#4727 – 2013 33c Apples: Northern Spy

Condition
Price
Qty
- Mint Stamp(s)
Ships in 1-2 business days.i$1.65
$1.65
- Used Single Stamp(s)
Ships in 1-2 business days.i$0.75
$0.75
1 More - Click Here
Mounts - Click Here
Condition
Price
Qty
- MM638215x33mm 25 Horizontal Strip Black Split-Back Mounts
Ships in 1-2 business days.i
$7.95
$7.95
- MM216829x33mm 50 Vertical Black Split-Back Mounts
Ships in 1-2 business days.i
$3.50
$3.50
- MM420129x33mm 50 Vertical Clear Bottom-Weld Mounts
Ships in 1-2 business days.i
$3.50
$3.50

U.S. # 4727
2013 33¢ Northern Spy
Apples

Northern Spy apples are renowned for their tender-crisp flesh and slightly tart taste with a hint of pear.  Each large carmine red apple is packed with dietary fiber and vitamins A and C. The Northern Spy is also among the most versatile of apples, suitable for serving raw, baked, roasted, and especially in pies.  But all of these advantages come at a cost, and for Northern Spy growers that price has always been a combination of time and patience.
 
The hardy winter apple originated in New York’s Finger Lakes Region, where Oliver Chapin settled and built a gristmill in 1789.  A few years later, he planted an apple tree using seeds from Salisbury, Connecticut.  That tree died before it could bear fruit, but sprouts taken from it by Roswell Humphrey were replanted and began producing apples 10 to 20 years later.
 
In 1852, the American Pomological Society listed the Northern Spy as a new variety of promise and worth cultivating.  The stout red apple soon became popular throughout the northeast, where it is picked late in the season and can be stored for months.  Yet patience is also needed at harvest time.  Northern Spy trees may take longer to come into bearing – often ten years or more – and are susceptible to disease.  But pie lovers throughout New England know the Northern Spy apple is worth the wait.

Artist John Burgoyne created the apple artwork for this stamp using watercolor with pen and ink before adding finishing touches with computer software. 

Value: 33¢ domestic postcard rate
Issued:  January 17, 2013
First Day City:  Yakima, WA
Type of Stamp: Definitive
Printed by: Banknote Corporation of America for Sennett Security Products
Method: Offset printing in sheets of 200, with 10 panes of 20
Perforation: Serpentine Die Cut 11 ½ x 10 3/4
Self-Adhesives
Quantity Printed: 37,500,000 stamps

Apples have been pictured on U.S. stamps since 1966, when one was issued to honor Johnny Appleseed (U.S. #1317).  Apples were also pictured on a pair of 2001 definitives (U.S. #3491 and #3193), the 2002 Greetings from Washington stamps (U.S. #3607 and #3742) and the 2012 Heart Health stamp (U.S. #4625).

Read More - Click Here


  • 2021 First-Class Forever Stamps - Star Wars Droids 2021 55c Star Wars Droids

    In 2021, the United States Postal Service released 10 new Forever stamps picturing Star Wars droids. The stamps were created to honor these characters and the positive influence they've had on people.  Order your set today.

    $10.95- $64.95
    BUY NOW
  • Major League Baseball In Stamps, Mint, Set of 5 Sheets, Grenada Major League Baseball Stamp Set
    Includes four mint stamp sheets. Each stamp features a portrait of the featured player, plus an action shot and team logo. Fun to own… and a terrific way to recall your memories of these baseball giants.  Act now and save $30.
    $19.95
    BUY NOW
  • 2001-11 Symbols of America, collection of 16 stamps 2001-11 Symbols of America, collection of 16 stamps
    Filling the gaps in your collection is easy with Mystic’s 2001-11 Symbols of America Set.  You’ll get 16 desirable stamps in one convenient step – saving you time and money. 
    $5.25- $17.50
    BUY NOW

U.S. # 4727
2013 33¢ Northern Spy
Apples

Northern Spy apples are renowned for their tender-crisp flesh and slightly tart taste with a hint of pear.  Each large carmine red apple is packed with dietary fiber and vitamins A and C. The Northern Spy is also among the most versatile of apples, suitable for serving raw, baked, roasted, and especially in pies.  But all of these advantages come at a cost, and for Northern Spy growers that price has always been a combination of time and patience.
 
The hardy winter apple originated in New York’s Finger Lakes Region, where Oliver Chapin settled and built a gristmill in 1789.  A few years later, he planted an apple tree using seeds from Salisbury, Connecticut.  That tree died before it could bear fruit, but sprouts taken from it by Roswell Humphrey were replanted and began producing apples 10 to 20 years later.
 
In 1852, the American Pomological Society listed the Northern Spy as a new variety of promise and worth cultivating.  The stout red apple soon became popular throughout the northeast, where it is picked late in the season and can be stored for months.  Yet patience is also needed at harvest time.  Northern Spy trees may take longer to come into bearing – often ten years or more – and are susceptible to disease.  But pie lovers throughout New England know the Northern Spy apple is worth the wait.

Artist John Burgoyne created the apple artwork for this stamp using watercolor with pen and ink before adding finishing touches with computer software. 

Value: 33¢ domestic postcard rate
Issued:  January 17, 2013
First Day City:  Yakima, WA
Type of Stamp: Definitive
Printed by: Banknote Corporation of America for Sennett Security Products
Method: Offset printing in sheets of 200, with 10 panes of 20
Perforation: Serpentine Die Cut 11 ½ x 10 3/4
Self-Adhesives
Quantity Printed: 37,500,000 stamps

Apples have been pictured on U.S. stamps since 1966, when one was issued to honor Johnny Appleseed (U.S. #1317).  Apples were also pictured on a pair of 2001 definitives (U.S. #3491 and #3193), the 2002 Greetings from Washington stamps (U.S. #3607 and #3742) and the 2012 Heart Health stamp (U.S. #4625).