Limited Edition Inauguration Day Official Souvenir

January 17, 2013 

Release No. 13-005 @USPSstamps

Inaugural Souvenir envelope
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WASHINGTON — Preserve a piece of history. The Postal Service is producing an Official Commemorative Souvenir Envelope to celebrate the second inauguration of President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden. 

The 9 1/2 inch x 4 1/8 inch collectible envelope features:

  • Color portraits of President Obama and Vice President Biden
  • White House illustration and typography printed in gold
  • Randomly-selected, affixed Four Flags Forever stamp
  • Official Inauguration Day color postmark incorporating the Presidential seal
  • Clear protective sleeve for keepsake preservation

The Inauguration Day Official Commemorative Souvenir Envelope sells for $9.95 and can be ordered at this link or at 800-STAMP24 (800-782-6724) using item #788721. Preorders are being accepted now for delivery shortly after the Jan. 21 Inauguration. The souvenir envelope will also be sold at select Post Offices beginning Jan. 21.  

Customers may view the Inauguration Day Official Commemorative Souvenir Envelope, as well as many of this year’s stamps on Facebook at, on Twitter @USPSstamps or on the website Beyond the Perf at Beyond the Perf is the Postal Service’s online site for information on upcoming stamp subjects, first-day-of-issue events and other philatelic news.

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