33¢ Fruit Berries
Issue Date: June 16, 2000
City: Buffalo, NY
Printed by: Guildford Gravure
Printing Method: Photogravure
Perforations: Serpentine die cut 8.5 horizontally
Please note: Due to the layout of the pane, the se-tenant may or may not be provided in Scott Catalogue order.
This set of Fruit Berries stamps differs considerably from the 1999 Fruit Berries issue. First, the 2000 stamps were issued in a vertical format, with die cuts at the top and bottom. The 1999 stamps were a horizontal strip with die cuts at the sides.
In addition, the 2000 Fruit Berries coil stamps do not have liner paper. The first linerless coils appeared in 1997 when the 32¢ Flag Over Porch and non-denominated Juke Box stamps were issued.
It appears the U.S. Postal Service will continue to issue linerless coils in the future. It says these stamps are more environmentally friendly and cost less to produce compared to other coil varieties.