Release Dates, First-Day-of-Issue Locations Announced for Upcoming 2021 Stamps

United States Postal Service Announces Release Dates for Upcoming 2021 Stamps
Name of StampRelease, Ceremony DateCityState
Tap DanceJuly 10New YorkNY
Western Wear*July 23AbileneTX
Ursula K. Le Guin 3 ounceJuly 27PortlandOR
Raven StoryJuly 30JuneauAK
Mid-Atlantic LighthousesAug. 6HighlandsNJ
Missouri StatehoodAug. 10Jefferson CityMO
Backyard GamesAug. 12RosemontIL
Happy Birthday*Sept. 9ToastNC
Message MonstersSept. 24TopekaKS
Day of the DeadSept. 30El PasoTX
A Visit From St. NickOct. 7Santa ClausIN
Otters in Snow*Oct. 12OtterMT

* No ceremony

Local COVID-19 restrictions may require virtual first-day-of-issue ceremonies or no ceremony at all. Virtual events will be posted on the Postal Service’s Facebook and Twitter pages. Additional information will be provided later.

Customers may preorder and purchase stamps and other philatelic products through the Postal Store at, by calling 844-737-7826, by mail through USA Philatelic, or at Post Office locations nationwide.

The Postal Service generally receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations.

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