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2012 New U.S. Stamp Issues

Below is information on planned 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.

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Updated 01/07/2013
January 2012 New Issues
Spectrum Eagle
Issue Date:
January 3
Issue Location:
Liberty, MO 64068
Denomination:
25¢ nondenominated
presort first class
definitive
Format:
Coils of 3,000 and 10,000
self-Adhesive
six color combinations
Printer:
Avery Dennison
Scott #:
4585 - 4590
Soakability:
Will not soak    
Sunshine Skyway Bridge
Issue Date:
January 6
Issue Location:
Liberty, MO 64068
Denomination:
$5.15
Format:
Priority Mail Stamped Envelope
Printer:
 
Scott #:
U676
Soakability:
Not applicable
 
New Mexico Statehood
Issue Date:
January 6
Issue Location:
Santa Fe, NM 87501
Denomination:
44¢
nondenominated
commemorative
forever stamp
Format:
Pane of 20
self-adhesive
Printer:
Avery Dennison
Scott #:
4591
Soakability:
Will not soak    
Aloha Shirts
Issue Date:
January 19
Issue Location:
Honolulu, HI 96820
Denomination:
32¢
postcard rate
Format:
Five designs
pane of 20 and
coil of 100
self-adhesive
Printer:
Coils - Banknote Corp. of America
Pane - Avery Dennison
Scott #:
Pane 4592-4596
Coils 4597-4601
Soakability:
Will not soak    
Glacier National Park
(Scenic American Landscapes)
Issue Date:
January 19
Issue Location:
Kalispell, MT 59901
Denomination:
85¢ definitive
international rate
Format:
Pane of 20
self-adhesive
Printer:
Ashton Potter
Scott #:
C149
Soakability:
Will not soak    
Wedding Cake
Issue Date:
January 20
Issue Location:
Alexandria, VA 22314
Denomination:
65¢ special stamp
2-ounce letter rate
Format:
Pane of 20
self-adhesive
Printer:
Banknote Corp. of America
Scott #:
4602
Soakability:
May soak    
Checkerspot Butterfly
(Butterfly Series)
Issue Date:
January 20
Issue Location:
Baltimore, MD 21233
Denomination:
65¢ definitive
2-ounce letter rate
Format:
Pane of 20
self-adhesive
Printer:
Avery Dennison
Scott #:
4603
Soakability:
Will not soak    
Dogs at Work
Issue Date:
January 20
Issue Location:
Merrifield, VA 22081
Denomination:
65¢ commemorative
2-ounce letter rate
Format:
Four designs
pane of 20
self-adhesive
Printer:
Avery Dennison
Scott #:
4604-4607
Soakability:
Will not soak    
Birds of Prey
Issue Date:
January 20
Issue Location:
Washington, DC 20066
Denomination:
85¢ definitive
3-ounce letter rate
Format:
Five designs
self-adhesive
Printer:
Ashton Potter
Scott #:
4608-4612
Soakability:
Will not soak    
Weather Vanes
Issue Date:
January 20
Issue Location:
Shelburne, VT 05482
Denomination:
45¢ definitive
Format:
Five designs
coils of 3,000 and 10,000
self-adhesive
Printer:
Banknote Corp. of America
Scott #:
4613-4617
Soakability:
May soak    
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
(Scenic American Landscapes)
Issue Date:
January 20
Issue Location:
Lancaster, PA 17601
Denomination:
$1.05
international rate
Format:
Pane of 20
self-adhesive
Printer:
Banknote Corp. of America
Scott #:
C150
Soakability:
May soak
 
Sailboats
Issue Date:
January 22
Issue Location:
Oyster Bay, NY 11771
Denomination:
32¢ nondenominated
forever postal card
Format:
Postal card priced at 35¢ and
double-reply card priced at 70¢
Printer:
Ashton Potter
Scott #:
UX627, UY50
Soakability:
Not applicable
 
Bonsai Trees
Issue Date:
January 23
Issue Location:
Sacramento, CA 95813
Denomination:
45¢ nondenominated
commemorative
forever stamp
Format:

Five designs
double sided booklet
of 20
self-adhesive

Printer:
Ashton Potter
Scott #:
4618-4622
Soakability:
Will not soak    
Year of the Dragon
(Lunar New Year)
Issue Date:
January 23
Issue Location:
San Francisco, CA 94188
Denomination:
45¢ nondenominated
commemorative
forever stamp
Format:
Pane of 12
self-adhesive
Printer:
Avery Dennison
Scott #:
4623
Soakability:
Will not soak    
Purple Martin
Issue Date:
January 23
Issue Location:
Mulberry, FL 33860
Denomination:
45¢ nondenominated
forever stamped envelope
Format:
Six formats
First Class Stamped Envelope
Printer:
Ashton Potter
Scott #:
6 3/4 Env. U677
#9 & #10 Env. U678
Soakability:
Not applicable
 
John H. Johnson
(Black Heritage Series)
Issue Date:
January 31
Issue Location:
Chicago, IL 60607
Denomination:
45¢ nondenominated
commemorative
forever stamp
Format:
Pane of 20
self-adhesive
Printer:
Ashton Potter
Scott #:
4624
Soakability:
Will not soak    
February 2012 New Issues
Love Ribbons
Issue Date:
February 2
Issue Location:
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Denomination:
45¢ nondenominated
special forever stamp
Format:
Pane of 20
self-adhesive
Printer:
Sennett Security Prints
Scott #:
4626
Soakability:
May soak    
Heart Health
Issue Date:
February 9
Issue Location:
Washington, DC 20066
Denomination:
45¢ nondenominated
commemorative
forever stamp
Format:
Pane of 20
self-adhesive
Printer:
Avery Dennison
Scott #:
4625
Soakability:
Will not soak    
Arizona Statehood
Issue Date:
February 14
Issue Location:
Phoenix, AZ 85026
Denomination:
45¢ nondenominated
commemorative
forever stamp
Format:
Pane of 20
self-adhesive
Printer:
Avery Dennison
Scott #:
4627
Soakability:
Will not soak    
Danny Thomas
Issue Date:
February 16
Issue Location:
Memphis, TN 38101
Denomination:
45¢ nondenominated
commemorative
forever stamp
Format:
Pane of 20
self-adhesive
Printer:
Banknote Corp. of America
Scott #:
4628
Soakability:
May soak    
Four Flags
Issue Date:
February 22
Issue Location:
Washington, DC 20066
Denomination:
45¢ nondenominated
forever stamp
Format:
Four designs
self-adhesive
convertible booklet of 20
and coil of 100
Printer:
Convertible Booklet - Ashton Potter & Sennett Security Products

Coil of 100 - Ashton Potter, Avery Dennison, & Sennett Security Products
Scott #:
Avery coil 4629-4632
Ashton coil 4633-4636
Sennett coil 4637-4640
Ashton booklet 4641-4644
Sennett booklet 4645-4648
Soakability:
SSP stamps only may soak    
Sunshine Skyway Bridge
Issue Date:
February 28
Issue Location:
St. Petersburg, FL 33730
Denomination:
$5.15
Priority Mail
Format:
Pane of 20
self-adhesive
Printer:
Sennett Security Products
Scott #:
4649
Soakability:
May soak    
Carmel Mission
Issue Date:
February 28
Issue Location:
Carmel, CA 93923
Denomination:
$18.95
Express Mail rate
Format:
Pane of 10
self-adhesive
Printer:
Ashton Potter
Scott #:
4650
Soakability:
Will not soak    
March 2012 New Issues
Cherry Bloosoms Centennial
Issue Date:
March 24
Issue Location:
Washington, DC 20066
Denomination:
45¢ nondenominated
commemorative
forever stamp
Format:
Two designs
self-adhesive
Printer:
Ashton Potter
Scott #:
4651-4652
Soakability:
Will not soak    
April 2012 New Issues
William H. Johnson
(American Treasures Series)
Issue Date:
April 11
Issue Location:
Baltimore, MD 21233
Denomination:
45¢ nondenominated
commemorative
forever stamp
Format:
Pane of 20
self-adhesive
Printer:
Avery Dennison
Scott #:
4653
Soakability:
Will not soak    
Twentieth-Century Poets
Issue Date:
April 21
Issue Location:
Los Angeles, CA 90001
Denomination:
45¢ nondenominated
commemorative
forever stamp
Format:
Ten designs
pane of 20
self-adhesive
Printer:
Ashton Potter
Scott #:
4654 - 4663
Soakability:
Will not soak    
The Civil War: 1862
Issue Date:
April 24
Issue Location:
New Orleans, LA 70113
Denomination:
45¢ nondenominated
commemorative
forever stamp
Format:
Two designs
double sided pane of 12
self-adhesive
Printer:
Ashton Potter
Scott #:
4664-4665
Soakability:
Will not soak    
José Ferrer
(Distinguished American)
Issue Date:
April 26
Issue Location:
New York, NY 10199
Denomination:
45¢ nondenominated
definitive
forever stamp
Format:
pane of 20
self-adhesive
Printer:
Ashton Potter
Scott #:
4666
Soakability:
Will not soak    
Louisiana Statehood
Issue Date:
April 30
Issue Location:
Baton Rouge, LA 70826
Denomination:
45¢ nondenominated
commemorative
forever stamp
Format:
Pane of 20
self-adhesive
Printer:
Avery Dennison
Scott #:
4667
Soakability:
Will not soak    
May 2012 New Issues
Great Film Directors
Issue Date:
May 23
Issue Location:
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Denomination:
45¢ nondenominated
commemorative
forever stamp
Format:
Four designs
pane of 20
self-adhesive
Printer:
Avery Dennison
Scott #:
4668-4671
Soakability:
Will not soak    
June 2012 New Issues
Pixar Films: Mail a Smile
Issue Date:
June 1
Issue Location:
Orlando, FL 32862
Denomination:
45¢ nondenominated
commemorative
forever stamp
Format:
Five designs
pane of 20 and postal card booklet of 20
self-adhesive
Printer:
Avery Dennison (stamps)
Scott #:
4677-4681 (stamps)
UX628-UX632 (postal cards)
Soakability:
Will not soak    
Four Flags
Issue Date:
June 1
Issue Location:
McLean, VA
Denomination:
45¢ nondenominated
forever stamp
Format:
Four designs
self-adhesive
convertible booklet of 10
Printer:
Avery Dennison
Scott #:
4673-4676
Soakability:
Will not soak    
Bobcat
Issue Date:
June 1
Issue Location:
San Marcos, TX 78666
Denomination:
1¢ definitive
Format:
Self adhesive coil of 3,000
Printer:
Ashton Potter
Scott #:
4672
Soakability:
Will not soak    
Aloha Shirts
Issue Date:
June 2
Issue Location:
McLean, VA
Denomination:
32¢ definitive
postcard rate
Format:
Five designs
convertible booklet
pane of 10
self-adhesive
Printer:
Ashton Potter
Scott #:
4682-4686
Soakability:
Will not soak    
Bicycling
Issue Date:
June 7
Issue Location:
Minneapolis, MN 55401
Denomination:
45¢ nondenominated
forever stamp
Format:
Four designs
pane of 20
self-adhesive
Printer:
Ashton Potter
Scott #:
4687-4690
Soakability:
Will not soak    
Celebrate Scouting
Issue Date:
June 9
Issue Location:
Washington, DC 20066
Denomination:
45¢ nondenominated
commemorative
forever stamp
Format:
Pane of 20
self-adhesive
Printer:
Sennett Security Products
Scott #:
4691
Soakability:
May soak    
Edith Piaf and Miles Davis
Issue Date:
June 12
Issue Location:
New York, NY 10199
Denomination:
45¢ nondenominated
commemorative
forever stamp
Format:
Pane of 20
self-adhesive
Printer:
Avery Dennison
Scott #:
4692-4693
Soakability:
Will not soak    
Sailboats
Issue Date:
June 22
Issue Location:
Lancaster, PA 17601
Denomination:
32¢ single nondenominated
forever postal card
Format:
Postal card in sheets of four
Printer:
Ashton Potter
Scott #:
UX633
Soakability:
Not applicable
 
Scenic American Landscapes
Issue Date:
June 23
Issue Location:
Lancaster, PA 17601
Denomination:
32¢ forever
nondenominated picture postcards
Format:
Ten designs
postal cards in booklet of 20
Printer:
Sennett Security Prints
Scott #:
UX634-UX643
Soakability:
Not applicable
 
Wood Duck
Issue Date:
June 29
Issue Location:
Hampton, VA
Denomination:
$15 Federal migratory waterfowl hunting and conservation
Not valid for postage
Format:
Water activated pane of 20 and self-adhesive pane of 1
Printer:
Ashton Potter
Scott #:
RW79 (water activated)
RW79A (self-adhesive)
Soakability:
Water activated will soak
Self adhesive will not soak
   
July 2012 New Issues
Major League Baseball All-Stars
Issue Date:
July 20
Issue Location:
Cooperstown, NY 13326
Denomination:
45¢ nondenominated
commemorative
forever stamp
Format:
Four designs
pane of 20
self-adhesive
Printer:
Avery Dennison
Scott #:
4694-4701
Soakability:
Will not soak    
Major League Baseball All-Stars - Joe Dimaggio
Issue Date:
July 21
Issue Location:
Cooperstown, NY 13326
Denomination:
45¢ nondenominated
commemorative
forever stamp
Format:
Pane of 20
self-adhesive
Printer:
Avery Dennison
Scott #:
4697
Soakability:
Will not soak    
Major League Baseball All-Stars - Larry Doby
Issue Date:
July 21
Issue Location:
Cooperstown, NY 13326
Denomination:
45¢ nondenominated
commemorative
forever stamp
Format:
Pane of 20
self-adhesive
Printer:
Avery Dennison
Scott #:
4695
Soakability:
Will not soak    
Major League Baseball All-Stars - Willie Stargell
Issue Date:
July 21
Issue Location:
Cooperstown, NY 13326
Denomination:
45¢ nondenominated
commemorative
forever stamp
Format:
Pane of 20
self-adhesive
Printer:
Avery Dennison
Scott #:
4696
Soakability:
Will not soak    
Major League Baseball All-Stars - Ted Williams
Issue Date:
July 21
Issue Location:
Cooperstown, NY 13326
Denomination:
45¢ nondenominated
commemorative
forever stamp
Format:
Pane of 20
self-adhesive
Printer:
Avery Dennison
Scott #:
4694
Soakability:
Will not soak    
Innovative Choreographers
Issue Date:
July 28
Issue Location:
Los Angeles, CA 90052
Denomination:
45¢ nondenominated
commemorative
forever stamp
Format:
Four designs
pane of 20
self-adhesive
Printer:
Sennet Security Products
Scott #:
4698-4701
Soakability:
May soak    
August 2012 New Issues
Flags of Our Nation VI
Issue Date:
August 16
Issue Location:
Sacramento, CA 95813
Denomination:
45¢ nondenominated
commemorative
forever stamp
Format:
Ten designs
coil of 50
self-adhesive
Printer:
Sennett Security Products
Scott #:
4323-4332
Soakability:
May soak    
Edgar Rice Burroughs
Issue Date:
August 17
Issue Location:
Tarzana, CA 91356
Denomination:
45¢ nondenominated
commemorative
forever stamp
Format:
Pane of 20
self-adhesive
Printer:
Sennett Security Products
Scott #:
4702
Soakability:
May soak    
The War of 1812: USS Constitution
Issue Date:
August 18
Issue Location:
Boston, MA 02205
Denomination:
45¢ nondenominated
commemorative
forever stamp
Format:
Pane of 20
self-adhesive
Printer:
Avery Dennison
Scott #:
4703
Soakability:
Will not soak    
September 2012 New Issues
Purple Heart
Issue Date:
September 4
Issue Location:
Washington, DC 20066
Denomination:
45¢ nondenominated
definitive
forever stamp
Format:
Pane of 20
self-adhesive
Printer:
Avery Dennison
Scott #:
4704
Soakability:
Will not soak    
O. Henry
(Literary Series)
Issue Date:
September 11
Issue Location:
Greensboro, NC 27420
Denomination:
45¢ nondenominated
commemorative
forever stamp
Format:
Pane of 20
self-adhesive
Printer:
Avery Dennison
Scott #:
4705
Soakability:
Will not soak    
Four Flags
Issue Date:
September 22
Issue Location:
Washington, DC 20066
Denomination:
45¢ nondenominated
forever stamp
Format:
Four designs
self-adhesive
ATM pane of 18
Printer:
Ashton Potter
Scott #:
4706-4709
Soakability:
Will not soak    
October 2012 New Issues
Earthscapes
Issue Date:
October 1
Issue Location:
Washington, DC 20066
Denomination:
45¢ nondenominated
commemorative
forever stamp
Format:
Fifteen designs
Pane of 15
self-adhesive
Printer:
Sennett Security Products
Scott #:
4710
Soakability:
May soak    
Holy Family
Issue Date:
October 10
Issue Location:
Washington, DC 20066
Denomination:
45¢ nondenominated
special forever stamp
Format:
Pane of 20
self-adhesive
Printer:
Sennett Security Products
Scott #:
4711
Soakability:
May soak    
Santa and Sleigh
Issue Date:
October 13
Issue Location:
New York, NY 10199
Denomination:
45¢ nondenominated
special forever stamp
Format:
Four designs
pane of 20
self-adhesive
Printer:
Ashton Potter
Scott #:
4712-4715
Soakability:
Will not soak    
November 2012 New Issues
Lady Bird Johnson
Issue Date:
November 30
Issue Location:
Austin, TX
Denomination:
45¢ nondenominated
commemorative
forever stamp
Format:
Six designs
self-adhesive
Printer:
Ashton Potter
Scott #:
4716
Soakability:
Will not soak    
December 2012 New Issues
$1 Waves of Color
Issue Date:
December 1
Issue Location:
Orlando, FL 32862-0045
Denomination:
$1
definitive
Format:
Pane of 10
self-adhesive
Printer:
Ashton Potter
Scott #:
4717
Soakability:
Will not soak    
$2 Waves of Color
Issue Date:
December 1
Issue Location:
Orlando, FL 32862-0045
Denomination:
$2
definitive
Format:
Pane of 10
self-adhesive
Printer:
Ashton Potter
Scott #:
4718
Soakability:
Will not soak    
$5 Waves of Color
Issue Date:
December 1
Issue Location:
Orlando, FL 32862-0045
Denomination:
$5
definitive
Format:
Pane of 10
self-adhesive
Printer:
Ashton Potter
Scott #:
4719
Soakability:
Will not soak    
$10 Waves of Color
Issue Date:
December 1
Issue Location:
Orlando, FL 32862-0045
Denomination:
$10
definitive
Format:
Pane of 10
self-adhesive
Printer:
Ashton Potter
Scott #:
4720
Soakability:
Will not soak    
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