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2018 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.

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Updated 8/9/2018


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Year of the Dog
(Lunar New Year series)
Issue Date:
January 11
Issue Location:
Honolulu, Hawaii
Denomination:
49¢ forever stamp
Format:
Single design
Pane of 12
self-adhesive
Printer:
Banknote Corporation of America
Scott #:
5254
Soakability:
   


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Love Flourishes
(Love series)
Issue Date:
January 18
Issue Location:
Phoenix, Arizona
Denomination:
49¢ forever stamp
Format:
Single design
Pane of 20
self-adhesive
Printer:
Banknote Corporation of America
Scott #:
5255
Soakability:
   


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Meyer Lemons
Issue Date:
January 19
Issue Location:
Keaener, Louisiana
Denomination:
2¢ denominated stamps
Format:
Single design
coils of 10,000 self-adhesive
Printer:
Banknote Corporation of America
Scott #:
5256
Soakability:
   


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Byodo-in Temple
Issue Date:
January 21
Issue Location:
Kansas City, Missouri
Denomination:
Priority Mail Stamp
Format:
Single design
Pane of 4
self-adhesive
Printer:
Ashton Potter
Scott #:
5257
Soakability:
   


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Byodo-in Temple
Issue Date:
January 21
Issue Location:
Kansas City, Missouri
Denomination:
Priority Mail Flate-Rate Envelope
Format:
Single design
Printer:
Ashton Potter
Scott #:
U697
Soakability:
   


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Sleeping Bear Dunes
Issue Date:
January 21
Issue Location:
Kansas City, Missouri
Denomination:
Priority Mail Express Stamp
Format:
Single design
Pane of 4
self-adhesive
Printer:
Ashton Potter
Scott #:
5258
Soakability:
   


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Lena Horne
(Black Heritage series)
Issue Date:
January 30
Issue Location:
New York, New York
Denomination:
50¢ forever stamp
Format:
Single design
Pane of 20
self-adhesive
Printer:
Banknote Corporation of America
Scott #:
5259
Soakability:
   


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U.S. Flag
Issue Date:
February 9
Issue Location:
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Denomination:
50¢ forever stamp
Format:
Single design, coil
self-adhesive
Printer:
Ashton Potter
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
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Bioluminescent Life
Issue Date:
February 22
Issue Location:
Fort Pierce, Florida
Denomination:
50¢ forever stamp
Format:
Ten designs
Pane of 20
self-adhesive
Printer:
Banknote Corporation of America
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.
Soakability:
   


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Illinois Statehood
Issue Date:
March 5
Issue Location:
Springfield, Illinois
Denomination:
50¢ forever stamp
Format:
Single design
self-adhesive
Printer:
Banknote Corporation of America
Scott #:
5274
Soakability:
   


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Mister Rogers
Issue Date:
March 23
Issue Location:
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Denomination:
50¢ forever stamp
Format:
Single design
self-adhesive
Printer:
Banknote Corporation of America
Scott #:
5275
Soakability:
   


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STEM Education
Issue Date:
April 6
Issue Location:
Washington, DC
Denomination:
50¢ forever stamp
Format:
Four designs
self-adhesive
Printer:
Ashton Potter
Scott #:
5276 Science, 5277 Technology, 5278 Engineering, 5279 Mathematics, 5276-5279a Strip of 4
Soakability:
   


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Peace Rose
Issue Date:
Arpil 21
Issue Location:
Shreveport, LA
Denomination:
50¢ forever stamp
Format:
Single design
self-adhesive
Printer:
Ashton Potter
Scott #:
5280, a. Convertible booklet pane of 20
Soakability:
   


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Air Mail Centenary (blue stamp)
Issue Date:
May 1
Issue Location:
Washington, DC
Denomination:
50¢ forever stamp
Format:
Single design
self-adhesive
Printer:
Ashton Potter
Scott #:
5281
Soakability:
   


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Sally Ride
Issue Date:
May 23
Issue Location:
La Jolla, CA
Denomination:
50¢ forever stamp
Format:
Single design
self-adhesive
Printer:
Ashton Potter
Scott #:
5283
Soakability:
   


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Flag Act of 1818
Issue Date:
June 9
Issue Location:
Appleton, WI
Denomination:
50¢ forever stamp
Format:
Single design
self-adhesive
Printer:
Ashton Potter
Scott #:
5284
Soakability:
   


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Frozen Treats
Issue Date:
June 20
Issue Location:
Austin, TX
Denomination:
50¢ forever stamp
Format:
Single design
self-adhesive
Printer:
Ashton Potter
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
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Statue of Freedom
Issue Date:
June 27
Issue Location:
Bellefonte, PA
Denomination:
$1, $2, $5 stamps
Format:
Three designs
self-adhesive
Printer:
Banknote Corporation of America
Scott #:
$1 - 5295, $2 - 5296, $5 - 5297
Soakability:
   


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O Beautiful
Issue Date:
July 4
Issue Location:
Colorado Springs, CO
Denomination:
50¢ forever stamp
Format:
20 designs
self-adhesive
Printer:
Ashton Potter
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.)
Soakability:
   


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Scooby-Doo!
Issue Date:
July 14
Issue Location:
Bloomington, Minnesota
Denomination:
50¢ forever stamp
Format:
Single design
self-adhesive
Printer:
Ashton Potter
Scott #:
5299
Soakability:
   


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World War I: Turning the Tide
Issue Date:
July 27
Issue Location:
Kansas City, Missouri
Denomination:
50¢ forever stamp
Format:
Single design
self-adhesive
Printer:
Ashton Potter
Scott #:
5300
Soakability:
   


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The Art of Magic
Issue Date:
August 7
Issue Location:
Las Vegas, NV
Denomination:
50¢ forever stamp
Format:
Five designs
self-adhesive
Printer:
Banknote Corporation of America
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.)
Soakability:
   


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The Art of Magic Souvenir Sheet
Issue Date:
August 7
Issue Location:
Las Vegas, NV
Denomination:
50¢ forever stamp
Format:
Single design
self-adhesive
Printer:
Banknote Corporation of America
Scott #:
5306 Sheet of 3 #5306a (Lenticular printing); Rabbit in Hat (Lenticular printing) (a.); As #5306, die cutting omitted (b.).
Soakability:
   


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Dragons
Issue Date:
August 9
Issue Location:
Columbus, OH
Denomination:
50¢ forever stamp
Format:
Four designs
self-adhesive
Printer:
Banknote Corporation of America
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.)
Soakability:
   


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United States Airmail (red stamp)
Issue Date:
August 11
Issue Location:
College Park, MD
Denomination:
50¢ forever stamp
Format:
Single design
self-adhesive
Printer:
Ashton Potter
Scott #:
5282
Soakability:
   


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Global Poinsettia
Issue Date:
August 26
Issue Location:
No Ceremony
Denomination:
50¢ forever stamp
Format:
Single design
self-adhesive
Printer:
Banknote Corporation of America
Scott #:
5311
Soakability:
   


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John Lennon
(Music Icons series)
Issue Date:
September 7
Issue Location:
New York, New York
Denomination:
50¢ forever stamp
Format:
Single design
self-adhesive
Printer:
Banknote Corporation of America
Scott #:
Soakability:
   


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First Responders
Issue Date:
September 13
Issue Location:
TBA
Denomination:
50¢ forever stamp
Format:
Single design
self-adhesive
Printer:
Ashton Potter
Scott #:
Soakability:
   


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Birds in Winter
Issue Date:
September 22
Issue Location:
Quechee, VT
Denomination:
50¢ forever stamp
Format:
Single design
self-adhesive
Printer:
Banknote Corporation of America
Scott #:
Soakability:
   


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Birds in Winter
Issue Date:
September 22
Issue Location:
Quechee, VT
Denomination:
50¢ forever stamp
Format:
Single design
self-adhesive
Printer:
Banknote Corporation of America
Scott #:
Soakability:
   


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Hot Wheels
Issue Date:
September 29
Issue Location:
Fort Worth, TX
Denomination:
50¢ forever stamp
Format:
10 designs
self-adhesive
Printer:
Banknote Corporation of America
Scott #:
Soakability:
   


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Madonna & Child by Bachiacca
Issue Date:
October 3
Issue Location:
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Denomination:
50¢ forever stamp
Format:
Single design
self-adhesive
Printer:
Banknote Corporation of America
Scott #:
Soakability:
   


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Kwanzaa
Issue Date:
October 10
Issue Location:
Raleigh, North Carolina
Denomination:
50¢ forever stamp
Format:
Single design
self-adhesive
Printer:
Banknote Corporation of America
Scott #:
Soakability:
   


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Sparkling Holidays (Coca-Cola Santas)
Issue Date:
October 11
Issue Location:
Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
Denomination:
50¢ forever stamp
Format:
Four designs
self-adhesive
Printer:
Ashton Potter
Scott #:
Soakability:
   


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Hanukkah (Joint Issue with Israel)
Issue Date:
October 16
Issue Location:
Newport, Rhode Island
Denomination:
50¢ forever stamp
Format:
Single design
self-adhesive
Printer:
Scott #:
Soakability:
   
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