Northern Cardinal Stamped Envelope (U.S. 2016)

The Songbirds in Snow stamps were issued August 4, 2016, and from this stamp issue, the U.S. Postal Service produced the Northern Cardinal stamped envelope with an issue date of November 3, 2016. The Northern Cardinal stamped envelopes (Item 882105) were issued as a set of 12 pressure-sensitive adhesive #10 regular security stamped envelopes with seals (Forever First-Class Mail priced at $9.95 for each set).

There is one philatelic product for this issue:

  • 882105, Northern Cardinal stamped envelope, packet of 12 with seals, (1 design), $9.95

Technical Specifications:

Issue: Northern Cardinal Stamped Envelope Set
Item Number: 882105
Denomination & Type of Issue: Forever First-Class Stamped Envelope
Format: #10 Regular Security Envelope, Packet of 12, 1 design
Issue Date November 3, 2016
Art Director: Derry Noyes, Washington, DC
Designer: Derry Noyes, Washington, DC
Typographer: Derry Noyes, Washington, DC
Artist: Robert Giusti, Bridgewater, CT
Modeler: Joseph Sheeran
Manufacturing Process: Offset
Printer: Ashton Potter (USA) Ltd. (APU)
Printed at: Williamsville, NY
Press Type: Halm Jet EM4000
Folding Machine: W & D #527
Print Quantity: 240,000 envelopes
Paper Type: 61# Postal Envelope, Block, Type III
Adhesive Type: Pressure-sensitive
Processed at: Ashton Potter (USA) Ltd. (APU)
Envelope Orientation: Horizontal
Envelope Size (w x h): 9.5 x 4.125 in/241.30 x 104.77 mm
Image Size
(w x h): 1.60 x 1.174 in/40.64 x 29.82 mm
Colors: Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, PMS 339 U Green
Marginal Markings: FOREST STEWARDSHIP COUNCIL Logo • “THIS ENVELOPE IS RECYCLABLE AND MADE WITH 30% POST CONSUMER CONTENT” • Recycling Logo • © USPS 2016

One thought on “Northern Cardinal Stamped Envelope (U.S. 2016)

  1. I don’t understand why this clearly different postal item does not have a first day of issue postmark – while the practically identical new 5c etc. stamps do.

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