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Update: Stamp Announcement 18-08: Bioluminescent Life Stamps

In the article “Stamp Announcement 18-08: Bioluminescent Life Stamps,” in Postal Bulletin 22486, (2-1-18, pages 42–43), the product information was incomplete and the technical details were not available.

The complete product listing and the technical details table for Bioluminescent Life stamps are shown here:

n 475706, Press Sheet with Die-cut, $90.00.

n 475710*, Digital Color Postmark Keepsake (random cover), $11.95.

n 475716*, First-Day Cover (set of 10), $9.40.

n 475721*, Digital Color Postmark (set of 10), $16.50.

n 475724*, Shadow Box, $39.95.

n 475730*, Ceremony Program, $6.95.

n 475750*, Framed Art, $26.95.

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.



Bioluminescent Life Stamps

Item Number:


Denomination &
Type of Issue:

First-Class Mail® Forever®


Pane of 20 (10 designs)



Issue Date & City:

February 22, 2018, Fort Pierce, FL 34981


Derry Noyes, Washington, DC

Art Director:

Derry Noyes, Washington, DC


Derry Noyes, Washington, DC

Existing Photo:

Steven Haddock

Existing Photo:

Taylor F. Lockwood

Existing Photo:

Gail Shumway

Existing Photo:

Edith Widder, Ph.D.

Existing Photo:

Gregory G. Dimijiian

Existing Photo:

Danté Fenolio


Sandra Lane/Michelle Finn

Manufacturing Process:



Banknote Corporation of America

Printed at:

Browns Summit, NC

Press Type:

Alprinta 74

Stamps per Pane:


Print Quantity:

40,000,000 stamps

Paper Type:

Phosphor Tagged Paper, Block Tag

Adhesive Type:


Processed at:

Banknote Corporation of America, Browns Summit NC


Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black

Stamp Orientation:


Image Area (w x h):

1.42 x 0.84 in./36.07 x 21.34 mm

Overall Size (w x h):

1.56 x 0.98 in./39.62 x 24.89 mm

Full Pane Size
(w x h):

7.24 x 7.32 in./183.90 x 185.93 mm

Press Sheets Size

(w x h):

22.22 x 22.46 in./564.39 x 570.48 mm

Plate Size:

180 stamps per revolution

Marginal Markings:


© 2017 USPS • USPS logo • Barcode (475700) in upper right and lower left corners of pane • Plate Position Diagram • Promotional text