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International Mail

ICM UPDATE

International Customized Mail

On March 23, 2001, the Postal Service entered into an International Customized Mail (ICM) Service Agreement with a qualifying mailer. In accordance with International Mail Manual (IMM) 297.4, the Postal Service hereby makes public the following information concerning the Agreement:

a. Term: April 6, 2001, through January 31, 2002.

b. Type of mail: Global Direct - Canada Lettermail. Every item must conform to the mailing requirements set forth in the IMM for Qualifying Mail.

c. Destination countries: Canada.

d. Service provided by the Postal Service: The Postal Service has agreed to:

1. Furnish Mailer with the equipment and supplies necessary for the use of Qualifying Mail.

2. Provide Mailer with the preparation requirements for Qualifying Mail and any training necessary to prepare Qualifying Mail in conformity with Postal Service requirements.

3. Transport Qualifying Mail to international destinations for delivery by the appropriate authority.

4. Prepare appropriate export documentation for dispatch of Qualifying Mail to Canada.

e. Minimum volume commitment: The Mailer has agreed to tender a minimum of $950,000 in postage for Qualifying Mail on an annualized basis.

f. Worksharing: The Mailer has agreed to:

1. Provide Postal Service with notification of intent to drop ship mail at a specific International Service Center (ISC) in advance schedule of all mailings.

2. Provide Postal Service with notification of new dedicated permit numbers, 2 weeks in advance of using the new dedicated permit numbers.

3. Provide the transportation of mailings to the facility either directly or through Mailing Agent.

g. Rates: The Mailer has agreed to pay postage for Qualifying Mail at the rate of US$0.34 per piece.

- International Business, 4-19-01

ICM UPDATE

International Customized Mail

On March 23, 2001, the Postal Service amended an International Customized Mail (ICM) Service Agreement dated December 19, 2000. The Agreement was published on page 55 of Postal Bulletin 22044 (2-22-01). The Amendment modifies the Agreement to add Economy (surface) M-bags as Qualifying Mail. In accordance with International Mail Manual (IMM) 297.4, the Postal Service previously announced entering into an International Customized Mail Service Agreement with this qualifying mailer and hereby makes public the following information regarding this Amendment:

a. Term: All other provisions of the Agreement shall remain in force.

b. Type of mail: Economy M-bags. Every item must conform to the mailing requirements set forth in the IMM for Qualifying Mail.

c. Destination countries: All other provisions of the Agreement shall remain in force.

d. Service provided by the Postal Service: All other provisions of the Agreement shall remain in force.

e. Minimum volume commitment: All other provisions of the Agreement shall remain in force.

f. Worksharing: All other provisions of the Agreement shall remain in force.

g. Rates: Mailer has agreed to pay postage for Economy M-bags at a rate of sixteen (16) percent off of nondiscounted published rates.

- International Business, 4-19-01

ICM UPDATE

International Customized Mail

On March 27, 2001, the Postal Service amended an International Customized Mail (ICM) Service Agreement dated March 30, 1998. The Agreement was published on page 37 of Postal Bulletin 22002 (7-15-99). The Amendment modifies the Agreement to extend the existing Agreement and correct IMM references to conform with changes in IMM language. In accordance with International Mail Manual (IMM) 297.4, the Postal Service previously announced entering into an International Customized Mail Service Agreement with this qualifying mailer and hereby makes public the following information regarding this Amendment:

a. Term: March 31, 1998, through March 31, 2004.

b. Type of mail: All other provisions of the Agreement shall remain in force.

c. Destination countries: All other provisions of the Agreement shall remain in force.

d. Service provided by the Postal Service: All other provisions of the Agreement shall remain in force.

e. Minimum volume commitment: All other provisions of the Agreement shall remain in force.

f. Worksharing: All other provisions of the Agreement shall remain in force.

g. Rates: IPA: $5.10 per pound.

- International Business, 4-19-01

ICM UPDATE

International Customized Mail

On March 28, 2001, the Postal Service amended an International Customized Mail (ICM) Service Agreement dated August 17, 1998. The Agreement was published on page 43 of Postal Bulletin 22044 (2-22-01). The Amendment modifies the Agreement to add Global Direct services to Canada and Mexico. In accordance with International Mail Manual (IMM) 297.4, the Postal Service previously announced entering into an International Customized Mail Service Agreement with this qualifying mailer and hereby makes public the following information regarding this Amendment:

a. Term: All other provisions of the Agreement shall remain in force.

b. Type of mail: Global Direct Service. Every item must conform to the mailing requirements set forth in the IMM for Qualifying Mail.

c. Destination countries: Canada and Mexico.

d. Service provided by the Postal Service: All other provisions of the Agreement shall remain in force.

e. Minimum volume commitment: All other provisions of the Agreement shall remain in force.

f. Worksharing: All other provisions of the Agreement shall remain in force.

g. Rates: The Mailer will receive the rates contained in Annex One for Global Direct Qualifying Mail.

Annex One

Global Direct - Canada

Global Direct - Canada Publications
Rates Schedule

Global Direct - Canada
Publications Mail
Letter Carrier Presort National Distribution Guide
First 7.04 oz.
(0.44 lb.) (200 g)
Up to First 3.52 oz. (0.22 lb.) (100 g)
US $0.333



Over 3.52 oz.
(0.22 lb.) (100 g)
Per additional pound
US $0.688
Delivery Mode Direct US $0.236
Delivery Facility US $0.270
Distribution Center Facility (DCF) US $0.270
Residue US $0.430
Over 7.04 oz.
(0.44 lb.) (200 g)
Per additional pound
US $0.531

Global Direct - Canada Admail
Rates Schedule

Global Direct - Canada
Admail
Letter Carrier Presort National Distribution Guide
First 1.76 oz (0.11 lb.) (50 g) STANDARD LARGE First 1.76 oz (0.11 lb.) (50 g)
STANDARD
US $0.255
LARGE
US $0.304

Over 1.76 oz (0.11 lb.) (50 g)
Per additional pound
STANDARD
US $0.525
LARGE
US $0.682

Delivery Mode Direct US $0.200 US $0.249
Delivery Facility US $0.228 US $0.276
Distribution Center Facility (DCF) US $0.228 US $0.276
Residue US $0.283 US $0.332
Over 1.76 oz. (0.11 lb.) (50 g)
Per additional pound
US $0.525 US $0.682

Global Direct - Mexico Admail

With Postal Codes Without Postal Codes (Impressos)
Weight not over (ounces) Price Per Piece ($US) Weight not over (ounces) Price Per Piece ($US)
20 0.196 20 0.317
30 0.246 30 0.395
40 0.256 40 0.406
50 0.267 50 0.466
60 0.316 60 0.485
70 0.327 70 0.555
80 0.338 80 0.571
90 0.348 90 0.627
100 0.359 100 0.638
110 0.408 110 0.847
120 0.419 120 0.862
130 0.429 130 0.868
140 0.440 140 0.878
150 0.451 150 0.889
160 0.461 160 0.900
170 0.472 170 0.910
180 0.483 180 0.921
190 0.493 190 0.932
200 0.504 200 0.942
210 0.576 210 1.045
220 0.587 220 1.056
230 0.598 230 1.067
240 0.608 240 1.077
250 0.619 250 1.088
260 0.629 260 1.098
270 0.640 270 1.109
280 0.651 280 1.120
290 0.661 290 1.130
300 0.672 300 1.141
310 0.737 310 1.232
320 0.747 320 1.243
330 0.758 330 1.254
340 0.769 340 1.264
350 0.779 350 1.275
With Postal Codes Without Postal Codes (Impressos)
Weight not over (ounces) Price Per Piece ($US) Weight not over (ounces) Price Per Piece ($US)
360 0.790 360 1.286
370 0.801 370 1.296
380 0.811 380 1.307
390 0.822 390 1.317
400 0.832 400 1.328
410 0.897 410 1.349
420 0.908 420 1.360
430 0.918 430 1.370
440 0.929 440 1.381
450 0.940 450 1.392
460 0.950 460 1.402
470 0.961 470 1.413
480 0.972 480 1.424
490 0.982 490 1.434
500 0.993 500 1.445
550 1.123 550 1.623
600 1.177 600 1.677
650 1.230 650 1.730
700 1.283 700 1.783
750 1.336 750 1.836
800 1.389 800 1.889
850 1.442 850 1.942
900 1.495 900 1.995
950 1.548 950 2.048
1000 1.602 1000 2.102

- International Business, 4-19-01

ICM UPDATE

International Customized Mail

On April 2, 2001, the Postal Service amended an International Customized Mail (ICM) Service Agreement dated July 20, 1999. The Agreement was published on page 40 of Postal Bulletin 22005 (8-26-99). The Amendment modifies the Agreement to provide an extension to the existing Agreement. In accordance with International Mail Manual (IMM) 297.4, the Postal Service previously announced entering into an International Customized Mail Service Agreement with this qualifying mailer and hereby makes public the following information regarding this Amendment:

a. Term: July 23, 1999, through May 31, 2001.

b. Type of mail: Other provisions of the Agreement shall remain in force.

c. Destination countries: Other provisions of the Agreement shall remain in force.

d. Service provided by the Postal Service: Other provisions of the Agreement shall remain in force.

e. Minimum volume commitment: Other provisions of the Agreement shall remain in force.

f. Worksharing: Other provisions of the Agreement shall remain in force.

g. Rates: Other provisions of the Agreement shall remain in force.

- International Business, 4-19-01


Philately

STAMP ANNOUNCEMENT 01-29

Honoring Veterans Commemorative Stamp

Pictured: Honoring Veterans commemorative Stamp. Copyright USPS 2000.

The Postal Service will issue a 34-cent Honoring Veterans commemorative stamp (Item Number 450700) nationwide on May 23, 2001, with a first day ceremony in Washington, DC 20066. The stamp, designed by Carl Herrman of Carlsbad, CA, is based on a photograph from Harold Lambert Studios, Inc. This pane may be split, and the stamps may be sold individually.

With the issuance of this stamp, the Postal Service honors the patriotic dedication of all the men and women who have served in the U.S. armed forces. The present population of U.S. veterans is estimated at nearly 25 million.

The stamp art is a photograph of the United States flag. One of the most recognized symbols of freedom in the world, the U.S. flag also symbolizes the patriotic service to the nation - in peace and in war - of all U.S. veterans. The phrase "Honoring Veterans" appears at the top of the stamp, and the phrase "Continuing to Serve" appears at the bottom.

How to Order the First Day of Issue Postmark

Customers have 30 days to obtain the first day of issue postmark by mail. They may purchase new stamps at their local Post Office, by telephone at 1 800 STAMP-24, and at the Postal Store Web site at www.usps.com. They should affix the stamps to envelopes of their choice, address the envelopes (to themselves or others), and place them in a larger envelope addressed to:

HONORING VETERANS COMMEMORATIVE STAMP
POSTMASTER
900 BRENTWOOD RD NE
WASHINGTON DC 20066-9991

Issue: Honoring Veterans
Item Number: 450700
Denomination &
Type of Issue:

34-cent commemorative
Format: Pane of 20 (1 design)
Series: N/A
Issue Date & City: May 23, 2001
Washington, DC 20066
Photograph: Harold Lambert Studios, Inc./ Archive Photos
Designer: Carl Herrman, Carlsbad, CA
Engraver: N/A
Art Director: Carl Herrman, Carlsbad, CA
Typographer: Carl Herrman, Carlsbad, CA
Modeler: Joseph Sheeran
Manufacturing Process: Offset, Microprinting, "USA"
Printer: Ashton Potter (USA) Ltd. (APU)
Printed at: Williamsville, NY
Press Type: Stevens, Vari-size Security Press
Stamps per Coil/Pane: 20
Print Quantity: 200 million stamps
Paper Type: Prephosphored, Type I
Gum Type: Self-adhesive
Processed at: Ashton Potter (USA) Ltd.
Colors: Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow
Stamp Orientation: Horizontal
Image Area (w x h): 1.40 x 0.84 in./35.56 x 21.336 mm
Overall Size (w x h): 1.56 x 0.99 in./39.624 x 25.146 mm
Full Pane Size (w x h): 7.135 x 5.90 in./181.229 x
149.86 mm
Plate Size: 180 stamps per revolution
Plate Numbers: "P" followed by four (4) single digits
Marginal Markings: " 2000 USPS" · Plate Block
(9 positions) · Price · Plate Numbers · Barcodes
Catalog Item Number(s): 450740 Full Pane of 20 - $6.80
450730 Block of 10 - $3.40
450720 Block of 4 - $1.36
450761 First Day Cover - $0.55
Sale Date: May 23, 2001
Nationwide Sale Date: May 23, 2001

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. All orders must be postmarked by June 22, 2001.

Stamp Fulfillment Services (SFS) also offers first day covers for new stamp issues and postal 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. Customers may request a free catalog by telephoning 1 800 STAMP-24 or writing to:

INFORMATION FULFILLMENT
DEPT 6270
US POSTAL SERVICE
PO BOX 219014
KANSAS CITY MO 64121-9014

First day covers remain on sale for at least 1 year after the stamp's issuance.

Philatelic Products

There are no philatelic products for this stamp issue.

Distribution

The Honoring Veterans stamp will be distributed in two waves. The first distribution will start on March 27 and will be completed on April 19, 2001. The second distribution will begin on May 1 and will be completed by May 24, 2001. Stamp Distribution Offices (SDOs) will receive one-half of their standard automatic distribution quantities in the first wave. Distributions are rounded up to the nearest master carton size (40,000 stamps).

Initial Supply to Post Offices

SDOs will make a subsequent automatic distribution to Post Offices for one-half of their standard automatic distribution quantities using PS Form 3309, Advice of Shipment/Stamp Invoice, and PS Form 17, Stamp Requisition. SDOs must not distribute stamps to Post Offices before May 16, 2001.

Additional Supply

Post Offices requiring additional stamps must requisition them from their designated SDO using a separate PS Form 17. SDOs requiring additional stamps must order them from the appropriate accountable paper depository (APD) using PS Form 17.

Philatelic Requirement

SDOs with authorized philatelic centers will receive an automatic distribution of these stamps in nine positions for subsequent distribution to each philatelic window.

SDOs That Serve This Many Philatelic Windows... Will Receive This Quantity of the Honoring Veterans Commemorative Stamp, Item Number 450700...
1 18,000
2 36,000
3 54,000
4 72,000
5 90,000
6 108,000
7 126,000
8 144,000
9 162,000
12 216,000
13 234,000
16 288,000
19 342,000

Sales Policy

All Post Offices must acquire and maintain a supply of each new commemorative as long as customer demand exists, as long as supplies last, or until the stamp is officially withdrawn from sale. If supplies run low, Post Offices must reorder additional quantities using their normal ordering procedures.

- Stamp Services, Public Affairs and Communications, 4-19-01

STAMP ANNOUNCEMENT 01-30

Acadia National Park International Rate Stamp

Pictured: Acadia National Park International Rate Stamp. Copyright USPS 2001.

The Postal Service will issue a 60-cent Acadia National Park international rate stamp (Item Number 561300) in Bar Harbor, ME 04609, on May 30, 2001. The stamp, designed by Ethel Kessler of Bethesda, MD, is based on a photograph by Carr Clifton of Taylorsville, CA. There is no first day ceremony, and the stamp goes on sale nationwide May 31, 2001. This pane may be split, and the stamps can be sold individually.

Acadia National Park in Maine encompasses more than 45,000 acres across several islands, including Mount Desert Island and the Schoodic Peninsula. As the first national park created east of the Mississippi River, it was first established as Sieur de Monts National Monument in 1916 and then as Lafayette National Park by President Woodrow Wilson in 1919. It received its current name in 1929.

With mountains, rocky shorelines, lakes, and forests, the park draws more than 3 million visitors a year. Forty-five miles of rustic carriage roads - a legacy of John D. Rockefeller, Jr. - provide bicyclists, horse riders, runners, and hikers freedom from automobile traffic. More than 273 species of birds have been identified in the Mount Desert Island area. Each year park naturalists anticipate the return of peregrine falcons, which have been known to nest in the cliffs overlooking Frenchman Bay and Jordan Pond.

How to Order the First Day of Issue Postmark

Customers have 30 days to obtain the first day of issue postmark by mail. They may purchase new stamps at their local Post Office, by telephone at 1 800 STAMP-24, and at the Postal Store Web site at www.usps.com. They should affix the stamps to envelopes of their choice, address the envelopes (to themselves or others), and place them in a

larger envelope addressed to:

ACADIA NATIONAL PARK STAMP
POSTMASTER
55 COTTAGE ST
BAR HARBOR ME 04609-9991

Issue: Acadia National Park
Item Number 561300
Denomination &
Type of Issue:

60-cent international
Format: Self-adhesive pane of 20 (1 design)
Series: International rate
Issue Date & City: May 30, 2001
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
Photographer: Carr Clifton, Taylorsville, CA
Designer: Ethel Kessler, Bethesda, MD
Engraver: N/A
Art Director: Ethel Kessler, Bethesda, MD
Typographer: Ethel Kessler, Bethesda, MD
Modeler: Banknote Corporation of America, Inc. (BCA)
Manufacturing Process: Offset/Microprint (USPS)
Printer: Banknote Corporation of America, Inc. (BCA)
Printed at: BCA, Browns Summit, NC
Press Type: Goebel, 670
Stamps Per Pane: 20
Print Quantity: 100 million stamps
Paper Type: Type II
Gum Type: Self-adhesive
Processed at: BCA, Browns Summit, NC
Colors (PMS Colors): Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow
Stamp Orientation: Horizontal
Image Area (w x h): 1.41 x 0.84 in./35.81 x 21.34 mm
Overall Size (w x h): 1.56 x 0.99 in./39.62 x 25.15 mm
Full Pane Size (w x h): 7.25 x 6.0 in./184.15 x 152.40 mm
Plate Size: 180 stamps per revolution
Plate Numbers: "B" followed by four (4) single digits
Marginal Markings: " USPS 2001" · Price · Pane Position Diagram · Plate Numbers · Barcodes
Catalog Item Number(s): 561340 Pane of 20 w/Plate No. - $12.00
561330 Block of 10 - $6.00
561320 Block of 4 - $2.40
561361 First Day Cover - $0.81
Sale Date: May 30, 2001
Nationwide Sale Date: May 31, 2001

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. All orders must be postmarked by June 29, 2001.

Stamp Fulfillment Services (SFS) also offers first day covers for new stamp issues and postal 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. Customers may request a free catalog by telephoning 1 800 STAMP-24 or writing to:

INFORMATION FULFILLMENT
DEPT 6270
US POSTAL SERVICE
PO BOX 219014
KANSAS CITY MO 64121-9014

First day covers remain on sale for at least 1 year after the stamp's issuance.

Philatelic Products

There are no philatelic products for this stamp issue.

Distribution

The 60-cent Acadia National Park, pressure sensitive adhesive (PSA) stamp will be automatically distributed to stamp distribution offices (SDOs) in the following quantities. Master carton size is 40,000 stamps.

SDOs That Receive This Standard Distribution Quantity for a PSA Sheet Stamp... Will Receive This Quantity of Item 561300, Acadia National Park, PSA Pane of 20...
120,000 to 280,000 320,000
320,000 to 800,000 400,000
880,000 to 2,400,000 600,000

The Dulles System Service Center (SSC) will receive 1,000,000, and the Kansas City SSC will receive 1,920,000 PSA panes of 20 of Item 561300.

Initial Supply for Post Offices

The Minneapolis Information System Service Center (MNISSC) will not use PS Form 3309, Advice of Shipment/Stamp Invoice, to automatically distribute this stamp to Post Offices. To obtain an initial supply of Item 561300, 60-cent Acadia National Park stamp, all Post Offices must immediately submit a separate PS Form 17, Stamp Requisition, to their designated SDO. SDOs must not distribute stamps to Post Offices or philatelic centers before May 23, 2001.

Additional Supply

Post Offices requiring additional quantities of Item 561300 must requisition them from their designated SDO using PS Form 17. SDOs requiring additional stamps must order them from the appropriate accountable paper depository (APD), using PS Form 17.

All APDs, with the exception of Denver, will receive 3,840,000 additional stamps for filling supplemental orders from SDOs. The Denver APD will receive 1,930,000 additional stamps. The Kansas City SSC will receive 15,360,000 additional stamps for filling supplemental orders from the APDs.

Philatelic Requirement

SDOs with authorized philatelic centers will receive an automatic distribution of this new stamp in nine positions for subsequent distribution to each philatelic window.

SDOs That Serve This Many Philatelic Windows... Will Receive This Quantity of the 60-cent Acadia National Park Stamp, Item Number 561300...
1 18,000
2 36,000
3 54,000
4 72,000
5 90,000
6 108,000
7 126,000
8 144,000
9 162,000
12 216,000
13 234,000
16 288,000

- Stamp Services,Public Affairs and Communications, 4-19-01

Pictorial Cancellations Announcement

As a community service, the Postal Service offers pictorial cancellations to commemorate local events celebrated in communities throughout the nation. A list of events for which pictorial cancellations are authorized appears below. If available, the sponsor of the pictorial cancellation appears in italics under the date. Also provided, as space permits, are illustrations of those cancellations that were reproducible and available at press time.

People attending these local events may obtain the cancellation in person at the temporary post office station established there. Those who cannot attend the event, but who wish to obtain the cancellation, may submit a mail order request. Pictorial cancellations are available only for the dates indicated, and requests must be postmarked no later than 30 days following the requested pictorial cancellation date.

All requests must include a stamped envelope or postcard bearing at least the minimum First-Class Mail postage. Items submitted for cancellation may not include postage issued after the date of the requested cancellation. Such items will be returned unserviced.

Customers wishing to obtain a cancellation should affix stamps to any envelope or postcard of their choice, address the envelope or postcard to themselves or others,insert a card of postcard thickness in envelopes for sturdiness, and tuck in the flap. Place the envelope or postcard in a larger envelope and address it to: PICTORIAL CANCELLATIONS, followed by the NAME OF THE STATION,ADDRESS, CITY, STATE, ZIP + 4 CODE, exactly as listed below (using all capitals and no punctuation, except thehyphen in the ZIP + 4 code).

Customers can also send stamped envelopes and postcards without addresses for cancellation, as long as they supply a larger envelope with adequate postage and their return address. After applying the pictorial cancellation, the Postal Service returns the items (with or without addresses) under addressed protective cover.

The following pictorial cancellations have been extended for 30 days.

March 16, 2001

DIABETES AWARENESS STATION

POSTMASTER

PO BOX 9998

REDFIELD SD 57469-9998

March 31-April 1, 2001

KEARNEY STATION

POSTMASTER

2401 AVE E

KEARNEY NE 68847-9998

March 15, 2001
DAFFODIL DAYS BREAST CANCER RESEARCH STATION
POSTMASTER
1801 BROOK RD
RICHMOND VA 23232-9998
March 24, 2001
American Diabetes Association
DIABETES AWARENESS STATION
POSTMASTER
1124 PACIFIC ST
OMAHA NE 68108-9998
March 27, 2001
DIABETES AWARENESS DAY STATION
POSTMASTER
1760 W 211 S
SALT LAKE CITY UT 84199-9998
March 27, 2001
American Diabetes Association
DIABETES AWARENESS STATION
POSTMASTER
40 WESTERN AVE
AUGUSTA ME 04330-9998
March 27, 2001
DIABETES AWARENESS STATION
POSTMASTER
1801 BROOK RD
RICHMOND VA 23232-9998
March 27, 2001
DIABETES AWARENESS STATION
POSTMASTER
PO BOX 9998
BISMARK ND 58504-9998
March 27, 2001
DIABETES AWARENESS STATION
POSTMASTER
320 2ND AVE
SIOUX FALLS SD 57104-9998
March 28, 2001
DIABETES AWARENESS STATION
POSTMASTER
108 E MADISON ST
LOUISA KY 41230-9998
March 31, 2001
RIVER CITY FESTIVAL STATION
POSTMASTER
106 N MAIN ST
COLUMBIA AL 36319-9998
April 1, 2001
OPENING DAY STATION
PICTORIAL CANCELLATION COORDINATOR
585 AVE FD ROOSEVELT
SAN JUAN PR 00936-9711
April 2, 2001
Sagamore Hill National Historic Site
THEODORE ROOSEVELT MEDAL OF HONOR STATION
POSTMASTER
PO BOX 9998
OYSTER BAY NY 11771-9998
April 3, 2001
Area Agency on Aging of Southwest Arkansas, Inc.
DIABETES AWARENESS STATION
POSTMASTER
PO BOX 9998
MAGNOLIA AR 71753-9998
April 3, 2001
DIABETES AWARENESS STATION
POSTMASTER
80 STATEHOUSE SQUARE
HARTFORD CT 06103-9998
April 5, 2001
Coahoma Elementary School
QUAIL DOBBS RODEO CLOWN STATION
POSTMASTER
102 SOUTH FIRST ST
COAHOMA TX 79511-9998
April 5, 2001
NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP STATION
POSTMASTER
PO BOX 9998
FERGUS FALLS MN 56537-9998
April 7, 2001
Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment, American Diabetes Association
DIABETES AWARENESS STATION
PHILATELIC OFFICE
951 20TH ST
DENVER CO 80202-9998
April 7, 2001
BMC SOFTWARE DOWNTOWN CRITERIUM STATION
POSTMASTER
PO BOX 9998
AUSTIN TX 78701-9998
April 7-8, 2001
STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL STATION
POSTMASTER
275 N 5TH ST
PONCHATOULA LA 70454-9998
April 10, 2001
St. Charles Downtown Partnership Organization
DOWNTOWN STATION
POSTMASTER
616 E MAIN ST
ST CHARLES IL 60174-9998
April 10, 2001
Needham Public Library
NEEDHAM PUBLIC LIBRARY HC WYETH ROOM STATION
POSTMASTER
25 DORCHESTER AVE RM 4009
BOSTON MA 02250-9600
April 10, 2001
ZIP CODE STATION
POSTMASTER
PO BOX 9998
ALEXANDRIA KY 41001-9998
April 17, 2001
Mid Coast Hospital
LIVING WITH DIABETES STATION
POSTMASTER
30 PLEASANT ST
BRUNSWICK ME 04011-9998
April 18, 2001
150TH ANNIVERSARY STATION
POSTMASTER
7 NORTH MAIN
UNIOPOLIS OH 45888-9998
April 18, 2001
THINK SPRING STATION
POSTMASTER
PO BOX 9998
CHESTERVILLE OH 43317-9998
April 19, 2001
Baltimore Civil War Museum
PRESIDENT STREET STATION
MOWS
900 E FAYETTE ST
BALTIMORE MD 21233-9998
April 19, 2001
AYR HILL 2001 STATION
OIC
200 LAWYERS RD
VIENNA VA 22180-9998
April 19, 2001
VRW Post 6689
MEMORIAL STATION
POSTMASTER
22 ESSEX WAY
ESSEX JUNCTION VT 05452-9998
April 20, 2001
125 Years CU - Boulder
125 YEARS CU - BOULDER ANNIVERSARY STATION
PHILATELIC CLERK
1905 15TH ST
BOULDER CO 80302-9998
April 20-22, 2001
BIRMINGHAM INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL STATION
POSTMASTER
351 24TH ST N
BIRMINGHAM AL 35203-9998
April 21, 2001
Grant's Historic Birthplace
GRANT'S BIRTHPLACE STATION
POSTMASTER
PO BOX 9998
MOSCOW OH 45153-9998
April 21, 2001
Susan G. Kormen Foundation, Maryland Chapters
BREAST CANCER SYMPOSIUM STATION
MGR, LOCH RAVEN BRANCH
808 GLEN EAGLES CT
BALTIMORE MD 21286-9998
April 21, 2001
EXHIBITION STATION
POSTMASTER
11650 PENN HILLS DR
PITTSBURGH PA 15235-9998
April 21, 2001
Bank of Botetourt
ART BY THE JAMES STATION
POSTMASTER
19698 MAIN ST
BUCHANAN VA 24066-9998
April 21, 2001
Plattsburgh State University
ROCKWELL KENT GALLERY STATION
POSTMASTER
10 MILLER ST
PLATTSBURGH NY 12901-9998
April 21, 2001
FESTIVAL STATION
POSTMASTER
4150 CHICAGO AVE
RIVERSIDE CA 92507-9998
April 26, 2001
New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation
DR. JOHN STATION
POSTMASTER
PO BOX 9998
NEW ORLEANS LA 70158-9998
April 26-29, 2001
GOLD NUGGET DAYS STATION
POSTMASTER
6469 CLARK RD
PARADISE CA 95969-9998
April 27, 2001
Montgomery County Community College
MONTGOMERY COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE STATION
POSTMASTER
651 TOWNSHIP LINE ROAD
BLUE BELL PA 19422-9998
April 27, 2001
ULYSSES S. GRANT BOYHOOD HOME STATION
POSTMASTER
PO BOX 9998
GEORGETOWN OH 45121-9998
April 27, 2001
Bagdad Elementary School
BAGDAD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STATION
POSTMASTER
4629 FORSYTHE ST
BAGDAD FL 32530-9998
April 27-29, 2001
New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation
JAZZ FEST STATION
POSTMASTER
PO BOX 58980
NEW ORLEANS LA 70158-8980
April 28, 2001
Brewster In Bloom Festival
BREWSTER IN BLOOM STATION
POSTMASTER
260 UNDERPASS RD
BREWSTER MA 02631-9998
April 28, 2001
Austin-Texas Stamp Club
TEXAS STATE HISTORY MUSEUM GRAND OPENING STATION
POSTMASTER
8225 CROSS PARK DR
AUSTIN TX 78710-9998
April 28, 2001
Pinnacle Stamp Club
HISTORIC ARKANSAS MUSEUM STATION
POSTMASTER
PO BOX 9998
LITTLE ROCK AR 72202-9998
April 28, 2001
KIDFEST CONVOCATION STATION
POSTMASTER
5 W STIMSON AVE
ATHENS OH 45701-9998
April 28, 2001
American Diabetes Association, Lake Superior Chapter
DIABETES AWARENESS STATION
POSTMASTER
2800 WEST MICHIGAN ST
DULUTH MN 55806-9998
April 28, 2001
Dover Stamp Club
DOVER STAMP CLUB STATION
POSTMASTER
55 THE PLAZA
DOVER DE 19901-9998
April 28, 2001
BIO REGION STATION
POSTMASTER
PO BOX 9998
WELDON CA 93283-9998
April 28, 2001
DEPOT DAYS STATION
POSTMASTER
PO BOX 9998
MONROE WI 52566-9998
April 28-29, 2001
McKinley Stamp Club
MCKINLEY CENTENNIAL STATION
POSTMASTER
4420 DRESSLER ROAD NW
CANTON OH 44718-9998
April 28-29, 2001
Vietnam Veterans Moving Wall
WICKHAM PARK STATION
POSTMASTER
640 E NEW HAVEN AVE
MELBOURNE FL 32935-9998
May 1, 2001
Lueders Fish Day Committee
LUEDERS ANNUAL FISH DAY STATION
POSTMASTER
125 E MAIN ST
LUEDERS TX 79533-9998
May 2, 2001
Whirling Thunder Wellness Center
PREVENT DIABETES, PROMOTE WELLNESS STATION
POSTMASTER
PO BOX 9998
WINNEBAGO NE 68071-9998
May 3, 2001
The American Red Cross
HOMETOWN HERO STATION
PHILATELIC CLERK
50001 COLONIE CENTER MALL
ALBANY NY 12205-9998
May 3-6, 2001
New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation
POSTMASTER
PO BOX 58980
NEW ORLEANS LA 70158-8980
May 3-6, 2001
Copper River Delta Shorebird Festival
CORDOVA AK STATION
POSTMASTER
PO BOX 9998
CORDOVA AK 99574-9998
May 4, 2001
Guymon Chamber of Commerce
PIONEER DAY STATION
POSTMASTER
302 N QUINN
GUYMON OK 73942-9998
May 4, 2001
FUN RUN STATION
POSTMASTER
PO BOX 9998
SELIGMAN AZ 86337-9998
May 4, 2001
Ponca City Main Street Authority
PONCA CITY IRIS FESTIVAL STATION
POSTMASTER
402 E GRAND AVE
PONCA CITY OK 74601-9998
May 4, 2001
Rotary International
DISTRICT CONFERENCE STATION
POSTMASTER
312 S MAIN
VICTORIA TX 77901-9998
May 4-5, 2001
22ND ANNUAL DOGWOOD FESTIVAL STATION
POSTMASTER
307 HOWARD AVE
MULLENS WV 25882-9998
May 4-5, 2001
SPRINGFEST STATION
POSTMASTER
614 BROOKLANE DR
HUEYTOWN AL 35023-9998
May 4-6, 2001
Oklahoma Steam Threshing & Gas Engine Association
STEAM ENGINE PARK STATION
POSTMASTER
658 ILLINOIS ST
PAWNEE OK 74058-9998
May 4-6, 2001
Northeastern Federation of Stamp Clubs: 2001: A Philatelic Odyssey
PHILATELIC SHOW STATION
POSTMASTER
7 POST OFFICE SQUARE
ACTON MA 01740-9998
May 5, 2001
Town of Croghan
160TH ANNIVERSARY STATION
POSTMASTER
PO BOX 9998
BEAVER FALLS NY 13305-9998
May 5, 2001
SPRING LAKE 50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION STATION
POSTMASTER
225 N MAIN ST
SPRING LAKE NC 28390-9998
May 5, 2001
HAVRE DE GRACE DECOY & WILDLIFE ART FESTIVAL STATION
POSTMASTER
301 N JUNIATA ST
HAVRE DE GRACE MD 21078-9998
May 5, 2001
Burleson Chamber of Commerce
THIRD ANNUAL HONEYTOUR STATION
POSTMASTER
232 SW JOHNSON AVE
BURLESON TX 76028-9998
May 5, 2001
Boy Scouts
TREATY CAMPOREE STATION
POSTMASTER
PO BOX 9998
GREENVILLE OH 45331-9998
May 5, 2001
BEAVER DAM DEPOT CENTENNIAL STATION
POSTMASTER
PO BOX 9998
BEAVER DAM WI 53916-9998
May 5-6, 2001
TOWSONTOWN SPRING FESTIVAL STATION
SUPERVISOR TOWSON FINANCE BRANCH
101 W CHESAPEAKE AVE
BALTIMORE MD 21204-9998
May 5-6, 2001
Apple Blossom Festival
APPLE BLOSSOM FESTIVAL STATION
POSTMASTER
26 S HIGH ST
ARENDTSVILLE PA 17303-9998
May 5-6, 2001
SHEPEX
WISCOPEX STATION
POSTMASTER
PO BOX 9998
SHEBOYGAN WI 53081-9998
May 6, 2001
St. John Lutheran Church
MEYERSVILLE SESQUICENTENNIAL STATION
POSTMASTER
2233 MEYERSVILLE RD
MEYERSVILLE TX 77974-9998
May 9, 2001
LINCOLN HIGHWAY STATION
POSTMASTER
133 N COLUMBUS ST
GALION OH 44833-9998
May 10-11, 2001
Humboldt Chamber of Commerce & West Tennessee Strawberry Festival Committee
STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL STATION
POSTMASTER
1420 OSBORNE ST
HUMBOLDT TN 38343-9998
May 12, 2001
Solgohachia Improvement Association
TRAIL OF TEARS STATION
POSTMASTER
PO BOX 9998
SOLOGOHACHIA AR 72156-9998
May 12, 2001
WALKING TOUR & FESTIVAL STATION
POSTMASTER
24995 LAUDERDALE ST
MOORESVILLE AL 35649-9998
May 13, 2001
Mother's Day Breast Cancer Canal Walk
MOTHER'S DAY CANAL WALK STATION
POSTMASTER
138 EAST AVE
LOCKPORT NY 14094-9998
May 16, 2001
FLOWERMART STATION
MANAGER MOWS
900 EAST FAYETTE ST
BALTIMORE MD 21233-9715
May 16-20, 2001
Dennison RR Depot Museum
DEPOT STATION
POSTMASTER
PO BOX 9998
DENNISON OH 44621-9998

- Stamp Services,Public Affairs and Communications, 4-19-01

POM REVISION

Philatelic Policies and Procedures

Effective April 19, 2001, Postal Operations Manual (POM) 8, subchapter 21, Philatelic Policies and Procedures, is revised to reflect changes to the criteria that the Citizens' Stamp Advisory Committee uses to recommend all U.S. postage stamps and stationery. The changes reflect recent developments in the U.S. stamp program, including the issuance of semipostals. In addition to the substantive changes, we also corrected typographical errors, references to certain stamp products, and addresses.

We will incorporate these revisions into the online POM 8, which is available via the Policies and Procedures Web page located at http://blue.usps.gov/cpim; select Manuals. We will also publish these revisions in the printed version of POM 9.

Postal Operations Manual (POM)

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2 Philately

21 Philatelic Policies and Procedures

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212 Stamps and Stationery Subjects

212.1 Selection

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[Add a new 212.2, renumber the current 212.2 as 212.3, revise 212.3, and add a new 212.4 to read as follows:]

212.2 Criteria for Eligibility

The Postal Service and the members of the Citizens' Stamp Advisory Committee (CSAC) use the following basic criteria to determine the eligibility of subjects for commemoration on U.S. stamps and stationery:

a. It is a general policy that U.S. postage stamps and stationery primarily feature American or American- related subjects.

b. No living person is honored by portrayal on U.S. postage.

c. Commemorative stamps or postal stationery items honoring individuals usually are issued on or in conjunction with significant anniversaries of their birth, but no postal item is issued sooner than 10 years after the individual's death. The only exception to the

10-year rule is the issuance of stamps honoring deceased U.S. presidents. They may be honored with a memorial stamp on the first birth anniversary following death.

d. Events of historical significance are considered for commemoration only on anniversaries in multiples of 50 years.

e. Only events and themes of widespread national appeal and significance are considered for commemoration. Events or themes of local or regional significance may be recognized by a philatelic or special postal cancellation, which may be arranged through the local postmaster.

f. Stamps or stationery items are not issued to honor fraternal, political, sectarian, or service and charitable organizations. Stamps or stationery are not issued to promote or advertise commercial enterprises or products. Commercial products or enterprises might be used to illustrate more general concepts related to American culture.

g. Stamps or stationery items are not issued to honor cities, towns, municipalities, counties, primary or secondary schools, hospitals, libraries, or similar institutions. Due to the limitations placed on annual postal programs and the vast number of such locales, organizations, and institutions in existence, it would be difficult to single out any one for commemoration.

h. Requests for observance of statehood anniversaries are considered for commemorative postage stamps only at intervals of 50 years from the date of the state's first entry into the Union. Requests for observance of other state-related or regional anniversaries are considered only as subjects for postal stationery, and again only at intervals of 50 years from the date of the event.

i. Stamps or stationery items are not issued to honor religious institutions or individuals whose principal achievements are associated with religious undertakings or beliefs.

j. Stamps or postal stationery items with added values, referred to as semipostals, are issued every 2 years in accordance with Public Law 106253. Semipostals are not considered part of the commemorative program, and separate criteria apply.

k. Requests for commemoration of universities and other institutions of higher education are considered only for stamped cards and only in connection with the 200th anniversaries of their founding.

l. No stamp will be considered for issuance if one treating the same subject has been issued in the past 50 years. The only exceptions to this rule are traditional themes such as national symbols and holidays.

212.3 Submission

Ideas for subjects must be submitted at least 3 years in advance of the proposed date of issue. This allows the committee enough time to consider the idea and to design and produce the stamps, if the subject is approved. Send ideas for stamp subjects that meet the criteria to the following address:

CITIZENS' STAMP ADVISORY COMMITTEE
C/O STAMP DEVELOPMENT
US POSTAL SERVICE
475 L'ENFANT PLZ SW RM 5670
WASHINGTON DC 20260-2437

212.4 Approval and Design

Once a subject is approved, the Postal Service usually relies on design coordinators to help select artists who execute the designs. The Postal Service does not review or accept unsolicited artwork.

[Renumber 212.3 as 213 and revise the title to read as follows:]

213 Stamp Distribution and Requisition

[Renumber 212.31 and 212.32 as 213.1 and 213.2, revise the first paragraph in 213.1, and revise the address in 213.2 to read as follows:]

213.1 Stamp Distribution Offices

All Post Offices receive initial supplies of new stamp issues without requisition. Stamp products such as annual, commemorative stamp yearbooks, and the Postal Service Guide to U.S. Stamps are generally distributed automatically to stamp distribution offices (SDOs) and accountable paper depositories (APDs). These distribution destinations must:

213.2 Post Office Accountable Paper Custodians

MANAGER STAMP DISTRIBUTION
US POSTAL SERVICE
475 L'ENFANT PLZ SW RM 5826
WASHINGTON DC 20260-2436

- Stamp Services,Public Affairs and Communications, 4-19-01

UPDATED ANNOUNCEMENT 01-C

2001 Stamps and Postal Stationery

"2001 Stamps and Postal Stationery" (Announcement 01-C, April 2001), which appears on page 19, is intended to replace the quarterly announcement of the same name, previously printed and sent to customers on request through Stamp Fulfillment Services in Kansas City. The announcement is a listing of stamps and postal stationery items scheduled for issuance during calendar year 2001. Post Offices may wish to post this schedule on their bulletin boards.

Customers also may be directed to the Postal Store Web site at www.usps.com to access this information through the Postal Service link to the Postal Bulletin.

This announcement will be updated every 2 to 3 months, as changes warrant.

How to Order First Day of Issue Cancellations and Covers

Customers may purchase new stamps or postal stationery items at their Post Office, from the USA Philatelic catalog, online at the Postal Store at www.usps.com, or by calling 1 800 STAMP-24. Then they should prepare their own covers by affixing new stamps to the upper right corner of envelopes or postcards of their choice, and address those envelopes, postcards, or postal stationery items to themselves or others. (Postage must equal the current First-Class Mail rate.) For sturdiness, include a card of postcard thickness in each cover (envelopes only) submitted, and tuck in the flap. Place the cover in a larger envelope addressed to: NAME OF ISSUE, POSTMASTER, CITY, STATE, and ZIP CODE (followed by -9991). Covers submitted for first day of issue cancellations may include additional uncancelled stamps only if the uncancelled stamps were issued before the first day of issue of the new stamps or postal stationery items. All orders must be postmarked on or before the deadline indicated below.

The U.S. Postal Service offers uncacheted first day covers for new stamp issues and postal stationery items post- marked with the official first day of issue cancellation. Each item has its own catalog number in USA Philatelic, issued quarterly. Customers may request a free catalog by phoning 1 800 STAMP-24 or writing to: INFORMATION FULFILLMENT, DEPT 6270, US POSTAL SERVICE, PO BOX 219014, KANSAS CITY MO 64121-9014.

- Stamp Services,Public Affairs and Communications, 4-19-01

2001 STAMPS AND POSTAL STATIONERY
This schedule is subject to change. Announcement 01-C (April 2001)

This is a periodic announcement of new stamps and postal stationery items being issued during the calendar year. For additional information on stamps and stamp products visit our Postal Store Web site at www.usps.com.I-R_page#ref0

NOTE ISSUE FIRST DAY OF ISSUE FIRST DAY CITY/STATE FORMAT DEADLINE
blank 34 Federal Graphic Eagle Stamped Envelope Jan 7
(no ceremony)
Washington, DC 20066 Envelope regular format: #6, #9, #10; and window format: #6, #9, #10 Feb 6
blank 34 Statue of Liberty PSA coil of 3,000 and 10,000
blank Love Letters
(34 non-denominated,
1-oz. rate)
Jan 19 Tucson, AZ 85726 PSA convertible booklet of 20 (special size) Feb 18
blank 34 Lunar New Year (Snake) Jan 20 Oakland, CA 94612 Gummed pane of 20 Feb 19
blank 34 Roy Wilkins
(Black Heritage)
Jan 24 Minneapolis, MN 55401 PSA pane of 20 Feb 23
blank $3.50 US Capitol
(Priority Mail)
Jan 29
(no ceremony)
Washington, DC 20066 PSA pane of 20 (semi-jumbo) Feb 28
blank $12.25 Washington Monument (Express Mail) PSA pane of 20 (semi-jumbo)
blank 34 American Illustrators (Classic Collection) Feb 1 New York, NY 10199 PSA pane of 20 (20 designs, semi-jumbo) Mar 3
blank 34 Statue of Liberty (self-adhesive booklets) Feb 7
(no ceremony)
New York, NY 10199 Convertible books of 20 & 10; vending book of 20 Mar 9
blank 34 Statue of Liberty
(coil stamps)
Gummed coil of 3,000 & 10,000;
PSA coil of 100
blank 34 Farm Flag Gummed pane of 100
blank 34 Flowers (4 designs) (booklets and coils) PSA two-sided booklet of 20; vending booklet of 20; PSA coil of 100
blank 34 Love Letters (1 oz.) (self-adhesive booklets) Feb 14 Lovejoy, GA 30250 Special size; convertible & vending books of 20 Mar 16
blank 55 Love Letters (2 oz.) PSA pane of 20 (special size)
blank 34 Lovebirds Stamped Envelope Envelope, sizes #6 & #10
blank 34 Community Colleges Stamped Envelope Feb 20 Joliet, IL 60436 Envelope, sizes #6 & #10 Mar 22
blank 76 Hattie Caraway (3 oz.) Feb 21 Little Rock, AR 72202 PSA pane of 20 Mar 23
blank 70 Badlands Stamped Card (international rate) Feb 22
(no ceremony)
Wall, SD 57790 Stamped card Mar 24
blank 55 Art Deco Eagle PSA pane of 20
+ 20 George Washington (postcard rate) PSA convertible booklet of 10; vending booklet of 10
+ 21 Bison (additional-ounce rate) PSA coil of 100; PSA pane of 20
blank 34 Official Mail (coil & stamped envelope) Feb 27
(no cermony)
Washington, DC 20066 Gummed coil of 100; envelope size #10 Mar 29
blank 70 Nine-Mile Prairie (international rate) Mar 6
(no ceremony)
Lincoln, NE 68501 PSA pane of 20 Apr 5
blank 34 Apple and Orange PSA convertible book of 20, 2 designs
blank 34 Farm Flag PSA pane of 20
blank 34 Diabetes Awareness Mar 16 (nationwide) Boston, MA 02205 PSA pane of 20 Apr 15
NOTE ISSUE FIRST DAY OF ISSUE FIRST DAY CITY/STATE FORMAT DEADLINE
P 34 The Nobel Prize (Joint issuance with Sweden) Mar 22 Washington, DC 20066 Gummed pane of 20 Apr 21
blank The Pan-American Inverts ($3.27 souvenir sheet) Mar 29 (nationwide) New York, NY 10199
(Stamp Mega Show)
Gummed pane of 7, 4 designs Apr 28
blank 20 Yale University Stamped Card Mar 30 New Haven, CT 06511 Stamped card Apr 29
blank 80 Mt. McKinley Apr 17 Fairbanks, AK 99709 PSA pane of 20 May 17
P 34 Great Plains Prairie (Nature of America) Apr 19 Lincoln, NE 68501 PSA souvenir sheet of 10, 10 designs May 19
blank 20 University of South Carolina Stamped Card Apr 26 Columbia, SC 29201 Stamped card May 26
blank 20 Northwestern University Stamped Card Apr 28 Evanston, IL 60201 Stamped card May 28
blank 20 University of Portland Stamped Card May 1 Portland, OR 97208 Stamped card May 31
P 34 Peanuts May 17 Santa Rosa, CA 95402 PSA pane of 20 with header Jun 16
C 34 Honoring Veterans May 23 (nationwide) Washington, DC 20066 PSA pane of 20 Jun 22
N 60 Acadia National Park
(international rate)
May 30
(no ceremony)
Bar Harbor, ME 04609 PSA pane of 20 June 29
C 34 Frida Kahlo (Joint issuance with Mexico) June 21 Phoenix, Az 85026 Gummed pane of 20 with side selvage art July 21
C 34 Baseball's Legendary Playing Fields (10 designs) June 27 New York, NY 10199 PSA pane of 20 with header July 27
N+ Atlas Statue
(nondenominated 10)
June 29
(no ceremony)
New York, NY 10199 PSA coil of 10,000
(presorted standard)
July 30
C 34 Leonard Bernstein Jul 10 New York, NY 10199 Gummed pane of 20 Aug 9
+ Woody Wagon (nondenominated 15) Aug 3 Denver, CO 80202 PSA coil of 10,000 (Presorted First-Class card rate) Sep 3
blank 34 Lucille Ball (Legends of Hollywood) Aug 6 Los Angeles, CA 90001 PSA pane of 20 with side selvage art Sep 5
P 34 Amish Quilts (4 designs) Aug 9 Nappanee, IN 46550 PSA pane of 20 with header Sep 8
blank 34 Carnivorous Plants
(4 designs)
Aug 23 Chicago, IL 60607 (Stampshow, APS Annual Convention) PSA pane of 20 with header Sep 22
C 34 Holiday Celebration: Eid Sep 1 Chicago, IL 60607 PSA pane of 20 Oct 1
blank 34 Enrico Fermi Sep 29 Chicago, IL 60607 Gummed pane of 20 Oct 29
blank 34 "That's All Folks!" (Porky Pig, Looney Tunes series) Oct 1
(Nat'l Stamp Collecting Month)
Burbank, CA 91505 PSA pane of 10 (souvenir sheet) Oct 31
blank 34 Holiday Traditional: Lorenza Costa Madonna and Child Oct 10 Philadelphia, PA 19104 PSA convertible booklet of 20 Nov 9
blank 34 Holiday Contemporary: Santas (4 designs) Oct 10 Santa Claus, IN 47579 PSA two-sided booklet of 20 Nov 9
C 34 Holiday Celebration: Thanksgiving Oct 15
(or later)
Dallas, TX 75260 PSA pane of 20 Nov
C 34 James Madison Oct 18 New York, NY 10199
(Stamp Mega Show)
Gummed pane of 20 Nov 17
C 34 Holiday Celebration: Kwanzaa (re-issue, new rate) Oct 19
(no ceremony)
New York, NY 10199 PSA pane of 20 Nov 19
C 34 Holiday Celebration: Hanukkah (re-issue, new rate) PSA pane of 20

C: Change in previously announced date and/or site
N: New issue
P: Pictorial first day postmark
+ Customers must affix additional postage to bring total postage to at least the minimum First-Class Mail rate for an envelope (34 cents) or stamped
card (20 cents), depending on which is used. Also, the cost for a stamped envelope is the value of the postage plus 8 cents, and the cost for a
stamped card is the value of the postage plus 2 cents.

Special Cancellation Die Hubs

Postmasters and plant managers who have any of the special cancellation die hubs listed below may use them for the periods designated. At the end of the period, these die hubs must be withdrawn and stored. Postmasters and plant managers who do not have these special die hubs may not request them from the sponsors.
Cancellation Period of Use
Easter Seals, Fight Crippling March 1-April 22
April Is Child Abuse Prevention Month April 1-April 30
April Is Organ Donor Awareness Month - Donors Make Miracles April 1-April 30
Law Day USA Freedom Under Law, May 1 April 1-April 30
Strike Back at Cancer, Give to the American Cancer Society April 1-April 30
National Carih Asthma Week April 1-May 6
Only You Can Prevent Forest Fires April 1-Oct. 31
National Salvation Army Week, 4th Week in May May 1-May 31
Support Research for "NF," Neurofibromatosis May 1-May 31
Support Your Mental Health Association May 1-May 31
National Flag Day, June 14, Pause for the Pledge May 1-June 14
Goodwill Industries - Our Business Works So People Can May 1-June 30
Support National Historic Preservation Week May 9-May 15
National Transportation Week May 14-May 20
Fight Disease, Support City of Hope Pilot Medical Center May 15-June 15
Defeat Muscular Dystrophy, Support MDAA May 15-June 17
Conquer Multiple Sclerosis May 17-June 17
Conquer Cystic Fibrosis Sept. 1-Sept. 30
Peace Corps Anniversary, Making a Difference Sept. 1-Oct. 31
Employ People With Disabilities Sept. 1-Nov. 30
Give to the United Way Sept. 15-Nov. 15
Learn About Lupus, October Is Lupus Awareness Month Oct. 1-Oct. 31
Radon Action Week, Protect Your Family, Test Your Home Oct. 1-Oct. 31
Support Infection Control Week Oct. 1-Nov. 30
Help Retarded Children Nov. 1-Nov. 30
Military Families Recognition Day Nov. 1-Nov. 30
National Adoption Month Nov. 1-Nov. 30
National Philanthropy Day, Love of Humankind Nov. 1-Nov. 30
Use Christmas Seals, Support Your Lung Association Nov. 8-Dec. 31
Support American Education Week Nov. 10-Nov. 30
Autistic Children, Hope Through Research and Education Dec. 1-Dec. 31
- Mail Preparation and Standards, Pricing and Product Design, 4-19-01


Postal Employees

NEW POSTERS

Posters 21-B and 21-C - Sexual Harassment

The March 2001 editions of Poster 21-B, Varieties of Sexual Harassment, and Poster 21-C, Sexual Harassment - It's Illegal, are now available for requisition from the Material Distribution Center (MDC).

Employees may order copies of these posters by one of the following means:

· Touch Tone Order Entry: Call 1-800-332-0317, Option 1, then Option 2.

· cc:Mail: Send an F3Fill-completed PS Form 7380, MDC Supply Requisition, to MDC Customer Service at TOKS001L.

· Official Mail: Mail a completed PS Form 7380 to the following address:

SUPPLY REQUISITIONS
500 SW GARY ORMSBY DR
TOPEKA KS 66624-9702

The relevant ordering information for Poster 21-B is as follows:

PSN: 7690-05-000-4309
PSIN: POS21B
Unit of Issue: EA
Bulk Pack Quantity: 400
Price: $0.1682 each
Edition Date: 3/01

The relevant ordering information for Poster 21-C is as follows:

PSN: 7690-05-000-4310
PSIN: POS21C
Unit of Issue: EA
Bulk Pack Quantity: 400
Price: $0.1682 each
Edition Date: 3/01

- Headquarters and Special Programs,Diversity, 4-19-01

WORKPLACE SECURITY

Poster 66, It's Good Business and It's Personal

The following letter (page 23) and poster (page 24) have been mailed to all plants, stations, branches, and larger Post Offices. The Inspection Service encourages Postal Service managers to watch for this mailing and to ensure that the poster is properly displayed.

Employees may order copies of Poster 66 by one of the following means:

· Touch Tone Order Entry: Call 1-800-332-0317, option 1, then option 2.

· cc:Mail: Send an F3Fill-completed PS Form 7380, MDC Supply Requisition, by cc:Mail to MDC Customer Service at TOKS001L.

· Official Mail: Send a completed PS Form 7380 to the following address:

SUPPLY REQUISITIONS
500 SW GARY ORMSBY DR
TOPEKA KS 66624-9702

The relevant ordering information is as follows:

PSN: 7690-05-000-4228
PSIN: POS 66
Unit of Issue: EA
Quick Pick #: N/A
Bulk Pack Quantity: N/A
Price: $0.5354
Edition Date: January 2001

- Security Division, Postal Inspection Service, 4-19-01

Pictured: A letter from Jack Potter and K.C. Weaver on Workplace Security Poster 66. A D-link is provided.

[D-Link]

Pictured: US Postal Service, Work Place Security Poster 66. Wear your ID badge. Politely question strangers without ID. Secure doors to prevent unauthorized entry. Identify and report security deficiencies.

NOTICE TO ALL EMPLOYEES

THRIFT SAVINGS PLAN FACT SHEET

C, F, and G Fund Returns Released April 9, 2001

ANNUAL RETURNS C F G
1989 Jan.-Dec. % 31.03 13.89* 8.81
1990 -3.15 8.00* 8.90
1991 30.77 15.75 8.15
1992 7.70 7.20 7.23
1993 10.13 9.52 6.14
1994 1.33 -2.96 7.22
1995 37.41 18.31 7.03
1996 22.85 3.66 6.76
1997 33.17 9.60 6.77
1998 28.44 8.70 5.74
1999 20.95 -0.85 5.99
2000 -9.14 11.67 6.42
blank blank blank blank
2000 MONTHLY RETURNS C F G
APRIL -2.98 -0.29 0.52
MAY -2.05 -0.03 0.54
JUNE 2.44 2.07 0.53
JULY -1.56 0.89 0.53
AUGUST 6.19 1.46 0.52
SEPTEMBER -5.27 0.64 0.49
OCTOBER -0.40 0.66 0.51
NOVEMBER -7.87 1.65 0.48
DECEMBER 0.50 1.86 0.48
blank blank blank blank
2001 MONTHLY RETURNS C F G
JANUARY 3.55 1.65 0.46
FEBRUARY -9.12 0.87 0.42
MARCH -6.33 0.51 0.45
LAST 12 MONTHS -21.63 12.61 6.09

*Through 1990 the F Fund was Invested in the Wells Fargo Bond Index Fund.

The C Fund is invested in the Barclays Equity Index Fund, which tracks the S&P 500 stock index. The F Fund is invested in the Barclays U.S. Debt Index Fund, which tracks the Lehman Brothers Aggregate Bond index. Because of expenses and changing balances in the C and F Funds, their returns vary from Barclays' returns. The G Fund is invested in special issues of U.S. Treasury securities.

Future performance of the three funds will vary and may differ significantly from the returns shown above. See the "Summary of the Thrift Savings Plan" for detailed information about the funds and their investment risks.

The monthly C, F, and G Fund returns represent net earnings after deduction of accrued administrative expenses. The C and F Fund returns also reflect the deduction of trading costs and accrued investment management fees.

The C, F, and G Fund monthly returns are dollar-weighted: they reflect net earnings on the changing balances invested during the month. The C, F, and G Fund returns for the last 12 months assume, except for the crediting of earnings, unchanging balances (time- weighting) from month to month and that earnings are compounded on a monthly basis.Pictured: the profile of an eagle's head adjoining the words United States Postal Service are the two elements that are combined to form the corporate signature.



Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board

Please post on bulletin boards.

Recycle all previous notices.


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Old/
New
Finance No. ZIP Code State P.O. Name County/
Parish
Station/Branch/Unit Unit Type Effective Date Comments
Old 03-6290 85382 AZ Peoria Maricopa Main Office Post Office 07/01/2001 Establish a new ZIP Code for a delivery area. Use Peoria AZ 85383 as last line of address for a portion of the deliveries previously in ZIP Code 85382.
New 03-6290 85383 AZ Peoria Maricopa Main Office Post Office 07/01/2001
Old 03-3404 85236 AZ Gilbert Maricopa Val Vista Classified Station 07/01/2001 Establish a new ZIP Code for a delivery area. Use Gilbert AZ 85297 as last line of address for a portion of the deliveries previously in ZIP Code 85236.
New 03-3404 85297 AZ Gilbert Maricopa Val Vista Classified Station 07/01/2001
Old 03-0259 85219 AZ Apache Junction Pinal Main Office Post Office 07/01/2001 Establish a new ZIP Code for a delivery area. Use Apache Junction AZ 85218 as last line of address for a portion of the deliveries previously in ZIP Code 85219.
New 03-0259 85218 AZ Apache Junction Pinal Main Office Post Office 07/01/2001
Old 16-6486 62301 IL Quincy Adams Main Office Post Office 07/01/2001 Realign ZIP Code boundaries. Use Quincy IL 62305 as last line of address for the deliveries previously in ZIP Code 62301.
New 16-6486 62305 IL Quincy Adams Main Office Post Office 07/01/2001
Old 16-6024 60067 IL Palatine Cook Main Office Post Office 07/01/2001 Realign ZIP Code boundaries. Use Palatine IL 60074 as last line of address for a portion of the deliveries previously in ZIP Code 60067.
New 16-6024 60074 IL Palatine Cook Main Office Post Office 07/01/2001
Old 16-6486 62305 IL Quincy Adams Main Office Post Office 07/01/2001 This announcement expands the use of ZIP Code 62305 to include delivery.
New 16-6486 62305 IL Quincy Adams Main Office Post Office 07/01/2001
Old 32-2640 03234 NH Epsom Merrimack Main Office Post Office 07/01/2001 Establish a new ZIP Code for a delivery area. Use Chichester NH 03258 as last line of address for a portion of the deliveries previously in ZIP Code 03234.
New 32-2640 03258 NH Epsom Merrimack Main Office Post Office 07/01/2001
Old 33-8610 07087 NJ Union City Hudson Weehawken Classified Branch 07/01/2001 Establish a new ZIP Code for a delivery area. Use Weehawken NJ 07086 as last line of address for a portion of the deliveries previously in ZIP Code 07087.
New 33-8610 07086 NJ Union City Hudson Weehawken Classified Branch 07/01/2001
- Address Management, 4-19-01

Pictured: US Postal Service Logo

This office
will be closed

Monday,
May 28, 2001,

to observe
Memorial Day.

Pictured: US Postal Service Logo

This office
will be closed

Monday,
May 28, 2001,

to observe
Memorial Day.


Purchasing and Materials

PUBLICATION 247 REVISION

Ordering Procedures for Rubber and Steel Hand Canceling Stamps

Effective May 1, 2001, Publication 247, Supply and Equipment Catalog, is revised to reflect changes pertaining to ordering rubber and steel hand canceling stamps.

These revisions will be incorporated into an incremental update of the online version of Publication 247 available on the corporate intranet at http://blue. usps.gov/cpim (click on Publications) and in the next printed edition.

Publication 247, Supply and Equipment Catalog

1 Introduction

123 Requisitioning Special Orders

123.322 Rubber and Steel Hand Canceling Stamps

[Revise 123.3221 title and text to read as follows:]

123.3221 Essential Information

This procedure applies only to the following Postal Service Item Numbers (PSINs): 500, 502, 550, 550M, 552, 570, 577B, 579, 579A, 579B, 602, 602A, 603, 603B, 603C, 716, 718H, 762.

Note: Prices shown are valid for orders placed on or before 4/31/2003. For orders placed after 4/31/2003, consult the Postal Bulletin or call the supplier for current pricing.

SUPPLIER: ATTN DIANE WILER
HANLEY POSTAL SUPPLY CO INC
PO BOX 10006
ERIE PA 16514-0006

TELEPHONE 814-898-2720
FAX 814-898-2825

PSIN Description Unit Price
716 Steel Stamp, completely assembled with handle. $59.00
718H Steel Stamp, completely assembled with handle. $101.00

These stamps are shown on page 141 under Supplies, Postmarking Equipment. Delivery of these two items will be made 60 days after the order is received by Hanley Postal Supply Co. Inc.

SUPPLIER: ATTN JAMES BATURIN
THE BAUMGARTEN CO OF WASHINGTON
325 WASHINGTON BLVD
LAUREL MD 20707-4617

TELEPHONE 301-317-3933
FAX 301-317-4012

PSIN Description Unit Price
500 Rubber Stamp, large hand index, permits four lines of lettering outside hand. $3.05
502 Rubber Stamp, completely assembled with handle (specify with or without border). $4.45
blank Cost for each additional line over five, for PSIN 502. $1.00
550 Printing face only with killer bars (order handle PSIN O550H from the MDC). $5.73
550M Printing face only without killer bars (order handle PSIN O550H from the MDC). $5.10
552 Rubber Stamp, completely assembled with handle (does not include type). $8.56
570 Printing face only without type (order handle PSIN O570R from the MDC). $4.75
762 Rubber Stamp, completely assembled with handle. $11.06
577B Rubber Stamp, completely assembled with handle (includes box of type and tweezers). $17.25
579 Facsimile signature, completely assembled with handle. $8.13
579A Title line below facsimile signature for Item 579. $1.25
579B Boxwood cut or die for making facsimile of signature stamp, Item 579 $3.75
602 Rubber Stamp, completely assembled with handle. $19.60
602A Rubber face only for Item 602 $4.63
603 Rubber Stamp, completely assembled with handle. $22.20
603B Rubber face only for Item 603. $3.70
603C Date bands only for Item 603. $3.50

These stamps are shown on pages 142-145 under Supplies, Postmarking Equipment. For your other rubber stamp needs, pre-inked and self-inked generic title stamps (including 16-piece kits) are available through the MDC. Ordering instructions are outlined on page 10, and these stamps are shown on pages 131-140 under Supplies, Stamps, Generic Title.

123.3222 Ordering Procedures

[Revise 123.3222 to read as follows:]

Ordering procedures for rubber and steel hand canceling stamps are as follows:

a. Complete PS Form 1567, Requisition for Rubber and Steel Hand Canceling Stamps (see Exhibit 11 on page 50). A separate PS Form 1567 is required for each supplier from whom items are being ordered. It must contain the name and the 10-digit telephone number of the person placing the order and must legibly specify the exact engraving in the appropriate field. See the Supplier Item and Pricing Chart in Exhibit 12 on page 52 for details on supplier names, prices, and item numbers.

b. Prepare a check or money order (attach these to PS Form 1567) payable to the appropriate supplier for the total amount of the order, or enter your Postal Service International Merchant Purchase Authorization Card (I.M.P.A.C.) VISA credit card number and expiration date in block 12 of PS Form 1567.

c. Submit the completed PS Form 1567 and check or money order directly to the appropriate supplier at the address shown in Exhibit 12 on page 52.

d. The supplier will ship the items ordered about 30 days after receiving the order (60 days for orders from Hanley Postal Supply Co. Inc.). Shipping charges are included in the price of the items.

Note: To order PS Form 1567, submit PS Form 7380, MDC Supply Requisition, to:

SUPPLY REQUISITIONS
500 SW GARY ORMSBY DR
TOPEKA KS 66624-9702

PSN: 7530-01-000-9360
PSIN: 5PS1567
Quick Pick #: 132
Unit of Issue: SH
Cost: $0.0193
Bulk Pack Qty: 4,000

PS Form 1567 (August 1998, PSN 7530-01-000-9360) is also available in F3Fill, via Touch Tone Order Entry (TTOE), on the corporate intranet at http://blue.usps.gov/formmgmt/forms/1567.pdf, or may be copied from Publication 247, Supply and Equipment Catalog, which is also available through the corporate intranet at http://blue.usps.gov/cpim/ftp/pubs/pub247/247tc.pdf.

To order type sets (months, days, etc.), local maintenance departments must submit a request to the MDC using PS Form 4984, Repair Parts Requisition. Use the Federal Standard Requisition and Issue Procedure Address Activity Code (FEDSTRIP AAC).

- Materials, Purchasing and Materials, 4-19-01

PRICE REDUCTION AND NEW ORDER FORM

Postal Service Business Cards for Field Offices

Effective April 1, 2001, the price of 500 business cards has been reduced through the Minneapolis Purchasing and Materials Service Center's national contract with The Lighthouse for the Blind. Current prices are as follows:

Quantity Price
250 $13.85
500 $16.55
1000 $20.50

Orders may be placed by completing the new order form on page 36 of this Postal Bulletin and sending both the order form and payment to The Lighthouse for the Blind at the address on the top of the form. Payment must be made by credit card, including credit card number and expiration date; check; or money order (attach check or money order to the order form). Credit card orders may also be faxed to 206-322-4419.

Additional copies of the official order form are available by calling The Lighthouse for the Blind, Customer Service, at 1-800-799-0402. Photocopies of the form, reproduced in the same size or larger, are also accepted for processing.

Contract No. 266351-99-T-0895 with The Seattle Lighthouse for the Blind is a 10-year national contract (September 1, 1999, through August 30, 2009).

The Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc., is a nonprofit agency affiliated with the National Industries for the Blind (NIB).

- Materials, Purchasing and Materials, 4-19-01

Pictured: US Postal Service Skilcraft Business Card Order Form.


Retail

Items Authorized for Sale in Self Service Vending Machines

Listed below are items authorized for the Self Service Stamp Vending Program for calendar year 2001. Products not on this list (except FIRSTCLASS PHONECARDS and coils of 500 and 3,000) must not be placed in vending machines. Also, products ending in "11" are to be placed only in booklet machines and the booklet/stamp combination machines (PBSM-624). No "11" products may be placed in commodity machines. All stamp item numbers will now have six digits, and all products previously ending in "X" will now end in "11."

Quarter III

Products Used in Multi-Commodity Vending Machines

Item Number Price ($) Product
215000 2.10 42c #10 EAGLE BANDED ENVELOPES
268000 2.10 42c #6 3/4 EAGLE BANDED ENVELOPES
217000 2.10 42c #10 LOVEBIRDS BANDED ENVELOPES
267000 2.10 42c #6 3/4 LOVEBIRDS BANDED ENVELOPES
229800 1.10 5-22c BANDED STAMPED CARD/BLOCK IS. LIGHTHOUSE
315000 12.25 1-EXPRESS MAIL PACKET/WASHINGTON MONUMENT
315100 3.50 1-PRIORITY MAIL PACKET/US CAPITOL
315200 1.05 5-21c BISON 2ND OZ.
314100 0.50 50-1c KESTREL STAMP PACKETS
315300 4.00 5-80c INTERNATIONAL LETTER RATE/MT. MCKINLEY
315400 3.50 5-70c INTERNATIONAL POSTCARD RATE /NINE MILE PRAIRIE
*315500 6.80 20-34c HONORING VETERANS/20 STAMP PACKET
771301 34.00 100-34c STATUE OF LIBERTY PSA COIL

* The first day of issue will be announced in a future Postal Bulletin.

Products Used Only in Multi-Commodity Vending Machines - Not For Sale Over the Counter

Item Number Price ($) Product
662000 2.00 10-20c RING-NECKED PHEASANT PC RATE
666900 2.00 10-20c GEORGE WASHINGTON PC RATE
669900 6.80 20-34c NON DENOM STATUE OF LIBERTY
669300 6.80 20-34c NON DENOM FLOWERS
669000 6.80 20-34c STATUE OF LIBERTY
669400 6.80 20-34c FLOWERS
666100 6.80 20-34c LOVE LETTERS
669700 6.80 20-34c APPLES & ORANGES
*665000 6.80 20-34c HOLIDAY SANTAS

* The first day of issue will be announced in a future Postal Bulletin.

Criss-Cross Products Used in Booklet Vending Machines

Item Number Price ($) Product
662011 2.00 10-20c RING-NECKED PHEASANT PC RATE
666911 2.00 10-20c GEORGE WASHINGTON PC RATE
669911 6.80 20-34c NON DENOM STATUE OF LIBERTY
669311 6.80 20-34c NON DENOM FLOWERS
669011 6.80 20-34c STATUE OF LIBERTY
669411 6.80 20-34c FLOWERS
666111 6.80 20-34c LOVE LETTERS
669711 6.80 20-34c APPLES & ORANGES
*665011 6.80 20-34c HOLIDAY SANTAS
314111 0.50 50-1c KESTREL VENDING PACKETS

* The first day of issue will be announced in a future Postal Bulletin.

Self Service will not repackage the products listed in the table below after SDO inventories are exhausted. Vending personnel should check with their SDO for availability of the following products:

Products That Self Service Will Not Repackage

Item Number Price ($) Product
228500 1.05 21c RED BARN BANDED STAMPED CARDS
313000 3.00 60c RICKENBACKER
663411 2.00 10-20c BLUE JAY PSA BOOK

The National Stamp Vending Inventory and Vending Products Information are both posted on our Intranet Web site at http://retail.usps.gov.

- Self Service,Retail, Consumers and Small Business, 4-19-01

REMINDER

PS Form 8185, Vending Equipment License Agreement

PS Form 8185, Vending Equipment License Agreement, was revised in January 1999. Headquarters legal staff, along with Purchasing Policy and Self Service, updated the form to provide a consistent vehicle for placement of vending equipment at non-Postal Service locations.

District retail managers have the delegated authority to sign PS Form 8185. It offers flexibility for retail managers working with customers in placing, maintaining, and extracting Postal Service property. Additionally, the form is required for annual reporting to Purchasing Policy on placing equipment in minority- and women-owned businesses.

Remember to use PS Form 8185 in all instances where Postal Service equipment will be placed at non-Postal Service locations.

- Self Service,Retail, Consumers and Small Business, 4-19-01

REMINDER

Setting Mechanical Meters Is Prohibited

Effective September 3, 1999, setting mechanical postage meters was discontinued. The withdrawal of mechanical meters remaining with customers and discontinuance of all settings is a result of the high security risk these meters pose to our revenue. Although no longer authorized, some offices have continued to set these meters, which is hindering our effort to eliminate the security risk. Our effort to withdraw mechanical meters from service relies on your cooperation in not setting mechanical meters.

Mechanical postage meters are those that require a Postal Service employee to open the meter and physically move registers to add postage.

The following are the models that you must not set:

Manufacturer Model Number
Postalia MS5 and KF1501
Neopost 922X and 923X
Pitney Bowes 53XX and 57XX
Ascom 133, 143, 13XXX, 25XXX, 43XX, 54XX, 55XXX,58XX, 62XX, 63XX, 75XXX, 76XXX, 92XX, 93XX, 96XX, 97XX, 98XX, 99XX
"X" represents any additional number.

You may still set meters with electronic registers that do not have the above model numbers.

- Postage Technology Management,Retail, Consumers and Small Business, 4-19-01