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Four Extreme Sports Postage Stamps
Issued by United States Post Office in 1999

In 1999 the United States Post Office issued four new extreme sports postage stamps to help launch the ESPN Summer X Games in San Francisco and to bring attention to the growing popularity of extreme sports.

Xtreme Sports Stamps
Xtreme Sports Stamps
Xtreme Sports Stamps
Xtreme Sports Stamps
Inline Skating
Skateboarding
BMX Biking
Snowboarding

The collector's pane for these extreme sports stamps is still available and it has 20 stamps and four designs, including an aggressive inline skater, a skateboarder, a BMX biker, and a snowboarder. The collector's pane can be purchased at the United States Post Office Online Store (on the left menu select "Stamp Issues" and then select "Xtreme Sports" in the 1999 section).

Technical Details for Stamp Collectors
Issue: Xtreme Sports
Item Number: 448400
Denomination & Type of Issue: 33-cent Commemorative
Format: Pane of 20
Issue Date & City: June 25, 1999, San Francisco, CA 94188
Designer: Carl Herrman, Laguna Niguel, CA
Photographers: J. Grant Brittain - Skateboarding; Keith Mulligan - BMX Biking;
Scott Spiker - Snowboarding; Mike Powell/Allsport U.S.A., Inc. - Inline Skating
Engraver: North American Roto Engravers Inc.
Art Director: Carl Herrman, Laguna Niguel, CA
Typographer: Carl Herrman, Laguna Niguel, CA
Modeler: Avery Dennison (AVR)
Manufacturing Process: Gravure, with scrambled indicia
Printer: Avery Dennison (AVR)
Printed at: AVR, Clinton, SC
Press Type: Dia Nippon Kiko
Stamps per Coil/Pane: 20
Print Quantity: 151.975 million stamps
Paper Type: Pre-phosphored Type II
Gum Type: Self-adhesive
Processed at: AVR, Clinton, SC
Colors: Yellow, Magenta, Cyan, Black
Stamp Orientation: Vertical
Image Area (w x h): 0.840 x 1.410 in. / 21.336 x 35.814 mm
Overall Size (w x h): 0.990 x 1.560 in. / 25.146 x 39.624 mm
Full Pane Size (w x h): 5.950 x 7.750 in. / 151.13 x 196.85 mm
Plate Size: 160 Stamps per revolution
Plate Numbers: "V" followed by 4 (four) single digits
Marginal Markings: " USPS 1998 Plate Position Price Selvage Text
Catalog Item Number(s):
- 448440 Pane of 20 w/plate no. and header
- 448430 Block of 10
- 448420 Block of 4
- 448484 Uncut Press Sheet Top
- 448486 Uncut Press Sheet Bottom


For more information about 1999 extreme sports postage stamps see the original 1999 USPO Press Release.



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