On June 12, 2009, in Washington, DC, the US Postal Service issued the 64-cent Dolphin definitive stamp in a pressure-sensitive adhesive pane of twenty stamps. Carl T. Herrman of North Las Vegas, Nevada, designed the stamp.
This 2009 stamp, with an illustration by Nancy Stahl, New York, New York, features a bottlenose dolphin leaping from the water. Stahl has created illustrations for several stamps, including the Dragonfly (2008) and Florida Panther (2007), designed in a similar style. She used several photographs of bottlenose dolphins, marine mammals noted for their high intelligence and playful behavior, as reference for the art.
Avery Dennison (AVR), Clinton, South Carolina, printed 40 million stamps using the gravure process.
Postal Bulletin, May 7, 2009.