G Rate (32c) Old Glory booklet single
- Since the major postage rate increases of 1978, the United States Postal Service has released non-denominated definitive stamps a few days before major rate increases. These stamps filled the gap until denominated definitive and commemorative stamps could be prepared and issued. A letter printed on the stamps indicated the new rate change. The 1978 rate change had the letter "A." Six rate changes later -- in 1994, shortly before January 1, 1995 -- postal rate changes went into effect, and the G-rate stamps were issued to the public.
- The G-rate Old Glory stamps included four postal rates: the new thirty-two-cent first-class rate; the twenty-cent stamp for postcards; the new twenty-five-cent first-class presort rate; and the five-cent nonprofit presort rate.
- The various color variations and printing formats -- coils, booklets and sheet stamps -- were produced by five entities -- the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, the American Bank Note Co., Stamp Ventures, KCS Industries, and Avery-Denison.
- Ronald Sharp of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing designed the G-Rate Old Glory stamp.
- Data Source
- National Postal Museum
- December 13, 1994
- Credit line
- Copyright United States Postal Service. All rights reserved.
- paper; ink (black, blue, red); self-adhesive / photogravure
- Postage Stamps