Stamp Announcement 20-25: Thank You Stamps


On August 21, 2020, in Hartford, CT, the United States Postal Service® will issue the Thank You stamps (Forever® priced at the First-Class Mail® rate) in four designs, in a pressure-sensitive adhesive pane of 20 stamps (Item 572900). The stamps will go on sale nationwide August 21, 2020, and must not be sold or canceled before the first-day-of-issue. The Thank You pane of 20 stamps may not be split and the stamps may not be sold individually.

In 2020, the United States Postal Service issues four new stamps in a pane of 20 available for notes, cards, and letters expressing thanks, and sent to acknowledge a favor, an act of kindness, a job well done, or gifts for any occasion. Highlighted in gold foil are the words “Thank you” in cursive script and an elegant floral design that swirls through and around the words. Each of the four stamps features one of four background colors: blue gray, purple, muted green, and soft maroon. Greg Breeding was the art director. Dana Tanamachi was the stamp designer and lettering artist.

Availability to Post Offices: Item 572900, Thank You (Forever Priced at the First-Class Mail Rate) Pane 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 – Thank You 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 December 21, 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.



Thank You Stamps

Item Number:


Denomination &
Type of Issue:

First-Class Mail Forever


Pane of 20 (4 designs)



Issue Date & City:

August 21, 2020, Hartford, CT 06101

Art Director:

Greg Breeding, Charlottesville, VA


Dana Tanamachi, Seattle, WA


Dana Tanamachi, Seattle, WA


Sandra Lane/Michelle Finn

Manufacturing Process:

Foil Stamping, Flexographic


Banknote Corporation of America

Press Type:

Gallus RCS

Stamps per Pane:


Print Quantity:

200,000,000 stamps

Paper Type:

Phosphor, Block Tag

Adhesive Type:


Processed at:

Banknote Corporation of America


Black, Red PMS 4985, Teal PMS 4185, Green PMS 5773, Blue PMS 7545


Gold Foil

Stamp Orientation:


Image Area (w x h):

0.77 x 1.050 in./ 19.558 x 26.67 mm

Overall Size (w x h):

0.91 x 1.19 in./23.114 x 30.226 mm

Full Pane Size (w x h):

5.55 x 5.76 in./140.97 x 146.304 mm

Press Sheets Size (w x h):

11.1 x 23.04 in./281.94 x 585.216 mm

Plate Size:

160 stamps per revolution

Plate Numbers:

“B” followed by five (5) single digits in four corners

Marginal Markings:


Plate number in four corners


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