Space Achievement and Exploration Souvenir Sheet, Copyright USPS 1999

The Postal Service will issue an $11.75 Space
Achievement and Exploration souvenir sheet featuring a circular
commemorative stamp (Item Number 111700), the first
ever issued by the U.S. Postal Service, in Anaheim, CA, on
July 7, 2000. The stamp, designed by Richard Sheaff of
Scottsdale, AZ, and based on NASA reference material
goes on sale nationwide July 8, 2000.

This Express Mail stamp features a hologram of the
Earth, another first for the U.S. Postal Service. The text en-circling
the stamp reads “Space Achievement and Exploration”
and “World Stamp Expo 2000.” This stamp will be the
first issued in the Space Achievement and Exploration
Commemorative Series and will be the first to be unveiled
at World Stamp Expo 2000 in honor of America’s space
program.

Issue: Space Achievement and Exploration
Item Number: 111700
Denomination & Type of Issue: $11.75 Commemorative
Format: Souvenir Sheet (1 design)
Series: N/A
Issue Date & City: July 7, 2000, Anaheim, CA 92803
Photographs & Illustrations: Courtesy NASA
Designer: Richard Sheaff, Scottsdale, AZ
Engraver: Southern Gravure
Art Director: Richard Sheaff, Scottsdale, AZ
Typographer: Richard Sheaff, Scottsdale, AZ
Modeler: Sennett Security Products (SSP)
Manufacturing Process: Gravure
Printer: Sennett Security Products (SSP)
Printed at: American Packaging Corporation, Columbus, WI
Press Type: Rotomec
Stamps per Pane: One
Print Quantity: 1.695 million panes
Paper Type: Phosphor Tagged Paper, Block
Gum Type: Water-activated
Processed at: Unique Binders, Fredericksburg, VA
Colors: Magenta, Cyan, Yellow, Black
Stamp Orientation: Circular
Image Area (diameter): 1.778 in./45.16 mm
Overall Size (diameter): 1.778 in./45.16 mm
Full Pane Size (diameter): 3.65 in./92.075 mm
Plate Size: One stamp per revolution
Plate Numbers: N/A
Marginal Markings: N/A
Catalog Item Number(s): 111700 Pane of 1 — $11.75
Sale Date: July 7, 2000
Nationwide Sale Date: July 8, 2000