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Postal Cover from USA to Spain (2013)
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21-May-2013 12:56:51 AM
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GENERAL INFORMATION
Type
Postal Cover
Class
Definitive / Regular Issues
Front Inscription
USA | FOREVER | 2013 | GLOBAL
Gum
Self-Adhesive
Dimension
145 × 225 mm
IN COLLECTION CONDITION
Preliminary
Normal
Condition
Used With Postmark - Extra Fine
Postal Cover from USA to Spain (2013)
Postal Cover from USA with Forever Stamp

My first cover with Forever stamp from USA.

It was delivered on 18 May 2013.

Postmark

SANTA CLARITA CA 913
11 MAY 2013 PM 21

THOUSAND OAKS CA
USPS
MAY
11
2013

Global Forever Stamp

These self-adhesive stamps are being issued in sheets of 20.

In 2013, the U.S. Postal Service introduces Global Forever®, a new international rate stamp. The Global Forever® stamp offers a single price for any First-Class Mail International 1-ounce letter to any country in the world. For the January 27, 2013, price change, the Global Forever® stamp may also be used to mail a 2-ounce letter to Canada.

This stamp features a rendering of Earth composed of images created from satellite data and redesigned with 3D computer technology. The view of our planet shows the Atlantic Ocean flanked by the Americas, Africa, and part of northern Europe. In the stamp art, the globe is isolated on a white background. The shape of the stamp is round. The text, which surrounds the image of Earth, includes the words “Global Forever.”

Artist Leonello Calvetti used a variety of maps, primarily from NASA, to create his design. With 3D computer technology he was able to modify depth, vary color, and create subtle light and shadow details on terrain surfaces to achieve a high level of photorealism while also attaining something new. “I always have been fascinated by space and what astronauts could see from out there,” Calvetti says. “As an artist, an illustrator, I wanted to make my own representation of the Earth.”

Art director William J. Gicker selected this depiction of Earth by Calvetti. Greg Breeding designed the stamp.

The Global Forever® stamps are being issued in self-adhesive sheets of 20 at the $1.10 rate, or $22.00 per sheet.

Made in the USA.

Issue Date: January 28, 2013
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