1999 33¢ Flag And City
Issue Date: February 25, 1999
City: Orlando, FL
Printed By: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Printing Method: Photogravure
U.S. #3277 was produced in panes of 100. It can be distinguished from other Flag And City stamps because it is the only water activated sheet stamp.
The artist who created the Flag And City stamp design imagined "Old Glory" and the skyscrapers of a city reaching into a cloudless sky when he thought of America while growing up in Japan. Six Flag And City stamps were issued featuring this design, with a total of 12 different formats. All 12 formats were printed by either the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) using photogravure, or Avery Dennison using offset lithography. The BEP stamps all have a red year date in the lower-left corner, while the Avery Dennison stamps feature black dates in the same position.