#3189m – 1999 33c Celebrate the Century - 1970s: America Smiles

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U.S. #3189m
1999 33¢ Smiley Face Buttons
1970s Celebrate the Century Series

Issue Date: November 18, 1999
City: New York, New York
Quantity: 90,000,000
Printed By: Ashton-Potter
Printing Method: Offset Press
Perforations: 11.5 X 11.5
Color: multicolored
 
The eighth sheet of fifteen stamps in the Celebrate the Century Series features subjects from the years 1970-1979.
 
In 1963 commercial artist Harvey Balls created a happy face with a yellow background, black oval eyes, and a smiling mouth with creases on the sides. In the 1970s, Bernard and Murray Spain of Philadelphia sold buttons, t-shirts, and coffee mugs with the smiley face and the phrase “Have a happy day.” More than 50 million buttons were produced. The phrase, which became “have a nice day,” became a part of America’s vocabulary.
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U.S. #3189m
1999 33¢ Smiley Face Buttons
1970s Celebrate the Century Series

Issue Date: November 18, 1999
City: New York, New York
Quantity: 90,000,000
Printed By: Ashton-Potter
Printing Method: Offset Press
Perforations: 11.5 X 11.5
Color: multicolored
 
The eighth sheet of fifteen stamps in the Celebrate the Century Series features subjects from the years 1970-1979.
 
In 1963 commercial artist Harvey Balls created a happy face with a yellow background, black oval eyes, and a smiling mouth with creases on the sides. In the 1970s, Bernard and Murray Spain of Philadelphia sold buttons, t-shirts, and coffee mugs with the smiley face and the phrase “Have a happy day.” More than 50 million buttons were produced. The phrase, which became “have a nice day,” became a part of America’s vocabulary.