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Stamp Announcement 20-17: Enjoy the Great Outdoors Stamps

FDOI: Enjoy the Great Outdoors stamps

On June 13, 2020, in Incline Village, NV, the United States Postal Service® will issue the Enjoy the Great Outdoors stamps (Forever® priced at the First-Class Mail® rate) in five designs, in a pressure-sensitive adhesive pane of 20 stamps (Item 572800). The stamps will go on sale nationwide June 13, 2020, and must not be sold or canceled before the first-day-of-issue. The Enjoy the Great Outdoors pane of 20 stamps may not be split and the stamps may not be sold individually.

With the release of the Enjoy the Great Outdoors Forever® stamps, the Postal Service™ celebrates the many ways individuals experience America’s abundance of natural beauty. These hand-sketched and painted designs depict five different scenes showing outdoor activities:

n Building a sandcastle,

n Canoeing,

n Hiking,

n Biking, and

n Cross-country skiing.

Art director Derry Noyes designed the stamps with original art by Gregory Manchess.

Availability to Post Offices: Item 572800, Enjoy the Great Outdoors (Forever Priced at the First-Class Mail Rate) Pane of 20 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 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 – Enjoy the Great Outdoors 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 October 13, 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.



Enjoy the Great Outdoors Stamps

Item Number:


Denomination &
Type of Issue:

First-Class Mail Forever


Pane of 20 (5 designs)



Issue Date & City:

June 13, 2020, Incline Village, NV 89451

Art Director:

Derry Noyes, Washington, DC


Derry Noyes, Washington, DC


Gregory Manchess, Fort Thomas, KY


Joseph Sheeran

Manufacturing Process:



Ashton Potter (USA) Ltd. (APU)

Press Type:

Muller A76

Stamps per Pane:


Print Quantity:

35,000,000 stamps

Paper Type:

Nonphosphored Type III, Block Tag

Adhesive Type:


Processed at:

Ashton Potter (USA) Ltd. (APU)

Stamp Orientation:


Image Area (w x h):

1.42 x 0.84 in./36.068 x 21.336 mm

Stamp Size (w x h):

1.56 x 0.98 in./39.624 x 24.892 mm

Full Pane Size (w x h):

7.24 x 7.65 in./183.896 x 194.31 mm

Press Sheet Size (w x h):

23.2 x 21.97 in./ 589.28 x 558.038 mm


Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow

Plate Size:

180 stamps per revolution

Plate Number:

“P” followed by four (4) single digits

Marginal Markings:


Header: Enjoy the Great Outdoors • Plate number in bottom two corners


©2019 USPS • USPS logo • Two barcodes (572800) • Promotional text • Plate position diagram (9)