2018 U.S. New Issues

Year of the Dog

Lunar New Year series

Issue Date:
January 11

Place of Issue:
Honolulu, Hawaii

Scott #:
5254

Format:
Single design, Pane of 12, self-adhesive

Printer:
Banknote Corporation of America

Denomination:
49¢ forever stamp

Love Flourishes

Love series

Issue Date:
January 18

Place of Issue:
Phoenix, Arizona

Scott #:
5255

Format:
Single design, Pane of 20, self-adhesive

Printer:
Banknote Corporation of America

Denomination:
49¢ forever stamp

Meyer Lemons

Issue Date:
January 19

Place of Issue:
Keaener, Louisiana

Scott #:
5256

Format:
Single design, coils of 10,000 self-adhesive

Printer:
Banknote Corporation of America

Denomination:
2¢ denominated stamps

Byodo-in Temple

Issue Date:
January 21

Place of Issue:
Kansas City, Missouri

Scott #:
5257

Format:
Single design, Pane of 4, self-adhesive

Printer:
Ashton Potter

Denomination:
Priority Mail Stamp

Byodo-in Temple

Issue Date:
January 21

Place of Issue:
Kansas City, Missouri

Scott #:
U697

Format:
Single design

Printer:
Ashton Potter

Denomination:
Priority Mail Flate-Rate Envelope

Sleeping Bear Dunes

Issue Date:
January 21

Place of Issue:
Kansas City, Missouri

Scott #:
5258

Format:
Single design, Pane of 4, self-adhesive

Printer:
Ashton Potter

Denomination:
Priority Mail Express Stamp

Lena Horne

Black Heritage series

Issue Date:
January 30

Place of Issue:
New York, New York

Scott #:
5259

Format:
Single design, Pane of 20, self-adhesive

Printer:
Banknote Corporation of America

Denomination:
50¢ forever stamp

U.S. Flag

Issue Date:
February 09

Place of Issue:
Fort Lauderdale, Florida

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

Format:
Single design, coil, self-adhesive

Printer:
Ashton Potter & Banknote Corporation of America

Denomination:
50¢ forever stamp

Bioluminescent Life

Issue Date:
February 22

Place of Issue:
Fort Pierce, Florida

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.

Format:
Ten designs, Pane of 20, self-adhesive

Printer:
Banknote Corporation of America

Denomination:
50¢ forever stamp

Illinois Statehood

Issue Date:
March 05

Place of Issue:
Springfield, Illinois

Scott #:
5274

Format:
Single design, self-adhesive

Printer:
Banknote Corporation of America

Denomination:
50¢ forever stamp

Mister Rogers

Issue Date:
March 23

Place of Issue:
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Scott #:
5275

Format:
Single design, self-adhesive

Printer:
Banknote Corporation of America

Denomination:
50¢ forever stamp

STEM Education

Issue Date:
April 06

Place of Issue:
Washington, DC

Scott #:
5276 Science, 5277 Technology, 5278 Engineering, 5279 Mathematics, 5276-5279a Strip of 4

Format:
Four designs, self-adhesive

Printer:
Ashton Potter

Denomination:
50¢ forever stamp

Peace Rose

Issue Date:
April 21

Place of Issue:
Shreveport, LA

Scott #:
5280, a. Convertible booklet pane of 20

Format:
Single design, self-adhesive

Printer:
Ashton Potter

Denomination:
50¢ forever stamp

Airmail Centenary

(blue stamp)

Issue Date:
May 01

Place of Issue:
Washington, DC

Scott #:
5281

Format:
Single design, self-adhesive

Printer:
Ashton Potter

Denomination:
50¢ forever stamp

Sally Ride

Issue Date:
May 23

Place of Issue:
La Jolla, CA

Scott #:
5283

Format:
Single design, self-adhesive

Printer:
Ashton Potter

Denomination:
50¢ forever stamp

Flag Act of 1818

Issue Date:
June 09

Place of Issue:
Appleton, WI

Scott #:
5284

Format:
Single design, self-adhesive

Printer:
Ashton Potter

Denomination:
50¢ forever stamp

Frozen Treats

Issue Date:
June 20

Place of Issue:
Austin, TX

Scott #:
Block of 10 5285-5294, Convertible booklet pane of 20 2 each 5285-5294, Green & yellow striped at left 5285, Watermelon-seeded & striped at left 5286, Twin pop at right 5287, Bitten pop at left 5288, Sprinkle-topped pops at left & right, 5289, Chocolate, vanilla & strawberry at left 5290, Bitten pop at right 5291, Sprinkle-topped pop at left 5292, Chocolage pop at left 5293, Sprinkle-topped pop at right 5294

Format:
Single design, self-adhesive

Printer:
Ashton Potter

Denomination:
50¢ forever stamp

Statue of Freedom

Issue Date:
June 27

Place of Issue:
Bellefonte, PA

Scott #:
$1 - 5295, $2 - 5296, $5 - 5297

Format:
Three designs, self-adhesive

Printer:
Banknote Corporation of America

Denomination:
$1, $2, $5 stamps

O Beautiful

Issue Date:
July 04

Place of Issue:
Colorado Springs, CO

Scott #:
Pane of 20 - 5298, Death Valley National Park (a.), Three Fingers Mountain, Washington (b.), Double Rainbow Over Kansas Field (c.), Great Smokey Mountains National Park (d.), Field of Wheat, Wisconsin (e.), Plowed Wheat Fields, Washington (f.), Grasslands Wildlife Management Area, California (g.), Field of Wheat, Montana (h.), Yosemite National Park (i.), Crater Lake National Park (j.), Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park (k.), Maroon Bells, Colorado (l.), Sunrise Near Orinda, California (m.), Pigeon Point, Near Pescadero, California (n.), Edna Valley, California (o.), Livermore, California (p.), Napali Coast State Wilderness Park, Hawaii (q.), Lone Ranch Beach, Oregon (r.), Canaveral National Seashore, Florida (s.), Bailey Island, Maine (t.)

Format:
20 designs, self-adhesive

Printer:
Ashton Potter

Denomination:
50¢ forever stamp

Scooby-Doo!

Issue Date:
July 14

Place of Issue:
Bloomington, Minnesota

Scott #:
5299

Format:
Single design, self-adhesive

Printer:
Ashton Potter

Denomination:
50¢ forever stamp

World War I: Turning the Tide

Issue Date:
July 27

Place of Issue:
Kansas City, Missouri

Scott #:
5300

Format:
Single design, self-adhesive

Printer:
Ashton Potter

Denomination:
50¢ forever stamp

The Art of Magic

Issue Date:
August 07

Place of Issue:
Las Vegas, NV

Scott #:
Rabbit in Hat 5301; Fortune Teller and Crystal Ball 5302; Levitating Woman and Hoop 5303; Empty Bird Cage 5304; Bird Emerging From Flower 5305; Horizotnal strip of 5, #5301-5305 (a.)

Format:
Five designs, self-adhesive

Printer:
Banknote Corporation of America

Denomination:
50¢ forever stamp

The Art of Magic Souvenir Sheet

Issue Date:
August 07

Place of Issue:
Las Vegas, NV

Scott #:
5306 Sheet of 3 #5306a (Lenticular printing); Rabbit in Hat (Lenticular printing) (a.); As #5306, die cutting omitted (b.).

Format:
Single design, self-adhesive

Printer:
Banknote Corporation of America

Denomination:
50¢ forever stamp

Dragons

Issue Date:
August 09

Place of Issue:
Columbus, OH

Scott #:
Green Dragon and Castel 5307; Purple Dragon and Castle 5308; Blue Dragon and Ship 5309; Orange and Pink Dragon and Pagoda 5310; strip or block of 4 (a.); Horizontal strip of 5, die cutting missing (b.)

Format:
Four designs, self-adhesive

Printer:
Banknote Corporation of America

Denomination:
50¢ forever stamp

United States Airmail

(red stamp)

Issue Date:
August 11

Place of Issue:
College Park, MD

Scott #:
5282

Format:
Single design, self-adhesive

Printer:
Ashton Potter

Denomination:
50¢ forever stamp

Global Poinsettia

Issue Date:
August 26

Place of Issue:
No Ceremony

Scott #:
5311

Format:
Single design, self-adhesive

Printer:
Banknote Corporation of America

Denomination:
50¢ forever stamp

John Lennon

Music Icons series

Issue Date:
September 07

Place of Issue:
New York, New York

Scott #:
Red shoulders 5312; red lilac shoulders 5313; dark violet shoulders 5314; blue shoulders 5315; 5315a. Vertical strip of 4

Format:
Single design, self-adhesive

Printer:
Banknote Corporation of America

Denomination:
50¢ forever stamp

First Responders

Issue Date:
September 13

Place of Issue:
TBA

Scott #:
5316

Format:
Single design, self-adhesive

Printer:
Ashton Potter

Denomination:
50¢ forever stamp

Birds in Winter

Issue Date:
September 22

Place of Issue:
Quechee, VT

Scott #:
Black-capped chickadee 5317; Northern cardinal 5318; Red-bellied woodpecker 5319; Blue jay 5320; a. Block of 4; b. Convertible booklet pane of 20, 5 each 5317-5320

Format:
Single design, self-adhesive

Printer:
Banknote Corporation of America

Denomination:
50¢ forever stamp

Hot Wheels

Issue Date:
September 29

Place of Issue:
Fort Worth, TX

Scott #:
Purple Passion 5321; Rocket-Bye-Baby 5322; Rigor 5323 Motor; Rodger Dodger 5324; Mach Speeder 5325 ; Twin Mill 5326; Bone Shaker 5327; HW40 5328; Deora II 5329; Sharkruiser 5330

Format:
10 designs, self-adhesive

Printer:
Banknote Corporation of America

Denomination:

Madonna & Child by Bachiacca

Issue Date:
October 03

Place of Issue:
Santa Fe, New Mexico

Scott #:
5331; a. Convertible booklet pane of 20

Format:
Single design, self-adhesive

Printer:
Banknote Corporation of America

Denomination:
50¢ forever stamp

Kwanzaa

Issue Date:
October 10

Place of Issue:
Raleigh, North Carolina

Scott #:
5337

Format:
Single design, self-adhesive

Printer:
Banknote Corporation of America

Denomination:
50¢ forever stamp

Sparkling Holidays

(Coca-Cola Santa)

Issue Date:
October 11

Place of Issue:
Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

Scott #:
Head of Santa Claus 5332; Santa Claus and Wreath 5333; Santa Claus and Book 5334; Santa Claus and Card 5335; a. Block of 4; b. Convertible booklet pane of 20, 5 each 5332-5332; 5336 Santa Claus and Book Souvenir Sheet

Format:
Four designs, self-adhesive

Printer:
Ashton Potter

Denomination:
50¢ forever stamp

Hanukkah

Joint Issue with Israel

Issue Date:
October 16

Place of Issue:
Newport, Rhode Island

Scott #:
5338

Format:
Single design self-adhesive

Printer:
Banknote Corporation of America

Denomination:
50¢ forever stamp

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