With this pane of 16 Forever® stamps, the U.S. Postal Service celebrates the variety of games Americans play for outdoor recreation.
The stamp pane features eight unique designs illustrating eight backyard games—badminton, bocce, cornhole, croquet, flying disc, horseshoes, tetherball, and a variation on pick-up baseball. Each design emphasizes the movement of the game pieces, giving a dynamic quality to the artwork, with a simplified style that evokes the nostalgic feeling of playing backyard games as a child.
As temperatures warm up, Americans head outside to relax and enjoy the sunshine. With a touch of strategy, a bit of luck, and a healthy dose of friendly competition, backyard games provide almost endless amusement. At the beach, in a public park, or in your own backyard, these games are a great way for children and adults to have fun while enjoying the company of friends and family.
Greg Breeding was the art director. Mike Ryan designed the stamps with original artwork by Mick Wiggins.
The Backyard Games stamps are being issued as Forever stamps. These Forever stamps are always equal in value to the current First-Class Mail® one-ounce price.
SKUs featured on this page: 481204
|Issue:||Backyard Games Stamps|
|Denomination &||First-Class Mail Forever|
|Type of Issue:|
|Format:||Pane of 16 (8 designs)|
|Issue Date & City:||August 12, 2021, Rosemont, IL 60018|
|Art Director:||Greg Breeding, Charlottesville, VA|
|Designer:||Mike Ryan, Charlottesville, VA|
|Illustrator:||Mick Wiggins, Little Rock, AR|
|Modeler:||Sandra Lane/Michelle Finn|
|Printer:||Banknote Corporation of America|
|Press Type:||Gallus RCS|
|Stamps per Pane:||16|
|Print Quantity:||25,600,000 stamps|
|Paper Type:||Phosphor, Block Tag|
|Colors:||Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow|
|Image Area (w x h):||0.77 x 1.05 in./ 19.558 x 26.67 mm|
|Overall Size (w x h):||0.91 x 1.19 in./ 23.114 x 30.226 mm|
|Full Pane Size (w x h):||4.3 x 6.875 in./ 109.22 x 174.625 mm|
|Press Sheets Size (w x h):||22 x 13.75 in./ 558.8 x 349.25 mm|
|Plate Size:||160 stamps per revolution|
|Plate Number:||“B” followed by four (4) single digits in two corners|
|Front:||Header: Backyard Games • Plate number in bottom two corners|
|Back:||©2020 USPS • USPS logo • 2 barcodes (481200) • Plate position diagram (10) • Promotional text|