1995-98 American Series Coil Stamps
Three new definitive coil series were introduced in 1995: “American Scenes,” “American Transportation,” and “American Culture.” The 5¢ Butte stamp was issued for use on bulk rate (third class) non-profit mail. It pictures a colorful butte scene and is the first entry in the new “American Scenes” series. Set also includes the 5¢ Mountain stamp and the 5¢ Wetlands stamp.
The 10¢ Automobile stamp was issued to fill the regular third-class rate. It pictures the front of a classic automobile, and was the first entry in the all-new “American Transportation” series. A 10¢ bicycle handlebars stamp was added in 1998.
The 15¢ Automobile Tail Fin coil stamp, which features the fin of a 1959 Cadillac, met the need for the first-class, presort postcard rate. This issue, along with the 25¢ Juke Box coil stamp, was the first stamp of the new “American Culture” series. Bulk mailers used the non-denominated stamp at various presort rates, with the postage difference being paid at the time of mailing. The Juke Box stamp supplemented supplies of the “G” letter presort-rate stamp. The 25¢ Diner stamp was added in 1998.