Stamp Services

Stamp Announcement 18-01: Meyer Lemons Stamp

On January 19, 2018, in Kenner, LA, the U.S. Postal Service® will issue the 2-cent denominated Meyer Lemons stamp, in one design, in a pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) coil of 10,000 stamps (Item 760400). The stamp will go on sale nationwide January 19, 2018.

The Meyer Lemons stamp is a new 2-cent definitive stamp that features a whole Meyer lemon next to two wedges of the cut fruit. The illustrations were created with pen and ink and watercolor. Art director Derry Noyes designed the stamp with an existing illustration by John Burgoyne.

Availability to Post Offices: Item 760400, 2-cent Meyer Lemons PSA Coil of 10,000 Stamps

Stamp Fulfillment Services (SFS) will not make an automatic push distribution to Post Offices™. Post Offices may begin ordering stamps before the first-day-of-issue through SFS Web at

How to Order the First-Day-of-Issue Postmark

Customers have 60 days to obtain the first-day-of-issue postmark by mail. Each cover must have sufficient postage to meet First-Class Mail® requirements. They may purchase new stamps at their local Post Office, at The Postal Store® website at, or by phone at 800-782-6724. They must affix the stamps to envelopes of their choice, address the envelopes (to themselves or others), and place them in a larger envelope addressed to:

FDOI – Meyer Lemons Stamp
USPS Stamp Fulfillment Services
8300 NE Underground Drive, Suite 300
Kansas City, MO 64144-9900

After applying the first-day-of-issue postmark, the Postal Service will return the envelopes through the mail. There is no charge for the postmark up to a quantity of 50. There is a 5-cent charge for each additional postmark over 50. All orders must be postmarked by March 19, 2018.

Technical details for the Meyer Lemons stamp will appear in a future edition of the Postal Bulletin.