Stamp Announcement 19-23: Frogs Stamps

Frog Stamps

On July 9, 2019, in Boise, ID, the United States Postal Service® will issue the Frogs stamps (Forever® priced at the First-Class Mail® rate) in four designs, in a pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) booklet of 20 stamps (Item 680100). The stamps will go on sale nationwide July 9, 2019, and must not be sold or canceled before the first-day-of-issue.

In 2019, the Postal Service™ issues Frogs stamps in a booklet of 20, featuring digital illustrations of four North American frogs:

n The Pacific tree frog,

n The northern leopard frog,

n The American green tree frog, and

n The squirrel tree frog.

Working with a primarily green color palette and touches of brown, artist Nancy Stahl captured the essence of each animal with enough important defining features to make each recognizable. Art director William J. Gicker designed the stamps.

Availability to Post Offices: Item 680100, Frogs (Forever Priced at the First-Class Mail Rate) PSA Double-Sided Booklet of 20 Stamps

Stamp Fulfillment Services 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 120 days to obtain the first-day-of-issue postmark by mail. They may purchase new stamps at their local Post Office™ or at The Postal Store® website at 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 – Frogs Stamps
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 November 9, 2019.

How to Order First-Day Covers

The Postal Service also offers first-day covers for new stamp issues and Postal Service stationery items postmarked with the official first-day-of-issue cancellation. Each item has an individual catalog number and is offered in the USA Philatelic publication and online at Customers may register to receive a free USA Philatelic publication online at

Locally produced items are not authorized. Only merchandise that has been approved and assigned an item number by Headquarters Retail Marketing may be produced and sold.



Frogs Stamps

Item Number:


Denomination &
Type of Issue:

First-Class Mail Forever


Double-sided Booklet of 20, (4 designs)



Issue Date & City:

July 9, 2019, Boise, ID 83708

Art Director:

William J. Gicker, Washington, DC


William J. Gicker, Washington, DC


Greg Breeding, Charlottesville, VA


Nancy Stahl, New York, NY


Sandra Lane/Michelle Finn

Manufacturing Process:



Banknote Corporation of America

Press Type:

Alprinta 74

Stamps per Booklet:


Print Quantity:


Paper Type:

Phosphor Tagged Paper, Block Tagged

Adhesive Type:


Processed at:

Banknote Corporation of America

Stamp Orientation:


Image Area (w x h):

1.05 x 0.77 in./26.67 x 19.558 mm

Stamp Size (w x h):

1.19 x 0.91 in./30.226 x 23.114 mm

Full Booklet Size (w x h):

2.375 x 5.743 in./60.325 x 145.872 mm


Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black

Plate Size:

800 stamps per revolution

Plate Numbers:

“B” followed by four (4) single digits

Marginal Markings:

Header. “FROGS Twenty First-Class Forever Stamps” • ©2018 USPS in peel strip area • Barcode • Promotional text in peel strip area • Plate number in peel strip area