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by Lloyd A. de Vries

Last Update:

December 1, 2023

Now in Stock:
OSIRIS-Rex Space Probe
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
On the Previews Page:
Donald Sutherland (Canada)
Willie O'Ree (Canada)
Hanukkah (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 814
    Dgn 814
    Ruth Bader

    Dgn 814b
    Dgn 814b

    Dgn 813
    Dgn 813
    Space Probe

    Dgn 813a
    Dgn 813a
    Space Probe

    Featured in First Days:

    Dgn 810
    Dgn 810
    No. 6¾ envelope
    N. Cardinal

    Dgn 810a
    Dgn 810a
    No. 6¾ envelope
    Cardinal Combo

    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 2023 U.S. Dragon Cards: We are done for the year. Preliminary choices for 2024 are Year of the Dragon (of course!), Constance Baker Motley, Bluegrass (on my birthday!), First Continental Congress, Hanukkah. I'm on the fence about Underground Railroad, because I like the subject but I don't like the designs, and Dungeon & Dragons, because of the size of the issue (10 stamps). However, 4 of the D&D stamps do show just dragons, so... The 2024 U.S. stamp program (what has been announced so far) is here.

    Canada 2023: Donald Sutherland, Willie O'Ree, Hanukkah. Canada Post has now finalized its 2023 program.

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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)