Thursday, April 26, 2007 12:07 PM Age: 11 yrs

MACtac Participates in Celebration of Early America

Roll Label


Pressure sensitive adhesive supplier provides adhesive for 3-cent Silver Coffee Pot stamp 

The U.S. Postal Service announced the sixth stamp in the American Design series has been reprinted. The 3-cent stamp, Silver Coffee Pot, was issued in new formats during the American Stamp Dealers Association Mega Show at Madison Square Garden in New York, N.Y. The stamp features a simplified rendering of a circa 1786 coffee pot belonging to the Philadelphia Museum of Art. MACtac® supplied the pressure sensitive material for the 250 million stamps printed.

“This stamp is unique because it represents the beautiful craftsmanship of American silversmiths from hundreds of years ago,” said Allison Hazel, product manager, MACtac Printing Products. “The Silver Coffee Pot stamp reminds us of the simple times and hardworking trades of that era. MACtac is proud to take part in the remembrance of America’s history and culture.”

The Silver Coffee Pot stamp was launched as part of the American Design series in 2005. It was first issued on September 16 of that year. This definitive stamp depicts a coffee pot made by Philadelphia silversmiths Joseph Richardson, Jr. (1752-1831) and Nathaniel Richardson (1754-1827). The coffee pot was acquired by the Philadelphia Museum of Art in 1986.

The stamp’s artwork was created by freelance illustrator Tania Lee. In developing the design, Lee simplified a few details. Among other things, she removed the initials NR, representing Nathaniel Richardson, so her watercolor and gouache painting of the coffee pot would reproduce well for the smaller stamp size.

The American Design series showcases objects from various regions, eras and ethnic cultures. The series combines utility with beauty and function with form. The stamps in the series range from one to 10 cents and will be issued and reprinted by the Postal Service on an as-needed basis.

MACtac has been a qualified supplier for USPS stamps for more than five years, providing materials for a number of pressure sensitive stamps, including “Holiday Snow Flakes,” “Judy Garland,” “Katherine Ann Porter,” “Hattie McDaniel,” and “Picture Book Animals.” For more information about MACtac Roll Label, please call 800.255.9733, fax 330.688.2194.