Stamp Services

Stamp Announcement 19-33: Holiday Wreaths Stamps


On October 25, 2019, in Freeport, ME, the United States Postal Service® will issue the Holiday Wreaths stamps (Forever® priced at the First-Class Mail® rate) in four designs, in a pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) booklet of 20 stamps (Item 682400). The stamps will go on sale nationwide October 25, 2019, and must not be sold or canceled before the first-day-of-issue.

Art director Antonio Alcalá designed the stamps with floral artist Laura Dowling. The wreaths were made by Dowling and photographed by Kevin Allen.

Availability to Post Offices: Item 682400, Holiday Wreaths (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 – Holiday Wreaths 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 February 25, 2020.

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 catalog and online at Customers may register to receive a free USA Philatelic catalog 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.



Holiday Wreaths Stamps

Item Number:


Denomination &
Type of Issue:

First-Class Mail Forever


Double-sided Booklet of 20, (4 designs)



Issue Date & City:

October 25, 2019 Freeport, ME 04032

Art Director:

Antonio Alcalá, Alexandria, VA


Antonio Alcalá, Alexandria, VA


Laura Dowling, Alexandria, VA


Antonio Alcalá, Alexandria, VA


Kevin Allen


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):

0.73 x 0.84 in./18.542 x 21.336 mm

Stamp Size (w x h):

0.87 x 0.98 in./22.098 x 24.892 mm

Full Booklet Size (w x h):

5.52 x 1.96 in./140.208 x 49.784 mm


Pantone 186, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black

Plate Size:

960 stamps per revolution

Plate Numbers:

“B” followed by five (5) single digits

Marginal Markings:

Header. “Holiday Wreaths: 20 First-Class™ Forever® Stamps” • USPS logo • ©2019 USPS in peel strip area
• Barcode • Promotional text in peel strip area • Plate number in peel strip area