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Eagle Definitive Stamp

The Postal Service issued a 55-cent Art Deco Eagle definitive stamp in Wall, South Dakota, on February 22, 2001. The stamp was designed by Carl Herrman of Carlsbad, California, and illustrated by Nancy Stahl of New York, New York.

Eagles like the one featured on this First-Class, two-ounce stamp were popular decorative elements on art deco lobby mailboxes in the 1920s and 1930s. These letter boxes were made of a variety of metals including bronze, brass, and cast aluminum alloys.

One hundred million stamps were printed by Sennett Security Products in the gravure process.

A 57-cent Art Deco Eagle stamp was issued on February 22, 2001, but with a change in background color and denomination. The stamp was produced in panes of 20. Sennett Security Products printed 100 million stamps in the gravure process.

Reference:

Postal Bulletin (August 23, 2001)

Postal Bulletin (January 25, 2001)


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