Stamp Services

Stamp Announcement 23-14: Art of the Skateboard Stamps


On March 24, 2023, in Phoenix, AZ, the United States Postal Service® will issue the Art of the Skateboard stamps (Forever® priced at the First-Class Mail® rate) in four designs, in a pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) pane of 20 stamps (Item 483400). These stamps will go on sale nationwide March 24, 2023, and must not be sold or canceled before the first-day-of-issue. The Art of the Skateboard commemorative pane of 20 stamps must not be split and the stamps must not be sold individually.

With four new stamps, the Postal Service celebrates the “Art of the Skateboard.” The bold designs featured on the pane of 20 stamps capture the excitement of skateboarding and reflect the diverse creators of these artistic decks:

n A blue and indigo salmon design expresses one artist’s Tlingit/Athabascan heritage.

n A striking red and orange graphic abstraction by a self-taught Virginia artist energizes another skateboard.

n Another represents Navajo culture, featuring a turquoise-inlaid skateboard that displays eagle feathers and the colors of the rising or setting sun.

n A design featuring a stylized jaguar painted in black, white, and gold is by a Colombian-born, Washington, DC-raised muralist.

Art director Antonio Alcalá designed the stamp issuance, using photographs of skateboards created for these stamps by, respectively, Crystal Worl, William James Taylor Junior, Di’Orr Greenwood, and MasPaz (Frederico Frum).

Availability to Post Offices: Item 483400, Art of the Skateboard (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 – Art of the Skateboard 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 July 24, 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.



Art of the Skateboard Stamps

Item Number:


Denomination &
Type of Issue:

First-Class Mail Forever


Pane of 20 (4 designs)



Issue Date & City:

March 24, 2023, Phoenix, AZ 85026

Art Director:

Antonio Alcalá, Alexandria, VA


Antonio Alcalá, Alexandria, VA


Crystal Worl


William James Taylor Junior


Di’Orr Greenwood


MasPaz (Frederico Frum)


Sandra Lane / Michelle Finn

Manufacturing Process:



Banknote Corporation of America

Press Type:

Gallus RCS

Stamps per Pane:


Print Quantity:

18,000,000 stamps

Paper Type:

Phosphor Tagged Paper, Block

Adhesive Type:



Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black, Cool Gray 5C, Pantone 7688C, Pantone 172C, Pantone 715C, Pantone 7684C

Stamp Orientation:


Image Area (w x h):

1.42 x 0.84 in / 36.068 x 21.336 mm

Overall Size (w x h):

1.56 x 0.98 in / 39.624 x 24.892 mm

Full Pane Size (w x h):

7.24 x 5.92 in / 183.896 x 150.368 mm

Press Sheets Size (w x h):

21.72 x 11.84 in./ 551.688 x 300.736 mm

Plate Size:

120 stamps per revolution

Plate Number:

“B” followed by nine (9) single digits

Marginal Markings:


Plate number in four corners of the pane


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