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by Lloyd A. de Vries

Last Update:

November 26, 2016


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Hanukkah
Star Trek
Jack O'Lanterns
Diwali
Haunted Canada 3

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.)

Likely 2016 Issues: We'e done for the year. We decidd not to produce a Dragon Card for Wonder Woman.

We're told the shopping cart system doesn't work on some of the older pages. If you get an error message (a surefire sign the system isn't working!) just e-mail me and I'll send you an invoice for the desired items.

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.

We are pleased to accept checks, money order, cash, and PayPal (and through PayPal Visa MasterCard Discover American Express). At shows, we accept credit cards via Square.

The State of New Jersey has "requested" that we collect 7% sales tax from NJ residents. Sorry, it's not my idea of a good time, either.

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), AmericanPhilatelic 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:

Dgn 602
Dgn 602
Hanukkah
2016

Dgn 594
Dgn 594
Spiral
Coil

Dgn 598
Dgn 598
Haunted
Canada 3

Dgn 599
Dgn 599
ET Blue
Butterfly

Dgn 600
Dgn 600
Jack
O'Lanterns

Dgn 601
Dgn 601
Diwali
 

Dgn 595
Dgn 595
Star
Trek

Dgn 596
Dgn 596
Star Trek