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by Lloyd A. de Vries

Last Update:

March 20, 2024

Now in Stock:
Underground Railroad
Bluegrass Music
Back in Stock:
Golden Dragon DCP
On the Previews Page:
Solar Eclipse (Canada)

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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).

    New Arrivals:

    Dgn 825
    Dgn 825

    Dgn 826
    Dgn 826

    Dgn 826a
    Dgn 826a

    Dgn 826b
    Dgn 826b

    Dgn 827
    Dgn 827
    RR UO

    Dgn 828
    Dgn 828
    RR UO

    Dgn 830
    Dgn 830

    Dgn 831a
    Dgn 831a

    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.)

    Upcoming 2024 U.S. Dragon Cards: Slated so far are First Continental Congress, Hank Aaron (just reported), & Dragons (forget the "Dungeons" part), and Hanukkah. There may be one-design 5"x7" cards for the more-stamps-than-necessary Ansel Adams (16), and GASS 2024's Pinback Buttons (10) and Autumn Colors (10). The 2024 U.S. stamp program (what has been announced or reported so far) is here.

    Canada 2024: Canada Post has only revealed an outline of its 2024 stamp programme. Total Solar Eclipse is being serviced now. Graphic Novelists (depending on who and what) and Hanukkah are of interest.

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    Eleanor Collins: This Canadian Dragon Card tied for second place in the Foreign category of the American First Day Cover's 2022 Cachetmakers Contest.

    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, Maximum Card Study Unit, and Writers Unit #30 (president)