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by Lloyd A. de Vries

Last Update:

April 19, 2021

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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:

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Every remaining 2016 National Parks single $1.00

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.)

Star Wars Droids Plans: 10 stamps, 11 cancels, 3 Dragon Cards designs, endless possibilities and a heck of a lot of cash up front by Dragon Cards! We are going to produce only limited quantities. Don't miss out: See the choices and make your wishes known in advance here.

Other likely 2021 Issues: U.S.: Ursula K. Le Guin, Yogi Berra, John Glenn, USPS 50th (the last two not yet announced, but expected). You can see the 2021 U.S. stamp program here.

Canada: Discovery of Insulin. No Lunar New Year this time. You can see Canada's 2021 programme here.

Live and In Person: Dragon Cards at a stamp show! We will have a table at the Great American Stamp Show Cachetmakers Bourse, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday August 14th. The show is at the Stephens Convention Center at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois, near Chicago, August 12-15, and admission is free. More details on the show here.

We won't be able to bring everything. If you will be at the show and have a special interest, please let us know in advance.

The PayPal shopping cart system is not working on some pages, mostly the earlier ones. PayPal changed the code, and we missed the update notice. If you wish to pay using PayPal and the system doesn't work, please send email 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, plus cash, checks, PayPal and money orders. (Remember shows?)

The State of New Jersey has "requested" that we collect 6.625% sales tax from NJ residents. Sorry, it's not my idea of a good time, either.

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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.

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."

Solar Eclipse Dragon Cards took first and second place in the Color (Commercially) Printed Art category of the American First Day Cover's 2017 Cachetmakers Contest. One of them is still available for sale.

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