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2018 USPS New Stamp Issues Calendar Preview

Details on issue dates, sites and formats will be provided here as announced and as part of our First Day Covers deadlines and addresses information page. 

PSA = Pressure-sensitive Adhesive;  Forever stamps are always equal to the current First-Class Mail one-ounce rate.

Stamp Issues from previous years: 2017 New Issues 2016 New Issues 2015 New Issues 2014 New Issues 2013 New Issues 2012 Stamp Issues 2011 New Issues and 2010 Stamp Issues

Future Stamp Issues for 2018



Love Stamp 2018

Love Flourishes (Love series)
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Love Flourishes is the latest stamp in the Love series. The stamp art features a fanciful garden of colorful flowers surrounding the word “Love

Year of the Dog Stamp 2018

Year of the Dog (Lunar New Year)
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The Year of the Dog stamp is the 11th of 12 stamps in the Celebrating Lunar New Year series. The Year of the Dog begins Feb. 16, 2018, and ends Feb. 4, 2019.

Lena Horne Stamp USPS 2018

Lena Horne (Black Heritage)
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The 41st issuance in the Black Heritage series honors the achievements of legendary performer and civil rights activist Lena Horne (1917–2010). Remembered as one of America’s great interpreters of popular songs, Horne also was a trailblazer in Hollywood for women of color. She used her personal elegance, charisma and fame to become an important spokesperson for civil rights.

US Flag Stamp, 2018 USPS

U.S. Flag
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For more than half a century, U.S. stamps have depicted the American flag in vivid red, white and blue. This eye-catching new issuance continues that tradition with a striking graphic design of a flag with two crisp folds.

Bioluminescent Life Stamp, USPS 2018

Bioluminescent Life
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This issuance celebrates the phenomenon of bioluminescence—the ability of some species to glow—with a pane of 20 stamps featuring 10 life-forms that create their own light.

Illinois Statehood stamp, USPS 2018

Illinois Statehood
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This stamp celebrates the 200th anniversary of Illinois statehood. Known as the Prairie State, Illinois became the 21st state of the union on Dec. 3, 1818.


Mr. Rogers stamp, USPS 2018

Mister Rogers
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Fred Rogers (1928–2003) was known as a beloved television neighbor to generations of children. His groundbreaking public television series Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood inspired and educated young viewers with warmth, sensitivity and honesty.


STEM Education stamp, USPS 2018

STEM Education
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These Forever stamps celebrate the role of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education in keeping our nation a global leader in innovation. Designed to pique the curiosity of the viewer, each of these four stamps features a collage of faces, symbols, drawings and numbers that represent the complexity and interconnectedness of the STEM disciplines.

Peace Rose stamp, USPS 2018

Peace Rose
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Peace Rose celebrates one of the most popular roses of all time. The peace rose revolutionized hybrid tea roses with its unique coloring, hardiness, and disease resistance.

Sally Ride Stamp, USPS 2018

Sally Ride
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America’s first woman in space, Sally Ride (1951–2012), inspired the nation as a pioneering astronaut, brilliant physicist and dedicated educator. She received the Presidential  of Freedom in 2013.


Flag Act Stamp, USPS 2018

Flag Act of 1818
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With this stamp, the Postal Service marks the 200th anniversary of the Flag Act of 1818, which gave us the basic design of the current American flag: 13 stripes symbolizing the original 13 colonies and one star for each state in the union.

Frozen Treats Stamps, USPS 2018

Frozen Treats
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Frozen Treats features frosty, colorful icy pops on a stick. The tasty, sweet confections come in a variety of shapes and flavors.

O Beautiful Stamp, USPS 2018

O Beautiful
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With the release of O Beautiful, the Postal Service commemorates the beauty and majesty of the United States through images that correspond with one of the nation’s most beloved songs, “America the Beautiful.”

World War 1: Turning the Tide stamp, USPS 2018

World War I: Turning the Tide
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With this stamp, the Postal Service pays tribute to the sacrifice of American soldiers and millions of supporters on the home front who experienced World War I. Entering World War I (1914–1918) in its later stages, the United States helped turn the tide of war in favor of the Allies.

Dragons Stamps, USPS 2018

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The Postal Service celebrates dragons, the high-flying, fire-breathing mythological creatures that have roamed our imaginations for millennia.

John Lennon Stamp, USPS 2018

John Lennon (Music Icons series)
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This stamp honors singer and songwriter John Lennon (1940–1980), a rock ’n’ roll hero successful both as a founding member of the Beatles and as a solo artist. Although issued as part of the Postal Service’s Music Icons series, his influence goes well beyond his music and continues decades after his death. 

Birds of Winter Stamps, USPS 2018

Birds in Winter
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Birds in Winter celebrates four of winter’s winged beauties: the black-capped chickadee (Poecile atricapillus), the northern cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis), the blue jay (Cyanocitta cristata), and the red-bellied woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus).

The Art of Magic Stamps, USPS 2018

The Art of Magic
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The Postal Service celebrates the art of magic with this pane of 20 stamps featuring digital illustrations of five classic tricks magicians use to amaze and delight audiences: a rabbit in a hat (production), a fortune teller using a crystal ball (prediction), a woman floating in the air (levitation), an empty bird cage (vanishing), and a bird emerging from a flower (transformation).

Byodo-In Temple Stamp, Byodo-In Temple  Priority Mail Stamp, USPS 2018

Byodo-In Temple (Priority Mail)
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This Priority Mail stamp features a colorful illustration of the Byodo-In Temple, a popular tourist attraction in Hawai‘i.

Sleeping Bear Dunes stamp, USPS 2018  (Priority Mail Express)

Sleeping Bear Dunes  (Priority Mail Express)
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With this Priority Mail Express stamp, the Postal Service celebrates the Sleeping Bear Dunes, a national park in Michigan that takes its name from a Native American legend.

Meyer Lemons Stamp, USPS 2018

Meyer Lemons
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Meyer Lemons is a 2-cent definitive stamp. The stamp art features a whole Meyer lemon next to two wedges of the cut fruit.

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