Issue Date: October 5, 2006
City: New York, NY
Quantity Issued: 200,000,000
Please note: Due to the layout of the pane, the se-tenant may or may not be provided in Scott Catalogue order.
Snowflakes are the subject of this holiday stamp. Snowflakes are made of 2 to 200 separate snow crystals that have formed around tiny bits of dirt in the atmosphere. No two crystals are alike. Falling snow crystals stick to one another to form snowflakes if they pass through warmer air. The average snowflake is about 0.4 inches across. The biggest snowflake reported in the U.S. measured 15 inches. It fell on January 28, 1887, at Fort Keough, Montana.