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2024 U.S. Stamp Program

Feb 22, 2024, 8 AM
Linn's 2024 U.S. Stamp Program provides details about USPS products released in 2024, including stamps showing garden delights featuring hummingbirds, Constance Baker Motley, pinback buttons and more.

The 2024 U.S. stamp program is tentative. Stamp subjects, issue dates, formats and locations might change.

Jan. 12, Love. Single (66¢) forever special stamp, pane of 20; AP; Romance, AR 72136; Linn’s Jan. 8, page 1; USPS item No. 581104 (pane), 581116 (FDC at $1.21), 581121 (color postmark FDC at $2.06); 581106 (press sheet with die cuts at $105.60, 66¢ rate), 581108 (press sheet without die cuts at $105.60, 66¢ rate).

Jan. 22, Pillars of Creation. Single $9.85 Priority Mail definitive stamp, pane of four; AP; Greenbelt, MD 20770; Linn’s Feb. 5, page 14; USPS item No. 122804 (pane), 122816 (FDC at $10.40), 122821 (color postmark FDC at $11.25).

Jan. 22, Cosmic Cliffs. Single $30.45 Priority Mail Express definitive stamp, pane of four; AP; Greenbelt, MD 20770; Linn’s Feb. 5, page 14; USPS item No. 129304 (pane), 129316 (FDC at $31), 129321 (color postmark FDC at $31.85).

Jan. 25, Year of the Dragon. One (68¢) forever commemorative stamp, pane of 20; Lunar New Year series; BCA; Seattle, WA 98109; Linn’s Jan. 22, page 1; USPS item No. 484304 (pane), 484316 (FDC at $1.23), 484321 (color postmark FDC at $2.08); 484306 (press sheet with die cuts at $54.40), 484308 (press sheet without die cuts at $54.40).

Jan. 31, Constance Baker Motley. One (68¢) forever commemorative stamp, pane of 20; Black Heritage series; AP; New York, NY 10199; Linn’s Jan. 29, page 12; USPS item No. 484404 (pane), 484416 (FDC at $1.23), 484421 (color postmark FDC at $2.08), 484406 (press sheet with die cuts at $81.60), 484408 (press sheet without die cuts at $81.60).

Feb. 6, Saul Bellow. One ($1.16) 3-ounce rate stamp, pane of 20, Literary Arts series; BCA; Chicago, IL 60607; Linn’s Feb. 12, page 1; USPS item No. 122904 (pane), 122916 (FDC at $1.71), 122921 (color postmark FDC at $2.56).

*Feb. 19, Radiant Star. Single (10¢) presorted standard definitive coil stamp, coils of 3,000 and 10,000; BCA; Star, ID 83669; Linn’s Feb. 19, page 1; USPS item No. 751703 (strip of 25 with plate number), 751704 (coil of 3,000); 761903 (strip of 25 with plate number), 761904 (coil of 10,000), 751716 (FDC at $1.33).

*Feb. 24, John Wooden. Single (68¢) forever commemorative stamp, pane of 20; Los Angeles, CA 90052; USPS item No. 484504 (pane), 484516 (FDC at $1.23), 484521 (color postmark FDC at $2.08), 484506 (press sheet with die cuts at $122.40), 474508 (press sheet without die cuts at $122.40).

March 9, Underground Railroad. Ten (68¢) forever commemorative stamps: Catharine Coffin, Frederick Douglass, Thomas Garrett, Laura Haviland, Lewis Hayden, Harriet Jacobs, William Lambert, Jermain Loguen, William Still and Harriet Tubman; pane of 20; AP; Church Creek, MD 21622; USPS item No. 484604 (pane), 484616 (set of 10 FDCs at $12.30), 484621 (color postmark set of 10 FDCs at $20.80), 484606 (press sheet with die cuts at $81.60), 484608 (press sheet without die cuts at $81.60).

March 15, Bluegrass. Single (68¢) forever commemorative stamp, pane of 20; BCA; Owensboro, KY 42301; USPS item No. 484704 (pane), 484716 (FDC at $1.23), 484721 (color postmark FDC at $2.08), 484706 (press sheet with die cuts at $81.60), 474708 (press sheet without die cuts at $81.60).

March 16, Garden Delights. Four (68¢) forever stamps, double-sided pane of 20: hummingbird with sunflower, spotted touch-me-not, zinnia, cigar flower; AP; Strongsville, OH 44136; USPS item No. 684704 (pane), 684716 (set of four FDCs at $4.92), 684721 (digital color set of four FDCs at $8.32).

March 22, Celebration Blooms. Single (68¢) forever special stamp, pane of 20; BCA; St. Louis, MO 63155; USPS item No. 581204 (pane), 581216 (FDC at $1.23), 581221 (color postmark FDC at $2.08).

March 22, Wedding Blooms. Single (92¢) 2-ounce special stamp, pane of 20; BCA; St. Louis, MO 63155; USPS item No. 585804 (pane), 585816 (FDC at $1.47), 585821 (color postmark FDC at $2.32).

March 27, Save Manatees. Single (68¢) forever stamp; double-sided pane of 20; BCA; Silver Springs, FL 34488; USPS item No. 684804 (pane), 684816 (FDC at $1.23), 684821 (color postmark FDC at $2.08).

*April 26, Floral Geometry. Single $1 stamp, pane of 10; Burlingame, CA 94010.

?, Ansel Adams. Sixteen (68¢) forever commemorative stamps, pane of 16: Half Dome, Merced River, Winter, Yosemite National Park, California (1938); Oak Tree, Sunset City, Sierra Foothills, California (1962); Thundercloud, Ellery Lake, High Sierra, Sierra Nevada, California (1934); Denali and Wonder Lake, Denali National Park, Alaska (1947); The Golden Gate and Bridge from Baker Beach, San Francisco, California (c.1953); Road and Fog, Del Monte Forest, Pebble Beach, California (1964); Rock and Grass, Moraine Lake, Sequoia National Park, California (1936); Leaves, Mount Rainier National Park, Washington (c.1942); Monument Valley, Arizona (1958); Tetons and Snake River, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming (1942); Jeffrey Pine, Sentinel Dome, Yosemite National Park, California (1940); Mirror Lake, Mount Watkins, Spring, Yosemite National Park, California (1935); Maroon Bells, near Aspen, Colorado (1951); Aspens, Dawn, Autumn, Dolores River Canyon, Colorado (1937); Road After Rain, Northern California (1960); Dunes, Oceano, California (1963).

?, Carnival Nights. Ten (68¢) forever commemorative stamps, pane of 20.

?, Protect Sea Turtles. Six (68¢) forever commemorative stamps: loggerhead, leatherback, hawksbill, Kemp’s ridley, olive ridley and green sea turtle; pane of 18.

?, Flags. Twenty (68¢) forever definitive stamps (four designs), double-sided pane of 20 (BCA, AP), coils of 100 (BCA, AP), 3,000 and 10,000.

?, Shaker Design. Twelve (68¢) forever commemorative stamps, pane of 12.

?, Horses. Five (68¢) forever commemorative stamps, pane of 20.

?, Dungeons & Dragons. Ten (68¢) forever commemorative stamps, pane of 20.

Aug. 15, Pinback Buttons. Ten (68¢) forever commemorative stamps: smile, hello, peace, love, fun, sweet, yes, cheers, kudos and happy; pane of 20; Hartford, CT 06101.

Aug. 16, Autumn Colors. Ten (68¢) forever commemorative stamps, pane of 20; Hartford, CT 06101.

?, First Continental Congress, 1774. Single (68¢) forever commemorative stamp, pane of 20.

?, Holiday Joy. Four (68¢) forever special stamps, double-sided pane of 20.

?, Christmas Madonna and Child. Single (68¢) forever special stamp, double-sided pane of 20.

?, Hanukkah. Single (68¢) forever special stamp, pane of 20.

?, Kwanzaa. Single (68¢) forever special stamp, pane of 20.

?, Winter Whimsy. Four (68¢) forever special stamps, double-sided pane of 20.

?, Fringed Tulip. Two 1¢ definitive stamps (one design), pane of 20, coil of 10,000.

?, Daffodils. Two 2¢ definitive stamps (one design), pane of 20, coil of 10,000.

?, Peonies. Two 3¢ definitive stamps (one design), pane of 20, coil of 10,000.

?, Red Tulips. Two 5¢ definitive stamps (one design), pane of 20, coil of 10,000.

?, Poppies and Coneflowers. Two 10¢ definitive stamps (one design), pane of 20, coil of 10,000.

*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.