The Postal Service first issued the 15-cent presort rate Auto Tail Fin stamps on March 17, 1995 in New York, New York.
The stamps were designed by Bill Nelson, and printed in the photogravure process by two different manufacturers. The stamps produced by the Bureau of Engraving and Printing in coils of 3,000 have dark, bold colors, heavy shading lines and heavily shaded chrome.
The stamp was also issued on June 15, 1995, in coils of 10,000 printed by Stamp Venturers, Inc. These stamps have more subdued colors, shinier chrome, and finer details.
Postal Bulletin, March 2, 1995