The first four stamp designs for 2022 have already been issued by the United States Postal Service with two more set for later this month. Actual stamp images of the Blueberries and Flags stamps in their several formats are provided below.  I hope to replace the promotional images of the Love, Year of the Tiger and Edmonia Lewis issues as they become available.  For additional details on each of these stamps, I recommend the Virtual Stamp Club.


United States of America:

JANUARY 2022 Stamp Programme

09

January

2022

Blueberries


 1 stamp design (panes of 20, coils of 3,000 and 10,000)

 

 

Issue Date & City: 09 January 2022, , Blue Hill, Maine 04614

Art Director: Derry Noyes, Washington, DC
Designer: Derry Noyes, Washington, DC
Illustrator: John Burgoyne, West Barnstable, MA
Modeler: Sandra Lane/Michelle Finn
Printing procedure: Offset lithography, Microprint
Printer: Banknote Corporation of America
Paper: Nonphosphored Type III, Pressure-sensitive
Stamp size: 22.098 x 24.892 mm
Denomination and Type of Issue: 4-cent Denominated, Mail-use
Formats: Pane of 20; Coil of 3,000; Coil of 10,000
Print Quantity: 20,000,000 (pane of 20); 9,000,000 (coil of 3,000); 200,000,000 (coil of 10,000)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From the USPS Postal Bulletin:

On January 9, 2022, in Blue Hill, ME, the United States Postal Service® will issue the 4-cent denominated Blueberries stamp in one design, in a pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) pane of 20 stamps (Item 121600), a PSA Coil of 3,000 stamps (Item 750600), and a PSA Coil of 10,000 stamps (Item 760800). This stamp will go on sale nationwide January 9, 2022, and must not be sold or canceled before the first-day-of-issue.

Blueberries, a new 4-cent definitive stamp, will be available for sale in panes of 20 and coils of 3,000 and 10,000. The stamp features a pen, ink, and watercolor illustration of a cluster of blueberries and leaves. Art director Derry Noyes designed this stamp using an existing illustration by John Burgoyne.

Blueberries will join other similarly designed low-denomination stamps available separately for purchase: 1-cent Apples, 2-cent Meyer Lemons, 3-cent Strawberries, 5-cent Grapes and 10-cent Pears.

 

09

January

2022

U.S. Flags


 1 stamp design (panes of 20, booklets of 20, coils of 100, 3000 and 10,000)

 

 

Issue Date & City: 09 January 2022, Findlay, Ohio 45840

Art Director: Ethel Kessler, Bethesda, MD
Designer: Laura Stutzman, Mountain Lake Park, MD
Illustrator: Laura Stutzman, Mountain Lake Park, MD
Modeler: Sandra Lane/Michelle Finn
Printing procedure: Offset lithography, microprint
Printer: Banknote Corporation of America (pane of 20, booklet of 20, coil of 100, coil of 3000, coil of 10,000); Ashton Potter (USA) Ltd. (booklet of 20, coil of 100)
Paper: Phosphor tagged paper, Pressure-sensitive
Stamp size: 22.098 x 24.892 mm except APU coil of 100: 24.892 x 22.122 mm
Denomination and Type of Issue: First-Class Mail Forever
Formats: Pane of 20; Booklet of 20; Coil of 100; Coil of 3,000; Coil of 10,000
Print Quantity: 50,000,000 (pane of 20); 1,000,000,000 (APU booklet of 20); 1,000,000,000 (BCA booklet of 20); 1,625,000,000 (APU coil of 100); 1,625,000,000 (BCA coil of 100); 15,000,000 (coil of 3,000); 100,000,000 (coil of 10,000)

 

 

 

 

 

 

From the USPS Postal Bulletin:

On January 9, 2022, in Findlay, OH, the United States Postal Service® will issue the U.S. Flags 2022 stamp (Forever® priced at the First-Class Mail® rate) in one design, in a pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) pane of 20 stamps (Item 121700), a PSA Double-sided Booklet of 20 stamps (Item 683600), a PSA Coil of 100 stamps (Item 740400), a PSA Coil of 3,000 stamps (Item 750700), and a PSA Coil of 10,000 stamps (Item 760900). This stamp will go on sale nationwide January 9, 2022, and must not be sold or canceled before the first-day-of-issue.

The Postal Service™ continues its tradition of celebrating the U.S. flag with this new stamp in panes of 20, booklets of 20, and coils of 100, 3,000, and 10,000. The stamp art is a painting of three flags in a circular formation, reminiscent of the 50 flags encircling the Washington Monument. The artist used three separate photographs of the same flag taken seconds apart as reference and stitched together the images into a single composition. Laura Stutzman was the stamp designer and illustrator. Ethel Kessler was the art director.

 

14

January

2022

Love Flowers


 2 stamp designs (panes of 20 – 10 of each design)

 

 

Issue Date & City: 14 January 2022, Romeo, Michigan 48065

Art Director: Greg Breeding, Charlottesville, VA
Designer: Bailey Sullivan, Brooklyn, NY
Illustrator: Bailey Sullivan, Brooklyn, NY
Modeler: Sandra Lane/Michelle Finn
Manufacturing Process: Offset lithography
Printer: Banknote Corporation of America
Paper: Phosphor Tagged Paper, Pressure-sensitive
Stamp size: 30.226 x 23.114 mm
Full pane size: 146.304 x 140.97 mm
Denomination and Type of Issue: First-Class Mail Forever
Format: Pane of 20
Print Quantity: 150,000,000

 

 

 

From the USPS Postal Bulletin:

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.

The town was named Romeo because the founders wanted something romantic. On February 14 of each year, the village of Romeo offers a special dual postmark with the community of Juliette, Georgia.

 

20

January

2022

Lunar New Year 2022: Year of the Tiger


 1 stamp design (panes of 20)

 

Issue Date & City: January 20, 2022, New York, NY 10199

Art Director: Antonio Alcalá, Alexandria, VA
Designer: Antonio Alcalá, Alexandria, VA
Artist: Camille Chew, Providence, RI
Modeler: Sandra Lane/Michelle Finn
Manufacturing Process: Offset, Foil Stamping, Flexographic, Microprint
Printer: Banknote Corporation of America
Paper: Phosphor Tagged Paper, Pressure-sensitive
Stamp size: 24.892 x 39.624 mm
Full pane size: 184.15 x 215.9 mm
Denomination and Type of Issue: First-Class Mail Forever
Format: Pane of 20
Print Quantity: 24,000,000

 

 

 

 

 

From the USPS Postal Bulletin:

On January 20, 2022, in New York, NY, the United States Postal Service® will issue the Lunar New Year — Year of the Tiger stamp (Forever® priced at the First-Class Mail® rate) in one design, in a pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) pane of 20 stamps (Item 481500). This stamp will go on sale nationwide January 20, 2022, and must not be sold or canceled before the first-day-of-issue. The Lunar New Year — Year of the Tiger commemorative pane of 20 stamps may not be split and the stamps may not be sold individually.

In 2022, the Postal Service™ will issue the third of 12 stamps in its third Lunar New Year series. The Year of the Tiger begins February 1, 2022, and ends on January 21, 2023. Calling to mind the elaborately decorated masks used in the dragon or lion dances often performed in Lunar New Year parades, this 3-dimensional mask depicting a tiger is a contemporary take on the long tradition of paper-cut folk art crafts created during this auspicious time of year. Simplified illustrations of the 12 zodiac animals form vertical lines on the left and right sides of the stamp pane. Art director Antonio Alcalá designed this stamp issuance with original artwork by Camille Chew.

 

26

January

2022

Black Heritage Series #45:  Edmonia Lewis


 1 stamp design (panes of 20)

 

 

Issue Date & City: January 26, 2022, Washington, DC 20066

Art Director: Antonio Alcalá, Alexandria, VA
Designer: Antonio Alcalá, Alexandria, VA
Artist: Alex Bostic, Starkville, MS
Modeler: Sandra Lane / Michelle Finn
Manufacturing Process: Offset, Microprint
Printer: Banknote Corporation of America
Paper: Phosphor Tagged Paper, Pressure-sensitive
Stamp size: 24.892 x 39.624 mm
Full pane size: 152.4 x 215.9 mm
Denomination and Type of Issue: First-Class Mail Forever
Format: Pane of 20
Print Quantity: 35,000,000

 

 

 

 

 

From the USPS Postal Bulletin:

On January 26, 2022, in Washington, DC, the United States Postal Service® will issue the Edmonia Lewis stamp (Forever® priced at the First-Class Mail® rate) in one design, in a pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) pane of 20 stamps (Item 481600). This stamp will go on sale nationwide January 26, 2022, and must not be sold or canceled before the first-day-of-issue.

The 45th stamp in the Black Heritage series honors sculptor Edmonia Lewis (c.1844–1907). As the first African American and Native American sculptor to earn international recognition, Lewis challenged social barriers and assumptions about artists in mid-19th century America. The stamp features a casein-paint portrait of Lewis based on a photograph made between 1864 and 1871. Art director Antonio Alcalá designed the stamp with art by Alex Bostic.

 

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