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2013 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 01/08/2013
January 2013 New Issues


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Emancipation Proclamation
Issue Date:
January 1
Issue Location:
Washington, DC 20090-2282
Denomination:
45¢ nondenominated
commemorative
forever stamp
Format:
Pane of 20
self-Adhesive
Printer:
Avery Dennison
Scott #:
4721
Soakability:
Will not soak    


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Kaleidoscope Flowers
Issue Date:
January 14
Issue Location:
Kansas City, MO 64108
Denomination:
46¢
definitive
coil stamps
Format:
Four designs
self-adhesive
coils of 3,000 & 10,000
Printer:
Sennett Security Prints
Scott #:
4722-4725
Soakability:
May soak    


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Year of the Snake
(Lunar New Year)
Issue Date:
January 16
Issue Location:
San Francisco, CA 94105
Denomination:
45¢
commemorative
forever stamp
Format:
Pane of 12
self-Adhesive
Printer:
Avery Dennison
Scott #:
4726
Soakability:
Will not soak    


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Apples
Issue Date:
January 17
Issue Location:
Yakima, WA 98903
Denomination:
33¢ definitive
post card rate
Format:
Four designs
pane of 20 and coil of 100
self-Adhesive
Printer:
Sennett Security Printers
Scott #:
4727-4730 (pane of 20)
4731-4734 (coil)
Soakability:
May soak    


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Wedding Cake
(Wedding Series)
Issue Date:
January 18
Issue Location:
Louisville, KY 40231
Denomination:
66¢ special stamp
2-ounce letter rate
Format:
Pane of 20
self-Adhesive
Printer:
Sennett Security Printers
Scott #:
4735
Soakability:
May soak    


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Spicebush Swallowtail
(Butterfly Series)
Issue Date:
January 23
Issue Location:
Pine Mountain, GA 31822
Denomination:
66¢ definitive
2-ounce greeting card
Format:
Pane of 20
self-Adhesive
Printer:
Avery Dennison
Scott #:
4736
Soakability:
Will not soak    


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Tufted Puffins
Issue Date:
January 23
Issue Location:
Seward, AK 99664
Denomination:
86¢
3-ounce letter rate
definitive
Format:
Pane of 20
self-Adhesive
Printer:
Ashton Potter
Scott #:
4737
Soakability:
Will not soak    


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Arlington Green Bridge
(Priority Mail)
Issue Date:
January 25
Issue Location:
Norcross, GA 30071
Denomination:
$5.60
Priority Mail
Format:
Pane of 10
self-adhesive and Priority mail envelope
Printer:
Avery Dennison
Scott #:
4738 (self-adhesive)
U679 (stamped envelope)
Soakability:
Will not soak    


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Global Forever
Issue Date:
January 28
Issue Location:
New York, NY 10199
Denomination:
$1.10
Global forever stamp
Format:
Pane of 20
self-Adhesive
Printer:
Avery Dennison
Scott #:
4740
Soakability:
Will not soak    


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Sealed with Love
(Love Series)
Issue Date:
January 30
Issue Location:
Loveland, CO 80538
Denomination:
46¢ nondenominated
definitive
special forever stamp
Format:
Pane of 20
self-Adhesive
Printer:
Avery Dennison
Scott #:
4741
Soakability:
Will not soak    
February 2013 New Issues


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Grand Central Terminal
Issue Date:
February 1
Issue Location:
New York, NY 10199
Denomination:
$19.95
Express mail rate
Format:
Pane of 10
self-Adhesive
Printer:
Avery Dennison
Scott #:
4739
Soakability:
Will not soak    


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Rosa Parks
Issue Date:
February 4
Issue Location:
Detroit, MI 48233
Dearborn, MI 48120
Denomination:
45¢ nondenominated
commemorative
forever stamp
Format:
Pane of 20
self-Adhesive
Printer:
Avery Dennison
Scott #:
4742
Soakability:
Will not soak    


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Muscle Cars
Issue Date:
February 22
Issue Location:
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
Denomination:
46¢ nondenominated
commemorative
forever stamp
Format:
Five designs
pane of 20
self-Adhesive
Printer:
Avery Dennison
Scott #:
4743-4747
Soakability:
Will not soak    
March 2013 New Issues


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Bank Swallow
Issue Date:
March 1
Issue Location:
Sacramento, CA 95813
Denomination:
46¢ nondemoninated
forever stamped envelope
Format:
First Class stamped envelope
Printer:
Ashton Potter
Scott #:
U680
Soakability:
Not applicable    


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Modern Art in America 1913-1931
Issue Date:
March 7
Issue Location:
New York, NY 10199
Denomination:
46¢ nondenominated
commemorative
forever stamp
Format:
Twelve designs
self-Adhesive
Printer:
Avery Dennison
Scott #:
4748(a)-4748(l)
Soakability:
Will not soak    


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Deer Postal Card
Issue Date:
March 8
Issue Location:
Middlesburg, VA 20117
Denomination:
33¢ nondenominated
forever postal card
Format:
Postal card and
double-reply card
Printer:
Ashton Potter
Scott #:
UX644 and UY51
Soakability:
Not applicable    


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Patriotic Star
Issue Date:
March 19
Issue Location:
San Francisco, CA 94188
Denomination:
46¢ definitive
First class rate
Format:
Self-Adhesive coils of 3,000 and 10,000
Printer:
Sennett Security Printers
Scott #:
4749
Soakability:
May soak    
April 2013 New Issues


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La Florida
Issue Date:
April 3
Issue Location:
St. Augustine, FL 32084
Denomination:
46¢ commemorative
forever stamp
Format:
Four designs
pane of 16
self-Adhesive
Printer:
Avery Dennison
Scott #:
4750-4753
Soakability:
Will not soak    


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Vintage Seed Packets
Issue Date:
April 5
Issue Location:
Oaks, PA 19456
Denomination:
46¢, nondenominated
definitive
forever stamp
Format:
Ten designs
pane of 20
self-Adhesive
Printer:
Avery Dennison
Scott #:
4754-4763
Soakability:
Will not soak    


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Where Dreams Blossom
(Wedding Series)
Issue Date:
April 11
Issue Location:
New York, NY 10199
Denomination:
46¢ nondenominated
special forever stamp
Format:
Self-Adhesive
pane of 20
Printer:
Sennett Security Printers
Scott #:
4764
Soakability:
May soak    


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Yes, I Do
(Wedding Series)
Issue Date:
April 11
Issue Location:
New York, NY 10199
Denomination:
66¢ special stamp
2-ounce letter rate
Format:
Self-Adhesive
pane of 20
Printer:
Ashton Potter
Scott #:
4765
Soakability:
Will not soak    
May 2013 New Issues


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Flags for all Seasons
Issue Date:
May 3
Issue Location:
Weston, MA 02493
Denomination:
46¢ nondenominated
definitive
forever stamps - coil
Format:
Four designs
self-Adhesive
coil of 100
Printer:
Sennett Security Printers
Scott #:

4766-4769 die cut 85
4770-4773 die cut 95
4774-4777 die cut 11

Soakability:
May soak    


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Lydia Mendoza
(Music Icons Series)
Issue Date:
May 15
Issue Location:
San Antonio, TX 78284
Denomination:
46¢ nondenominated
commemorative
forever stamp
Format:
Self-Adhesive
pane of 16
Printer:
Avery Dennison
Scott #:
4786
Soakability:
Will not soak    


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Flags for all Seasons
Issue Date:
May 17
Issue Location:
Rochester, NY 14692
Denomination:
46¢ nondenominated
definitive
forever stamps
Format:
Four designs
self-Adhesive
convertible booklet
Printer:
Sennett Security Printers
Scott #:
4778-4781
USPS microprint at lower left of flag

4782-4785
USPS microprint near top of pole or near rope
Soakability:
May soak    


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The Civil War: 1863
Issue Date:
May 23
Issue Location:
Gettysburg, PA 17325
Vicksburg, MS 39180
Denomination:
46¢ nondenominated
commemorative
forever stamps
Format:
Two designs
Souvenir sheets of 12 (6 of each design)
self-Adhesive
Printer:
 
Scott #:
4787-4788
Soakability:
     
June 2013 New Issues


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Johnny Cash
(Music Icon Series)
Issue Date:
June 5
Issue Location:
Nashville, TN 37230
Denomination:
46¢ nondenominated
commemorative
forever stamps
Format:
Pane of 16
self-Adhesive
Printer:
Avery Dennison
Scott #:
4789
Soakability:
Will not soak    


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West Virginia Statehood
Issue Date:
June 20
Issue Location:
Charleston, WV 25301
Denomination:
46¢ nondenominated
commemorative
forever stamp
Format:
Pane of 20
self-Adhesive
Printer:
Avery Dennison
Scott #:
4790
Soakability:
Will not soak    


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Common Goldeneye
Issue Date:
June 28
Issue Location:
Ashland, VA 23005
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 #:
RW80
RW80a (self adhesive)
Soakability:
Water activated will soak
Self adhesive will not soak
   
July 2013 New Issues


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New England Coastal Lighthouses
Issue Date:
July 13
Issue Location:
Five Issue Locations:
Portland, ME 04101
New Castle, NH 03854
Narragansett, RI 02683
New London, CT 06320
Boston, MA 02205
Denomination:
46¢, nondenominated
commemorative
forever stamp
Format:
Five designs
self-Adhesive
Printer:
Sennett Security Printers
Scott #:
4791-4795
Soakability:
May soak    
August 2013 New Issues


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Flags for all Seasons
Issue Date:
August 8
Issue Location:
Milwaukee, WI 53203
Denomination:
46¢ nondenominated
definitive
forever stamps
Format:
Four designs
self-Adhesive
convertible booklet format
Printer:
Avery Dennison
Scott #:
4796-4799
Soakability:
Will not soak    


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EID
Issue Date:
August 8
Issue Location:
Milwuakee, WI 53203
Denomination:
46¢, nondenominated
special forever stamp
Format:
Pane of 20
self-Adhesive
Printer:
Ashton Potter
Scott #:
4800
Soakability:
Will not soak    


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Made in America
Issue Date:
August 8
Issue Location:
Washington, DC 20090
Denomination:
46¢, nondenominated
commemorative
forever stamp
Format:

Twelve designs
five panes of 12
self-Adhesive
with different selvege images

Printer:
Avery Dennison
Scott #:
4801(a)-4801(l)
Soakability:
Will not soak    


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Folk Art Eagle Stamped Envelope
Issue Date:
August 9
Issue Location:
Milwaukee, WI 53203
Denomination:
46¢ nondenominated
forever stamped envelope
Format:
First Class stamped envelope
Printer:
 
Scott #:
U682
Soakability:
Not applicable    


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Bobcat
Issue Date:
August 9
Issue Location:
Milwaukee, WI 53203
Denomination:

coil stamp
definitive
Format:
Coil of 10,000
moisture activated adhesive
Printer:
Sennett Security Printers
Scott #:
4802
Soakability:
Will soak    


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Flags for all Seasons
Issue Date:
August 16
Issue Location:
Independence, OH 44131
Denomination:
46¢ nondenominated
definitive
forever stamps
Format:
Four designs
self-Adhesive
pane of 10
convertible booklet
Printer:
Sennett Security Printers
Scott #:
4782a - 4785a
Soakability:
May soak    


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Althea Gibson
(Black Heritage Series)
Issue Date:
August 23
Issue Location:
Flushing, NY 11368
Denomination:
46¢, nondenominated
commemorative
forever stamp
Format:
Pane of 20
self-Adhesive
Printer:
Avery Dennison
Scott #:
4803
Soakability:
Will not soak    


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March on Washington
Issue Date:
August 23
Issue Location:
Washington, DC 20066
Denomination:
46¢, nondenominated
commemorative
forever stamp
Format:
Pane of 20
self-Adhesive
Printer:
Avery Dennison
Scott #:
4804
Soakability:
Will not soak    
September 2013 New Issues


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The War of 1812: Battle of Lake Erie
Issue Date:
September 10
Issue Location:
Put-in-Bay, OH
43456
Denomination:
46¢, nondenominated
commemorative
forever stamp
Format:
Pane of 20
self-Adhesive
Printer:
Ashton Potter
Scott #:
4805
Soakability:
Will not soak    


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Stamp Collecting: Inverted Jenny
Issue Date:
September 22
Issue Location:
Washington, DC 20066
Denomination:
$2
Format:
Souvenir sheet of 6
self-adhesive
Printer:
Sennett Security Printers
Scott #:
4806 (sheet), 4806a (single)
Soakability:
May soak    


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Ray Charles
(Music Icons)
Issue Date:
September 23
Issue Location:
Los Angeles, CA 90052
Atlanta, GA 30304
Denomination:
46¢, nondenominated
commemorative
forever stamp
Format:
Pane of 16
self-Adhesive
Printer:
Sennett Security Printers
Scott #:
4807
Soakability:
May soak    
October 2013 New Issues


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Snowflakes
Issue Date:
October 1
Issue Location:
Weston, MO 64098
Denomination:
Presort Rate Coil
Format:

Five designs
self-Adhesive
coil of 10,000

Printer:
CCL Label Inc.
Scott #:
4808-4812
Soakability:
Will not soak    


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Christmas Poinsettia
Issue Date:
October 10
Issue Location:
New York, NY 10199
Denomination:
46¢, nondenominated
special forever stamp
Format:
Pane of 20
double-sided
self-Adhesive
ATM pane of 18
Printer:
Sennett Security Printers
Avery (ATM)
Scott #:
4816-booklet
4821 ATM booklet
Soakability:
SSP may soak, Avery will not    


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Holy Family
Issue Date:
October 11
Issue Location:
New York, NY 10199
Denomination:
46¢, nondenominated
special forever stamp
Format:
Pane of 20
self-Adhesive
Printer:
Sennett Security Printers
Scott #:
4813
Soakability:
May soak    


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Christmas Madonna and Child
Issue Date:
October 11
Issue Location:
New York, NY 10199
Denomination:
46¢, nondenominated
special forever stamp
Format:
Pane of 20
double-sided
self-Adhesive
Printer:
Sennett Security Printers
Scott #:
4815
Soakability:
May soak    


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Christmas Wreath
Issue Date:
October 24
Issue Location:
New York, NY 10199
Denomination:
$1.10
global forever stamp
Format:
Pane of 10
self-Adhesive
Printer:
Ashton Potter
Scott #:
4814
Soakability:
Will not soak    
November 2013 New Issues


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Gingerbread Houses
Issue Date:
November 6
Issue Location:
New York, NY 10199
Denomination:
46¢, nondenominated
special forever stamp
Format:
Four designs
pane of 20
double-sided
self-Adhesive
Printer:
Sennett Security Printers
Scott #:
4817-4720
Soakability:
May soak    


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Medal of Honor: World War II
Issue Date:
November 11
Issue Location:
Washington, DC 20066
Denomination:
46¢, nondenominated
commemorative
forever stamp
Format:
Two designs
self-Adhesive
Printer:
Sennett Security Printers
Scott #:
4822-4823
Soakability:
May soak    


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Harry Potter
Issue Date:
November 19
Issue Location:
Orlando, FL 32862
Denomination:
46¢, nondenominated
commemorative
forever stamp
Format:
Booklet of 20
self-Adhesive
Printer:
 
Scott #:
4825-4844
Soakability:
     


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Hanukkah
Issue Date:
November 19
Issue Location:
New York, NY 10199
Denomination:
46¢, nondenominated
special forever stamp
Format:
Pane of 20
self-Adhesive
Printer:
Ashton Potter
Scott #:
4824
Soakability:
Will not soak    


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Kwanzaa
Issue Date:
November 26
Issue Location:
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Denomination:
46¢, nondenominated
special forever stamp
Format:
Pane of 20
self-Adhesive
Printer:
Ashton Potter
Scott #:
4845
Soakability:
Will not soak    
December 2013 New Issues
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