United States Postal Service 2003 Issue
Designed by Imaginary Forces of Hollywood

American Filmmaking: Behind the Scenes Pane

The United States Postal Service will issue a new pane with ten 37 cent stamps named "American Filmmaking: Behind the Scenes" on the 25th of February 2003. The ten stamp pane depicts the 10 most important parts of Filmmaking. Beginning with the top left stamp at the top of the pane:

  • Screen Writing
  • Directing
  • Costume Design
  • Music
  • Makeup
  • Art Direction
  • Cinematography
  • Film Editing
  • Special Effects
  • Sound
The First Day of Issue for American Filmmaking: Behind the Scenes stamps will be used on envelopes carrying the final Academy Award ballots to 4,500 members of the Motion Picture Academy.
The American Filmmaking: Behind the Scenes stamps can be purchased as a souvenir sheet of 10, Uncut press sheet, First Day Cover with full pane either mint or canceled, Souvenir sheet of 10 & First Day Cover (set), Souvenir Sheet & Ceremony Program or in a Premiere Packet. Each of the self adhesive stamps measures 1.56" x 1.22" and the pane size measures 6.5" x 7.5". The Sennett Security Products Printer will print this pane using the Gravure printing process. Phosphor tagging will be used and a total quantity of 70 million stamps will be printed.


To order these stamps or to learn more go to www.usps.com. Use the Universal currency conversion tool at www.xe.com/ucc/convert.cgi to convert currency.

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