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Bonsai Tree Forever Stamps 2012

Bonsai Tree Forever Stamps 2012
Bonsai Tree Forever Stamps 2012
Bonsai Tree Forever Stamps 2012
Bonsai Tree Forever Stamps 2012
Bonsai Tree Forever Stamps 2012
Bonsai Tree Forever Stamps 2012
Bonsai Tree Forever Stamps 2012
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Bonsai Tree Forever Stamps 2012
Bonsai Tree Forever Stamps 2012
Bonsai Tree Forever Stamps 2012
Bonsai Tree Forever Stamps 2012
Bonsai Tree Forever Stamps 2012
Bonsai Tree Forever Stamps 2012
Bonsai Tree Forever Stamps 2012
Bonsai Tree Forever Stamps 2012
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  • Model BTBPFSTS4156
  • SKU: 688000

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With these five stamps, the U.S. Postal Service® cele­brates the beauty of bonsai, a horticultural art form that has become quite popular in the United States. The word “bon­sai” is Japanese for “plant in a pot.” It also refers to the practice of cultivating plants — usually trees — in trays, pots, or other containers. One of the common styles of bonsai is depicted on each stamp: (1) a Sierra Juniper in semi-cascade style, (2) a Trident Maple in informal upright style, (3) a Black Pine in formal upright style, (4) an Azalea plant in multiple-trunk style, and (5) a Banyan in cascade style. John Dawson painted the stamp art. Ethel Kessler was the art director.

Issue:

Bonsai

Item Number:

688000

Denomination & Type of Issue:

First-Class Mail Forever

Format:

Booklet of 20 (5 designs)

Series:

N/A

Issue Date & City:

January 23, 2012, Sacramento,
CA 95813

Designer:

Ethel Kessler, Bethesda, MD

Art Director:

Ethel Kessler, Bethesda, MD

Typographer:

Ethel Kessler, Bethesda, MD

Artist:

John D. Dawson, Hilo, HI

Modeler:

Joseph Sheeran

Manufacturing Process:

Offset/Microprint “USPS”

Engraver:

N/A

Printer:

Ashton Potter (USA) Ltd. (APU)

Printed at:

Williamsville, NY

Press Type:

Mueller Martini, A76

Stamps per Booklet:

20

Print Quantity:

400 million stamps

Paper Type:

Prephosphored Type I

Adhesive Type:

Pressure-sensitive

Processed at:

Ashton Potter (USA) Ltd. (APU)

Stamp Orientation:

Horizontal

Image Area (w x h):

1.05 x 0.77 in./26.67 x 19.56 mm

Overall Size (w x h):

1.19 x 0.91 in./30.23 x 23.11 mm

Booklet Size (w x h):

2.38 x 5.76 in./60.45 x 146.30 mm

Colors:

Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, PMS 7C (Cool Gray)

Plate Size:

880 stamps per revolution

Plate Numbers:

“P” followed by five (5) single digits

Marginal Markings:

Front Cover:

Header: “BONSAI Twenty First-Class Forever Stamps Barcode • © 2011 USPS in peel strip area • Plate numbers in peel strip area



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