Stamp Announcement 22-37: Hanukkah 2022 Stamp


On October 20, 2022, in Chagrin Falls, OH, the United States Postal Service® will issue the Hanukkah 2022 stamp (Forever® priced at the First-Class Mail® rate) in one design, in a pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) pane of 20 stamps (Item 580700). This stamp will go on sale nationwide October 20, 2022, and must not be sold or canceled before the first-day-of-issue.

In 2022, the Postal Service™ celebrates the joyous Jewish holiday of Hanukkah with a new stamp featuring an original wall-hanging. The fiber art was hand-dyed, appliquéd, and quilted to form a colorful, abstract image of a hanukiah, the nine-branch candelabra used only at Hanukkah. Jeanette Kuvin Oren was the stamp designer and artist. Ethel Kessler was the art director.

Availability to Post Offices: Item 580700, Hanukkah 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 – Hanukkah 2022 Stamp
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 20, 2023.

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.



Hanukkah 2022 Stamp

Item Number:


Denomination &
Type of Issue:

First-Class Mail Forever


Pane of 20



Issue Date & City:

October 20, 2022, Chagrin Falls, OH 44022

Art Director:

Ethel Kessler, Bethesda, MD


Jeanette Kuvin Oren, Woodbridge, CT


Jeanette Kuvin Oren, Woodbridge, CT


Sandra Lane/Michelle Finn

Manufacturing Process:

Offset, Microprint


Banknote Corporation of America

Press Type:

Gallus RCS

Stamps per Pane:


Print Quantity:

12,000,000 stamps

Paper Type:

Phosphor, 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

Plate Size:

160 stamps per revolution

Plate Number:

“B” followed by four (4) single digits

Marginal Markings:



Plate number in four corners


©2022 USPS • USPS logo • Two barcodes (580700) • Promotional text • Plate position diagram (8)

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