1995 5¢ Old Glory
“G” Nonprofit Rate Change Stamp
Issue Date: January 12, 1995
City: Washington, DC
Printed By: American Bank Note Company
Printing Method: Photogravure
Perforations: 9.8 vertically
Color: Black “G,” green, and multicolored
This nonprofit presort stamp was issued because of a postal rate change that was scheduled to take effect on January 1, 1995. The green background makes it easy to distinguish from the first-class rate stamp with white background. Though most of the rate change stamps were issued on December 13, 19994, the nonprofit stamps were released a month later.
The United States Postal Service started selling the G rate stamps on December 13, 1994. This series was produced by more printers and in formats than any previous rate change stamps.