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2018 New U.S. Stamp Issues

Below is information on new U.S. stamp issues. Issue dates and designs are preliminary and subject to change. Soakability and Scott Catalog numbers are added after the release of stamps when the information is known.
The denomination provided for forever or other nondenominated stamps reflects the price that the stamp was originally sold at on its first day of issue.

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Updated 5/14/2018


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Year of the Dog
(Lunar New Year series)
Issue Date:
January 11
Issue Location:
Honolulu, Hawaii
Denomination:
49¢ forever stamp
Format:
Single design
Pane of 12
self-adhesive
Printer:
Banknote Corporation of America
Scott #:
5254
Soakability:
   


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Love Flourishes
(Love series)
Issue Date:
January 18
Issue Location:
Phoenix, Arizona
Denomination:
49¢ forever stamp
Format:
Single design
Pane of 20
self-adhesive
Printer:
Banknote Corporation of America
Scott #:
5255
Soakability:
   


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Meyer Lemons
Issue Date:
January 19
Issue Location:
Keaener, Louisiana
Denomination:
2¢ denominated stamps
Format:
Single design
coils of 10,000 self-adhesive
Printer:
Banknote Corporation of America
Scott #:
5256
Soakability:
   


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Byodo-in Temple
Issue Date:
January 21
Issue Location:
Kansas City, Missouri
Denomination:
Priority Mail Stamp
Format:
Single design
Pane of 4
self-adhesive
Printer:
Ashton Potter
Scott #:
5257
Soakability:
   


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Byodo-in Temple
Issue Date:
January 21
Issue Location:
Kansas City, Missouri
Denomination:
Priority Mail Flate-Rate Envelope
Format:
Single design
Printer:
Ashton Potter
Scott #:
U697
Soakability:
   


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Sleeping Bear Dunes
Issue Date:
January 21
Issue Location:
Kansas City, Missouri
Denomination:
Priority Mail Express Stamp
Format:
Single design
Pane of 4
self-adhesive
Printer:
Ashton Potter
Scott #:
5258
Soakability:
   


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Lena Honre
(Black Heritage series)
Issue Date:
January 30
Issue Location:
New York, New York
Denomination:
50¢ forever stamp
Format:
Single design
Pane of 20
self-adhesive
Printer:
Banknote Corporation of America
Scott #:
5259
Soakability:
   


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U.S. Flag
Issue Date:
February 9
Issue Location:
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Denomination:
50¢ forever stamp
Format:
Single design, coil
self-adhesive
Printer:
Ashton Potter
Scott #:
5260 Coil stamp, serpentine die cut 9½ vert., microprinted “USPS” at left of flag fold on fourth white stripe (Ashton-Potter printing); 5261 Coil stamp, serpentine die cut 11 vert., microprinted “USPS” at right of flag fold on fifth white stripe (Banknote printing); 5262 Booklet stamp, serpentine die cut 11¼x10¾ on 2 or 3 sides, microprinted “USPS” at left of flag fold on fourth red stripe (Ashton-Potter printing), a. Convertible booklet pane of 20; 5263 Booklet stamp, serpentine die cut 11¼x10¾ on 2 or 3 sides, microprinted “USPS” at right of flag fold on fifth white stripe (Banknote printing), a. Convertible booklet pane of 20
Soakability:
   


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Bioluminescent Life
Issue Date:
February 22
Issue Location:
St. Pierce, Florida
Denomination:
50¢ forever stamp
Format:
Ten designs
Pane of 20
self-adhesive
Printer:
Banknote Corporation of America
Scott #:
5264 Octopus, 5265 Jellyfisth, 5266 Comb Jelly, 5267 Mushrooms. 5268 Firefly, 5269 Bamboo Coral, 5270 Marine Worm, 5271 Crown Jellyfish, 5272 Marine Worm, 5264-5273 a. Block of 10.
Soakability:
   


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Illinois Statehood
Issue Date:
March 5
Issue Location:
Springfield, Illinois
Denomination:
50¢ forever stamp
Format:
Single design
self-adhesive
Printer:
Scott #:
5274
Soakability:
   


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Mister Rogers
Issue Date:
March 23
Issue Location:
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Denomination:
50¢ forever stamp
Format:
Single design
self-adhesive
Printer:
Scott #:
5275
Soakability:
   


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STEM Education
Issue Date:
April 6
Issue Location:
Washington, DC
Denomination:
50¢ forever stamp
Format:
Four designs
self-adhesive
Printer:
Scott #:
5276 Science, 5277 Technology, 5278 Engineering, 5279 Mathematics, 5276-5279a Strip of 4
Soakability:
   


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Peace Rose
Issue Date:
Arpil 21
Issue Location:
Shreveport, LA
Denomination:
50¢ forever stamp
Format:
Single design
self-adhesive
Printer:
Scott #:
5280, a. Convertible booklet pane of 20
Soakability:
   


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Air Mail Centenary (blue stamp)
Issue Date:
May 1
Issue Location:
Washington, DC
Denomination:
50¢ forever stamp
Format:
Single design
self-adhesive
Printer:
Scott #:
5281
Soakability:
   


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Sally Ride
Issue Date:
May 23
Issue Location:
La Jolla, CA
Denomination:
50¢ forever stamp
Format:
Single design
self-adhesive
Printer:
Scott #:
Soakability:
   


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Flag Act of 1818
Issue Date:
June 9
Issue Location:
Appleton, WI
Denomination:
50¢ forever stamp
Format:
Single design
self-adhesive
Printer:
Scott #:
Soakability:
   


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Frozen Treats
Issue Date:
June 20
Issue Location:
Austin, TX
Denomination:
50¢ forever stamp
Format:
Single design
self-adhesive
Printer:
Scott #:
Soakability:
   


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Statue of Freedom
Issue Date:
June 27
Issue Location:
Bellefonte, PA
Denomination:
$1, $2, $3 stamps
Format:
Three designs
self-adhesive
Printer:
Scott #:
Soakability:
   


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O Beautiful
Issue Date:
July 4
Issue Location:
Colorado Springs, CO
Denomination:
50¢ forever stamp
Format:
20 designs
self-adhesive
Printer:
Scott #:
Soakability:
   


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World War I
Issue Date:
July 27
Issue Location:
Kansas City, Missouri
Denomination:
50¢ forever stamp
Format:
Single design
self-adhesive
Printer:
Scott #:
Soakability:
   


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The Art of Magic
Issue Date:
August 7
Issue Location:
Las Vegas, NV
Denomination:
50¢ forever stamp
Format:
Five designs
self-adhesive
Printer:
Scott #:
Soakability:
   


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Dragons
Issue Date:
August 9
Issue Location:
Columbus, OH
Denomination:
50¢ forever stamp
Format:
Four designs
self-adhesive
Printer:
Scott #:
Soakability:
   


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United States Airmail (red stamp)
Issue Date:
August 11
Issue Location:
College Park, MD
Denomination:
50¢ forever stamp
Format:
Single design
self-adhesive
Printer:
Scott #:
Soakability:
   


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John Lennon
(Music Icons series)
Issue Date:
September 7
Issue Location:
New York, New York
Denomination:
50¢ forever stamp
Format:
Single design
self-adhesive
Printer:
Scott #:
Soakability:
   


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Birds in Winter
Issue Date:
September 22
Issue Location:
Quechee, VT
Denomination:
50¢ forever stamp
Format:
Single design
self-adhesive
Printer:
Scott #:
Soakability:
   


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First Responders
Issue Date:
TBA
Issue Location:
TBA
Denomination:
50¢ forever stamp
Format:
Single design
self-adhesive
Printer:
Scott #:
Soakability:
   
Updated 3/13/2018


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Year of the Dog
(Lunar New Year series)
Issue Date:
January 11
Issue Location:
Honolulu, Hawaii
Denomination:
49¢
forever stamp
Format:
Single design
self-adhesive
Printer:
Scott #:
Soakability:
   


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Love Flourishes
(Love series)
Issue Date:
January 18
Issue Location:
Phoenix, Arizona
Denomination:
49¢ forever stamp
Format:
Single design
self-adhesive
Printer:
Scott #:
Soakability:
   


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Meyer Lemons
Issue Date:
January 19
Issue Location:
Keaener, Louisiana
Denomination:
2¢ denominated stamps
Format:
Single design
coil of 10,000 self-adhesive
Printer:
Scott #:
Soakability:
   


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Sleeping Bear Dunes
Issue Date:
January 21
Issue Location:
Kansas City, Missouri
Denomination:
Priority Mail Express Stamp
Format:
Single design
self-adhesive
Printer:
Scott #:
Soakability:
   


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Byodo-in Temple
Issue Date:
January 21
Issue Location:
Kansas City, Missouri
Denomination:
Priority Mail Stamp
Format:
Single design
self-adhesive
Printer:
Scott #:
Soakability:
   


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Lena Horne
(Black Heritage series)
Issue Date:
January 20
Issue Location:
New York, New York
Denomination:
50¢ forever stamp
Format:
Single design
self-adhesive
Printer:
Scott #:
Soakability:
   


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U.S. Flag
Issue Date:
February 9
Issue Location:
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Denomination:
50¢ forever stamp
Format:
Single design
Booklet of 20, Coil of 100
self-adhesive
Printer:
Scott #:
Soakability:
   


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Bioluminescent Life
Issue Date:
February 22
Issue Location:
Fort Pierce, Florida
Denomination:
50¢ forever stamps
Format:
Ten designs
Pane of 20
self-adhesive
Printer:
Scott #:
Soakability:
   


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Illinois Statehood
Issue Date:
March 5
Issue Location:
Springfield, Illinois
Denomination:
50¢ forever stamp
Format:
Single design
self-adhesive
Printer:
Scott #:
Soakability:
   


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Mister Rogers
Issue Date:
March 23
Issue Location:
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Denomination:
50¢ forever stamp
Format:
Single design
self-adhesive
Printer:
Scott #:
Soakability:
   


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STEM Education
Issue Date:
TBD
Issue Location:
TBD
Denomination:
50¢ forever stamp
Format:
Four designs
self-adhesive
Printer:
Scott #:
Soakability:
   


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Peace Rose
Issue Date:
TBD
Issue Location:
TBD
Denomination:
50¢ forever stamp
Format:
Single design
self-adhesive
Printer:
Scott #:
Soakability:
   


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Sally Ride
Issue Date:
TBD
Issue Location:
TBD
Denomination:
50¢ forever stamp
Format:
Single design
self-adhesive
Printer:
Scott #:
Soakability:
   


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Flag Act of 1818
Issue Date:
TBD
Issue Location:
TBD
Denomination:
50¢ forever stamp
Format:
Single design
self-adhesive
Printer:
Scott #:
Soakability:
   


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Frozen Treats
Issue Date:
TBD
Issue Location:
TBD
Denomination:
50¢ forever stamp
Format:
Single design
self-adhesive
Printer:
Scott #:
Soakability:
   


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O Beautiful
Issue Date:
TBD
Issue Location:
TBD
Denomination:
50¢ forever stamp
Format:
20 designs
self-adhesive
Printer:
Scott #:
Soakability:
   


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World War I
Issue Date:
TBD
Issue Location:
TBD
Denomination:
50¢ forever stamp
Format:
Single design
self-adhesive
Printer:
Scott #:
Soakability:
   


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Dragons
Issue Date:
TBD
Issue Location:
TBD
Denomination:
50¢ forever stamp
Format:
Four designs
self-adhesive
Printer:
Scott #:
Soakability:
   


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Birds in Winter
Issue Date:
TBD
Issue Location:
TBD
Denomination:
50¢ forever stamp
Format:
Single design
self-adhesive
Printer:
Scott #:
Soakability:
   


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John Lennon
(Music Icons series)
Issue Date:
TBD
Issue Location:
TBD
Denomination:
50¢ forever stamp
Format:
Single design
self-adhesive
Printer:
Scott #:
Soakability:
   
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