Stamp Announcement 22-3: Love 2022 Stamps


On January 14, 2022, in Romeo, MI, the United States Postal Service® will issue the Love 2022 stamps (Forever® priced at the First-Class Mail® rate) in two designs, in a pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) pane of 20 stamps (Item 578200). These stamps will go on sale nationwide January 14, 2022, and must not be sold or canceled before the first-day-of-issue.

The two new Love 2022 stamps with similar designs feature graphic illustrations of flowers inspired by old European folk art. Twisting vines, which hold small petaled flowers form abstract heart shapes. The word “Love” is interspersed among the decorative vines. The background of one stamp is powder blue, the other stamp is coral. Greg Breeding was art director; Bailey Sullivan created the original art and designed the stamps.

Availability to Post Offices: Item 578200, Love 2022 (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 – Love 2022 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 May 14, 2022.

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.



Love 2022 Stamps

Item Number:


Denomination &
Type of Issue:

First-Class Mail Forever


Pane of 20 (2 designs)



Issue Date & City:

January 9, 2022, Romeo, MI 48065

Art Director:

Greg Breeding, Charlottesville, VA


Bailey Sullivan, Brooklyn, NY


Bailey Sullivan, Brooklyn, NY


Sandra Lane/Michelle Finn

Manufacturing Process:



Banknote Corporation of America

Press Type:

Alprinta 74

Stamps per Pane:


Print Quantity:

150,000,000 stamps

Paper Type:

Phosphor Tagged Paper, Block Tag

Adhesive Type:



Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black

Stamp Orientation:


Image Area (w x h):

1.05 x 0.77 in./26.67 x 19.558 mm

Overall Size (w x h):

1.19 x 0.91 in./30.226 x 23.114 mm

Full Pane Size (w x h):

5.76 x 5.55 in./146.304 x 140.97 mm

Press Sheet Size (w x h):

23.040 x 11.1 in./585.216 x 281.94 mm

Plate Size:

320 stamps per revolution

Plate Number:

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

Marginal Markings:


Plate number in 4 corners


©2021 USPS • USPS Logo • Two barcodes (578200) • Plate position diagram (8) • Promotional text

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