Stamp Services

Stamp Announcement 20-21: Fruits & Vegetables Stamps

Fruits and Vegetables Stamps

On July 17, 2020, in Charleston, WV, the United States Postal Service® will issue the Fruits & Vegetables stamps (Forever® priced at the First-Class Mail® rate) in 10 designs, in a pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) booklet of 20 stamps (Item 682700). The stamps will go on sale nationwide July 17, 2020, and must not be sold or canceled before the first-day-of-issue. The Fruits & Vegetables booklet of 20 stamps may not be split and the stamps may not be sold individually.

The Postal Service™ captures the classic beauty of still-life paintings in a booklet of 20 stamps featuring 10 different portraits of fruits and vegetables. Each stamp features a collection of one kind of fruit or vegetable:

n Red and black plums,

n Heirloom and cherry tomatoes,

n Carrots,

n Lemons,

n Blueberries,

n Red and green grapes,

n Lettuces,

n Strawberries,

n Eggplants, and

n Figs.

Art director Derry Noyes designed the stamps with existing art by Robert Papp.

Availability to Post Offices: Item 682700, Fruits & Vegetables (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 – Fruits & Vegetables 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 17, 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.



Fruits & Vegetables Stamps

Item Number:


Denomination &
Type of Issue:

First-Class Mail Forever


Double-sided Booklet of 20 (10 designs)



Issue Date & City:

July 17, 2020, Charleston, WV 25301

Art Director:

Derry Noyes, Washington, DC


Derry Noyes, Washington, DC

Exising Art:

Robert Papp, Quakertown, PA


Sandra Lane/Michelle Finn

Manufacturing Process:



Banknote Corporation of America

Press Type:

Alprinta 74

Stamps per Booklet:


Print Quantity:

200,000,000 stamps

Paper Type:

Phosphor Tagged Paper, Block

Adhesive Type:


Processed at:

Banknote Corporation of America


Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black

Stamp Orientation:


Image Area (w x h):

.77 x 1.05 in./ 19.558 x 26.670 mm

Overall Size (w x h):

.91 x 1.19 in./23.114 x 30.226 mm

Full Booklet Size (w x h):

5.743 x 2.375 in./145.872 x 60.325 mm

Plate Size:

800 stamps per revolution

Plate Numbers:

“B” followed by four (4) single digits in peel strip area

Marginal Markings:

Header: Fruits & Vegetables Twenty First-Class Forever Stamps • Plate number in peel strip area • ©2019 USPS in peel strip area • USPS logo • Barcode • Promotional text in peel strip area