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2016 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.

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Updated 05/23/2016
2016 New Issues


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Quilled Paper Heart
(Love series)
Issue Date:
January 12
Issue Location:
Dallas, TX
Denomination:
49¢ nondenominated
special
forever stamp
Format:
Single design
Pane of 20
self-adhesive
Printer:
Sennett Security Products
Scott #:
5036
Soakability:
May soak    


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La Cueva del Indio
(American Landmarks series)
Issue Date:
January 17
Issue Location:
Washington, DC 20066
Denomination:
$6.45, Priority Mail definitive stamp
Format:
Single design
Pane of 10
self-adhesive
Printer:
Ashton Potter
Scott #:
5040
Soakability:
Will not soak    


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La Cueva del Indio
(American Landmarks series)
Issue Date:
January 17
Issue Location:
Washington, DC 20066
Denomination:
$6.45, Priority Mail stamped envelope
Format:
Single design
Pack of five stamped envelopes
Printer:
Bell, Inc.
Scott #:
U693
Soakability:
   


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Columbia River Gorge
(American Landmarks series)
Issue Date:
January 17
Issue Location:
Washington, DC 20066
Denomination:
$22.95, Priority Mail Express definitive stamp
Format:
Single design
Pane of 10
self-adhesive
Printer:
Banknote Corporation of America
Scott #:
5041
Soakability:
May soak    


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Pears
Issue Date:
January 17
Issue Location:
Washington, DC 20066
Denomination:
10¢
definitive stamp
Format:
Single design,
Coil of 10,000
self-adhesive
Printer:
Sennett Security Products
Scott #:
5039
Soakability:
May soak    


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Botanical Art
Issue Date:
January 29
Issue Location:
Atlanta, GA 30303
(AmeriStamp Expo)
Denomination:
49¢ nondenominated
commemorative
forever stamps
Format:
10 designs
Pane of 10 (convertible booket) and double-sided pane of 20 (convertible booket)
self-adhesive
Printer:
Ashton Potter
Scott #:
5042 Corn Lilies, 5043 Tulips, 5044 Tulips, 5045 Dahlias, 5046 Stocks, 5047 Roses, 5048 Japanese Irises, 5049 Tulips, 5050 Petunias, 5051 Jonquils
Soakability:
Will not soak    


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U.S. Flag
Issue Date:
January 29
Issue Location:
Washington, DC 20066
Denomination:
49¢ nondenominated
definitive
forever stamp
Format:
Single design
Pane of 10 (convertible booket), double-sided pane of 20 (convertible booket), coil of 100
self-adhesive
Printer:
Sennett Security Products (pane of 10 and 20 and coil of 100),
Ashton Potter (pane of 20 and coil of 100)
Scott #:
5052 SSP coil, 5053 AP coil, 5054 SSP pane, 5055 AP pane
Soakability:
SSP stamps may soak    


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Richard Allen
(Black Heritage series)
Issue Date:
February 2
Issue Location:
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Denomination:
49¢ nondenominated
commemorative
forever stamp
Format:
Single design
Pane of 20
self-adhesive
Printer:
Ashton Potter
Scott #:
5056
Soakability:
Will not soak    


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Year of the Monkey
(Lunar New Year series)
Issue Date:
February 5
Issue Location:
Jamaica, NY 11432
Denomination:
49¢ nondenominated
commemorative
forever stamp
Format:
Single design
Pane of 12
self-adhesive
Printer:
Banknote Corporation of America
Scott #:
5057
Soakability:
May soak    


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Grapes
Issue Date:
February 19
Issue Location:
Kansas City, MO 64144
Denomination:

definitive stamp
Format:
Single design,
Coil of 10,000
self-adhesive
Printer:
Ashton Potter
Scott #:
5038
Soakability:
Will not soak    


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The Moon
Issue Date:
February 22
Issue Location:
Washington, DC 20066
Denomination:
$1.20 nondenominated
definitive
global forever stamp
Format:
Single design
Pane of 10
self-adhesive
Printer:
Banknote Corporation of America
Scott #:
5058
Soakability:
May soak    


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Sarah Vaughan
(Music Icons series)
Issue Date:
March 29
Issue Location:
Newark, NJ
Denomination:
49¢ nondenominated
commemorative
forever stamp
Format:
Single design
Pane of 16
self-adhesive
Printer:
Ashton Potter
Scott #:
5059
Soakability:
Will not soak    


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Shirley Temple
(Legends of Hollywood series)
Issue Date:
April 18
Issue Location:
Los Angeles, CA
Denomination:
47¢ nondenominated
commemorative
forever stamp
Format:
Single design
Pane of 20
self-adhesive
Printer:
Ashton Potter
Scott #:
Soakability:
   


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USA Nonprofit
Issue Date:
April 28
Issue Location:
Dulles, VA
Denomination:
5¢ nondenominated
definitive coil stamp
Format:
Single design,
Coil of 10,000
self-adhesive
Printer:
Ashton Potter
Scott #:
Soakability:
   


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World Stamp Show-NY 2016
Issue Date:
May 28
Issue Location:
New York, NY 10199
Denomination:
47¢ nondenominated
commemorative
forever stamps
Format:
Two designs
Pane of 24
self-adhesive
Printer:
Scott #:
Soakability:
   


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Repeal of the Stamp Act 1766
Issue Date:
May 29
Issue Location:
New York, NY 10199
Denomination:
47¢ nondenominated
commemorative
forever stamp
Format:
Single design
Pane of 10
self-adhesive
Printer:
Banknote Corporation of America
Scott #:
Soakability:
   


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Honoring Extraordinary Heroism
Issue Date:
May 30
Issue Location:
New York, NY 10199
Denomination:
47¢ nondenominated
commemorative
forever stamps
Format:
Four designs
Pane of 12
self-adhesive
Printer:
Banknote Corporation of America
Scott #:
Soakability:
   


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Views of Our Planets
Issue Date:
May 31
Issue Location:
New York, NY 10199
Denomination:
47¢ nondenominated
commemorative
forever stamps
Format:
Eight designs
Pane of 16
self-adhesive
Printer:
Ashton Potter
Scott #:
Soakability:
   


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Pluto Explored
Issue Date:
May 31
Issue Location:
New York, NY 10199
Denomination:
47¢ nondenominated
commemorative
forever stamps
Format:
Two designs
Souvenir sheet of four
self-adhesive
Printer:
Ashton Potter
Scott #:
Soakability:
   


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Classics Forever
Issue Date:
June 1
Issue Location:
New York, NY 10199
Denomination:
47¢ nondenominated
commemorative
forever stamps
Format:
Six designs
Souvenir sheet of six
self-adhesive
Printer:
Banknote Corporation of America
Scott #:
Soakability:
   


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National Parks Centennial
Issue Date:
June 2
Issue Location:
New York, NY 10199
Denomination:
47¢ nondenominated
commemorative
forever stamps
Format:
16 designs
Pane of 16
self-adhesive
Printer:
Banknote Corporation of America
Scott #:
Soakability:
   


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Colorful Celebrations
Issue Date:
June 3
Issue Location:
New York, NY 10199
Denomination:
47¢ nondenominated
commemorative
forever stamps
Format:
10 designs
Double-sided pane of 20 (convertible booklet)
Printer:
Banknote Corporation of America
Scott #:
Soakability:
   


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Indiana Statehood
Issue Date:
June 7
Issue Location:
Indianapolis, IN
Denomination:
47¢ nondenominated
commemorative
forever stamp
Format:
Single design
Pane of 20
self-adhesive
Printer:
Ashton Potter
Scott #:
Soakability:
   


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Eid Greetings
(Holiday Celebrations series)
Issue Date:
June 10
Issue Location:
Dearborn, MI
Denomination:
47¢ nondenominated
special
forever stamp
Format:
Single design
Pane of 20
self-adhesive
Printer:
Banknote Corporation of America
Scott #:
Soakability:
   


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Soda Fountain Favorites
Issue Date:
June 30
Issue Location:
Nashville, TN
Denomination:
47¢ nondenominated
commemorative
forever stamps
Format:
Five designs
Booklet of 20
self-adhesive
Printer:
Scott #:
Soakability:
   


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Jaime Escalante
Issue Date:
July 13
Issue Location:
Washington, DC 20066
Denomination:
47¢ nondenominated
commemorative
forever stamp
Format:
Single design
Pane of 20
self-adhesive
Printer:
Scott #:
Soakability:
   


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Pets
Issue Date:
August 2
Issue Location:
Las Vegas, NV
Denomination:
47¢ nondenominated
commemorative
forever stamps
Format:
20 designs
Double-sided pane of 20 (convertible booklet)
Printer:
Scott #:
Soakability:
   


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Star Trek
Issue Date:
Summer?
Issue Location:
Denomination:
47¢ nondenominated
commemorative
forever stamps
Format:
Four designs
Pane of 20
self-adhesive
Printer:
Scott #:
Soakability:
   


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Pickup Trucks
Issue Date:
Summer?
Issue Location:
Denomination:
47¢ nondenominated
commemorative
forever stamps
Format:
Four designs
Double-sided pane of 20 (convertible booklet)
Printer:
Scott #:
Soakability:
   


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Jack O'Lanterns
Issue Date:
September 29
Issue Location:
Anoka, MN
Denomination:
47¢ nondenominated
commemorative
forever stamps
Format:
Four designs
Double-sided pane of 20 (convertible booklet)
Printer:
Scott #:
Soakability:
   


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Nativity
Issue Date:
October 6
Issue Location:
New York, NY 10199
Denomination:
47¢ nondenominated
special
forever stamp
Format:
Single design
Pane of 20
self-adhesive
Printer:
Scott #:
Soakability:
   


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Hanukkah
(Holiday Celebrations series)
Issue Date:
October 6
Issue Location:
New York, NY 10199
Denomination:
47¢ nondenominated
special
forever stamp
Format:
Single design
Pane of 20
self-adhesive
Printer:
Scott #:
Soakability:
   


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Florentine Madonna and Child
Issue Date:
October 7
Issue Location:
New York, NY 10199
Denomination:
47¢ nondenominated
special
forever stamp
Format:
Single design
Pane of 20
self-adhesive
Printer:
Scott #:
Soakability:
   


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Kwanzaa
(Holiday Celebrations series)
Issue Date:
October 7
Issue Location:
New York, NY 10199
Denomination:
47¢ nondenominated
special
forever stamp
Format:
Single design
Pane of 20
self-adhesive
Printer:
Scott #:
Soakability:
   


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Subject to be announced, Contemporary Christmas stamps
Issue Date:
Fall
Issue Location:
Denomination:
47¢ nondenominated
special
forever stamp
Format:
Printer:
Scott #:
Soakability:
   


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Star Quilts
Issue Date:
Issue Location:
Denomination:
25¢ nondenominated
definitive stamps
Format:
Two designs
Coil of 3,000 and coil of 10,000
self-adhesive
Printer:
Scott #:
Soakability:
   


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Henry James
Issue Date:
Issue Location:
Denomination:
89¢ nondenominated
third-ounce rate stamp
Format:
Single design
Pane of 20
self-adhesive
Printer:
Scott #:
Soakability:
   


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Apples
Issue Date:
Issue Location:
Denomination:

definitive stamp
Format:
Single design,
Coil of 10,000
self-adhesive
Printer:
Scott #:
Soakability:
   
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