55¢ Art Deco Eagle
Issue Date: February 22, 2001
City: Wall, SD
Printed by: American Packaging Corporation for Sennett Security Products
Printing Method: Photogravure
Perforations: Serpentine die cut 10 ¾
The self-adhesive Art Deco Eagle stamp was issued first in 55¢ and then as a green-colored 57¢ stamp later in the year to accommodate the rate change for a 2-ounce first class domestic letter. The Art Deco style was popular in the 1920s and 1930s. The Chrysler Building in New York City is an architectural example of the style. Designer Nancy Stahl based the stamp image on a common decorative pattern found on mailboxes in the lobbies of art deco buildings of that period.