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U.S. Postal Service Reveals Additional Stamps for 2024

November 30, 2023 ,

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WASHINGTON, DC — Today, the U.S. Postal Service announced four new stamp subjects for 2024. This group, along with the stamps announced in October, make up only a partial list, with more to be revealed in the weeks and months ahead. All stamp designs are preliminary and subject to change.

Dungeons & Dragons stamps

Dungeons & Dragons
This stamp release marks the 50th anniversary of Dungeons & Dragons, described by its owners as the World’s Greatest Role-playing Game, that has become a cultural phenomenon. By inviting participants to imagine themselves as wizards, warriors and other adventurers in exciting and treacherous fantasy worlds, Dungeons & Dragons opened doors to whole new universes of creativity for generations of players. The pane of 20 stamps features 10 different designs that highlight characters, creatures and encounters familiar to players of the game. Greg Breeding, an art director for USPS, designed the stamps and pane with existing illustrations.

John Wooden stamp

John Wooden
Legendary coach John Wooden (1910-2010) led the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Bruins to a record-setting 10 Division I men’s basketball national championships. Often considered the greatest coach in the history of American sports, Wooden coached the Bruins to 88 consecutive wins and four perfect (30-0) seasons. The stamp features a portrait of Wooden. In the “UCLA blue” background, a player defends a shot. The numbers on the two players’ jerseys, 4 and 10, evoke the Bruins’ four perfect seasons and the 10 national championships during Wooden’s tenure. Antonio Alcalá, an art director for USPS, designed the stamp using original artwork by Alexis Franklin.

Carnival Nights stamps

Carnival Nights
Carnival Nights celebrates one of America’s favorite pastimes. The stomach-twisting thrill rides, the indulgent snacks and sweets and the general spirit of lighthearted fun make the nation’s carnivals and fairs a place for visitors of any age to enjoy. Ten new stamps in a pane of 20 feature photographs that convey the energy and color of a summer carnival at night. Greg Breeding, an art director for USPS, designed the stamps with existing photographs.

Ansel Adams stamps

Ansel Adams
One of the most renowned and influential artists of the 20th century, Ansel Adams (1902-1984) made thousands of awe-inspiring photographs that collectively create a rich visual portrait of the American landscape. A masterful photographer and dedicated environmentalist, Adams sought to imbue each of his black-and-white prints with the power and wonder he felt in the presence of nature. These 16 stamps feature some of Adams’s most famous images in his signature “straight photography” style, an approach defined by its precision and directness. Derry Noyes, an art director for USPS, designed the stamps.

Dates and Locations: January-March
The Postal Service today also announced stamp release dates and locations for January through March of next year:

Stamps

Release Date

City

State

ZIP

Love
(no ceremony)

Jan. 12

Romance

AR

72136

Pillars of Creation (Priority Mail)
(no ceremony)

Jan. 22

Greenbelt

MD

20770

Cosmic Cliffs (Priority Mail Express)
(no ceremony)

Jan. 22

Greenbelt

MD

20770

Lunar New Year • Year of the Dragon

Jan.  25

Seattle

WA

98109

Constance Baker Motley (Black Heritage)

Jan. 31

New York

NY

10199

Saul Bellow (Literary Arts, 3 ounce)
(no ceremony)

Feb. 6

Chicago

IL

60607

Radiant Star (Presorted Standard)
(no ceremony)

Feb. 19

Star

ID

83669

The Underground Railroad

March 9

Church Creek

MD

21622

Bluegrass

March 15

Owensboro

KY

42301

Garden Delights
(no ceremony)

March 16

Strongsville

OH

44136

Celebration Blooms
(no ceremony)

March 22

St. Louis

MO

63155

Wedding Blooms (2 ounce)
(no ceremony)

March 22

St. Louis

MO

63155

Save Manatees

March 27

Silver Springs

FL

34488

Details on first-day-of-issue cities/ceremony locations for other 2024 stamps will be released throughout the year. Dates and locations are subject to change.

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