Stamp Services

Stamp Announcement 21-10: Espresso Drinks Stamps


On April 9, 2021, in Seattle, WA, the United States Postal Service® will issue the Espresso Drinks stamps (Forever® priced at the First-Class Mail® rate) in four designs, in a pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) double-sided booklet of 20 stamps (Item 683200). These stamps will go on sale nationwide April 9, 2021, and must not be sold or canceled before the first-day-of-issue.

The Postal Service™ celebrates America’s love of coffee with four new stamps in a booklet of 20. Digital illustrations feature cups of four different drinks:

n Caffe latte,

n Espresso,

n Caffe mocha, and

n Cappuccino.

The names of the espresso drinks appear in art deco-inspired lettering above or below each cup. Art director Greg Breeding designed the stamps with original artwork by Terry Allen.

Availability to Post Offices: Item 683200, Espresso Drinks (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 – Espresso Drinks 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 August 9, 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.



Espresso Drinks Stamps

Item Number:


Denomination &
Type of Issue

First-Class Mail Forever


Double-sided Booklet of 20 (4 designs)



Issue Date & City:

April 9, 2021, Seattle, WA 98134

Art Director:

Greg Breeding, Charlottesville, VA


Greg Breeding, Charlottesville, VA


Terry Allen, Wappingers Falls, NY


Joseph Sheeran

Manufacturing Process:



Ashton Potter (USA) Ltd. (APU)

Press Type:

Muller A76

Stamps per Booklet:


Print Quantity:

200,000,000 stamps

Paper Type:

Nonphosphored Type III, Block Tag

Adhesive Type:


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 .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


Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow

Plate Size:

1040 stamps per revolution

Plate Number:

“P” followed by four (4) single digits

Marginal Markings:

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