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WASHINGTON — With a splash of color and a beautiful bouquet, the Where Dreams Blossom Forever stamp was re-issued today by the U.S. Postal Service. Customers may purchase the stamp at usps.com/stamps, the Postal Store, at 800-STAMP24 (800-782-6724), and at Post Offices nationwide. Customers also can visit ebay.com/stamps to shop from a wide variety of postage stamps and collectibles. The stamp was dedicated at a stamp show in Acton, MA.
First issued in 2013, the Where Dreams Blossom stamp adds a fun and contemporary flair to all kinds of correspondence. It is perfect for any occasion and use, including save-the-date notices, response cards and thank-you notes.
Also, the stamp can be used to mail cards and letters that celebrate joyous moments and provide comfort and encouragement. The stamp art highlights a stylized bouquet of flowers similar to the design of the 2-ounce Yes, I Do Weddings stamp, issued in 2013. The stamp artwork was designed by Michael Osborne under the direction of Ethel Kessler.
Customers may view many of this year’s other stamps on Facebook facebook.com/USPSStamps, Twitter@USPSstamps, Pinterest pinterest.com/uspsstamps, Instagram instagram.com/uspostalservice or on uspsstamps.com, the Postal Service’s online site for information on upcoming stamp subjects, first-day-of-issue events and other philatelic news.
Ordering First-Day-of-Issue Postmarks
Customers have 60 days to obtain the first-day-of-issue postmark by mail. They may purchase new stamps at local Post Offices, at The Postal Store at usps.com/shop, or by calling 800-STAMP-24. They should affix the stamps to envelopes of their choice, address the envelopes to themselves or others, and place them in larger envelopes addressed to:
Where Dreams Blossom
Acton Post Office
7 Post Office Square
Acton, MA 01720-9998
After applying the first-day-of-issue postmark, the Postal Service will return the envelopes through the mail. There is no charge for the postmark up to a quantity of 50. For more than 50, the price is five cents each. All orders must be postmarked by July 1, 2014.
Ordering 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 three philatelic products for this stamp issue:
- 519910, Keepsake (pane of 20 and Digital Color Postmark), $11.95
- 519916, First-Day Cover, 93 cents
- 519921, Digital Color Postmark, $1.64
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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