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Carnival Nights

First Day of Issue Date: June 6, 2024

First Day of Issue Location: Biloxi, MS

About This Stamp

Experience the thrills of Carnival Nights with this colorful pane of stamps in 2024.

Whether young or young at heart, everyone loves spending a summer evening at a carnival. The stomach-twisting thrill rides, the indulgent snacks and sweets, and the general spirit of light-hearted fun make America’s carnivals and fairs a place for visitors of any age to enjoy.

Ten unique stamps in a pane of 20 feature images that convey the energy and color of a summer carnival at night. A panoply of rides is shown in vibrant neon hues against the black, night sky. Fireworks burst from behind a panorama of lights, and a row of glittering amusement booths invite passers-by to try their luck.

The sights, sounds, and smells of a carnival at night all combine to create a magical experience that is hard to replicate anywhere else. Whether you're a thrill-seeker looking for an adrenaline rush or a family looking to create lasting memories, there is something for everyone.

Art director Greg Breeding designed the stamps using existing photographs.

The Carnival Nights stamps will be issued as Forever® stamps. These Forever® stamps will always be equal in value to the current First-Class Mail® one-ounce price.

Stamp Art Director, Stamp Designer

Greg Breeding

Greg Breeding is a graphic designer and principal of Journey Group, a design company he co-founded in 1992, located in Charlottesville, Virginia. He was creative director until 2013, at which time he began serving as president and continued in that role through 2023.  

Breeding’s fascination with modernism began while studying design at Virginia Commonwealth University. His affinity with the movement continues and motivates his ongoing advanced studies at the Basel School of Design in Switzerland most every summer.

As an art director for postage stamp design since 2012, Breeding has designed more than 100 stamps covering a diverse array of subjects, from Star Wars droids and Batman to Harlem Renaissance writers and the transcontinental railroad. 

His work has been recognized in annual design competitions held by Graphis, AIGA, PRINT magazine, and Communication Arts. 

Breeding lives in North Garden, Virginia, with his wife and enjoys nothing so much as frolicking on the floor with his grandchildren.

Existing Photographs By

Sarah Beard Buckley

Bob Davidson

Aleff Gripp

Pamela Hennessey

Timothy Hughes

Phil Roeder

Annette Shaff

Joseph Sohm

Anthony Totah

Stamp Artist

Annette Shaff

Stamp Artist

Joseph Sohm

Stamp Artist

Anthony Totah

First Day of Issue Ceremony

First Day of Issue Date: June 6, 2024
First Day of Issue Location: Biloxi, MS

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