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2020 U.S. Stamp Program

Apr 5, 2020, 10 AM
A painting by Greg Harlin of the Mayflower in Plymouth Harbor is featured on a stamp marking the 400th anniversary of settlers from England landing on America’s shores.

Issue dates, stamp subjects and formats are tentative and subject to change.

Jan. 11, Year of the Rat. One (55¢) forever commemorative stamp, pane of 20; Lunar New Year series; BCA; Monterey Park, CA 91754; Linn’s, Jan. 6, page 1; USPS item No. 475604 (pane); 475606 (press sheet at $44); 475616 (FDC at 99¢), 475621 (color postmark FDC at $1.70); Scott 5428.

Jan. 18, Big Bend. One $7.75 Priority Mail stamped envelope; Big Bend National Park, TX 79834; Linn’s, Jan. 13, page 1; USPS item No. 233105 (package of five at $38.75); Scott U699.

Jan. 18, Big Bend. One $7.75 Priority Mail definitive stamp, pane of four; American Landmarks series; AP; Big Bend National Park, TX 79834; Linn’s, Jan. 13, page 1; USPS item No. 120804 (pane); 120816 (FDC at $8.19), 120821 (color postmark FDC at $8.90); Scott 5429.

Jan. 18, Grand Island Ice Caves. One $26.35 Priority Mail Express definitive stamp, pane of four; American Landmarks series; AP; Munising, MI 49862; Linn’s, Jan. 13, page 1; USPS item No. 129104 (pane); 129116 (FDC at $26.79), 129121 (color postmark FDC at $27.50); Scott 5430.

Jan. 23, Love Made of Hearts. One (55¢) forever special stamp, pane of 20; AP; Memphis, TN 38105; Linn’s, Jan. 27, page 10; USPS item No. 572404 (pane), 572406 (press sheet at $88), 572416 (FDC at 99¢), 572421 (color postmark FDC at $1.70); Scott 5431.

Jan. 30, Gwen Ifill. One (55¢) forever commemorative stamp; Black Heritage series; pane of 20; BCA; Washington, DC 20066; Linn’s, Jan. 27, page 1; USPS item No. 475804 (pane), 475806 (press sheet at $66); 475816 (FDC at 99¢), 475821 (color postmark FDC at $1.70); Scott 5432.

Feb. 3, Presorted Star. One (10¢) presorted standard definitive stamp, coils of 3,000 and 10,000; BCA; Kansas City, MO 64108; Linn’s, Feb. 3, page 1; USPS item No. 750504 (coil of 3,000), 760604 (coil of 10,000); 750503 (strip of 25 from coil of 3,000), 760603 (strip of 25 from coil of 10,000), 760616 (FDC with U.S. Flag stamp at $1.09); Scott 5433.

*Feb. 14, Let’s Celebrate. One (55¢) forever special stamp, pane of 20; BCA; Mesa, AZ 85201; Linn’s, Feb. 10, page 1; USPS item No. 572504 (pane); 572516 (FDC at 99¢), 572521 (color postmark FDC at $1.70); Scott 5434.

*Feb. 21, Wild Orchids. Twenty (55¢) forever definitive stamps (10 designs) in double-sided pane of 20, coils of 3,000 and 10,000; Platanthera grandiflora (Scott 5435 coil, 5452 pane), Cyrtopodium polyphyllum (5436 coil, 5453 pane), Calopogon tuberosus (5437 coil, 5454 pane), Spiranthes odorata (5438 coil, 5449 pane), Triphora trianthophora with two blooms (5439 coil, 5445 pane), Cypripedium californicum (5440 coil, 5446 pane), Hexalectris spicata (5441 coil, 5447 pane), Cypripedium reginae (5442 coil, 5448 pane), Platanthera leucophaea (5443 coil, 5450 pane), Triphora trianthophora single bloom (5444 coil, 5451 pane); BCA; Coral Gables, FL 33134; Linn’s, Feb. 10, page 14; for identification see Linn’s, April 20, pages 60-61; USPS item No. 682504 (pane), 750404 (coil of 3,000), 760704 (coil of 10,000), 750403 (strip of 25 from coil of 3,000), 760703 (strip of 25 from coil of 10,000).

*March 4, Arnold Palmer. One (55¢) forever commemorative stamp, pane of 20; AP; Orlando, FL 32862; Linn’s, March 2, page 1; USPS item No. 475904 (pane), 475906 (press sheet at $66), 475916 (FDC at 99¢), 475921 (color postmark FDC at $1.70); Scott 5455.

March 15, Maine Statehood. One (55¢) forever commemorative stamp, pane of 20; AP; Augusta, ME 04330; Linn’s, March 9, page 1; USPS item No. 476104 (pane), 476116 (FDC at 99¢), 476121 (color postmark FDC at $1.70).

April 2, Contemporary Boutonniere. One (55¢) forever special stamp, pane of 20; AP; Crestwood, KY 40014; Linn’s, March 30, page 1; USPS item No. 572304 (pane); 572316 (FDC at 99¢); 572321 (color postmark FDC at $1.70).

April 2, Garden Corsage. One (70¢) 2-ounce rate special stamp, pane of 20; AP; Crestwood, KY 40014; Linn’s, March 30, page 1; USPS item No. 585904 (pane); 585916 (FDC at $1.14); 585921 (color postmark FDC at $1.85).

*April 18, Earth Day. One (55¢) forever definitive stamp, double-sided pane of 20; BCA; Denver, CO 80202; Linn’s, April 13, page 1; USPS item No. 682604 (pane); 682616 (FDC at 99¢); 682621 (color postmark FDC at $1.70).

April 24, Chrysanthemum. One ($1.20) global forever definitive stamp, pane of 10; AP; Burlingame, CA 94010; Linn’s, Jan. 20, page 10; USPS item No. 572604 (pane), 572616 (FDC at $1.64); 572621 (color postmark FDC at $2.35).

May 13, American Gardens. Ten (55¢) forever commemorative stamps, pane of 20; Winterthur, DE.

May 21, Voices of the Harlem Renaissance. Four (55¢) forever commemorative stamps, pane of 20; Nella Larsen, Arturo Alfonso Schomburg, Anne Spencer, Alain Locke; New York, NY.

Late June?, Whistling Ducks. Federal migratory waterfowl hunting and conservation stamp issued by the U.S. Department of the Interior.

Summer?, Enjoy the Great Outdoors. Five (55¢) forever commemorative stamps, building a sand castle, canoeing, hiking, biking and cross-country skiing.

Summer?, Hip Hop. Four (55¢) forever commemorative stamps, pane of 20; MC, b-boy, DJ, graffiti art.

Summer?, Fruits and Vegetables. Ten (55¢) forever definitive stamps, double-sided pane of 20; plums, tomatoes, carrots, lemons, blueberries, grapes, lettuce, strawberries, eggplants, figs.

Summer?, Thank You. Four (55¢) forever definitive stamps, double-sided pane of 20; background in maroon, pale green, blue gray, deep blue.

August?, Women Vote. One (55¢) forever commemorative stamp.

Fall?, Mayflower in Plymouth Harbor. One (55¢) forever commemorative stamp.

October, Drug Free USA. One (55¢) forever commemorative stamp.

October?, Hanukkah. One (55¢) forever special stamp.

October?, Kwanzaa. One (55¢) forever special stamp.

?, U.S. Flag. One (55¢) definitive stamped envelope, multiple formats possible.

*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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