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WASHINGTON — Spectacular photographs of 10 of America’s most beautiful landscapes are now available for purchase on premium Forever stamped cards.
The new cards are sold in a booklet of 20 cards with 10 designs. Forever postage is pre-printed, so mailing is easy — or the cards may be saved as a unique collectible set. Customers can purchase them from the online Postal Service store at www.usps.com/shop, by calling 800-STAMP24 (800-782-6724) or by mail order via the USA Philatelic catalog.
The 10 scenic designs depict 13 Mile Woods, New Hampshire; Glacier National Park, Montana; Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming; Hagåtña Bay, Guam; Lancaster County, Pennsylvania; Niagara Falls, New York; Nine-Mile Prairie, Nebraska; Okefenokee Swamp, Georgia/Florida; Rio Grande, Texas; and Voyageurs National Park, Minnesota. The designs were originally featured on Scenic American Landscapes stamps, issued 1999-2012.
How to Order the First-Day-of-Issue Postmark
Customers have 60 days to obtain the first-day-of-issue postmark by mail. They may purchase the new stamped cards from the Postal Store website at usps.com/shop or by calling 800-STAMP-24 or 800-782-6724. They should address the cards to themselves or others, and place them in an envelope addressed to:
Scenic American Landscapes Premium Stamped Cards (Set 2)
1400 Harrisburg Pike
Lancaster, PA 17604-9998
After applying the first-day-of-issue postmark, the Postal Service will return the cards through the mail. Customers may also provide a self-addressed stamped envelope for returning the postmarked card(s). There is no charge for the postmark. All orders must be postmarked by Aug. 23, 2012.
How to Order First-Day Covers
The Postal Service also offers first-day covers for new stamp issues and Postal Service stationery items postmarked with the official first-day-of-issue cancellation. Each item has an individual catalog number and is offered in the quarterly USA Philatelic Catalog, online at usps.com/shop or by calling 800-782-6724. Customers may request a free catalog by calling 800-782-6724 or writing to:
U.S. Postal Service
PO Box 219014
Kansas City, MO 64121-9014
There are two philatelic products available for this card issue:
- 989263, First-Day Cover Set of 10, $9.10.
- 989267, First-Day-of-Sale Set of 10, $9.10.
The Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations.
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