USPS Stamp Issues for 2021

The United States Postal Service (USPS) has released several new stamps for 2021. The USPS releases new stamps every year, and this year is no exception.

The USPS has released over 25 new postage stamps with a range of themes and designs. These comprise updated versions of existing series like the love series and Black Heritage series plus novel . Many of these bear images of artists, sports icons, music legends, and more.

Here is a list of the entire USPS collection for 2021, including forever stamps, postcards, global/international postage, and two-ounce letters:

2021 USPS Love Stamps

2021 Love Series Forever

Issue Date: 
January 14th, 2021

The 2021 Love series stamp features a lighthearted and colorful digital illustration of the word "LOVE" surrounded by three large hearts in an unconventional color palette perfect for wedding-related mail or love letters.

Postcard Stamps - Barns

Barns Postcard

Issue Date: 
January 24th, 2021

The 2021 postcard stamps from the USPS celebrate American barns and farmlands.

Postage Stamp Featuring Playright August Wilson

August Wilson

Issue Date: 
January 28th, 2021

As part of the Postal Service's Black Heritage series, August Wilson is the 44th honoree.

Lunar New Year of the Ox Postage

Lunar New Year (Year of the Ox)

Issue Date: 
February 2nd, 2021

The USPS issues the second of 12 stamps in a new series of Lunar New Year stamps. 2021: Year of the Ox.

Stamp Honoring Chien-Shiung Wu

Chien-Shiung Wu

Issue Date: 
February 11th, 2021

Dr. Chien-Shiung Wu, one of the most influential nuclear physicists of the 20th century, is honored in this stamp from the U.S. Postal Service.

Garden Beauty Postage Stamps

Garden Beauty

Issue Date: 
February 23rd, 2021

With 10 new stamp designs in a booklet of 20, 'Garden Beauty' celebrates America's love of flowers and gardens.

Non-Machineable Surcharge Stamp - Colorado Hairstreak Butterfly

Colorado Hairstreak Butterfly (Non-Machineable Surcharge)

Issue Date: 
March 9th, 2021

For use on irregularly sized envelopes, such as square letters, wedding invitations, or announcements, the eighth nonmachinable butterfly stamp features the Colorado hairstreak.

Collection of Coffee-themed Postage Stamps

Espresso Drinks

Issue Date: 
April 9th, 2021

The USPS celebrates our love of coffee with four new coffee-themed stamps.

Star Wars Stamps: Droid Postage

Star Wars Droids

Issue Date: 
May 4th, 2021

The second Star Wars issue from the USPS honors droids.

Animal Postage Stamps from the USPS

Heritage Breeds

Issue Date: 
May 17th, 2021

These postage stamps paying tribute to heritage breeds of preindustrial farm animals.

Postage Stamp Series Honoring Japanese American Soldiers of WWII

Japanese American Soldiers of WWII

Issue Date: 
June 3rd, 2021

This stamp honors the contributions of Japanese American soldiers who served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

Postage Stamp Honoring Artist Emilio Sanchez

Emilio Sanchez

Issue Date: 
June 10th, 2021

Artist Emilio Sanchez is honored with four new stamps featuring his colorful lithographs and paintings.

Sun Science Postage Stamp Series

Sun Science

Issue Date: 
June 18th, 2021

These stamps feature some of the most iconic images of the sun captured by NASA spacecraft.

Yogi Berra Baseball Stamps

Yogi Berra

Issue Date: 
June 24th, 2021

This baseball-themed postage stamp honors of one of baseball's most enduring and popular figures: Yogi Berra.

Tap Dancing Postage Stamps

Tap Dance Forever

Issue Date: 
July 10th, 2021

These stamps celebrate the joy and energy of tap dancing, as well as its important place in American culture.

Mystery Message Postage Stamps

Mystery Message

Issue Date: 
July 14th, 2021

More than just postage, the stamp design is a visual riddle made from bright colors and interesting shapes.

Western-themed Postage Stamps

Western Wear Forever

Issue Date: 
July 23rd, 2021

The set includes four stamps featuring different aspects of American western clothing.

3oz Stamp - Ursula K. Le Guin

Ursula K. Le Guin

Issue Date: 
July 27th, 2021

On this three-ounce stamp, Ursula K. Le Guin is honored as the 33rd stamp in the Literary Arts series.

USPS Stamp: Raven Story

Raven Story Forever

Issue Date: 
July 30th, 2021

Raven, a significant figure to indigenous peoples of the Northwest Coast, is depicted on this stamp.

Mid-Atlantic Lighthouses Postage Stamps

Mid-Atlantic Lighthouses

Issue Date: 
August 6th, 2021

Five new stamps from this popular series celebrate some of the most iconic and important structures in American history: lighthouses.

Happy Birthday Stamps from the USPS

Happy Birthday

Issue Date: 
August 9th, 2021

The 2021 happy birthday postage stamp features a colorful and festive design, perfect for birthday cards.

Missouri Postage Stamps

Missouri Statehood

Issue Date: 
August 10th, 2021

The USPS commemorates Missouri's 200th anniversary of statehood with this bicentennial postage stamp.

Backyard Games Stamp Series

Backyard Games

Issue Date: 
August 12th, 2021

These sports-themed postage stamps feature some of the most popular backyard sports in America

USPS Stamps - Message Monsters

Message Monsters

Issue Date: 
September 24th, 2021

You can use these Message Monsters stamps to decorate your envelopes and can be customized to look however you want.

Day of the Dead Postage Stamp Set from the USPS

Day of the Dead Forever

Issue Date: 
September 30th, 2021

These stamps feature traditional Mexican imagery and colors celebrating the Day of the Dead.

Christmas Stamps - A Visit from St. Nick

A Visit from St. Nick Christmas

Issue Date: 
October 7th, 2021

The 2021 holiday stamp features a jolly Santa Claus delivering presents to a group of children on Christmas Eve.