2014 U.S. Stamp Program

December 31, 2015 09:45 PM

  • A U.S. Postal Service stamp commemorating Jimi Hendrix was issued on March 13, 2014.

Jan. 2, Chippendale Chair. Single 4¢ coil stamp (with 2013 year date); coil of 10,000; AP; Kansas City, MO 64108; Linn's Jan. 6, page 1; Jan. 27, page 1; 705604 (coil), 705605 (strip of 100); mount No. 904; Scott 3761A.

Jan. 15, Year of the Horse. Single (46¢) commemorative forever stamp; pane of 12; CCL; San Francisco, CA 94188; Linn's Oct. 28, 2013, page 1; USPS item No. 587144 (pane), 587146 (press sheet with die cuts at $52.92), 587148 (press sheet without die cuts at $52.92); mount No. 1045; Scott 4846.

Jan. 21, Love: Cut Paper Heart. Single (46¢) special forever stamp; pane of 20; CCL; New York, NY 10199; Linn's Dec. 30, 2013, page 1; USPS item No. 587244 (pane), 587246 (press sheet with die cuts at $58.80), 587248 (press sheet without die cuts at $58.80); mount No. 926; Scott 4847.

Jan. 27, Ferns. Five 49¢ stamps: Fortune's Holly Fern (Scott 4848), Soft Shield Fern (4849), Autumn Fern (4850), Goldie's Wood Fern (4851), Painted Fern (4852); coil of 3,000 and 10,000; CCL; Kansas City, MO 64108; Linn's Jan. 13, page 13; Feb. 10, page 20; USPS item No. 790004 (coil of 3,000), 790003 (strip of 25 from coil of 3,000), 790804 (coil of 10,000), 790803 (strip of 25 from coil of 10,000); mount No. 925.

Jan. 28, Star-Spangled Banner. Three nondenominated (49¢) definitive stamps (single design); double-sided pane of 20 (convertible booklet format) (AP), coil of 100 (AP, CCL); Independence, MO 64050;Linn's Jan. 20, page 1; Feb. 10, page 12; USPS item No. 689004 (AP pane), 789904 (AP coil), 789903 (CCL coil); mount No. 1047; Scott 4853 (CCL coil stamp), 4854 (AP coil stamp), 4855 (AP pane stamp).

Jan. 31, Shirley Chisholm. Single nondenominated (49¢) commemorative forever stamp; Black Heritage series; pane of 20; CCL; Brooklyn, NY 11201; Linn's Feb. 3, page 12; Feb. 10, page 10; USPS item No. 471604 (pane), 471606 (press sheet with die cuts at $98), 471608 (press sheet without die cuts at $98); mount No. 1046; Scott 4856.

Feb. 7, Hummingbird. Two 34¢ postcard rate stamps (single design); pane of 20, coil of 100; AP; Kansas City, MO 64144; Linn's Dec. 30, 2013, page 1; Feb. 24, page 20; USPS item No. 117204 (pane), 774604 (coil); mount No. 1047; Scott 4857 (pane), 4858 (coil).

Feb. 10, Great-Spangled Fritillary. Single 70¢ nonstandard surcharge rate stamp; Butterfly series; pane of 20; CCL; Kansas City, MO 64108; Linn's Jan. 13, page 13; Feb. 24, page 13; USPS item No. 116604 (pane), 116606 (press sheet with die cuts at $140), 116608 (press sheet without die cuts at $140); mount No. 927; Scott 4859.

Feb. 12, Abraham Lincoln. Two single 21¢ additional-ounce rate stamps (single design); pane of 20, coil of 100; CCL; Springfield, IL 62701; Linn's Jan. 13, page 13; Feb. 24, page 1; USPS item No. 116804 (pane), 116806 (press sheet with die cuts), sold out (press sheet without die cuts at $12.60), 774404 (coil); mount No. 1047; Scott 4860 (pane), 4861 (coil).

Feb. 14, Winter Flowers. Four nondenominated (49¢) forever stamps: amaryllis (Scott 4862), cyclamen (4863), paperwhite (4864), Christmas cactus (4865); double-sided pane of 20; SSP; Little Rock, AR 72202; Linn's Jan. 13, page 13; Feb. 17, page 13; USPS item No. 689104 (pane), 689106 (press sheet with die cuts at $78.40), 689108 (press sheet without die cuts at $78.40); mount No. 938.

Feb. 18, Ralph Ellison. Single 91¢ 3-ounce rate commemorative stamp; Literary Arts series; CCL; Kansas City, MO 64108; Linn's Feb. 3, page 10; USPS item No. 116504 (pane), 116506 (press sheet with die cuts at $182), 116508 (press sheet without die cuts at $182); mount No. 1045; Scott 4866.

Feb. 22, Wedding Cake. Single 70¢ stamp; Weddings series; pane of 20; SSP; Mesa, AZ 85201; Feb. 24, page 11; USPS item No. 587504 (pane); mount No. 926; Scott 4867.

March 3, Star-Spangled Banner. Four nondenominated (49¢) definitive stamps (single design); double-sided pane of 20 (convertible booklet format) (CCL, SSP), coil of 100 (SSP), ATM pane of 18 (SSP); Washington, DC 20066; Linn's March 3, page 10; USPS item No. 689003 (CCL pane), 689002 (SSP pane), 789902 (SSP coil), 587904 (ATM pane); mount No. 1047; Scott 4868 (SSP coil), 4869 (CCL pane), 4870 (SSP pane), 4871 (ATM pane).

March 4, Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. Single $5.60 Priority Mail stamp; pane of 10; AP; Brooklyn, NY 11201; Linn's Dec. 30, 2013, page 1; March 17, page 6; USPS item No. 116304 (pane); mount No. 905; Scott 4872.

March 4, Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. Single $5.60 Priority Mail stamped envelope; pack of five; Brooklyn, NY 11201; USPS item No. 211905 (pack of five); Scott U683.

March 6, Ferns. Five nondenominated (49¢) forever stamps: Fortune's Holly Fern (Scott 4874), Soft Shield Fern (4875), Autumn Fern (4876), Goldie's Wood Fern (4877), Painted Fern (4878); coil of 10,000; CCL; Kansas City, MO 64144; Linn's March 24, page 24; USPS item No. 777304 (coil of 10,000), 777303 (strip of 25); mount No. 925.

March 13, C. Alfred “Chief” Anderson. Single 70¢ 2-ounce rate stamp; pane of 20; AP; Bryn Mawr, PA 19010; Linn's Feb. 3, page 10; March 10, page 16; USPS item No. 117104 (pane), 117106 (press sheet with die cuts at $112), 117108 (press sheet without die cuts at $112); mount No. 926; Scott 4879.

March 13, USS Arizona Memorial. Single $19.99 Priority Mail Express rate stamp; pane of 10; SSP; Honolulu, HI 96820; Linn's Dec. 30, 2013, page 1; March 10, page 12; USPS item No. 116404 (pane), 116406 (press sheet with die cuts at $599.70), sold out (press sheet without die cuts at $599.70); mount No. 905; Scott 4873.

March 13, Jimi Hendrix. Single nondenominated (49¢) commemorative forever stamp; Music Icons series; pane of 16; Austin, TX 78710; Linn's March 10, page 8; March 17, page 12; USPS item No. 588004 (pane), 588006 (press sheet with die cuts at $70.56), 588008 (press sheet without die cuts at $70.56); mount No. 928; Scott 4880.

March 17, A Flag for All Seasons. Four nondenominated (49¢) forever stamps with 2014 year date: autumn (Scott 4782b), winter (4783b), spring (4784b), summer (4785b); double-sided pane of 20, convertible booklet format; SSP; Liberty, MO 64068; Linn's March 31, page 24; April 7, page 8; USPS item No. 688445 (pane); mount No. 922.

March 21, Yes I Do. Single 70¢ stamp; Weddings series; pane of 20; AP; St. Louis, MO 63155; Linn'sMarch 17, page 8; USPS item No. 587604 (pane); mount No. 1045; Scott 4881.

March 28, Tree. Single (34¢) forever postal card and (68¢) double reply postal card; AP; New York, NY 10199; Linn's March 24, page 16; USPS item No. 227904 (single at 38¢), 233004 (double at 76¢); mount No. 918 (single), 991 (double); Scott UX645 (single), UY52 (double).

April 5, Songbirds. Ten nondenominated (49¢) commemorative forever stamps: western meadowlark (Scott 4882), mountain bluebird (4883), western tanager (4884), painted bunting (4885), Baltimore oriole (4886), evening grosbeak (4887), scarlet tanager (4888), rose-breasted grosbeak (4889), American goldfinch (4890) and white-throated sparrow (4891); double-sided pane of 20 (convertible booklet format); Dallas, TX 75260; Linn's Feb. 17, page 4; April 7, page 16; USPS item No. 689304 (pane), 689306 (press sheet with die cuts at $78.40), 689308 (press sheet without die cuts at $78.40); mount No. 943.

April 11, Charlton Heston. Single nondenominated (49¢) commemorative forever stamp; Legends of Hollywood series; pane of 20; AP; Los Angeles, CA 90052; Linn's Feb. 17, page 4; March 3, page 18; April 7, page 12; USPS item No. 471804 (pane), 471806 (press sheet with die cuts at $88.20), 471808 (press sheet without die cuts at $88.20); mount No. 1046; Scott 4892.

April 22, Sea Surface Temperatures. Single nondenominated ($1.15) global forever stamp; pane of 10; AP; Washington, DC 20066; Linn's Feb. 10, page 13; April 21, page 6; USPS item No. 116904 (pane), 116906 (press sheet with die cuts at $57.50), 116908 (press sheet without die cuts at $57.50); mount No. 929; Scott 4893.

April 25, Red, White and Blue. Four nondenominated (49¢) forever stamps (four designs): five full stars (Scott 4894), three full stars (4895), four full stars (4896), two full stars (4897); coil of 10,000; CCL; San Francisco, CA 94188; Linn's April 28, page 8; USPS item No. 776504 (coil), 776503 (strip of 25); mount No. 925.

May 2, Where Dreams Blossom. Single nondenominated (49¢) forever stamp with 2014 year date; pane of 20; SSP; Acton, MA 01720; Linn's April 28, page 16; USPS item No. 519904 (pane); mount No. 926; Scott 4764a.

May 5, Vintage Circus Posters. Eight nondenominated (49¢) commemorative forever stamps (eight designs): Barnum and Bailey clown (Scott 4898), Sells-Floto Circus (4899), Dainty Miss Leitzel (4900), Al G. Barnes Wild Animal Circus (4901), Hillary Long (4902), tiger poster (4903), elephant poster (4904), Carl Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus clown (4905); pane of 16; SSP; Sarasota, FL 34230; Linn's April 28, page 11; May 5, page 10; USPS item No. 472104 (pane), 472106 (press sheet with die cuts at $47.04), sold out (press sheet without die cuts at $47.04); mount No. 943.

May 22, Harvey Milk. Single nondenominated (49¢) commemorative forever stamp; pane of 20; SSP; Washington, DC 20066; Linn's April 21, page 1; May 19, page 10; USPS item No. 472004 (pane), 472006 (press sheet with die cuts at $117.60), 472008 (press sheet without die cuts at $117.60); mount No. 1046; Scott 4906.

May 29, Nevada Statehood. Single nondenominated (49¢) commemorative forever stamp; pane of 20; SSP; Las Vegas, NV 89199; Linn's May 12, page 13; USPS item No. 472204 (pane), 472206 (press sheet with die cuts at $117.60), 472208 (press sheet without die cuts at $117.60); mount No. 1045; Scott 4907.

June 6, Hot Rods. Two nondenominated (49¢) forever stamps; double-sided pane of 20 (convertible booklet format); CCL; York, PA 17402; Linn's May 12, page 8; June 2, page 10; USPS item No. 689204 (pane), 689206 (press sheet with die cuts at $68.60), 689208 (press sheet without die cuts at $68.60); mount No. 921; Scott 4908 (black car), 4909 (red car).

June 27, Canvasbacks. Two $15 federal migratory waterfowl hunting and conservation stamps issued by the U.S. Department of the Interior, water-activated pane of 20 and self-adhesive pane of one; AP; Washington, DC 20066; Linn's June 23, page 10; USPS item No. 335004 (pane of 20), 335104 (pane of one), 335006 (pane of 20 press sheet at $1,100), 335106 (pane of one press sheet at $350); mount No. 986 (water-activated), 941 (self-adhesive); Scott RW81 (water-activated), RW81A (self-adhesive).

July 26, Medal of Honor: Korean War. Two nondenominated (49¢) commemorative forever stamps with 2014 year date: Navy (Scott 4822a), Army (4823a); prestige folio of 20; SSP; Arlington, VA 22201; Linn'sJuly 28, page 12; USPS item No. 587404 (pane), 587406 (press sheet with die cuts at $29.40), 587408 (press sheet without die cuts at $29.40); mount No. 930.

July 30, Civil War. Two nondenominated (49¢) commemorative forever stamps: Battle of Petersburg (Scott 4910), Battle of Mobile Bay (4911); double-sided pane of 12; SSP; Petersburg, VA 23803 and Mobile, AL 36601; Linn's June 23, page 8; July 28, page 10; USPS item No. 587304 (pane), 587306 (press sheet with die cuts at $35.28), 587308 (press sheet without die cuts at $35.28); mount No. 926.

Aug. 7, Farmers Markets. Four nondenominated (49¢) commemorative forever stamps: breads (4912), fruits and vegetables (4913), flowers (4914), plants (4915); pane of 20; AP; Washington, DC 20066;Linn's June 23, page 8; Aug. 4, page 10; USPS item No. 472504 (pane), 472506 (press sheet with die cuts at $49), 472508 (press sheet without die cuts at $49); mount No. 926.

Aug. 8, Janis Joplin. Single nondenominated (49¢) forever stamp; Music Icons series; pane of 16; AP; San Francisco, CA 94188; Linn's July 21, page 6; Aug. 11, page 13; USPS item No. 588104 (pane), 588106 (press sheet with die cuts at $70.56), 588108 (press sheet without die cuts at $70.56); mount No. 927; Scott 4916.

Aug. 21, Hudson River School. Four nondenominated (49¢) commemorative forever stamps: Thomas Moran (Scott 4917), Asher B. Durand (4918), Frederic Edwin Church (4919) and Thomas Cole (4920); American Treasures series; double-sided pane of 20 (convertible booklet format); CCL; Hartford, CT 06101; Linn's June 9, page 1; Aug. 18, page 6; USPS item No. 689504 (pane), 689506 (press sheet with die cuts at $39.20), 689508 (press sheet without die cuts at $39.20); mount No. 935.

Aug. 21, Poinsettia. Single nondenominated (49¢) forever stamp with 2014 year date; pane of 20, convertible booklet format; SSP; Hartford, CT 06101; Linn's Sept. 8, page 11; Nov. 3, page 13; USPS item No. 688645 (pane); mount No. 926; Scott 4816b.

Sept. 13, War of 1812: Fort McHenry. Single nondenominated (49¢) commemorative forever stamp; pane of 20; CCL; Baltimore, MD 21233; Linn's July 21, page 6; Sept. 8, page 13; USPS item No. 588204 (pane), 588206 (press sheet with die cuts at $49), 588208 (press sheet without die cuts at $49); mount No. 927; Scott 4921.

Sept. 26, Celebrity Chefs. Five nondenominated (49¢) commemorative forever stamps: Edna Lewis (Scott 4922), Felipe Rojas-Lombardi (4923), Joyce Chen (4924), James Beard (4925), and Julia Child (4926); pane of 20; AP; Chicago, IL 60699; Linn's Sept. 8, page 1; Oct. 6, page 14; USPS item No. 472304 (pane), 472306 (press sheet with die cuts at $88.20), 472308 (press sheet without die cuts at $88.20); mount No. 930.

Sept. 29, Glade Creek Grist Mill. Single $5.75 Priority Mail stamp; pane of 10; AP; Danese, WV 25831;Linn's Sept. 8, page 1; Oct. 6, page 12; USPS item No. 117304 (pane), 117316 (FDC at $6.19), 117321 (digital color postmark FDC at $6.90), 117306 (press sheet with die cuts at $345), 117308 (press sheet without die cuts at $345); mount No. 905; Scott 4927.

Sept. 30, Breast Cancer Research. Single nondenominated (49¢+11¢) semipostal stamp; pane of 20; SSP; Sacramento, CA 95813; Linn's Sept. 8, page 1; Oct. 6, page 13; USPS item No. 555304 (pane), 555316 (FDC at $1.04), 555306 (press sheet with die cuts at $144), 555308 (press sheet without die cuts at $144); mount No. 1046; Scott B5.

Oct. 1, Winter. Five nondenominated (49¢) forever stamped envelopes: poinsettia (Scott U684), two snowflake designs (U684-U685), cardinal (U687), snowman (U688); No. 10 size in three different packs of 10 with seals; AP; Washington, DC 20066; Linn's Sept. 8, page 1; Nov. 3, page 10; USPS item No. 688634 (pack of 10 of the poinsettia design), 789834 (pack of 10 of the snowflake designs), 689834 (pack of 10 of the cardinal and snowman designs), 689817 (set of five FDCs at $3.70); mount No. 954.

Oct. 9, Batman. Eight nondenominated (49¢) commemorative forever stamps: bat signals (Scott 4928-4931), modern Batman (4932), Batman and bat signal (4933), Batman and rope (4934); golden-age Batman (4935); pane of 20; SSP; New York, NY 10199; Linn's Feb. 24, page 22; Oct. 20, page 6; USPS item No. 588404 (pane), 588416 (set of eight FDCs at $7.44), 588421 (set of eight digital color postmark FDCs at $13.12), 588406 (press sheet with die cuts at $88.20), 588408 (press sheet without die cuts at $88.20); mount No. 925 (single circular stamp), 960 (strip).

Oct. 11, Purple Heart. Single nondenominated (49¢) forever stamp with 2014 year date; pane of 20; CCL; Dover, DE 19901; Linn's Nov. 3, page 14; USPS item No. 125404 (pane), 125416 (FDC at 93¢); mount No. 1047; Scott 4704a.

Oct. 23, Winter Fun. Eight nondenominated (49¢) special forever stamps: ice skating (4937, 4941), building snowmen (4938, 4942), cardinal (4939, 4943) and snow angel (4940, 4944); double-sided pane of 20 (convertible booklet format) and ATM pane of 18; CCL (booklet) and AP (ATM pane); New York, NY 10199; Linn's Sept. 8, page 1; Oct. 27, page 13; Nov. 3, page 8; USPS item No. 689804 (pane), 689816 (set of four booklet FDCs at $3.72), 689821 (set of four booklet digital color postmark FDCs at $6.56), sold out (booklet press sheet with die cuts at $58.80), 689808 (booklet press sheet without die cuts at $58.80); 588604 (ATM pane), 588616 (set of six ATM pane FDCs at $3.72); 588621 (set of four ATM pane digital color postmark FDCs at $6.56); mount No. 938 (pane stamp), 935 (ATM stamp).

Oct. 23, Silver Bells. Single nondenominated ($1.15) global forever stamp; pane of 10; SSP; New York, NY 10199; Linn's Sept. 8, page 1; Oct. 27, page 20; USPS item No. 588304 (pane), 588316 (FDC at $1.59), 588321 (digital color postmark FDC at $2.30), 588306 (press sheet with die cuts at $69), 588308 (press sheet without die cuts at $69); mount No. 929; Scott 4936.

Nov. 6, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Four nondenominated (49¢) special forever stamps: Rudolph (Scott 4946), Hermey (4947), Santa (4948), Bumble (4949); double-sided pane of 20 (convertible booklet format); CCL; Washington, DC 20066; Linn's Sept. 8, page 1; Nov. 10, page 10; USPS item No. 689604 (pane), 689616 (set of four FDCs at $3.72), 689621 (set of four digital color postmark FDCs at $6.56), sold out (press sheet with die cuts at $58.80), 689608 (press sheet without die cuts at $58.80); mount No. 933 (block).

Nov. 19, Christmas Magi. Single nondenominated (49¢) special forever stamp; double-sided pane of 20 (convertible booklet format); SSP; Washington, DC 20066; Linn's Sept. 8, page 1; Nov. 17, page 8; USPS item No. 689704 (pane), 689716 (FDC at 93¢), 689721 (digital color postmark FDC at $1.64), 689706 (press sheet with die cuts at $78.40), 689708 (press sheet without die cuts at $78.40); mount No. 926; Scott 4945.

Dec. 5, Wilt Chamberlain. Two nondenominated (49¢) commemorative forever stamps: in white Warriors uniform (Scott 4950), in yellow Lakers uniform (4951); pane of 18; SSP; Philadelphia, PA 19104; Linn's Sept. 8, page 1; Oct. 20, page 14; Dec. 1, page 12; USPS item No. 472404 (pane), 472416 (set of two FDCs at $1.86), 472421 (set of two digital color postmark FDCs at $3.28); 472406 (press sheet with die cuts at $70.56), 472408 (press sheet without die cuts at $70.56); mount No. 936.

Dec. 10, Circus. Single $1 Clown Poster stamp and two 50¢ Circus Wagon stamps only available with purchase of The 2014 Stamp Yearbook; souvenir sheet of three; SSP; Baraboo, WI 53913; Linn's Sept. 8, page 1; Dec. 1, page 10; USPS item No. 991400 (yearbook at $64.95), sold out (press sheet without die cuts on the stamps at $24), 588716 (souvenir sheet FDC at $4.50).

Stamp printing contractors are identified in the listings using the following abbreviations: AP (Ashton Potter USA Ltd.), CCL (CCL Label Inc.) and SSP (Sennett Security Products). Printing contractors for some earlier issues include AV (Avery Dennison), BEP (Bureau of Engraving and Printing), BCA (Banknote Corp. of America), GL (Guilford Gravure), and SS (Sterling Sommer).

Details of each issue listed in this program are given in the cited issues of Linn’s. Stamps are self-adhesive unless otherwise noted.

Mount Nos. refer to the appropriate ScottMount item number.

Plate numbers. Multistamp issues require as a minimum a plate block with every stamp design represented at least once. Plate block formats are listed by Amos Media Co. in the Scott Specialized Catalogue of United States Stamps and Covers.

Stamp Fulfillment Services requires the purchase of a minimum number of stamps to obtain plate number markings. For stamps with face values of 1¢ to 50¢ the minimum purchase is a full pane.

For stamps with face values of 51¢ to $1.20 the minimum purchase is either a full pane or block per the catalog listing. For stamps with face values of $1.21 and up the minimum purchase is a block of four stamps. Plate numbers on most coil stamps may be obtained with a minimum purchase of 25 stamps. Stamp Fulfillment Services does not guarantee specific plate numbers.

If you collect U.S. new issues, you should own Linn’s U.S. Stamp Yearbooks. The 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2010 yearbooks are sold individually. The 1989, 2007, 2008 and 2009 yearbooks are sold out. For additional information, or to order, visit www.amosadvantage.com, or telephone Amos Media Co. at 800-572-6885.