The mythological creatures have appeared in legends and folklore in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and other parts of the world. They’re often described as lizard-like animals with four legs, sharp claws, scales, wings and spiky tails.
The stamps feature four illustrations: a green fire-breathing dragon towering over a medieval-inspired castle, a purple dragon with orange wings and sharp black armor on its back snaking around a white castle, a black dragon with green wings and green armor on its back swooping past a ship on the sea, and a wingless orange dragon weaving its way around a pagoda.
USPS will dedicate the stamps at an American Philatelic Society show in Columbus, OH.
The stamps will be available in panes of 16 at Post Offices and usps.com.