The purchase of this stamp/s will earn you 12 points valued at $0.24.
Block of four, dated “2014,” overall tagging. Microprinted "USPS" near top of flag pole. Die cut 11.25 by 10.75.
By Jay Bigalke, Linn's Stamp News, 8 April 2014
Flag pane with 2014 date issued March 17; not at post offices.
The United States Postal Service issued four non-denominated (49¢) A Flag for All Seasons forever stamps March 17 in a pane of 20 (convertible booklet).
A first-day cancel for the new issue was made available in Liberty, Mo.
The stamps carry a 2014 year date, differentiating them from a similar variety with a 2013 year date issued last May, as reported in a story in Linn’s March 31 issue.
The new booklet is printed by Banknote Corporation of America for Sennett Security Products.
“It won’t be available in post offices, as it’s primarily available for our Stamps on Consignment program,” McGowan added.
The Stamps on Consignment program provides stamps that are sold in grocery stores and similar retail outlets.
New signs featuring the A Flag for All Seasons stamps were created last year for these outlets. That signage was distributed before the new 2014 Star-Spangled Banner stamp was issued.
Instead of creating new signs, the Postal Service ordered additional A Flag for All Seasons stamps.
The Postal Service contracted for 2.2 billion stamps of the new variety. According to McGowan, the new issue will be sold at Stamps on Consignment retail sites for approximately one year.
The stamp designs, shown here in a USPS publicity image for the 2013 issues, are by illustrator Laura Stutzman. Each stamp depicts an American flag flying from a flagpole and viewed from below, with trees in the background representing one of the seasons of spring, summer, fall or winter.
Varieties of the A Flag for All Seasons stamps have been released over the course of five issue dates. In 2013, the formats issued included a booklet pane of 10, as well as coils of 100 and booklets of 20 manufactured by each of the Postal Service’s three contract printers