United States Postal Service 2003 Issue
Designed by Ethel Kessler

Artic Tundra

The United States Postal Service will issued a new stamp pane that has 10 different stamps with a postage value of 37 cents each named "Artic Tundra" on the 2nd of July 2003. The pane is the fifth in a series of Nature of America and depicts 24 plants and animals from the Arctic Tundra which is located in northern Alaska and Canada. The pane picture is a recreation of the northern foothills of the Brooks Mountain range in Alaska. Each of the Animals and fish shown on the stamps is as follows: (working from Right to Left)

  • Common Raven (Top Left)
  • Musk Ox
  • Caribou
  • Gyrfalcon
  • Gray Woof
  • Grizzly Bear (Middle)
  • Artic Ground Squirrel
  • Singing vole (Bottom Left)
  • Willow ptarmigan
  • Artic grayling

The "Arctic Tundra" pane can be purchased as a single pane, or FDC. The size of the pane is 9.13" x 6.75", size of the vertical stamps is 1.23" x 1.56", and the size of the horizontal stamps is 1.56" x 1.23". Banknote Corp. of America, NC will print the pane using the offset printing process. A quantity of 60 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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