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Stamp Announcement 20-14: Chrysanthemum Stamp

FDOI: Chrysanthemum Stamp

On April 24, 2020, in Burlingame, CA, the United States Postal Service® will issue the Chrysanthemum Global Forever® international rate stamp in one design, in a pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) pane of 10 stamps (Item 572600). The stamp will go on sale nationwide April 24, 2020, and must not be sold or canceled before the first-day-of-issue.

Chrysanthemum is a new Global Forever® international rate stamp that can be used to mail a 1-ounce letter to any country in which First-Class Mail International® service is available. The stamp is round and features a photograph of a pink chrysanthemum arranged against a white background. Taken from above, the photograph highlights the intricate beauty of the bloom. The art director was William J. Gicker. Greg Breeding designed the stamp with an existing photograph by Hong Vo.

Availability to Post Offices: Item 572600, Chrysanthemum, 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 before the first-day-of-issue through SFS Web at

How to Order the First-Day-of-Issue Postmark

Customers have 120 days to obtain the first-day-of-issue postmark by mail. They may purchase new stamps at their local Post Office® or at The Postal Store® website at They must 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 – Chrysanthemum 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 August 24, 2020.

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 USA Philatelic catalog and online at Customers may register to receive a free USA Philatelic catalog online at

Locally produced items are not authorized. Only merchandise that has been approved and assigned an item number by Headquarters Retail Marketing may be produced and sold.



Chrysanthemum Stamp

Item Number:


Denomination &
Type of Issue:

Global Forever International Rate


Pane of 10 (1 design)



Issue Date & City:

April 24, 2020, Burlingame, CA 94010

Art Director:

William J. Gicker, Washington, DC


Greg Breeding, Charlottesville, VA


Greg Breeding, Charlottesville, VA

Existing Art:

Hong Vo


Joseph Sheeran

Manufacturing Process:

Offset, Microprint


Ashton Potter (USA) Ltd. (APU)

Press Type:

Muller A76

Stamps per Pane:


Print Quantity:

65,000,000 stamps

Paper Type:

Nonphosphored Type III, Block Tag

Adhesive Type:


Processed at:

Ashton Potter (USA) Ltd. (APU)

Stamp Orientation:


Image Area (w x h):

1.2 x 1.2 in./30.48 x 30.48 mm

Stamp Size (w x h):

1.41 x 1.41 in./35.814 x 35.814 mm

Full Pane Size (w x h):

8.5 x 4.09 in./215.9 x 103.886 mm


Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Pantone Pink C, Pantone Black 6C

Plate Size:

180 stamps per revolution

Plate Number:

“P” followed by six (6) single digits

Marginal Markings:


Plate number in four corners of pane


©2019 USPS • USPS logo • Barcode (572600) behind each stamp • Plate position diagram (9) • Promotional text