— February 9 | Fort Lauderdale, FL | PSA booklet of 20 and PSA coil of 100 stamps
U.S. stamps picturing the American flag in full color have been available to the public almost continuously since 1957. The first U.S. Flag stamp of 2018 is this new definitive. It is one of two Flag stamps scheduled for 2018—the other being a commemorative stamp celebrating the bicentennial of the Flag Act of 1818.
Mailers like to use Flag stamps on their mail, as it is thought they have a better chance of being opened; however, most volume mailers use non-denominated stamps to pay a base fee, 5¢ for example, then pay the remaining postage by check or balance transfer. So this Forever First Class rate stamp scheduled to be issued at the ASDA Winter Show in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. will be used mostly by small businesses and individuals.