Like the six previous global forever stamps issued since the first appeared in 2013, the new stamp is a round self-adhesive with die-cut simulated perforations.
The central image of a pink chrysanthemum is credited as an existing photograph by Hong Vo. The stamp was designed by Greg Breeding, working with USPS art director William J. Gicker.
It was offset printed by Ashton Potter (USA) Ltd., one of the Postal Service’s two current contract printers.
The global forever stamp concept was developed following public acceptance of the domestic-rate forever stamp for letter mail sent within the United States. The round shape and the “GLOBAL” inscription are intended to alert users that the global forever stamp is intended for international mail.
The global forever stamp is always valid for the current first-class international letter rate for machineable mail weighing 1 ounce or less. That rate increased from $1.15 to $1.30