Stamp Announcement 17-29: Andrew Wyeth Stamps

Andrew Wyeth Stamp

On July 12, 2017, in Chadds Ford, PA, the U.S. Postal Service® will issue the Andrew Wyeth stamps (Forever® priced at 49 cents), in twelve designs, in a pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) pane of 12 stamps (Item 475000). The stamps will go on sale nationwide July 12, 2017.

This pane of stamps celebrates the centennial of the birth of Andrew Wyeth (1917–2009), one of the most prominent American artists of the 20th century. Working in a realistic style that defied artistic trends, Wyeth created haunting and enigmatic paintings based largely on people and places in his life, a body of work that continues to resist easy or comfortable interpretation. This issuance includes 12 stamps that feature a detail of a different Andrew Wyeth painting. The paintings are: “Wind from the Sea” (1947), “Big Room” (1988), “Christina’s World” (1948), “Alvaro and Christina” (1968), “Frostbitten” (1962), “Sailor’s Valentine” (1985), “Soaring” (1942–1950), “North Light” (1984), “Spring Fed” (1967), “The Carry” (2003), “Young Bull” (1960), and “My Studio” (1974). The selvage shows a photograph of Wyeth from the 1930s. Art director Derry Noyes designed the pane.

Availability to Post Offices: Item 475000, $5.88 Andrew Wyeth (Forever priced at 49 cents) Commemorative PSA Pane of 12 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 stamps on the first-day-of-issue through SFS Web; offices must also check 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 – Andrew Wyeth 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 September 12, 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, online at or by calling 800-782-6724. Customers may request a free issue of USA Philatelic at, by calling 800-782-6724, or by writing to:

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

Philatelic Products

Philatelic products for this stamp issue are as follows:

n 475006, Press Sheet with Die-cut, $52.92.

n 475010*, Digital Color Postmark Keepsake (2 panes), $13.95.

n 475016*, First-Day Cover (set of 12), $11.16.

n 475021*, Digital Color Postmark (set of 12), $19.68.

n 475024*, Framed Art, $39.95.

n 475030*, Ceremony Program, $6.95.

n 475033*, Panel, $17.95.

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.



Andrew Wyeth Stamps

Item Number:


Denomination & Type of Issue:

First-Class Mail, Forever


Pane of 12 (12 designs)



Issue Date & City:

July 12, 2017, Chadds Ford, PA 19317

Art Director:

Derry Noyes, Washington, DC


Derry Noyes, Washington, DC


Derry Noyes, Washington, DC


Joseph Sheeran

Manufacturing Process:



Ashton Potter (USA) Ltd. (APU)

Printed at:

Williamsville, NY

Press Type:

Muller A76

Stamps per Pane:


Print Quantity:

25,200,000 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):

8.12 x 6.72 in/206.25 x 170.69 mm

Press Sheet Size (w x h):

20.41 x 25.24 in/518.41 x 640.97 mm

Plate Size:

108 stamps per revolution

Plate Numbers:

“P” followed by four (4) digits

Marginal Markings:


Plate number in two locations • Header: ANDREW WYETH – artist 1917-2009


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