Issue Date: February 1, 1985
City: Los Angeles, CA
Printed By: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Printing Method: Engraved
Perforations: 10 vertical
Late in 1981, after the rate had changed from 18¢ to 20¢, the Bureau of Engraving and Printing printed this non-denominated "D" stamp in anticipation of the next change in rate. For nearly four years, some 6.6 billion stamps - printed in sheet, coil, and booklet form - awaited distribution. Their moment finally came when the new 22¢ rate was approved. Like the previous alphabet stamps, this issue pictured a stylized eagle, but was green in color.