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by Lloyd A. de Vries

Last Update:

March 26, 2023

Now in Stock:
Year of the Rabbit
Love 2023
Ernest J. Gaines
On the Previews Page:
Railroad Stations

1980s Page Updated
Coils Page Updated
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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 803
    Dgn 803
    Ernest J.

    Dgn 800
    Dgn 800
    Kitten &

    Dgn 801a
    Dgn 801a

    Dgn 802a
    Dgn 802a

    Dgn 798a
    Dgn 798a

    Dgn 799
    Dgn 799
    Year of
    the Rabbit

    Featured in First Days:

    Dgn 791
    Dgn 791

    Dgn 793b
    Dgn 793b

    Dgn 794
    Dgn 794

    Dgn 798
    Dgn 798
    Year of
    The Rabbit

    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: Lunar New Year-Rabbit combos, Railroad Stations, Ruth Bader Ginsberg, John Lewis, Northern Cardinal envelope, Chief Standing Bear, OSIRIS-REx. You can see the 2023 stamp program announced so far here.

    Canada 2023: Canada Post has not yet announced much of its 2023 program but what we know is here.

    Postage & Handling Increase in 2023: U.S. postal rates went up again in January: A basic Dragon Cards package will cost $1.74 in postage, so we will be charging $1.75 P&H ($2.00 on eBay), with other changes for outside the U.S. (The price of those cardboard mailers went up, too, but we're absorbing that.)

    However, we have discovered that the PayPal system may charge you twice. We're working to fix that, and we will refund any excess fees.

    The PayPal shopping cart system is not working at all on some pages. 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 problems ... manually.

    At shows, we accept credit cards, plus cash, checks, PayPal and credit cards.

    The State of New Jersey has "requested" that we collect 6.625% sales tax Please include it in your checks. (PayPal charges sales tax automatically.)

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    Dragon Cards are also offered in our new eBay Store, but the best prices are here on this site.

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