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2021 U.S. Stamp Program

Dec 7, 2020, 10 AM
Linn's 2021 U.S. Stamp Program provides details about USPS products released in 2021, including stamps showing lighthouses, barns and more.

The 2021 U.S. stamp program is tentative. Stamp subjects, issue dates, formats and locations might change.

Jan. 14, Love. One (55¢) forever special stamp, pane of 20; AP; Loveland, CO 80538; Linn’s, Jan. 4, page 1; USPS item No. 565104 (pane), 565116 (FDC at 99¢), 565121 (color postmark FDC at $1.70), 565106 (press sheet with die cuts at $88); 565108 (press sheet without die cuts at $88).

Jan. 24, Brush Rabbit. Two (20¢) additional-ounce definitive stamps (single design), pane of 20 and coil of 100; AP; Sacramento, CA; Linn’s, Jan. 11, page 1; USPS item No. 121104 (pane), 740304 (coil), 121116 (pane FDC at $1.19), 740316 (coil FDC at $1.19).

Jan. 24, Barns. Eight (36¢) postcard-rate definitive stamps (four designs), pane of 20 and coil of 100; round barn in fall, gambrel-roofed barn in summer, forebay barn in spring, Western barn in winter; BCA; Barnesville, GA; Linn’s, Jan. 11, page 10; USPS item No. 120904 (pane), 740204 (coil), 120916 (pane FDC set of four at $4.64), 740216 (coil FDC set of four at $4.64).

Jan. 24, Castillo de San Marcos. One $7.95 Priority Mail definitive stamp, pane of four; American Landmarks series; St. Augustine, FL 32084; Linn’s, Jan. 11, page 8; USPS item No. 121304 (pane).

*Jan. 28, August Wilson. One (55¢) forever commemorative stamp, pane of 20; Black Heritage series; AP; Pittsburgh, PA 15290; Linn’s, Jan. 25, page 1; USPS item No. 480004 (pane), 480016 (FDC at 99¢), 480021 (color postmark FDC at $1.70), 480006 (press sheet with die cuts at $66), 480008 (press sheet without die cuts at $66).

*Feb. 2, Year of the Ox. One (55¢) forever commemorative stamp, pane of 20; Lunar New Year series; BCA; Chicago, IL 60411; Linn’s, Feb. 1, page 1; USPS item No. 480104 (pane), 480116 (FDC at 99¢), 480121 (color postmark FDC at $1.70), 480106 (press sheet with die cuts at $44), 480108 (press sheet without die cuts at $44).

*Feb. 11, Chien-Shiung Wu. One (55¢) forever commemorative stamp, pane of 20; AP; New York, NY 10199; Linn’s, Feb. 8, page 1; USPS item No. 480204 (pane), 480216 (FDC at 99¢), 480221 (color postmark FDC at $1.70), 480206 (press sheet with die cuts at $66), 480208 (press sheet without die cuts at $66).

Feb. 23, Garden Beauty. Ten (55¢) forever definitive stamps, double-sided pane of 20; pink flowering dogwood, rose-pink and white tulip, allium or ornamental onion, pink and white Asiatic lily, magenta dahlia, yellow and pink American lotus, pink moth orchid with mottled petals, pink and white sacred lotus, orange and yellow tulip, yellow moth orchid with pink center; BCA; Bloomfield, IN 47424; USPS item No. 683104 (pane).

*March 9, Colorado Hairstreak Butterfly. One (75¢) nonmachineable-surcharge rate definitive stamp, pane of 20; BCA; Estes Park, CO. USPS item No. 121204 (pane), 121216 (FDC at $1.19).

April 9, Espresso Drinks. Four (55¢) forever commemorative stamps, double-sided pane of 20; caffe latte, espresso, caffe mocha, cappuccino.

May 17, Heritage Breeds. Ten (55¢) forever commemorative stamps, pane of 20; mulefoot hog, Wyandotte chicken, milking Devon cow, Narragansett turkey, American mammoth jackstock donkey, cotton patch goose, San Clemente Island goat, American cream draft horse, Cayuga duck, Barbados blackbelly sheep.

*?, Mallard Drake. One (36¢) postal card.

*?, Ursula K. Le Guin. One (95¢) 3-ounce rate stamp, Literary Arts series.

*?, Yogi Berra. One (55¢) forever commemorative stamp.

*?, Emilio Sanchez. Four (55¢) forever commemorative stamps, pane of 20; Los Toldes, Ty’s Place, En el Souk, Untitled (Ventanita entreabierta).

*?, Sun Science. Ten (55¢) forever commemorative stamps, pane of 20; coronal hole in purple, coronal loops in red, solar flare in deep blue, active sun, plasma blast with red corona, coronal loops in gold, sunspots, plasma blast with gold corona, solar flare in aqua, coronal hole in brown.

*?, Tap Dance. Five (55¢) forever commemorative stamps; bearded man with gold background, woman with red background, man with green background, woman with blue background, woman with yellow background.

?, Mystery Message. One (55¢) forever commemorative stamp.

?, Backyard Games. Eight (55¢) forever commemorative stamps, pane of 16; horseshoes, bocce, flying disc, croquet, baseball, tetherball, badminton and cornhole.

?, Day of the Dead. Four (55¢) forever commemorative stamps.

?, Raven Story. One (55¢) forever commemorative stamp.

?, Go for Broke: Japanese American Soldiers of WWII. One (55¢) forever commemorative stamp.

?, Western Wear. Four (55¢) forever commemorative stamps, double-sided pane of 20; cowboy hat, belt buckle, cowboy boot, Western-style shirt.

?, Mid-Atlantic Lighthouses. Five (55¢) forever commemorative stamps, pane of 20; Montauk Point, N.Y.; Navesink, N.J.; Erie Harbor Pierhead, Pa.; Harbor of Refuge, Del.; Thomas Point Shoal, Md.

August?, Missouri Statehood. One (55¢) forever commemorative stamp.

?, Message Monsters. Four (55¢) forever commemorative stamps, pane of 20.

?, Happy Birthday. One (55¢) forever special stamp

*Asterisks p­recede entries with new or changed information.

New/changed information is presented in bold italics.

Stamp printing contractors are identified in the listings using the following abbreviations: AP (Ashton Potter USA Ltd.), and BCA (Banknote Corporation of America).

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


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