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2021 U.S. Stamp Program

Oct 3, 2021, 3 PM
Linn's 2021 U.S. Stamp Program provides details about USPS products released in 2021, including stamps showing lighthouses, barns and more.

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); Scott 5543.

Jan. 24, Brush Rabbit. Two (20¢) additional-ounce definitive stamps (single design), pane of 20 (Scott 5544) and coil of 100 (Scott 5545); AP; Sacramento, CA 95813; 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 (Scott 5546 pane, 5553 coil), gambrel-roofed barn in summer (5547, 5550), forebay barn in spring (5548, 5552), Western barn in winter (5549, 5551); BCA; Barnesville, GA 30204; 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; AP; St. Augustine, FL 32084; Linn’s, Jan. 11, page 8; Feb. 22, page 10; USPS item No. 121304 (pane), 121316 (FDC at $8.39), 121321 (color postmark FDC at $9.10); Scott 5554.

Jan. 24, Castillo de San Marcos. One $7.95 Priority Mail stamped envelope; American Landmarks series; St. Augustine, FL 32084; Linn’s, Feb. 22, page 10; USPS item No. 233205 (pack of five at $39.75), 233216 (FDC at $8.39); Scott U701.

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); Scott 5555.

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); Scott 5556.

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); Scott 5557.

Feb. 23, Garden Beauty. Ten (55¢) forever definitive stamps, double-sided pane of 20; pink flowering dogwood (Scott 5558), orange and yellow tulip (5559), allium or ornamental onion (5560), pink moth orchid with mottled petals (5561), magenta dahlia (5562), yellow moth orchid with pink center (5563), pink and white sacred lotus (5564), pink and white Asiatic lily (5565), rose pink and white tulip (5566), yellow and pink American lotus (5567); BCA; Bloomfield, IN 47424; Linn’s, March 1, page 1; USPS item No. 683104 (pane), 683116 (FDC set of 10 at $9.90), 683121 (color postmark FDC set of 10 at $17).

March 9, Colorado Hairstreak Butterfly. One (75¢) nonmachineable-surcharge rate definitive stamp, pane of 20; BCA; Estes Park, CO 80517; Linn’s, March 8, page 1. USPS item No. 121204 (pane), 121216 (FDC at $1.19); (Scott 5568).

April 9, Espresso Drinks. Four (55¢) forever stamps, double-sided pane of 20; caffe latte (5569), espresso (5570), caffe mocha (5571), cappuccino (5572); AP; Seattle, WA 98134; Linn’s, March 29, page 16; USPS item No. 683204 (pane); 683216 (FDC set of four at $3.96), 683221 (color postmark FDC set of four at $6.80).

May 4, Star Wars Droids. Ten (55¢) forever commemorative stamps, pane of 20; IG-11 (Scott 5573), R2-D2 (5574), K-2SO (5575), D-O (5576), L3-37 (5577), BB-8 (5578), C-3PO (5579), GNK Gonk power droid (5580), 2-1B surgical droid (5581), C1-10P Chopper (5582); BCA; Nicasio, CA 94946; Linn’s, April 26, page 1. USPS item No. 577604 (pane); 577616 (FDC set of 10 at $9.90), 577621 (color postmark FDC set of 10 at $17), 577606 (press sheet with die cuts at $88), 577608 (press sheet without die cuts at $88).

May 17, Heritage Breeds. Ten (55¢) forever commemorative stamps, pane of 20; mulefoot hog (Scott 5583), Wyandotte chicken (5584), milking Devon cow (5585), Narragansett turkey (5586), American mammoth jackstock donkey (5587), cotton patch goose (5588), San Clemente Island goat (5589), American cream draft horse (5590), Cayuga duck (5591), Barbados blackbelly sheep (5592); BCA; Mount Vernon, VA 22121. Linn’s, May 3, page 1. USPS item No. 480404 (pane), 480416 (FDC set of 10 at $9.90), 480421 (color postmark FDC set of 10 at $17.00), 480406 (press sheet with die cuts at $44), 480408 (press sheet without die cuts at $44).

June 1, Mallard Drake. One (36¢) postal card (Scott UX648), one (36¢+36¢) double postal reply card (UY55); Fargo, ND 58102; AP; Linn’s, May 10, page 1. USPS item No. 250610 (pack of 10 postal cards at $4), 250704 (double postal reply card at 80¢), 250804 (sheet of 40), 250616 (FDC at 52¢).

June 3, Go for Broke: Japanese American Soldiers of WWII. One (55¢) forever commemorative stamp; BCA; Los Angeles, CA 90052; Linn’s, May 24, page 1. USPS item No. 480504 (pane), 480516 (FDC at 99¢), 480521 (color postmark FDC at $1.70), 480506 (press sheet with die cuts at $66), 480508 (press sheet without die cuts at $66); (Scott 5593).

June 10, Emilio Sanchez. Four (55¢) forever commemorative stamps, pane of 20; Los Toldes (Scott 5594), Ty’s Place (5595), En el Souk (5596), Untitled (Ventanita entreabierta) (5597); AP; Miami, FL 33152; Linn’s, June 7, page 1. USPS item No. 480604 (pane), 480616 (FDC set of four at $3.96), 480621 (color postmark FDC set of four at $6.80), 480606 (press sheet with die cuts at $99), 480608 (press sheet without die cuts at $99).

June 18, Sun Science. Ten (55¢) forever commemorative stamps, pane of 20; coronal hole in purple (Scott 5598), coronal loops in red (5599), solar flare in deep blue (5600), active sun (5601), plasma blast with red corona (5602), coronal loops in gold (5603), sunspots (5604), plasma blast with gold corona (5605), solar flare in aqua (5606), coronal hole in brown (5607); BCA; Greenbelt, MD 20770; Linn’s, June 14, page 1; USPS item No. 480804 (pane), 480816 (FDC set of 10 at $9.90), 480821 (color postmark FDC set of 10 at $17.00), 480806 (press sheet with die cuts at $66), 480808 (press sheet without die cuts at $66).

June 24, Yogi Berra. One (55¢) forever commemorative stamp, pane of 20; BCA; Little Falls, NJ 07424; Linn’s, June 28, page 10; USPS item No. 480304 (pane), 480316 (FDC at 99¢), 480321 (color postmark FDC at $1.70), 480306 (press sheet with die cuts at $66), 480308 (press sheet without die cuts at $66); Scott 5608.

June 25, Lesser Scaup Drake. $25 federal migratory waterfowl hunting and conservation stamp issued by the U.S. Department of the Interior; pane of one (Scott RW88A) and pane of 20 (RW88); Spanish Fort, AL 36527; AP; Linn’s, June 28, page 15; USPS item No. 336504 (pane of 1), 336604 (pane of 20).

July 10, Tap Dance. Five (55¢) forever commemorative stamps, pane of 20; man with gold background (Scott 5609), woman with red background (5610), man with green background (5611), woman with blue background (5612), woman with yellow background (5613); AP; New York, NY 10199; Linn’s, July 5, page 1; USPS item No. 480904 (pane); 480916 (FDC set of five at $4.95), 480921 (color postmark FDC set of five at $8.50), 480906 (press sheet with die cuts at $66), 480908 (press sheet without die cuts at $66).

July 14, Mystery Message. One (55¢) forever commemorative stamp, pane of 20; BCA; Washington, DC 20066; Linn’s, July 12, page 1; USPS item No. 480704 (pane); 480716 (FDC at 99¢), 480721 (color postmark FDC at $1.70), 480706 (press sheet with die cuts at $88), 480708 (press sheet without die cuts at $88), Scott 5614.

July 23, Western Wear. Four (55¢) forever definitive stamps, double-sided pane of 20; cowboy hat (Scott 5615), belt buckle (5616), cowboy boot (5617), Western-style shirt (5618); AP; Abilene, TX 79601; Linn’s, July 12, page 1; USPS item No. 683304 (pane), 683316 (FDC set of four at $3.96), 683121 (color postmark FDC set of four at $6.80).

July 27, Ursula K. Le Guin. One (95¢) 3-ounce rate stamp, pane of 20, Literary Arts series; AP; Portland, OR 97208; Linn’s, July 26, page 8; USPS item No. 121404 (pane), 121416 (FDC at $1.29), 121421 (color postmark FDC at $2.10), Scott 5619.

July 30, Raven Story. One (55¢) forever commemorative stamp, pane of 20; BCA; Juneau, AK 99801; Linn’s, July 26, page 1; USPS item No. 478004 (pane) 478016 (FDC at 99¢), 478021 (color postmark FDC at $1.70), 478006 (press sheet with die cuts at $66), 478008 (press sheet without die cuts at $66), Scott 5620.

*Aug. 6, Mid-Atlantic Lighthouses. Five (55¢) forever commemorative stamps, pane of 20; Montauk Point, N.Y. (Scott 5621); Navesink, N.J. (5622); Erie Harbor Pierhead, Pa. (5623); Harbor of Refuge, Del. (5624); Thomas Point Shoal, Md. (5625); BCA; Highlands, NJ 07732; Linn’s, Aug. 2, page 1. USPS item No. 481004 (pane), 481016 (FDC set of five at $4.95), 481021 (color postmark FDC set of five at $8.50), 481006 (press sheet with die cuts at $66), 481008 (press sheet without die cuts at $66).

*Aug. 10, Missouri Statehood. One (55¢) forever commemorative stamp; BCA; Jefferson City, MO 65101; Linn’s, Aug. 9, page 1; USPS item No. 481104 (pane), 481116 (FDC at 99¢), 481121 (color postmark FDC at $1.70), 481106 (press sheet with die cuts at $66), 481108 (press sheet without die cuts at $66); Scott 5626.

*Aug. 12, Backyard Games. Eight (55¢) forever commemorative stamps, pane of 16; horseshoes (Scott 5627), bocce (5628), flying disc (5629), croquet (5630), baseball (5631), tetherball (5632), badminton (5633), cornhole (5634); BCA; Rosemont, IL 60018; Linn’s, Aug. 9, page 1; USPS item No. 481204 (pane), 481216 (FDC set of eight at $7.92), 481221 (color postmark FDC set of eight at $13.60), 481206 (press sheet with die cuts at $88), 481208 (press sheet without die cuts at $88).

Sept. 9, Happy Birthday. One (58¢) forever special stamp, pane of 20; AP; Toast, NC 27049; Linn’s, Aug. 30, page 1; USPS item No. 577704 (pane), 577716 (FDC at 99¢), 577721 (color postmark FDC at $1.70).

Sept. 24, Message Monsters. Four (58¢) forever commemorative stamps, pane of 20; BCA; Topeka, KS 66603; Linn’s, Sept. 13, page 1; USPS item No. 481304 (pane), 481316 (FDC set of four at $3.96), 481321 (color postmark FDC set of four at $6.80), 481306 (press sheet with die cuts at $33), 481308 (press sheet without die cuts at $33).

*Sept. 30, Day of the Dead. Four (58¢) forever commemorative stamps, pane of 20; aqua bow on skull, butterfly hat on skull, with continuous black eyebrow, purple flowers around eyes; AP; El Paso, TX 79910; Linn’s, Sept. 27, page 1; USPS item No. 481404 (pane), 481416 (FDC set of four at $4.08), 481421 (color postmark FDC set of four at $6.92), 481406 (press sheet with die cuts at $92.80), 481408 (press sheet without die cuts at $92.80).

Oct. 7, A Visit from St. Nick. Four (58¢) forever special stamps, double-sided pane of 20; on rooftop, fireplace with stockings, full face winking, in sleigh with reindeer; AP; Santa Claus, IN 47579; Linn’s, Oct. 4, page 12; USPS item No. 683404 (pane), 683416 (FDC set of four at $4.08), 683421 (color postmark FDC set of four at $6.92).

Oct. 12, Otters in Snow. Four (58¢) forever special stamps, double-sided pane of 20; BCA; Otter, MT 59062; Linn’s, Oct. 11, page 1; USPS item No. 683504 (pane), 683516 (FDC set of four at $4.08), 683521 (color postmark FDC set of four at $6.92).

*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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