Stamp Announcement 20-31: Winter Scenes Stamps


On October 16, 2020, in Winter Park, FL, the United States Postal Service® will issue the Winter Scenes stamps (Forever® priced at the First-Class Mail® rate) in 10 designs, in a pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) double-sided booklet of 20 stamps (Item 683000). The stamps will go on sale nationwide October 16, 2020, and must not be sold or canceled before the first-day-of-issue.

Winter Scenes celebrates the beauty and serenity of seasonal sights amid snowy landscapes. The ten different photographs featured in this booklet of 20 stamps showcase the special allure of winter with iconic scenes from the northern part of the United States. Art director Derry Noyes designed the stamps with existing images taken by various photographers.

Availability to Post Offices: Item 683000, Winter Scenes (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 – Winter Scenes 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 16, 2021.

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.



Winter Scenes Stamps

Item Number:


Denomination &
Type of Issue:

First-Class Mail Forever


Double-Sided Booklet of 20 (10 designs)



Issue Date & City:

October 16, 2020, Winter Park, FL 32789

Art Director:

Derry Noyes, Washington, DC


Derry Noyes, Washington, DC


Joseph Sheeran

Manufacturing Process:



Ashton Potter (USA) Ltd. (APU)

Press Type:

Muller A76

Stamps per Booklet:


Print Quantity:

400,000,000 stamps

Paper Type:

Nonphosphored Type III, Block Tag

Adhesive Type:


Processed at:

Ashton Potter (USA) Ltd. (APU)

Stamp Orientation:


Image Area (w x h):

0.77 x 1.05 in./19.558 x 26.67 mm

Stamp Size (w x h):

0.91 x 1.19 in./23.114 x 30.226 mm

Full Booklet Size (w x h):

5.76 x 2.38 in./146.304 x 60.452 mm


Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow

Plate Size:

880 stamps per revolution

Plate Numbers:

“P” followed by four (4) single digits in four corners

Marginal Markings:

Header: “Winter Scenes” Twenty First-Class Forever Stamps • Plate number in peel strip area • ©2020 USPS in peel strip area • Barcode • Promotional text in peel strip area