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Preliminary stamp program for 2024. Details from all USPS announcements are tentative and subject to change.

All sheet or pane issues have plate numbers in four corners (UL, UR, LL, LR) unless otherwise specified.

Denominations in parentheses are Forever stamps, if first class rate, or nominal rate, if service-inscribed.

The second price hike of 2023 took effect on July 9, 2023. The first class rate of 66¢ was valid into early 2024. Extra ounces remained at 24¢, with value of "forever" 2-ounce and 3-ounce stamps at 90¢ for 2 ounces and $1.14 for 3 ounces. Postcard rate was 51¢. Global airmal rate, $1.50. Semi-postal stamps were sold at 85¢, serving 66¢ in postage with a 19¢ charitable donation of about 28.8%.

USPS raised the first class rate to 68¢ effective January 21, 2024. The postcard rate increased from 51¢ to 53¢. International letters, also known as the Global airmail rate, increased from $1.50 to $1.55 per ounce (or for the first two ounces, for mail to Canada). Semi-postal stamps continued to be sold at 85¢, serving 68¢ in postage with a 17¢ charitable donation of exactly 20%.

Coil stamps have plate numbers at the bottom center of single stamps and appear in the coil at the interval specified.

Plate numbers and copyright markings for self-adhesive booklet stamps or ATM panes appear on a peelable strip within the pane. Copyright, Pane Position Diagrams (PPD), ZIP code, math aids and other markings have appeared on the back of most regular issues for several years.

As it does every year, USPS moved the tiny date appearing on new stamp designs. For 2024, it appeared horizontally in the lower right corner.


Regular issues and commemoratives





(F) Love 2024, Dove with Envelope (Scott 5826), and imperf (Scott 5826a): P111

Effective January 21, the (F) Forever rate was raised from 66¢ to 68¢.

$9.85 Pillars of Creation (priority mail rate) (Scott 5827): P1111 in UL and LR

$30.45 Cosmic Cliffs (express mail rate) (Scott 5828): P1111 in UL and LR


(F) Year of the Dragon (Scott 5829) and imperf (Scott 5829a): B111111 in LL and LR

(F) Constance Baker Motley (Scott 5830), and imperf (Scott 5830a): P1111 in LL and LR

(3 oz - $1.16) Saul Bellow, 3 ounce rate (Scott 5831): B11111

(10¢) Radiant Star, presorted standard coil of 3,000 (preliminary Scott 5832): B111 every 27 stamps


(F) John Wooden (Scott 5833) and imperf (Scott 5833a): B1111


Catherine Coffin (Scott 5839) and Laura Haviland (Scott 5843)
(F) Underground Railroad (Scott 5843b): P1111 in LL and LR

Imperf Catherine Coffin (Scott 5839a) and Laura Haviland (Scott 5843a)
from (F) imperf Underground Railroad, (Scott 5843c): P1111 in LL and LR

(F) Bluegrass Music (Scott 5844) and imperf (Scott 5844a), : B1111


Hummingbird and yellow flower (Scott 5846) and Hummingbird with red flowers (Scott 5848)
from (F) Garden Delights booklet of 20 (Scott 5848a): P1111

(F) Celebration Blooms "wedding stamp" (Scott 5849): B11111

(2 oz - 92¢) Wedding Blooms, 2 ounce rate (Scott 5850): B11111

(F) Save Manatees booklet (Scott 5851): B1111


(F) Betty Ford (Scott 5852) and imperf (Scott 5852a): B11111 in LL and LR

$1 Floral Geometry (preliminary Scott 5853): B1111 in UL and LR

(F) Ansel Adams, 16 designs (preliminary Scott 5854a-5854p): B1 in LL and LR

(F) Carnival Nights, 10 designs: B1111 in LL and LR

(F) Protect Sea Turtles pane of 18, six designs: P1111 in LL and LR

(F) U.S. Flags, four designs, Ashton-Potter coil of 100, block tagged: P1111 every 32

(F) U.S. Flags, four designs, BCA coil of 100, prephosphored block: B1111 every 32

(F) U.S. Flags, four designs, A-P coil of 3000, block tagged: P1111 every 27

(F) U.S. Flags, four designs, A-P coil of 10,000, block tagged: P1111 every 27

(F) U.S. Flags, four designs, A-P booklet of 20, block tagged: P1111

(F) U.S. Flags, four designs, BCA booklet of 20, prephosphored block: B1111

(F) Horses, five designs

(F) Shaker Design, 12 designs

(F) Hank Aaron

(F) Pinback Buttons, 10 designs

(F) Autumn Colors, 10 designs

1¢ Fringed Tulip, pane of 20

1¢ Fringed Tulip coil of 10,000

2¢ Daffodils, pane of 20

2¢ Daffodils coil of 10,000

3¢ Peonies, pane of 20

3¢ Peonies coil of 10,000

5¢ Red Tulips, pane of 20

5¢ Red Tulips coil of 10,000

10¢ Poppies and Coneflowers, pane of 20

10¢ Poppies and Coneflowers coil of 10,000

(F) Dungeons and Dragons, 10 designs

(F) First Continental Congress

(F) Christmas - Madonna

(F) Hanukkah

(F) Kwanzaa

(F) Winter Whimsey, four Snowflake designs, booklet of 20


Airmail issues

Although the global airmail stamps of the last few years are intended to meet an airmail rate, they are valid for all types of mailings and there is no indication in the stamps' designs that they are primarily for airmail purposes. Therefore Scott assigns a regular catalog number rather than one with the traditional C prefix. We display images of these stamps at the end of the Modern Airmails web page, but with the non-airmal catalogue number that is assigned to them.


Hunting Permit stamps


$25 self-adhesive hunting permit stamp 2024-2025, from pane of 20 (preliminary Scott RW91)

$25 Hunting Permit self-adhesive pane of 1 (preliminary Scott RW91A): no plate numbers


Official stamps

Official stamps were "officially" discontinued in 2013. The handful of federal government agencies with remaining stock used up their existing stamps, then converted to forever stamps, meters and other postage payment methods.


The plate number information appearing on this page has been contributed by APNSS members Jim Cochrane and Rick Burdsall.

A complete listing and valuation of plate numbers, positions and other marginal markings will appear in the next edition of the Hebert's Catalog of Plate Number Singles.


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This page last updated May 14, 2024.


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