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Stamp Announcement 17-21: Green Succulent Stamp

Stamp Announcement 17 -21: Grean Succulant Stamp

On April 28, 2017, in San Francisco, CA, the U.S. Postal Service® will issue the Green Succulent Global Forever International rate stamp, in one design, in a pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) pane of 10 stamps (Item 564500). The stamp will go on sale nationwide April 28, 2017.

Green Succulent is a new Global Forever International rate stamp, which can be used to mail a 1-ounce letter to any country where First-Class Mail International® service is available. The stamp features a photograph of an Echeveria, a succulent native to the Americas. The art director was William J. Gicker. Greg Breeding designed the stamp using an existing photograph by Erika Kirkpatrick.

Availability to Post Offices: Item 564500, Green Succulent, $1.15 Global Forever International Rate, PSA Pane of 10 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 – Green Succulent 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 June 28, 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 at, by calling 800-782-6724, or by writing to:

U.S. Postal Service
Catalog Request
PO Box 219014
Kansas City, MO 64121-9014

Philatelic Products

Philatelic products for this stamp issue are as follows:

n 564510*, Digital Color Postmark Keepsake, $13.95.

n 564516, First-Day Cover, $1.59.

n 564521*, Digital Color Postmark, $2.30.

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.

Technical details for the Green Succulent stamp will appear in Postal Bulletin 22465, April 13, 2017.