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Stamp Announcement 23-32: Winter Woodland Animals Stamps

© 2022 USPS

On October 10, 2023, in Woodland, MI, the United States Postal Service® will issue the Winter Woodland Animals stamps (Forever® priced at the First-Class Mail® rate), in four designs, in a pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) double-sided booklet of 20 stamps (Item 684600). These stamps will go on sale October 10, 2023, and must not be sold or canceled before the first-day-of-issue.

Winter Woodland Animals stamps celebrate four beloved animals in settings befitting the season. Each stamp features a whimsical, graphic image of one of four different woodland animals: a deer, fox, rabbit, and owl. The animals appear with details of their habitat in winter, such as a full or crescent moon, snow-covered trees, holly branches with berries, and delicate snowflakes. Art director Antonio Alcalá designed the stamps with Katie Kirk, who illustrated the stamps.

Availability to Post Offices: Item 684600, Winter Woodland Animals (Forever Priced at the First-Class Mail Rate) Double-sided Booklet 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 – Winter Woodland Animals StampsUSPS Stamp Fulfillment Services8300 NE Underground Drive, Suite 300Kansas 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 10, 2024.

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.


Winter Woodland Animals Stamps

Item Number:


Denomination &Type of Issue:

First-Class Mail Forever


Double-sided Booklet of 20 (4 designs)



Issue Date & City:

October 10, 2023, Woodland, MI 48897


Antonio Alcalá, Alexandria, VA


Katie Kirk, Minneapolis, MN

Art Director:

Antonio Alcalá, Alexandria, VA


Katie Kirk, Minneapolis, MN


Sandra Lane / Michelle Finn

Manufacturing Process:



Banknote Corporation of America

Press Type:

Alprinta 74

Stamps per Booklet:


Print Quantity:

290,000,000 stamps

Paper Type:

Phosphor Tagged Paper, Block

Adhesive Type:



Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black, Custom Blue

Stamp Orientation:


Image Area (w x h):

0.770 x 1.050 in. / 19.558 x 26.670 mm

Stamp Size (w x h):

0.910 x 1.190 in. / 23.114 x 30.226 mm

Booklet Size (w x h):

5.743 x 2.375 in. / 145.872 x 60.325 mm

Plate Size:

800 stamps per revolution

Plate Numbers:

“B” followed by five (5) single digits

Marginal Markings:

Header: “Winter Woodland Animals” 20 First-Class Forever Stamps • © 2022 USPS in peel strip area • Barcode • USPS logo • Promotional text • Plate number in peel strip area

— Stamp Services, Marketing, 9-7-23