!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"> Virtual Stamp Club 2008 US Stamp Schedule


VirusAlert_88x31




McAffe.com


Welcome

VSC Tips


Hot Links
Message Board
Article Archives
Bookstore
APS Application
AFDCS Application
APS Chapter Homepages




Message Board Home Bookstore Links

2008 United States Stamp Schedule
The Virtual Stamp Club
As of
March 6, 2009

This schedule represents the latest information from a variety of sources, as well as our best guesses, and is very tentative. The information provided is for informational purposes only and is subject to change without notice. No responsibility is taken for errors, omissions or changes.

Click any stamp thumbnail image to see a larger picture of the stamp in a new window.

2014 Schedule   2013 Schedule   2012 Schedule   2011 Schedule   2010 Schedule
   2009 Schedule 2008 Schedule   2007 Schedule   2006 Schedule   2005 Schedule
2004 Schedule   2003 Schedule   2002 Schedule   2001 Schedule
2000 Schedule   1999 Schedule   1998 Schedule   1997 Schedule

USPS™/PRC pending domestic rates, effective May 12, 2008:

  • letter, 1-ounce: 42c (+.01), additional-ounce rate: 17c (-----)
  • Post Card: 27c (+.01)
  • Canada/Mexico letter/card, 1-ounce: 72c (+.03)
  • International Letter letter/card, 1-ounce: 94c (+.04)

NEW FOR 2008: THE VSC SOAKING STOPLIGHT

DUE TO CHANGES IN US STAMP PRODUCTION, MANY NEW ISSUES
NO LONGER SURVIVE A SOAK IN WATER. WHICH ISSUES ARE SAFE?
EACH ISSUE NOW INCLUDES A SOAK-ABILITY RATING:

RED: DO NOT SOAK

YELLOW: SOAK WITH CAUTION

GREEN: OK TO SOAK

RED
DO NOT SOAK

YELLOW
SOAK WITH CAUTION

GREEN
OK TO SOAK

RATINGS ASSIGNED ARE BASED ON VSC MEMBER FEEDBACK.
YOUR EXPERIENCE MAY VARY; PLEASE FEEL FREE TO SHARE YOUR
EXPERIENCES WITH VARIOUS ISSUES ON OUR MESSAGE BOARD.

FORMAT FOR THE LISTING IS AS FOLLOWS:  

(click hyperlinks to expand and collapse issue details)
Soak?

Issue Date

 Issue & Picture First Day City & Postmark USPS™ Order Number(s)
& Scott™ Catalogue Number(s)

GREEN: OK TO SOAK

Wednesday, January 9th 41¢ Lunar New Year


Servicing Details:
 

SAN FRANCISCO CA
94188-0066
and nationwide

USPS™ Order Numbers

Scott™ Catalogue Number

GREEN: OK TO SOAK

Thursday, January 31st 41¢ Charles W. Chesnutt
Black Heritage series

Servicing Details:
 

CLEVELAND OH
44101-9998
and nationwide

USPS™ Order Numbers

Scott™ Catalogue Number


GREEN: OK TO SOAK

Thursday, February 21st 41¢ Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
Literary Arts series

Servicing Details:
 

HAWTHORNE FL
32640-9998
and nationwide

USPS™ Order Numbers

Scott™ Catalogue Number

GREEN: OK TO SOAK

Thursday, March 6th 41¢ American Scientists

Servicing Details:
 

NEW YORK NY
10199-9998
(ASDA Mega Event 2008)

and nationwide

USPS™ Order Numbers

Scott™ Catalogue Numbers

GREEN: OK TO SOAK

Friday, March 7th 1¢ Tiffany Lamp
pane stamp


Servicing Details:
 

NEW YORK NY
10199-9998
(ASDA Mega Event 2008)
and nationwide

USPS™ Order Numbers

Scott™ Catalogue Numbers

APU PSA
&
AVR
Large
Rolls
RED: DO NOT SOAK

All
Others
GREEN: OK TO SOAK

Friday, April 18th 42¢ Flags 24/7
(PSA coil of 100,
PSA coil of 3,000
PSA coil of 10,000,
PVA coil of 3,000)

Servicing Details:
 

WASHINGTON DC
20066-2282
and nationwide

USPS™ Order Numbers

Scott™ Catalogue Numbers


RED: DO NOT SOAK

Tuesday, April 22nd 42¢ American Journalists
(five designs)


Servicing Details:
 

WASHINGTON DC
20066-2282
and nationwide

USPS™ Order Numbers

Scott™ Catalogue Numbers

CoilGREEN: OK TO SOAK

Pane
RED: DO NOT SOAK

Friday, April 25th 27¢ Tropical Fruit
(Postcard Rate Stamp)

Servicing Details:
 

SAN MATEO CA
94402-9998
(WESTPEX 2008)
and nationwide

USPS™ Order Numbers

Scott™ Catalogue Numbers

  Saturday, April 26th 27¢ Mount St. Mary's Postal Card

Servicing Details:
 

EMMITSBURG MD
21727-9998
and nationwide

USPS™ Order Numbers

Scott™ Catalogue Number

RED: DO NOT SOAK

Wednesday, April 30th 42¢ Purple Heart
(PSA pane of 20,

PVA pane of 100)

Servicing Details:
 

WASHINGTON DC
20066-2282
and nationwide

USPS™ Order Numbers

Scott™ Catalogue Numbers

  Friday, May 2nd 42¢ Elk Stamped Envelope


 

Servicing Details:
 

WASHINGTON DC
20066-2282
and nationwide

USPS™ Order Numbers

Scott™ Catalogue Number

GREEN: OK TO SOAK

Monday, May 12th 'Forever' Stamp
(PSA CB/20)

Servicing Details:
 

WASHINGTON DC
20066-2282
and nationwide

USPS™ Order Numbers

Scott™ Catalogue Numbers

  Monday, May 12th 27¢ Corinthian Capital Postal Card
& 54¢ Postal Reply Card

Servicing Details:
 

WASHINGTON DC
20066-2282
and nationwide

USPS™ Order Numbers

Scott™ Catalogue Number

GREEN: OK TO SOAK

Monday, May 12th 59¢ James Michener
(Distinguished Americans Series)

Servicing Details:
 

WASHINGTON DC
20066-2282
and nationwide

USPS™ Order Numbers

Scott™ Catalogue Number

RED: DO NOT SOAK

Monday, May 12th 76¢ Edward Trudeau
(Distinguished Americans Series)

Servicing Details:
 

WASHINGTON DC
20066-2282
and nationwide

USPS™ Order Numbers

Scott™ Catalogue Number

  Monday, May 12th $4.80 Mount Rushmore
Priority Mail Pre-Printed Envelope

Servicing Details:
 

WASHINGTON DC
20066-2282
and nationwide

USPS™ Order Numbers

Scott™ Catalogue Number

RED: DO NOT SOAK

Tuesday, May 13th 42¢ Frank Sinatra

Servicing Details:
 

LAS VEGAS NV
89199-9998
and nationwide

USPS™ Order Numbers

Scott™ Catalogue Numbers

GREEN: OK TO SOAK

Friday, May 16th 72¢ Thirteen Mile Woods,
New Hampshire
Canada/Mexico Airmail Rate

Servicing Details:
 

ROCHESTER NY
14692-9998
(ROPEX 2008)
and nationwide

USPS™ Order Numbers

Scott™ Catalogue Number

RED: DO NOT SOAK

Friday, May 16th 94¢ St. John, US Virgin Islands
International Airmail Rate

Servicing Details:
 

ROCHESTER NY
14692-9998
(ROPEX 2008)
and nationwide

USPS™ Order Numbers

Scott™ Catalogue Number

RED: DO NOT SOAK

Saturday, May 17th 42¢ Minnesota Statehood

Servicing Details:
 

ST PAUL MN
55101-9998
and nationwide

USPS™ Order Numbers

Scott™ Catalogue Number

GREEN: OK TO SOAK

Monday, May 19th 62¢ Dragonfly
(Non-Machinable One Ounce FCM Rate)

Servicing Details:
 

WASHINGTON DC
20066-2282
(nationwide)

USPS™ Order Numbers

Scott™ Catalogue Number

RED: DO NOT SOAK

Friday, June 6th $4.80 Mount Rushmore
Priority Mail

Servicing Details:
 

MCLEAN VA  22101-9998
(NAPEX 2008)
and nationwide

USPS™ Order Numbers

Scott™ Catalogue Number

GREEN: OK TO SOAK

Saturday, June 7th 1¢ Tiffany Lamp
PVA coil of 3,000


Servicing Details:
 

MCLEAN VA  22101-9998
(NAPEX 2008)
and nationwide

USPS™ Order Numbers

Scott™ Catalogue Numbers


YELLOW: SOAK WITH CAUTION

Tuesday, June 10th 42¢ Love: All Heart

Servicing Details:
 

WASHINGTON DC
20066-2282
and nationwide

USPS™ Order Numbers



Scott™ Catalogue Numbers


RED: DO NOT SOAK

Tuesday, June 10th 42¢ Wedding Hearts
59¢ Wedding Hearts

Servicing Details:
 

WASHINGTON DC
20066-2282
and nationwide

USPS™ Order Numbers

Scott™ Catalogue Numbers

GREEN: OK TO SOAK

Saturday, June 14th Flags of Our Nation I
(PSA comm. coil of 50,
10 designs)

Servicing Details:
 

WASHINGTON DC
20066-2282
and nationwide

USPS™ Order Numbers

Scott™ Catalogue Numbers

RED: DO NOT SOAK

Tuesday, June 17th 42¢ Charles & Ray Eames


Servicing Details:
 

SANTA MONICA CA
90401-9998
and nationwide

USPS™ Order Numbers

Scott™ Catalogue Numbers

GREEN: OK TO SOAK

Thursday, June 19th

 

42¢ Beijing Olympics

Servicing Details:
 

PHILADELPHIA PA
19104-9998
and nationwide

USPS™ Order Numbers

Scott™ Catalogue Number

  Friday, June 20th 42¢ Official Mail
#10 Stamped Envelope

Servicing Details:
 

WASHINGTON DC
20066-2282
and nationwide

USPS™ Order Numbers

Scott™ Catalogue Number

GREEN: OK TO SOAK

Friday, June 20th

 

$16.50 Hoover Dam
Express Mail

Servicing Details:
 

WASHINGTON DC
20066-2282
and nationwide

USPS™ Order Numbers

Scott™ Catalogue Number

  Friday, June 27th $5.00 Junior Duck Stamp
not valid for postage or hunting license fees


Servicing Details:
 

CITY TBD
and nationwide

USPS™ Order Numbers

Scott™ Catalogue Number

  Friday, June 27th $15.00 Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation
not valid for postage; pays Federal hunting license fees
Servicing Details:
 

HANOVER MD 21076-9998
and nationwide

USPS™ Order Numbers

Scott™ Catalogue Numbers

GREEN: OK TO SOAK

Thursday, July 10th 42¢ Celebrate!

Servicing Details:
 

WASHINGTON DC
20066-2282
and nationwide

USPS™ Order Numbers

Scott™ Catalogue Number

GREEN: OK TO SOAK

Tuesday, July 15th 10¢ American Clock
PVA coil of 10,000


Servicing Details:
 

WASHINGTON DC
20066-2282
and nationwide

USPS™ Order Numbers

Scott™ Catalogue Number


GREEN: OK TO SOAK

Wednesday, July 16th

 

42¢ "Take Me Out to the Ball Game"

Servicing Details:
 

WASHINGTON DC
20066-2282
and nationwide

USPS™ Order Numbers

Scott™ Catalogue Number

RED: DO NOT SOAK

Wednesday, July 16th 42¢ Black Cinema
(five designs)

Servicing Details:
 

NEWARK NJ 07102-9998
and nationwide

USPS™ Order Numbers

Scott™ Catalogue Numbers

RED: DO NOT SOAK

Thursday, August 7th 42¢ The Art of Disney: Imagination
(four designs + stamped cards)


 

Servicing Details:
 

ANAHEIM CA
92803-9998
and nationwide

USPS™ Order Numbers

Scott™ Catalogue Numbers

GREEN: OK TO SOAK

Thursday, August 14th 42¢ Albert Bierstadt
American Treasures Series


 

Servicing Details:
 

HARTFORD CT
06101-9998
(APS StampShow)
and nationwide

USPS™ Order Numbers

Scott™ Catalogue Number

RED: DO NOT SOAK

Friday, August 15th 42¢ Sunflower
(PSA double-sided booklet of 20,

Letter Sheet pack of 10,

Servicing Details:
 

HARTFORD CT
06101-9998
(APS StampShow)
and nationwide

USPS™ Order Numbers

Scott™ Catalogue Numbers

  Saturday, August 16th 42¢ Elk Stamped Envelope


 

Servicing Details:
 

HARTFORD CT
06101-9998
(APS StampShow)
and nationwide

USPS™ Order Numbers

Scott™ Catalogue Number

AVRRED: DO NOT SOAK

APU
RED: DO NOT SOAK

Friday, August 22nd 'Forever' Stamp
(PSA CB/20)

Servicing Details:
 

FALLS CHURCH VA
22046-9998
(AMERICOVER 2008)
and nationwide

USPS™ Order Numbers

Scott™ Catalogue Number

  Friday, August 22nd
(date of discovery/FDOS)
5¢ American Toleware
(PSA pn/20, 2007 year date)

Servicing Details:
 

USPS™ Order Numbers

Scott™ Catalogue Number

GREEN: OK TO SOAK

Tuesday, September 2nd

 

Flags of Our Nation II
(PSA comm. coil of 50,
10 designs)

Servicing Details:
 

WASHINGTON DC
20066-2282
and nationwide

USPS™ Order Numbers

Scott™ Catalogue Number

GREEN: OK TO SOAK

Friday, September 5th (5¢) Seacoast
(PVA coil of 500)

Servicing Details:
 

WASHINGTON DC
20066-2282
and nationwide

USPS™ Order Numbers

Scott™ Catalogue Number

RED: DO NOT SOAK

Monday, September 8th 42¢ Latin Jazz


Servicing Details:
 

WASHINGTON DC
20066-2282
and nationwide

USPS™ Order Numbers

Scott™ Catalogue Number

RED: DO NOT SOAK

Thursday, September 18th 42¢ Bette Davis
Legends of Hollywood series


 

Servicing Details:
 

BOSTON MA 02205-9600
and nationwide

USPS™ Order Numbers

Scott™ Catalogue Number

GREEN: OK TO SOAK

Tuesday, September 23rd 42¢ Eid


Servicing Details:
 

WASHINGTON DC
20066-2282
and nationwide

USPS™ Order Numbers

Scott™ Catalogue Numbers

GREEN: OK TO SOAK

Thursday, October 2nd 42¢ Great Lakes Dunes
(ten designs)
Nature of America series


 

Servicing Details:
 

EMPIRE MI
49630-9998
and nationwide

USPS™ Order Numbers

Scott™ Catalogue Numbers

GREEN: OK TO SOAK

Friday, October 3rd 42¢ Tailfins & Chrome
(five designs)


 

Servicing Details:
 

CARLISLE PA
17013-9998
and nationwide

USPS™ Order Numbers

Scott™ Catalogue Number

RED: DO NOT SOAK

Friday, October 3nd
(date of discovery/FDOS)
$1.00 Wisdom
(PSA pn/20, 2008 year date)

Servicing Details:
 

USPS™ Order Numbers

Scott™ Catalogue Number

RED: DO NOT SOAK

Friday, October 17th 42¢ Alzheimer's

Servicing Details:
 

MORGANTOWN WV
26508-9998
and nationwide

USPS™ Order Numbers

Scott™ Catalogue Number

CBGREEN: OK TO SOAK

VB
GREEN: OK TO SOAK

ATM
SOAKING INFO NOT YET AVAILABLE

 

Thursday, October 23rd 42¢ Holiday Nutcrackers
(four designs)

Servicing Details:
 

NEW YORK NY
10199-9998
(ASDA Mega Stamp Show 2008)
and nationwide

USPS™ Order Numbers

Scott™ Catalogue Numbers

RED: DO NOT SOAK

Thursday, October 23rd 42¢ Traditional Christmas


Servicing Details:
 

NEW YORK NY
10199-9998
(ASDA Mega Stamp Show 2008)
and nationwide

USPS™ Order Numbers

Scott™ Catalogue Numbers

GREEN: OK TO SOAK

Friday, October 24th 42¢ Hanukkah


 

Servicing Details:
 

NEW YORK NY
10199-9998
(ASDA Mega Stamp Show 2008)
and nationwide

USPS™ Order Numbers

Scott™ Catalogue Number

RED: DO NOT SOAK

Friday, October 24th 42¢ Kwanzaa


Servicing Details:
 

NEW YORK NY
10199-9998
(ASDA Mega Stamp Show 2008)
and nationwide

USPS™ Order Numbers

Scott™ Catalogue Number

GREEN: OK TO SOAK

Saturday, October 25th 'Forever' Stamp
(PSA VB/20)

Servicing Details:
 

NEW YORK NY
10199-9998
(ASDA Mega Stamp Show 2008)
and nationwide

USPS™ Order Numbers

Scott™ Catalogue Number

Compiled by John Cropper
©2008 deVries Philatelic Media

Stamp images ©2007-8 USPS, all rights reserved. Used with permission.


Virtual Stamp Club Home Page