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2017 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.

Click here to see a listing of postage rates through the years.

Updated 04/03/2017


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Year of the Rooster
(Lunar New Year series)
Issue Date:
January 5
Issue Location:
Seattle, WA
Denomination:
47¢ nondenominated
commemorative
forever stamp
Format:
Single design
Pane of 12
self-adhesive
Printer:
Banknote Corporation of America
Scott #:
5154
Soakability:
May soak    


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Love Skywriting
(Love series)
Issue Date:
January 7
Issue Location:
Chino, CA
Denomination:
47¢ nondenominated
special
forever stamp
Format:
Single design
Pane of 20
self-adhesive
Printer:
Banknote Corporation of America
Scott #:
5155
Soakability:
May soak    


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Lili'uokalani Gardens
(American Landmarks series)
Issue Date:
January 22
Issue Location:
Kansas City, MO
Denomination:
$6.65, Priority Mail definitive stamp
Format:
Single design
Pane of 4
self-adhesive
Printer:
Ashton Potter
Scott #:
5156
Soakability:
Will not soak    


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Lili'uokalani Gardens
(American Landmarks series)
Issue Date:
January 22
Issue Location:
Kansas City, MO
Denomination:
$6.65, Priority Mail stamped envelope
Format:
Single design
Pack of five stamped envelopes
Printer:
Bell, Inc.
Scott #:
U695
Soakability:
   


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Gateway Arch
(American Landmarks series)
Issue Date:
January 22
Issue Location:
Kansas City, MO
Denomination:
$23.75, Priority Mail Express definitive stamp
Format:
Single design
Pane of 4
self-adhesive
Printer:
Ashton Potter
Scott #:
5157
Soakability:
Will not soak    


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U.S. Flag
Issue Date:
January 27
Issue Location:
Norcross, GA
Denomination:
49¢ nondenominated
definitive
forever stamp
Format:
Single design
Pane of 10 (convertible booket), double-sided pane of 20 (convertible booket), coil of 100, ATM pane of 18
self-adhesive
Printer:
Pane of 10 (Banknote Corporation of America), double-sided pane of 20 (convertible booket) and coil of 100 by both Banknote Corporation of America and Ashton Potter, ATM pane of 18 (Ashton Potter)
Scott #:
5158 Flag coil stamp (Banknote printing), serpentine die cut 11 vert.; 5159 Flag coil stamp (Ashton-Potter printing), serpentine die cut 9½ vert.; 5160 Flag booklet stamp (Banknote printing), microprinted “USPS” on right end of fourth red stripe, serpentine die cut 11¼x10¾ on 2 or 3 sides; 5161 Flag booklet stamp (Ashton-Potter printing), microprinted “USPS” on right end of second white stripe, serpentine die cut 11¼x10¾ on 2 or 3 sides; 5162 Flag ATM booklet stamp (Ashton-Potter printing), microprinted “USPS” on left end of second white stripe near blue field, serpentine die cut 11¼x10¾ on 2, 3 or 4 sides.
Soakability:
Ashton Potter versions will not soak, Banknote versions may soak    


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Seashells
Issue Date:
January 28
Issue Location:
San Diego, CA
Denomination:
34¢ nondenominated
definitive
postcard rate stamp
Format:
Single design
Pane of 20, coil of 100
self-adhesive
Printer:
Ashton Potter
Scott #:
Pane stamps: 5163 Queen Conch shell, 5164 Pacific Calico Scallop shell, 5165 Alphabet Cone shell, 5166, Zebra Nerite shell; coil stamps: 5167 Alphabet Cone shell coil stamp, 5168 Zebra Nerite shell coil stamp, 5169 Queen Conch shell coil stamp, 5170 Pacific Calico Scallop shell coil stamp.
Soakability:
Will not soak    


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Dorothy Height
(Black Heritage series)
Issue Date:
February 1
Issue Location:
Washington, DC
Denomination:
49¢ nondenominated
commemorative
forever stamp
Format:
Single design
Pane of 20
self-adhesive
Printer:
Ashton Potter
Scott #:
5171
Soakability:
Will not soak    


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USA Nonprofit
Issue Date:
February 10
Issue Location:
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Denomination:
5¢ nondenominated
definitive coil stamp
Format:
Single design,
Coil of 3,000 and 10,000
self-adhesive
Printer:
Ashton Potter
Scott #:
5172
Soakability:
Will not soak    


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Oscar de la Renta
Issue Date:
February 16
Issue Location:
New York, NY
Denomination:
49¢ nondenominated
commemorative
forever stamps
Format:
Single design
Pane of 11
self-adhesive
Printer:
Ashton Potter
Scott #:
5173 (pane), a. Oscar de la Renta, b. bright pink and gray fabric pattern, c. green dress, d. black and white fabric pattern, e. red dress, f. Floral fabric pattern with dull green background, g. blue dress, h. floral fabric pattern with white background, i. yellow dress, j. pink, white and gray floral fabric pattern, and k. pink dress.
Soakability:
Will not soak    


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Uncle Sams Hat
Issue Date:
February 18
Issue Location:
Mesa, AZ
Denomination:
21¢ nondenominated
definitive
additional ounce rate stamp
Format:
Single design
Pane of 20
self-adhesive
Printer:
Banknote Corporation of America
Scott #:
5174
Soakability:
May soak    


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John F. Kennedy
Issue Date:
February 20
Issue Location:
Boston, MA
Denomination:
49¢ nondenominated
commemorative
forever stamp
Format:
Single design
Pane of 12
self-adhesive
Printer:
Banknote Corporation of America
Scott #:
5175
Soakability:
May soak    


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Grapes
Issue Date:
Febrary 24
Issue Location:
Grapevine, TX
Denomination:

definitive
stamp
Format:
Single design
Pane of 20
self-adhesive
Printer:
Ashton Potter
Scott #:
5177
Soakability:
Will not soak    


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Nebraska Statehood
Issue Date:
March 1
Issue Location:
Lincoln, NE
Denomination:
49¢ nondenominated
commemorative
forever stamp
Format:
Single design
Pane of 20
self-adhesive
Printer:
Ashton Potter
Scott #:
5179
Soakability:
Will not soak    


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Barn Swallow
Issue Date:
March 3
Issue Location:
Reno, NV
Denomination:
49¢ nondenominated
forever stamped envelope
Format:
Single design in multiple formats
Printer:
Ashton Potter
Scott #:
U696
Soakability:
Will not soak    


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WPA Posters
Issue Date:
March 7
Issue Location:
Hyde Park, NY
Denomination:
49¢ nondenominated
commemorative
forever stamps
Format:
10 designs
Double-sided pane of 20 (convertible booklet)
self-adhesive
Printer:
Ashton Potter
Scott #:
Soakability:
Will not soak    


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Pears
Issue Date:
March 23
Issue Location:
Cleveland, OH
Denomination:
10¢
definitive
stamp
Format:
Single design
Printer:
Banknote Corporation of America
Scott #:
Soakability:
May soak    


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Mississippi Statehood
Issue Date:
March 31
Issue Location:
Gulfport, MS
Denomination:
49¢ nondenominated
commemorative
forever stamp
Format:
Single design
Pane of 20
self-adhesive
Printer:
Ashton Potter
Scott #:
Soakability:
Will not soak    


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Robert Panara
Issue Date:
April 11
Issue Location:
Rochester, NY
Denomination:
70¢ nondenominated
definitive
second ounce rate stamp
Format:
Single design
Pane of 20
self-adhesive
Printer:
Banknote Corporation of America
Scott #:
Soakability:
May soak    


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Delicioso
Issue Date:
April 20
Issue Location:
Albuquerque, NM
Denomination:
49¢ nondenominated
commemorative
forever stamps
Format:
Six designs
Printer:
Banknote Corporation of America
Scott #:
Soakability:
May soak    


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Green Succulent
Issue Date:
April 28
Issue Location:
San Francisco, CA
Denomination:
$1.15 nondenominated
definitive
global forever stamp
Format:
Single design
Pane of 10
self-adhesive
Printer:
Scott #:
Soakability:
   


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Celebration Boutonniere
Issue Date:
May 2
Issue Location:
St. Louis, MO
Denomination:
49¢ nondenominated
special
forever stamp
Format:
Single design
Printer:
Banknote Corporation of America
Scott #:
Soakability:
May soak    


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Celebration Corsage
Issue Date:
May 2
Issue Location:
St. Louis, MO
Denomination:
70¢ nondenominated
special
second ounce rate stamp
Format:
Single design
Printer:
Banknote Corporation of America
Scott #:
Soakability:
May soak    


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Strawberries
Issue Date:
May 5
Issue Location:
Acton, MA
Denomination:

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


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Henry David Thoreau
Issue Date:
May 23
Issue Location:
Concord, MA
Denomination:
49¢ nondenominated
commemorative
forever stamp
Format:
Single design
Pane of 20
self-adhesive
Printer:
Scott #:
Soakability:
   


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Andrew Wyeth
Issue Date:
July 12
Issue Location:
Chadds Ford, PA
Denomination:
49¢ nondenominated
commemorative
forever stamps
Format:
12 designs
Pane of 12
self-adhesive
Printer:
Scott #:
Soakability:
   


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Protect Pollinators
Issue Date:
August 3
Issue Location:
Richmond, VA
Denomination:
49¢ nondenominated
commemorative
forever stamps
Format:
Five designs
Printer:
Scott #:
Soakability:
   


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Azulillo
Issue Date:
August 11
Issue Location:
Independence, OH
Denomination:
34¢ nondenominated
forever stamped card
Format:
Single design
Printer:
Scott #:
Soakability:
   


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Father Theodore Hesburgh
Issue Date:
September 1
Issue Location:
South Bend, IN
Denomination:
49¢ nondenominated
commemorative
forever stamp
Format:
Single design
Printer:
Scott #:
Soakability:
   


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The Snowy Day
Issue Date:
October 4
Issue Location:
Brooklyn, NY
Denomination:
49¢ nondenominated
special
forever stamps
Format:
Four designs
Double-sided pane of 20 (convertible booklet)
Printer:
Scott #:
Soakability:
   


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Christmas Carols
Issue Date:
October 5
Issue Location:
New York, NY
Denomination:
49¢ nondenominated
special
forever stamps
Format:
Four designs
Double-sided pane of 20 (convertible booklet)
Printer:
Scott #:
Soakability:
   


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Celebrating African American History and Culture
Issue Date:
TBD
Issue Location:
Washington, DC
Denomination:
49¢ nondenominated
commemorative
forever stamp
Format:
Single design
Printer:
Scott #:
Soakability:
   


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Sharks
Issue Date:
TBD
Issue Location:
TBD
Denomination:
49¢ nondenominated
commemorative
forever stamps
Format:
Five designs
Printer:
Scott #:
Soakability:
   


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Flowers from the Garden
Issue Date:
TBD
Issue Location:
TBD
Denomination:
49¢ nondenominated
commemorative
forever stamps
Format:
Four designs
Printer:
Scott #:
Soakability:
   


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California Dogface Butterfly
Issue Date:
TBD
Issue Location:
TBD
Denomination:
70¢ nondenominated
definitive
nonmachineable rate stamp
Format:
Single design
Printer:
Scott #:
Soakability:
   


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Have A Ball
Issue Date:
TBD
Issue Location:
TBD
Denomination:
49¢ nondenominated
commemorative
forever stamps
Format:
Eight designs
Printer:
Scott #:
Soakability:
   


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Music Icons subject TBD
Issue Date:
TBD
Issue Location:
TBD
Denomination:
Format:
Printer:
Scott #:
Soakability:
   


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Legends of Hollywood subject TBD
Issue Date:
TBD
Issue Location:
TBD
Denomination:
Format:
Printer:
Scott #:
Soakability:
   
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