio Alcalá, Alexandria, VA


John Parra, Jamaica, NY


Sandra Lane/Michelle Finn

Manufacturing Process:

Offset, Microprint


Banknote Corporation of America

Printed at:

Browns Summit, NC

Press Type:

Alprinta 74

Stamps per Booklet:


Print Quantity:

200,000,000 stamps

Paper Type:

Phosphor Tagged Paper, Block

Adhesive Type:


Processed at:

Banknote Corporation of America, Browns Summit, NC

Stamp Orientation:


Image Area (w x h):

1.05 x .77 in./26.67 x 19.56 mm

Stamp Size (w x h):

1.19 x .91 in./30.23 x 23.11 mm

Full Booklet Size (w x h):

2.375 x 5.743 in/60.33 x 145.87 mm

Press Sheet Size (w x h):

9.5 x 11.486 in./ 241.30 x 291.74 mm


PMS Cool Gray 8/Gray, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black

Plate Size:

800 stamps per revolution

Plate Numbers:

“B” followed by five (5) single digits

Marginal Markings:

Cover: “Delicioso” • Twenty First Class Forever Stamps • Barcode • Plate number in peel strip area • © 2016 • USPS® in peel strip area • Promotional Text in peel strip area