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by Lloyd A. de Vries

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April 26, 2017


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Started in 1983 with the Metropolitan Opera issue, Dragon Cards are produced for occasional U.S. issues, and sometimes those of other countries. Most are cards; the majority measure 5- by 7-inches. All are produced in limited quantities. We often make combinations (FDCs with related stamps).

Every issue still available (and many that are not) is listed somewhere on this site; This is the most-complete listing of what's available. We no longer publish a printed pricelist on a regular basis. (But we'll put together a custom list for those not on the Internet, so please tell your friends.)

The PayPal shopping cart system is not working on most pages. PayPal changed the code, and we missed the update notice. The first 2017 page has been fixed, but some browsers (including mine!) have problems. If you wish to pay using PayPal and the system doesn't work, please send e-mail with a list of items you wish to purchase, and I will send you a PayPal invoice (which you can pay using a credit card). We also accept checks and money orders. I am working to fix the problem.

At shows, we accept credit cards via Square and PayPal, plus cash, checks and money orders.

The State of New Jersey has "requested" that we collect 6.875% sales tax from NJ residents. Sorry, it's not my idea of a good time, either.

Likely 2017 Issues: More Year of the Rooster, Robert Panara, Azulillo Stamped Card, Have A Ball, California Dogface Butterfly, and more. The entire U.S. program has not yet been announced. You can see what has been here.

The Summer Harvest Dragon Card (Dgn 552) won first place in the 2015 AFDCS Cachetmakers Contest for multi-colored commercial printed FDCs. The Dragon Card for the Apples stamp, Dgn 453, took second place in the 2013 contest for Printed Art/Two Colors or More. The previous year, a War of 1812 Dragon Card designed by Chris Calle (Dgn 447) won the same award, and three years earlier, Dragon Card for the King & Queen of Hearts Love stamp, Dgn 332, was the winner in the same category.

Click on the thumbnails throughout this site for larger images.

Subscribe! We can customize your subscription for upcoming issues in countless ways: every commemorative, every combo, everything we produce, every left-handed hermaphrodite, you name it. What's in it for you? You're guaranteed we won't sell out of an item before you get it, because we'll have put it aside for you before it goes on sale. And sometimes we make special versions of Dragon Cards that are offered first and sometimes only to subscribers. If your shipping address is in the U.S., there won't be a charge for P&H, either. And sometimes there are discounts, too.

Now It Can Be Told: ("Why" is another matter.) Some behind-the-scenes stories about Dragon Cards you might not have known (and might not want to know, but it's my Web site, and you're free to skip this page).

Dragon Cards are also offered on eBay and Delcampe, but the best prices are here on this site. The seller name on eBay and Delcampe is "LloydStamps."

Member The Virtual Stamp Club (founder and president), American Philatelic Society, American First Day Cover Society (president), AFDCS' Claude C. Ries and Robert C. Graebner Chapters, American Topical Association, Ebony Society of Philatelic Events and Reflections, National Stamp Dealers Association, Cachet Makers Association, Maximum Card Study Unit, U.S. Stamp Society, and Writers Unit #30 (president)

The Latest Issues:

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Canada
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John F.
Kennedy

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Dorothy
Height

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Dorothy
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Dgn 613
Dgn 613
Dorothy
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Dgn 614
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Uncle
Sam's Hat