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 Stamp Release, Ceremony Date City State
Tap Dance July 10 New York NY
Western Wear* July 23 Abilene TX
Ursula K. Le Guin 3 ounce July 27 Portland OR
Raven Story July 30 Juneau AK
Mid-Atlantic Lighthouses Aug. 6 Highlands NJ
Missouri Statehood Aug. 10 Jefferson City MO
Backyard Games Aug. 12 Rosemont IL
Happy Birthday* Sept. 9 Toast NC
Message Monsters Sept. 24 Topeka KS
Day of the Dead Sept. 30 El Paso TX
A Visit From St. Nick Oct. 7 Santa Claus IN
Otters in Snow* Oct. 12 Otter MT

* 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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