Updated March 11th: The Scott catalogue number for this issue is U695.
On January 22, 2017, in Kansas City, MO, the Postal Service issued a new Priority Mail Flat-Rate Envelope (Item 232700). The new product is an accountable item and features the $6.65 Lili’uokalani Gardens stamp image printed directly on the envelope along with standard Priority Mail graphics.
The prepaid envelope seeks to enhance customer convenience and improve access to USPS® services by saving time and simplifying transactions. Art director Greg Breeding designed the stamp with original art by Dan Cosgrove.
The envelope is available through The Postal Store® website at www.usps.com/shop, by calling 800–782–6724, and in the quarterly USA Philatelic catalog. It is not available in Post Offices at this time.
There is one philatelic product for this stamp issue:
232716 Prepaid Priority Mail Flat-Rate Stamped Envelope First-Day Cover, $7.09.
Issue: Lili’uokalani Gardens Prepaid Priority Mail Flat-Rate Stamped Envelope
Item Number: 232700
Denomination & Type of Issue: $6.65 Prepaid Priority Mail Flat-Rate Envelope
Issue Date & City: January 22, 2017, Kansas City, MO 64108
Art Director, Designer, Typographer Greg Breeding, Charlottesville, VA
Artist Dan Cosgrove, Chicago, IL
Manufacturing Process: Flexography
Printer: Bell, Inc.
Printed at: Bell, Inc., Sioux Falls, SD
Press Type: Stevens
Print Quantity: 648,000
Paper Type: 12-point, clay-coated newsback
Colors: Yellow, Magenta, Cyan, Black, PMS 294 (Blue), PMS 485 (Red), Varnish
Stamp Orientation: Horizontal
Image Area (w x h): 1.59375 x 1.25 in./40.48 x 31.75 mm
Overall Size (w x h): 9.5 x 12.5 in. (envelope)
Catalog Item Number(s):
- 232705, Regular Issue Envelope(5/pack), $33.25.
- 232710, Regular Issue Envelope(10/pack), $66.50.
- 232725, Regular Issue Envelope(25/pack), $166.25.
- 232716, First-Day Cover, $7.09.