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International Mail (continued)

On February 5, 2003, 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 now makes public the following information concerning the Agreement:

a. Term: February 19, 2003, through February 18, 2006.

b. Type of mail: Global Express MailTM (EMS). Every item must conform to the mailing requirements set forth in the IMM for EMS.

c. Destination countries: Worldwide.

d. Service provided by the Postal Service: The Postal Service has agreed to transport EMS to international destinations for delivery by the appropriate authorities.

e. Minimum volume commitments: The Mailer has agreed to meet an annualized minimum commitment of 1,000 pieces of EMS.

f. Worksharing: The Mailer has agreed to:

1. Comply with the terms and conditions for mailing EMS as set forth in the IMM.

2. Pay postage for EMS by means of a dedicated Express Mail Corporate Account (EMCA) in accordance with the EMCA requirements set forth in the Domestic Mail Manual (DMM).

g. Rates: The Mailer has agreed to pay postage at a rate discounted at ten (10) percent off nondiscounted published rates in effect on the date of mailing in accordance with Exhibit 1.

Exhibit 1

Annualized Volume or Annualized Postage Discount Applied
600 - 999 pieces or
$12,000 - $19,999
8%
1,000 - 2,999 pieces or
$20,000 - $59,999
10
3,000 or more pieces or
$60,000 or more
12

On March 4, 2003, the Postal Service amended an International Customized Mail (ICM) Service Agreement dated January 1, 2001. The Agreement was published on page 55 of Postal Bulletin 22044 (2-22-01). The purpose of this Amendment is to add Global Bulk Economy service to the Agreement. In accordance with International Mail Manual (IMM) 297.4, the Postal Service previously announced entering into an International Customized Mail (ICM) Service Agreement with this Qualifying Mailer and now makes public the following information:

a. Term: January 1, 2001, through December 31, 2004.

b. Type of mail: IPA, ISAL, EMS, Airmail M-bags, and Global Bulk Economy (GBE) service. Every item must conform to the mailing requirements set forth in the IMM for Qualifying Mail.

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 commitments: Other provisions of the Agreement shall remain in force.

f. Worksharing: The Mailer has agreed to:

1. Dropship one hundred (100%) of GBE at the following locations: USPS New Jersey International and Bulk Mail Center (NJI&BMC), 80 County Rd., Jersey City, NJ 07097-9998, or; USPS Oakland International Service Facility (OISF), 500 85th Avenue, Oakland, CA 94622.

2. Comply with the specific preparation and payment requirements contained in Exhibit 1. The average weight of the items must be at least four ounces.

3. Pay postage to the USPS, either directly, or through a mailing agent, for all Qualifying Mail, with the exception of GBE mail, by use of dedicated permit imprints subject to the conditions stated in DMM P040.

4. Pay postage for GBE either directly, or through a mailing agent, using an exclusive permit number.

g. Rates: The Mailer will receive a fifteen and one quarter percent (15.25%) discount off the base rates for GBE Qualifying Mail. The USPS shall reserve the right to modify the rate structure of GBE pricing established under this agreement. Other provisions of the Agreement shall remain in force.

Exhibit 1

Global Bulk Economy Base Rates

Rate Group Per-Piece + Per-Lb.
1 (Western Europe) $0.20 + $2.04
2 (Japan, Australia,
New Zealand)
$0.20 + $2.16
3 (Rest of World) $0.12 + $3.36

Guarantee, Exhibit 2, is modified to read as follows:

Exhibit 2

Total Annual
IPA, ISAL, EMS, GPM, M-bags, and GBE Revenue*
Percentage Discount
$2,000,000 - $4,999,999 5.00%
5,000,000 - 5,999,999 10.00
6,000,000 - 6,999,999 11.00
7,000,000 - 7,999,999 12.00
8,000,000 - 8,999,999 13.00
9,000,000 - 9,999,999 14.00
10,000,000 - 14,999,999 15.25
15,000,000 - 19,999,999 15.50
20,000,000 - 24,999,999 15.75
25,000,000 and over 16.00

*Actual revenue received after any discount is applied.

On March 4, 2003, 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 now makes public the following information concerning the Agreement:

a. Term: March 18, 2003 through March 17, 2004.

b. Type of mail: Global Express MailTM (EMS). Every item must conform to the mailing requirements set forth in the IMM for EMS.

c. Destination countries: Worldwide.

d. Service provided by the Postal Service: The Postal Service has agreed to transport EMS to international destinations for delivery by the appropriate authorities.

e. Minimum volume commitments: The Mailer has agreed to meet an annualized minimum commitment of $12,000 in postage for EMS.

f. Worksharing: The Mailer has agreed to:

1. Comply with the terms and conditions for mailing EMS as set forth in the IMM.

2. Pay postage for EMS by means of a dedicated Express Mail Corporate Account (EMCA) in accordance with the EMCA requirements set forth in the Domestic Mail Manual (DMM).

g. Rates: The Mailer has agreed to pay postage at a rate discounted at eight (8) percent off nondiscounted published rates in effect on the date of mailing in accordance with Exhibit 1.

Exhibit 1

Annualized Volume or Annualized Postage Discount Applied
600 - 999 pieces or
$12,000 - $19,999
8%
1,000 - 2,999 pieces or
$20,000 - $59,999
10
3,000 or more pieces or
$60,000 or more
12

On March 4, 2003, 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 now makes public the following information concerning the Agreement:

a. Term: March 18, 2003, through March 17, 2006.

b. Type of mail: Global Express MailTM (EMS). Every item must conform to the mailing requirements set forth in the IMM for EMS.

c. Destination countries: Worldwide.

d. Service provided by the Postal Service: The Postal Service has agreed to transport EMS to international destinations for delivery by the appropriate authorities.

e. Minimum volume commitments: The Mailer has agreed to meet an annualized minimum commitment of $60,000 in postage for EMS.

f. Worksharing: The Mailer has agreed to:

1. Comply with the terms and conditions for mailing EMS as set forth in the IMM.

2. Pay postage for EMS by means of a dedicated Express Mail Corporate Account (EMCA) in accordance with the EMCA requirements set forth in the Domestic Mail Manual (DMM).

g. Rates: The Mailer has agreed to pay postage at a rate discounted at twelve (12) percent off nondiscounted published rates in effect on the date of mailing in accordance with Exhibit 1.

Exhibit 1

Annualized Volume or Annualized Postage Discount Applied
600 - 999 pieces or
$12,000 - $19,999
8%
1,000 - 2,999 pieces or
$20,000 - $59,999
10
3,000 or more pieces or
$60,000 or more
12

On March 4, 2003, 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 now makes public the following information concerning the Agreement:

a. Term: March 18, 2003, through March 17, 2006.

b. Type of mail: Global Express MailTM (EMS). Every item must conform to the mailing requirements set forth in the IMM for EMS.

c. Destination countries: Worldwide.

d. Service provided by the Postal Service: The Postal Service has agreed to transport EMS to international destinations for delivery by the appropriate authorities.

e. Minimum volume commitments: The Mailer has agreed to meet an annualized minimum commitment of 600 pieces of EMS.

f. Worksharing: The Mailer has agreed to:

1. Comply with the terms and conditions for mailing EMS as set forth in the IMM.

2. Pay postage for EMS by means of a dedicated Express Mail Corporate Account (EMCA) in accordance with the EMCA requirements set forth in the Domestic Mail Manual (DMM).

g. Rates: The Mailer has agreed to pay postage at a rate discounted at eight (8) percent off nondiscounted published rates in effect on the date of mailing in accordance with Exhibit 1.

Exhibit 1

Annualized Volume or Annualized Postage Discount Applied
600 - 999 pieces or
$12,000 - $19,999
8%
1,000 - 2,999 pieces or
$20,000 - $59,999
10
3,000 or more pieces or
$60,000 or more
12

On March 3, 2003, 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 now makes public the following information concerning the Agreement:

a. Term: March 17, 2003, through March 16, 2004.

b. Type of mail: Global Express MailTM (EMS). Every item must conform to the mailing requirements set forth in the IMM for EMS.

c. Destination countries: Worldwide.

d. Service provided by the Postal Service: The Postal Service has agreed to transport EMS to international destinations for delivery by the appropriate authorities.

e. Minimum volume commitments: The Mailer has agreed to meet an annualized minimum commitment of $20,000 in postage for EMS.

f. Worksharing: The Mailer has agreed to:

1. Comply with the terms and conditions for mailing EMS as set forth in the IMM.

2. Pay postage for EMS by means of a dedicated Express Mail Corporate Account (EMCA) in accordance with the EMCA requirements set forth in the Domestic Mail Manual (DMM).

g. Rates: The Mailer has agreed to pay postage at a rate discounted at ten (10) percent off nondiscounted published rates in effect on the date of mailing in accordance with Exhibit 1.

Exhibit 1

Annualized Volume or Annualized Postage Discount Applied
600 - 999 pieces or
$12,000 - $19,999
8%
1,000 - 2,999 pieces or
$20,000 - $59,999
10
3,000 or more pieces or
$60,000 or more
12


On March 3, 2003, 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 now makes public the following information concerning the Agreement:

a. Term: March 17, 2003, through March 16, 2004.

b. Type of mail: Global Express MailTM (EMS). Every item must conform to the mailing requirements set forth in the IMM for EMS.

c. Destination countries: Worldwide.

d. Service provided by the Postal Service: The Postal Service has agreed to transport EMS to international destinations for delivery by the appropriate authorities.

e. Minimum volume commitments: The Mailer has agreed to meet an annualized minimum commitment of 3,000 pieces of EMS.

f. Worksharing: The Mailer has agreed to:

1. Comply with the terms and conditions for mailing EMS as set forth in the IMM.

2. Pay postage for EMS by means of a dedicated Express Mail Corporate Account (EMCA) in accordance with the EMCA requirements set forth in the Domestic Mail Manual (DMM).

g. Rates: The Mailer has agreed to pay postage at a rate discounted at twelve (12) percent off nondiscounted published rates in effect on the date of mailing in accordance with Exhibit 1.

Exhibit 1

Annualized Volume or Annualized Postage Discount Applied
600 - 999 pieces or
$12,000 - $19,999
8%
1,000 - 2,999 pieces or
$20,000 - $59,999
10
3,000 or more pieces or
$60,000 or more
12

- Pricing Strategy,
Pricing and Classification, 4-3-03


Licensing

NOTICE

Heroes of 2001 Merchandise for Sale

For the list of current official licensees, see the article "Notice: Heroes of 2001 Merchandise for Sale" in Postal Bulletin 22098 (3-20-03, pages 64-65).

- Licensing,
Public Affairs and Communications, 4-3-03

UPDATE

USPS Official Licensed Product Manufacturers and Distributors

The following list contains all current USPS Official Licensed Product manufacturers and distributors. Changes and additions are in bold. Employees may use this information to purchase products for personal use or as premiums and giveaway items. These products are not for resale.

Products for Postal Service retail stores are available through the Official Licensed Retail Product (OLRP) program. For further information regarding the OLRP program, please contact your area or district retail manager.

USPS Promotional Products

Licensee Products Where Can I Buy These? Other Sources
AWARDS.COM
927 FERN ST STE 2000
ALTAMONTE SPRINGS FL 32701-2733
Corporate gifts, awards, and recognition items (nonapparel products only), including desk accessories, writing instruments, luggage and travel accessories, key rings, mugs, travel cups, and picture frames. Web: www.awards.com
Telephone: 866-768-8741
Fax: 407-571-2669
USPS promotional events, direct mail, Kinkos, and Postmark America store.
B AND K SPECIALTIES
1030 N STATE ST APT 39H
CHICAGO IL 60610-7815
Collectibles, giveaways, and employee recognition gifts. Telephone: 312-664-5010
Fax: 312-664-0873
For USPS promotional use only.
CENTURY PROMOTIONAL PRODUCTS INC
457 FARNSWORTH CIRCLE
BARRINGTON IL 60010-1078
Promotional products and recognition and safety awards. Telephone: 847-639-4259
Fax: 847-639-4260
For USPS promotional use only.
CONCORD INDUSTRIES
19 WILLARD RD
NORWALK CT 06851-4414
Key chains, lapel pins, laser engraved glass, belt buckles, and Americana products. Web: www.uspsproducts.com
Telephone: 800-553-9824
Fax: 203-750-6057
For USPS promotional use only.
CWS AWARDS
4709 23RD AVE SW
SEATTLE WA 98106-1315
Awards including jeweled pins, standard pins, medallions, lapel pins, rings, plaques, and trophies. Telephone: 206-270-0923
Fax: 206-933-9608
For USPS promotional use only.
DATA SOLUTIONS AND TECHNOLOGY INC
3300 75TH AVE STE 110
LANDOVER MD 20785-1501
EID note cards, pins, key rings, mugs, magnets, T-shirts, and canvas prints of stamps. Web: www.dstincorporated.com
Telephone: 301-583-3500
Fax: 301-583-3512
For USPS promotional use only.
FIF MARKETING
41 E MAIN ST STE 112
LAKE ZURICH IL 60047-3413
Corporate gifts and promotional products. Web: www.fifmarketing.com
Telephone: 847-540-0611
Fax: 847-540-0613
For USPS promotional use only.
FINANCIAL INNOVATIONS INC
1 WEINGEROFF BLVD
CRANSTON RI 02910-4019
Corporate gifts, promotional products, lapel pins, mugs, key rings, and caps. Telephone: 401-467-3178
Fax: 401-467-3570
For USPS promotional use only.
Licensee Products Where Can I Buy These? Other Sources
GARY MANDEL PROMOTIONAL PRODUCTS
1202 OLYMPIC BLVD
SANTA MONICA CA 90404-3722
Promotional products. Telephone: 310-392-4070
Fax: 310-392-4467
For USPS promotional use only.
GIFTPRENEURS
640 S GRAND AVE STE 106
SANTA ANA CA 92705-4156
Logo watches, corporate gifts, and promotional products. Telephone: 800-500-5574
Fax: 714-542-1896
*Call for catalog
For USPS promotional use only.
HERITAGE PROMOTIONS
3760 N PONCE DE LEON BLVD
SAINT AUGUSTINE FL 32084-1280
Premium and promotional items. Telephone: 904-827-9747
Fax: 904-827-9707
For USPS promotional use only.
HIGHLAND GLEN MANUFACTURING INC
PO BOX 294 BUFFALO NY 14213-2028
Key rings and key accessories. Telephone: 716-883-1110
Fax: 716-885-0243
For USPS promotional use only.
HIGHLANDER LOGO PRODUCTS CORP
7200 STATE ROUTE 88
RAVENNA OH 44266-9190
Drivers, iron sets, putter, head covers, golf bags, golf travel bags, golf towels, golf gloves, golf balls, golf tees, tool packets, divot repair tools, golf shoe brush, and golf umbrella. Telephone: 800-334-2230
Fax: 866-666-4525
E-mail: tom@hlpgolf.com
For USPS promotional use only.
HY KO PRODUCTS
7370 NORTHFIELD RD
WALTON OH 44146-6106
Key chains, key rings, key fobs, key accessories, and bottle openers. Telephone: 440-232-8227
Fax: 440-232-8227
For USPS promotional use only.
IPROMOTEU
40 SPEEN ST STE 303
FRAMINGHAM MA 01701-1898
Bookmarks, pins, key chains, and mugs. Web: www.ipromoteu.com
Telephone: 877-470-1436
Fax: 905-542-9454
For USPS promotional use only.
JIM PROMOTIONS INC
3639 NEW GETWELL RD STE 15
MEMPHIS TN 38118-6047
Mugs, key rings, magnets, watches, clocks, umbrellas, desk accessories, pens, patches, and lapel pins. Web: www.jimpromotions.com
Telephone: 800-897-9036
Fax: 901-795-7437
E-mail: jimpromo@bellsouth.net
For USPS promotional use only.
JONATHAN GREY AND ASSOCIATES
920 CALLE NEGOCIO STE B
SAN CLEMENTE CA 92673-6207
Lapel pins, awards, teddy bears and framed sets of advertising specialty products. Heroes of 2001 products: framed canvas reproductions, key chains, framed sets, and ornaments. Web: www.jgrey.com
Telephone: 949-498-2515
Fax: 949-298-2830
E-mail: raquel@jgrey.com
For USPS promotional use only.
MARCH COMPANY
3815 ACADEMY PKWY NE
ALBUQUERQUE NM 87109-4408
Stamp design lapel pins, key chains, and money clips. Heroes of 2001 products: lapel pins, magnets, key chains, money clips, marble paperweights, two-dimensional holiday ornaments, and framed pins. Web: www.marchco.com
Telephone: 800-336-2724
Fax: 505-345-0407
For USPS promotional use only.
NATIONAL DESIGN CORPORATION
16885 VIA DEL CAMPO CT STE 300
SAN DIEGO CA 92127-4120
Desk caddy, memo cubes, magnets, mugs, pens, pencils, twist up crayons, and flashlight key rings. Telephone: 858-674-6040
Fax: 858-674-4120
For USPS promotional use only.
PIONEER BALLOON AND PIONEER NATIONAL LATEX
5000 E 29TH ST N WICHITA KS 67220-2111
Latex and foil balloons. Telephone: 316-685-2266
Fax: 316-685-0187
For USPS promotional use only.
POSTAL PRODUCTS UNLIMITED
500 W OKLAHOMA AVE
MILWAUKEE WI 53207-2649
Employee recognition gifts, collectibles, giveaways, and marketing items. Telephone: 800-229-4500
E-mail: tomr@postalproducts.com
Mainly for USPS promotional use only, with the exception of the commemorative rings.
POSTAL STUFF
2699 HARRISON RD
COLUMBUS OH 43204-3591
Embroidered attaches, duffels, portfolios and general promotional products and awards featuring the USPS corporate signature. Telephone: 614-276-9717
Fax: 614-276-9726
For USPS promotional use only.
Licensee Products Where Can I Buy These? Other Sources
PRO PACIFIC CORPORATION
300 CONTINENTAL BLVD STE 120
EL SEGUNDO CA 90245-5045
Custom collectible mint tins. Mints available in various shapes and sizes. Web: www.propacific.com
Telephone: 310-765-4533
Fax: 310-662-1615
E-mail: dave@propacific.com
For USPS promotional use only.
ROYEL MARKETING
50 PARK PL STE 810
NEWARK NJ 07102-4305
Assorted ad specialties, apparel, employee incentives, awards, and promotional products. Web: www.royelideas.com
Telephone: 973-624-5599
Fax: 973-624-6664
For USPS promotional use only.
SONOMA PINS
677 1ST STREET W
SONOMA CA 95467-7003
Stamp lapel pins, key chains, dog tags, Heroes of 2001 products. Web: www.usstamppins.com
Telephone: 800-996-8655
Fax: 707-996-9957
For USPS promotional use only.
U S ALLEGIANCE INC
63004 LAYTON AVE
BEND OR 97701-3735
Greetings From America, Neuter or Spay, Teddy Bear, Love, and Heroes of 2001 lapel pins, postcards, mugs, magnets, key chains, tote bags, and stationery. Web: www.ipledge.com
Telephone: 800-327-1402
Fax: 800-622-8212
For USPS promotional use only.
WEI KEE PLASTIC INDUSTRIAL LTD 92 POKFULAM RD FLAT B1
LA CLARE MANSION HONG KONG
Miniature plastic mailboxes. Web: www.postbox.com.hk
Telephone: 818-281-8899
Fax: 818-888-9189
E-mail: samsonchow@aol.com
For USPS promotional use only.
WINCO INTERNATIONAL
9019 OSO AVENUE STE F
CHATSWORTH CA 01311-4117
Lapel pins, key chains, magnets, pen stands, first day of issue covers, and bookmarks with or without attached emblems. Telephone: 818-718-1191
Fax: 818-700-9778
For USPS promotional use only.
WONDERLAND MARKETING
1718 SHERMAN AVE STE 311
EVANSTON IL 60201-5609
Watches, mugs, clocks, and pens. Web: www.shopwonderland.com
Telephone: 888-876-2451
Fax: 847-425-1551
For USPS promotional use only.

USPS Corporate Apparel

Licensee Products Where Can I Buy These? Other Sources
5 STAR MARKETING
4005 W GREEN TREE RD
MILWAUKEE WI 53209-3034
Polo shirts, long-sleeved shirts, jackets, hats, and bags. Telephone: 414-351-6212
Fax: 414-351-1336
For USPS promotional and personal use only.
AMERICAN NEEDLE
1275 BUSCH PKWY
BUFFALO GROVE IL 60089-4545
Postal Service logo, Mr. Zip, Pony Express, and Classic Collections caps. Telephone: 847-215-0011
Fax: 847-215-0013
For USPS promotional and personal use only.
CENTURY PROMOTIONAL PRODUCTS INC
457 FARNSWORTH CIRCLE
BARRINGTON IL 60010-1078
T-shirts, golf shirts, and caps. Telephone: 847-639-4259
Fax: 847-639-4260
For USPS promotional and personal use only.
DATA SOLUTIONS AND TECHNOLOGY INC
3300 75TH AVE STE 110
LANDOVER MD 20785-1501
EID Polo shirts and T-shirts. Web: www.dstincorporated.com
Telephone: 301-583-3500
Fax: 301-583-3512
For USPS promotional and personal use only.
FIF MARKETING
41 E MAIN ST STE 112
LAKE ZURICH IL 60047-3413
Corporate gifts, promotional products, and logo apparel. Web: www.fifmarketing.com
Telephone: 847-540-0611
Fax: 847-540-0613
For USPS promotional and personal use only.
FREEDMAN AND COMPANY
77 SAINT JOHNS RD
CAMP HILL PA 17011-6940
T-shirts, sweatshirts, and tote bags. Telephone: 800-392-1066
Fax: 717-761-5276
For USPS promotional and personal use only.
GIFTPRENEURS
640 S GRAND AVE STE 106
SANTA ANA CA 92705-4156
Jackets, shirts, sweaters, and carrying cases. Telephone: 800-500-5574
Fax: 714-542-1896
*Call for catalog
For USPS promotional and personal use only.
HIGHLANDER LOGO PRODUCTS CORP
7200 STATE ROUTE 88
RAVENNA OH 44266-9190
Golf apparel and equipment. Telephone: 800-334-2230
Fax: 866-666-4525
E-mail: tom@hlpgolf.com
For USPS promotional and personal use only.
JIM PROMOTIONS INC
3639 NEW GETWELL RD STE 15
MEMPHIS TN 38118-6047
Logo apparel and postal inspector raid jackets. Web: www.jimpromotions.com
Telephone: 800-897-9036
Fax: 901-795-7437
E-mail: jimpromo@bellsouth.net
For USPS promotional use only.
LANDS END
6 LANDS END LANE
DODGEVILLE WI 53595-6001
Corporate logo apparel and embroidered apparel. Telephone: 800-535-3060
Fax: 800-297-2606
For USPS promotional and personal use only.
LOGOTEL
9005 RED BRANCH RD
COLUMBIA MD 21045-2110
100% cotton screen print Heroes of 2001 T-shirts. Telephone: 410-772-5623
Fax: 410-740-8978
For USPS promotional and personal use only.
POSTAL PRODUCTS UNLIMITED
500 W OKLAHOMA AVE
MILWAUKEE WI 53207-2649
Commemorative rings, sportswear, and assorted gear. Telephone: 800-229-4500
E-mail: tomr@postalproducts.com
For USPS promotional and personal use only.
ROYEL MARKETING
50 PARK PL STE 810
NEWARK NJ 07102-4305
Men's and women's apparel. Telephone: 973-624-5599
Fax: 973-624-6664
For USPS promotional and personal use only.
VEER RIGHT
3705 AIRPORT CIR NW STE I
WILSON NC 27896-8631
Men's and women's apparel (Cutter & Buck), accessories, and gifts. Telephone: 252-237-5900
Fax: 252-237-8004
For USPS promotional and personal use only.
WINCO INTERNATIONAL
9019 OSO AVENUE STE F
CHATSWORTH CA 01311-4117
Earrings and necklaces. Telephone: 818-718-1191
Fax: 818-700-9778
For USPS promotional and personal use only.
WONDERLAND MARKETING
1718 SHERMAN AVE STE 311
EVANSTON IL 60201-5609
Jackets, shirts, sweaters, and watches. Web: www.shopwonderland.com
Telephone: 888-876-2451
Fax: 847-425-1551
For USPS promotional and personal use only.
POSTAL STUFF
2699 HARRISON RD
COLUMBUS OH 43204-3591
Screen printed and embroidered apparel. Telephone: 614-276-9717
Fax: 614-276-9726
For USPS promotional and personal use only.

Commercial Apparel and Jewelry

Licensee Products Where Can I Buy These? Other Sources
AMERICAN NEEDLE
1275 BUSCH PKWY
BUFFALO GROVE IL 60089-4545
Postal Service logo, Mr. Zip, Pony Express, and Classic Collections caps. Telephone: 847-215-0011
Fax: 847-215-0013
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CIZNA INC
45 E 25TH ST APT 11D
NEW YORK NY 10010-2941
Mr. Zip T-shirts. Currently available only in Japan. blank
CORNING MUSEUM OF GLASS
1 MUSEUM WAY
CORNING NY 14830-2253
T-shirts. Web: www.cmog.com
Telephone: 607-974-8835
Fax: 607-974-7365
Corning Museum gift shop.
DATA SOLUTIONS AND TECHNOLOGY INC
3300 75TH AVE STE 110
LANDOVER MD 20785-1501
EID Polo shirts and T-shirts. Web: www.dstincorporated.com
Telephone: 301-583-3500
Fax: 301-583-3512
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FINANCIAL INNOVATIONS INC
1 WEINGEROFF BLVD
CRANSTON RI 02910-4019
Corporate gifts and promotional products. Telephone: 401-467-3178
Fax: 401-467-3570
CVS, K-Mart, and Krogers.
HIGHLANDER LOGO PRODUCTS CORP
7200 STATE ROUTE 88
RAVENNA OH 44266-9190
Golf apparel and equipment. Telephone: 800-334-2230
Fax: 866-666-4525
E-mail: tom@hlpgolf.com
Ask for color catalog.
JER SPORTS
1604 A STREET
WEST BABYLON NY 11704-5074
Men's, women's, and children's slippers; sandals; canvas, synthetic and leather footwear and boots. Telephone: 631-587-1705
Fax: 631-422-4119
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KAHALA
424 SUMMER ST
HONOLULU HI 96817-5607
Hawaiian shirts with stamp images. Telephone: 808-523-7873
Fax: 808-521-6413
Retail stores in Hawaii.
LOGOTEL
9005 RED BRANCH RD
COLUMBIA MD 21045-2110
100% cotton screen print Heroes of 2001 T-shirts. Telephone: 410-772-5623
Fax: 410-740-8978
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MALAMA PONO LTD
1401 MAULHARDT AVENUE
OXNARD CA 93030-7966
100% cotton T-shirts featuring the Duke Kahanamoku stamp. Telephone: 310-576-2444
Fax: 310-576-2440
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MUSEUM COMPANY
695 ROUTE 46 W STE 400
FAIRFIELD NJ 07004-1592
Women's sleep shirt with Love stamp image. Telephone: 973-244-4300
Fax: 973-244-4281
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THIRD STREET SPORTSWEAR
PO BOX 145
OZARK MO 65721-0145
Snoopy Flying Ace T-shirts. Telephone: 800-538-1059
Fax: 417-485-8995
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WINCO INTERNATIONAL
9019 OSO AVENUE STE F
CHATSWORTH CA 01311-4117
Earrings and necklaces. Telephone: 818-718-1191
Fax: 818-700-9778
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Posters and Enlargements

Licensee Products Where Can I Buy These? Other Sources
AMERICAN STAMP COLLECTIBLES INC
RR 12 BOX 180 DONOHOE RD
GREENSBURG PA 15601-9812
Matted and/or framed elements consisting of some or all of the following: U.S. semipostal Heroes of 2001 and other printed images. Telephone: 724-837-8810
Fax: 724-837-0444
Not for resale in Postal Service stores except through OLRP program.
ANNIN AND COMPANY
1 ANNIN DR
ROSELAND NJ 07068-1801
United States and celebratory flags. Telephone: 973-228-9400
Fax: 973-228-4905
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ARTSELECT
300 W LOWE AVE
FAIRFIELD IA 52556-2455
Framed posters. Telephone: 641-472-1495
Fax: 641-472-2761
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CHIMERA PUBLISHING
719 ARENA DR
HAMILTON NJ 08610-3405
Open edition, 4-color process, photo-mechanical lithographic, 18" x 26" posters. Telephone: 800-448-0295
Fax: 609-888-1802
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CLASSIC EDITIONS DBA TIMEFRAMED
645 GRISWOLD ST STE 3700
DETROIT MI 48226-4219
Two-dimensional reproductions of USPS stamp and historic/nostalgic items including photographs, letters, manuscripts, notes, sketches, diaries, maps, plans, legal documents, news clippings, advertisements, and operating manuals. Telephone: 313-963-2242
Fax: 313-963-2252
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CREATIVE FRAMING
525-M E MARKET ST
LEESBURG VA 20176-4171
Framed and matted stamps and reproductions of stamps. Enlarged reproductions of stamp art. Web: www.stampframing.com
Telephone: 703-771-6354
Fax: 703-771-6398
Not for resale in Postal Service stores except through OLRP program.
D AND P CREATIONS INC
2177 N BATAVIA ST STE
BORANGE CA 92865-3110
Framed and matted stamps and reproductions of stamps. Enlarged reproductions of stamp art. Web: www.dpcreations.com
Telephone: 714-974-0905
Fax: 714-974-1147
E-mail: dpcreations@earthlink.net
Not for resale in Postal Service stores except through OLRP program.
DODGE COLOR
4827 RUGBY AVE
BETHESDA MD 20814-3040
Transparencies, negatives, reproductions, and reprints of framed and unframed stamp designs. Web: www.dodgecolor.com
Telephone: 301.656.0025
Fax: 301-656-0025
Products can only be sold to (1) USPS personnel for corporate use and (2) USPS licensees.
KENNEDY MINT INC
12102 PEARL RD
STRONGSVILLE OH 44136-3398
Framed collections of stamps and coins. Web: www.kennedymint.com
Telephone: 440-572-3222
Fax: 440-572-3692
Direct mail.
KOOL COLLECTIBLES AND GRAPHICS INC
6741 DALLAS-CHERRYVILLE HWY
BESSEMER CITY NC 28016-7608
Round, rectangular and arrow-shaped metals signs. Web: www.koolcollectibles.com
Telephone: 704-445-3171
Fax: 704-445-3175
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PAPER TIGER
335 JEFFERSON AVE
CRESSKILL NJ 07626-1211
33˘ Ayn Rand stamp poster. Web: www.papertig.com
Telephone: 201-567-5620
Fax: 201-541-9529
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WESTERN METAL DECORATING
8875 INDUSTRIAL LANE
CUCAMONGA CA 91730-4529
Posters and clips made of metal materials in all sizes. Telephone: 909-987-2506
Fax: 909-483-6096
E-mail: nwriting@gte.net
Not for resale in Postal Service stores except through OLRP program.
WINCO INTERNATIONAL
9019 OSO AVENUE STE F
CHATSWORTH CA 01311-4117
Framed stamp pins, emblems, and cachets with stamp art reproductions. Telephone: 818-718-1191
Fax: 818-700-9778
Not for resale in Postal Service stores except through OLRP program.

Toys and Games

Licensee Products Where Can I Buy These? Other Sources
ADVENTURE GAMES
104 COLONIAL AVE
NORTH ANDOVER MA 01845-6349
Risky Business, a board game which recreates the company start-up experience. Telephone: 978-258-9467
Fax: 978-258-9468
Web: www.adventuregamesinc.com
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ATHEARN INC
19010 LAUREL PARK RD
COMPTON CA 92064-6091
Model railroad rolling stock, locomotives, passenger cars, flat cars featuring tractor trailer trucks, billboards, mailboxes, buildings and other accessories common to the category and in keeping with licensor's trademark equities subject to licensor's prior written approval. Telephone: 310-631-3400
Fax: 310-885-5296
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BOSLEY BOBBERS
PO BOX 95974465
LOUISVILLE ST
CANTON OH 44705-4847
Bobble head dolls of USPS letter carriers, lunch boxes sold with or without insulated beverage containers, and toy banks. Telephone: 330-453-0285
Fax: 425-799-0070
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BUILD A BEAR WORKSHOP INC
1954 INNERBELT BUSINESS CENTER DR
SAINT LOUIS MO 63114-5760
T-shirt featuring Teddy Bear stamps on plush animals. Telephone: 314-423-8000
Fax: 314-423-8188
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COOL THINGS BY ADRIAN
470 GRANDVIEW AVE APT 8
WOONSOCKET RI 02895-2737
Handcrafted wooden U.S. Mail trucks 16" long, 6.5" high, and 5.5" wide. Telephone: 401-767-8717
Fax: 401-767-3674
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FIRST GEAR INC
8668 KAPP DR
PEOSTA IA 52068-9568
Die-cast model '37 Chevrolet U.S. Mail delivery truck. Telephone: 888-771-5576
Fax: 319-582-2415
E-mail: consumerservices@1st-gear.com
Tradeshows.
FUNKO INC
1221 MADRONA DR
SNOHOMISH WA 98290-2488
Mr. Zip bobble head dolls. Telephone: 425-783-3616
Fax: 425-252-2454
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GOLDEN WHEEL DIE CASTING
UNIT 408-409 62 MODY RD
TSIMSHATSI EAST KOWLOON HONG KONG
Postal Service vehicle and airplane die-cast replicas. Telephone: 852-2412-2339
Fax: 852-2412-7986 (Hong Kong)
Request catalog.
KJ CLASSIC METAL DESIGNS
PO BOX 663
WINDER GA 30680-0663
1:15 scale replica Postal Service delivery van. Telephone: 770-867-4452
Fax: 770-586-0163
Dealers.
LIBERTY CLASSICS
235 PETERSON RD
LIBERTYVILLE IL 60048-1005
Free-wheeling die cast vehicles in 1:24 and 1:64 scale with plastic and rubber components. Telephone: 847-367-1288
Fax: 847-367-1295
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LIONEL LLC
50625 RICHARD W BLVD
CHESTERFIELD MI 48051-2493
Priority Mail railroad boxcar. Telephone: 810-949-4100 x1
Fax: 810-949-1013
Dealers.
MATTEL INC
333 CONTINENTAL BLVD
EL SEGUNDO CA 90245-5012
Matchbox Collectibles U.S. Mail van. Telephone: 856-234-7400
Fax: 856-722-9342
Sears, FAO Schwarz, JC Penny, Target, Ames, K-Mart, ShopKo, Wal-Mart, Meijer, Bradlees, Kay Bee Toys, and Toys R Us.
MAY CHEONG TOY PRODUCTS FTY LTD
DBA MAISTO INTERNATIONAL INC
7751 CHERRY AVE
FONTANA CA 92336-4002
Die cast vehicle replicas in 1:64, 1:43, 1:32, and 1:100 scales and die cast airplane replicas in 7-inch scale. Telephone: 909-357-7988
Fax: 909-357-2020
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MBI INC
47 RICHARDS AVE
NORWALK CT 06857-0001
Die-cast metal vehicles. Telephone: 203-853-2000
Fax: 203-853-0647
Direct mail with Danbury Mint and Postal Commemoratives Society.
MTH ELECTRIC TRAINS INC
7020 COLUMBIA GATEWAY DR
COLUMBIA MD 21046-2119
Model railroad boxcars. Telephone: 410-381-2580
Fax: 410-381-6122
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MY US POST OFFICE.COM INC
DBA MY SURF STUDIO
607 HUBER DRI
SAINT PAUL MN 55120-1916
Educational and edutainment software utilizing USPS corporate signature, USPS Post Office, and Mr. Zip. Telephone: 651-687-0028
Fax: 651-688-7863
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PACE PRODUCTS
333 SEMORAN PL
APOPKA FL 32703-4670
Children's stamp collecting educational kit with Greetings From America theme. Telephone: 407-880-4670
Fax: 407-880-3467
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PATRIOTIC CHALLENGE
23353 SAINT ANDREWS MISSION
VIEJO CA 92692
Educational trivia board game featuring stamp images. Telephone: 949-837-7444
Fax: 949-837-7446
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PETER PARKER PUZZLES
363 WESTLAND AVE
COLUMBUS OH 43209-1663
Stamp art jigsaw puzzles. Telephone: 800-232-4FUN
Fax: 614-258-3588
Direct mail catalog, toy stores, and novelty gift shops.
PLAYING MANTIS
3618 GRAPE RD
MISHAWAKA IN 46545-2770
Die-cast trucks with mounted stamps in truck bed. Web: www.playingmantis.com
Telephone: 219-252-0300
Fax: 219-252-0500
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RACING CHAMPIONS ERTL INC
800 ROOSEVELT RD BLDG C
GLEN ELLYN IL 60137-5835
Wooden play sets and wooden vehicle replicas. Telephone: 630-790-3507
Fax: 630-790-9474
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SPEC-CAST
428 6TH AVE NW
DYERSVILLE IA 52040-1129
Die-cast model trucks and planes. Web: www.speccast.com
Telephone: 563-875-8706
Fax: 563-875-8056
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TEAM CALIBER
235-10 ROLLING HILLS RD
MOORESVILLE NC 28117-6825
1:64 and 1:24 scale die cast vehicle replicas, sold as banks and models. Telephone: 704-660-3654
Fax: 704-633-1965
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TIMELESS TOYS
23755 CABOT STE 215
HAYWARD CA 94545-1656
Plush bears 8.5" to 24" high of velour, velboa, or acrylic plush, embroidered with a stamp image and with a live USPS postage stamp attached. Telephone: 510-732-1960
Fax: 510-732-6190
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TIMELESS TOYS
23757 CABOT STE 215
HAYWARD CA 94545-1657
Plush velour, made of velour, velboa, or acrylic, embroidered with a stamp image with an actual USPS postage stamp affixed. Web: www.timeless-toys.com
Telephone: 510-732-1960
Fax: 510-732-6190
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WEI KEE PLASTIC INDUSTRIAL LTD 92 POKFULAM RD FLAT B1
LA CLARE MANSION HONG KONG
Miniature plastic mailboxes. Web: www.postbox.com.hk
Telephone: 818-281-8899
Fax: 818-888-9189
E-mail: samsonchow@aol.com
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Commercial Novelty

Licensee Products Where Can I Buy These? Other Sources
ACTION TAPES DBA GREAT NOTIONS
2751 ELECTRONIC LN
DALLAS TX 75220-1217
Computer embroidery systems. Telephone: 214-352-6940
Fax: 214-352-7249
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AMERICAN EAGLE ASSOCIATES
ELM STREET CROSSING
MONROE CT 06468-2254
Coins, medallions, philatelic numismatic first day of issue covers and philatelic cachets. Telephone: 203-268-0832
Fax: 203-452-9845
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ANNIN AND COMPANY
1 ANNIN DR
ROSELAND NJ 07068-1801
United States and celebratory flags. Telephone: 973-228-9400
Fax: 973-228-4905
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BRADFORD EXCHANGE
9333 N MILWAUKEE AVE
NILES IL 60714-1303
Plates, plaques, and/or plate-like objects made out of cold-cast resin or porcelain. Telephone: 847-966-2770
Fax: 847-966-3121
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CASE STATIONARY CO
179 SAW MILL RIVER RD
YONKERS NY 10701-6616
Looney Toons stamp characters metal boxes. Telephone: 800-431-2422
Fax: 914-965-2362
Request full color catalog.
CHANGING SEASONS SOFTWARE LTD
5881 ROANOKE DR
MADISON WI 53719-1629
Philatelic software and catalog. Web: www.stampbase.com
Telephone: 609-273-2739
Fax: 609-273-1965
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CINEGRAM MEDIA INC
1 SPRINGFIELD AVE
SUMMIT NJ 07901-4055
Celebrate the Century CD-ROMs, screensavers. Telephone: 908-598-4755
Fax: 908-598-4756
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CONCORD INDUSTRIES
19 WILLARD RD
NORWALK CT 06851-4414
Key chains, lapel pins, laser engraved glass, belt buckles, and Americana products. Web: www.uspsproducts.com
Telephone: 800-553-9824
Fax: 203-750-6057
Specialty stores.
CORNING MUSEUM OF GLASS
1 MUSEUM WAY
CORNING NY 14830-2253
Note cards, puzzles, and wall art. Web: www.cmog.com
Telephone: 607-974-8835
Fax: 607-974-7365
Corning Museum gift shop.
CRANSTON CONSUMER PRODUCTS CO
469 7TH AVE
NEW YORK NY 10018-7605
Heroes of 2001, Celebrate the Century, and other stamp art fabric. Sells only to retailers (Wal-Mart, JoAnn Fabrics, etc.) blank
DATA SOLUTIONS AND TECHNOLOGY INC
3300 75TH AVE STE 110
LANDOVER MD 20785-1501
EID note cards, pins, key rings, mugs, magnets, T-shirts and canvas prints of stamps. Web: www.dstincorporated.com
Telephone: 301-583-3500
Fax: 301-583-3512
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DELUXE FINANCIAL SERVICES INC
3680 VICTORIA ST N
SHOREVIEW MN 55126-2906
Personal checks, vinyl and leather checkbook covers, and messages. Telephone: 651-483-7734
Fax: 651-787-1703
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DESERT VOYAGERS LLC
2505 N BRIMHALL
MESA AZ 85203-1005
Internet greetings. Telephone: 480-998-7296
Fax: 480-998-7296
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DESPERATE ENTERPRISES
728 E SMITH RD
MEDINA OH 44256-2662
I Love Lucy stamp tin sign. Web: www.desperate.com
Telephone: 800-732-4859 x10
Fax: 330-725-0150
Direct mail.
DIRECT CHECKS UNLIMITED LLC
8245 N UNION BLVD
COLORADO SPRINGS CO 80920-4456
Bank checks, return address labels, and checkbook covers. Telephone: 719-531-3954
Fax: 719-548-9604
Call to get order forms.
DMC CORPORATION
10 PORT KEARNY BLDG 10A
SOUTH KEARNY NJ 07032
Needle work media based on USPS stamp designs. Needle work media includes, kits, printed designs on canvas or in charted form for booklets. Telephone: 973-589-0606
Fax: 973-589-8931
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GIMBELS OF MAINE
PO BOX 57 BOOTHBAY
HARBOR ME 04538-0057
Collectible porcelain thimbles. Web: www.gimbelsdepartmentstore.com
Telephone: 207-633-5088
Fax: 207-633-5128
Retail location in Maine and direct mail.
GODINGER SILVER ART COMPANY LTD
6315 TRAFFIC AVE
RIDGEWOOD NY 11385-2629
Silver-plated lead crystal giftware. Telephone: 212-685-5843 x201
Fax: 212-545-0793
Gift stores.
HALLMARK GROUP LTD
8403 GALVESTON RD
SILVER SPRING MD 20910-5307
Engraved ingots, minted in precious metal (gold-plated silver) to be sold separately or as part of a 24-piece set. Telephone: 301-580-4936
Fax: 301-588-1116
E-mail: galemorrell@mris.com
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HE HARRIS AND COMPANY INC
3101 CLAIRMONT RD NE
ATLANTA GA 30329-1015
Stamp collecting albums and kits. Web: www.heharris.com
Telephone: 404-214-4300
Fax: 404-214-4390
eBay store.
Licensee Products Where Can I Buy These? Other Sources
HERITAGE COLLECTIONS LTD
6647 KERNS RD
FALLS CHURCH VA 22042-4231
Holiday ornaments made with live stamps. Telephone: 703-533-7800
Fax: 703-533-7801
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HIGHLANDER LOGO PRODUCTS CORP
7200 STATE ROUTE 88
RAVENNA OH 44266-9190
Drivers, iron sets, putter, head covers, golf bags, golf travel bags, golf towels, golf gloves, golf balls, golf tees, tool packets, divot repair tools, golf shoe brush, and golf umbrella. Telephone: 800-334-2230
Fax: 866-666-4525
E-mail: tom@hlpgolf.com
Ask for color catalog.
HY KO PRODUCTS
7370 NORTHFIELD RD
WALTON OH 44146-6106
Key chains, key rings, key fobs, key accessories, and bottle openers. Telephone: 440-232-8227
Fax: 440-232-8227
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ILIAD INC
144 2ND AVE N
NASHVILLE TN 37201-1936
Music compilations using Postal Service stamp artwork. Telephone: 615-244-9305
Fax: 615-244-9366
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IPROMOTEU
40 SPEEN ST STE 303
FRAMINGHAM MA 01701-1898
Bookmarks, pins, key chains, and mugs. Web: www.ipromoteu.com
Telephone: 877-470-1436
Fax: 905-542-9454
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KAHALA
424 SUMMER ST
HONOLULU HI 96817-5607
Hawaiian shirts with Duke Kahanamoku stamp image. Telephone: 808-523-7873
Fax: 808-521-6413
Retail stores in Hawaii.
KENNEDY MINT INC
12102 PEARL RD
STRONGSVILLE OH 44136-3398
Framed collections of stamps and coins. Web: www.kennedymint.com
Telephone: 440-572-3222
Fax: 440-572-3692
Direct mail.
KOOL COLLECTIBLES AND GRAPHICS INC
6741 DALLAS-CHERRYVILLE HWY
BESSEMER CITY NC 28016-7608
Round, rectangular and arrow-shaped metals signs. Web: www.koolcollectibles.com
Telephone: 704-445-3171
Fax: 704-445-3175
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KURT S ADLER INC
1107 BROADWAY
NEW YORK NY 10010-2872
Holiday ornaments. Telephone: 212-924-0900
Fax: 212-807-0575
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MARCH COMPANY
3815 ACADEMY PKWY NE
ALBUQUERQUE NM 87109-4408
Stamp design lapel pins, key chains, and money clips. Heroes of 2001 products: lapel pins, magnets, key chains, money clips, marble paperweights, two-dimensional holiday ornaments, and framed pins. Web: www.marchco.com
Telephone: 800-336-2724
Fax: 505-345-0407
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NANCY SALES COMPANY INC
22 WILLOW ST
CHELSEA MA 02150-3506
Mugs, shot glasses, and key chains. Telephone: 617-884-1700
Fax: 617-889-2789
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NATIONAL DESIGN CORPORATION
16885 VIA DEL CAMPO CT STE 300
SAN DIEGO CA 92127-4120
Desk caddy, memo cubes, magnets, mugs, pens, pencils, twist up crayons, and flashlight key rings. Telephone: 858-674-6040
Fax: 858-674-4120
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PIONEER BALLOON AND PIONEER NATIONAL LATEX
5000 E 29TH ST N
WICHITA KS 67220-2111
Latex and foil balloons. Telephone: 316-685-2266
Fax: 316-685-0187
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SONOMA PINS
677 1ST STREET W
SONOMA CA 95467-7003
Stamp lapel pins, key chains, dog tags, Heroes of 2001 products. Web: www.favoriteline.com/heroes
Telephone: 800-996-8655
Fax: 707-996-9957
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SUMMERFIELD FOODS INC
1305 N DUTTON AVE STE 100
SANTA ROSA CA 95401-4609
Butter cookies. Telephone: 707-579-3938
Fax: 707-579-8442
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TE NEUES PUBLISHING COMPANY
16 W 22ND STREET 11TH FLR
NEW YORK NY 10010-5803
Wall calendars featuring various stamp designs. Telephone: 212-627-9090
Fax: 212-627-9534
Stationery stores, gift retailers, bookstores, and Postmark America Store.
TECHNI PRODUCTS
15811 BURLINGAME DR
HUNTERSVILLE NC 28078-4801
Limited use hot and cold pack. Telephone: 704-894-9292
Fax: 704-892-5998
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TECHNICRAFT INDUSTRIES INC
DBA BLANKETS ONLINE
11 IRON FORGE RD
PAXTON MA 01612-1523
Heroes of 2001 cotton and acrylic throw blankets, pillows, and tote bags. Telephone: 508-792-9065 blank
TIMELESS TOYS
23757 CABOT STE 215
HAYWARD CA 94545-1657
Plush velour, made of velour, velboa, or acrylic, embroidered with a stamp image with an actual USPS postage stamp affixed. Web: www.timeless-toys.com
Telephone: 510-732-1960
Fax: 510-732-6190
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US ALLEGIANCE INC
63004 LAYTON AVE
BEND OR 97701-3735
Greetings From America, Spay or Neuter, Teddy Bear, Love, and Heroes of 2001 lapel pins, postcards, mugs, magnets, key chains, tote bags, and stationery. Web: www.ipledge.com
Telephone: 800-327-1402
Fax: 800-622-8212
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VANMARK INC
2551 E PHILADELPHIA ST
ONTARIO CA 91761-7774
Figurines, frames, clocks, and bookends. Telephone: 909-923-6789
Fax: 909-673-9699
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WEI KEE PLASTIC INDUSTRIAL LTD 92 POKFULAM RD FLAT B1
LA CLARE MANSION HONG KONG
Miniature plastic mailboxes. Web: www.postbox.com.hk
Telephone: 818-281-8899
Fax: 818-888-9189
E-mail: samsonchow@aol.com
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WESTERN METAL DECORATING
8875 INDUSTRIAL LANE
CUCAMONGA CA 91730-4529
Posters and clips made of metal materials in all sizes. Telephone: 909-987-2506
Fax: 909-483-6096
E-mail: nwriting@gte.net
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WINCO INTERNATIONAL
9019 OSO AVENUE STE F
CHATSWORTH CA 01311-4117
Lapel pins, key chains, magnets, ornaments, earrings, necklaces, pen stands, paperweights, framed stamp pins/emblems with stamp art reproductions, stamps and/or first day covers, and bookmarks with or without attached emblems. Telephone: 818-718-1191
Fax: 818-700-9778
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Philately

STAMP ANNOUNCEMENT 03-12

Louisiana Purchase Commemorative Stamp

stamp announcement 03-12: louisiana purchase commemorative stamp, copyright 2002.

The Postal Service will issue a 37-cent Louisiana Purchase commemorative stamp (Item 454300) in a pressure- sensitive adhesive (PSA) pane of 20 on April 30, 2003, in New Orleans, Louisiana. The stamp, designed by Richard Sheaff, Scottsdale, Arizona, and illustrated by Garin Baker, New Windsor, New York, goes on sale nationwide May 1, 2003.

Issue: Louisiana Purchase
Item Number: 454300
Denomination &
Type of Issue:

37-cent commemorative
Format: Pane of 20 (1 design)
Series: N/A
Issue Date & City: April 30, 2003,
New Orleans, LA 70113
Designer: Richard Sheaff, Scottsdale, AZ
Art Director: Richard Sheaff, Scottsdale, AZ
Typographer: Richard Sheaff, Scottsdale, AZ
Artist: Garin Baker, New Windsor, NY
Modeler: Donald H. Woo
Manufacturing Process: Gravure
Printer: Sennett Security Products (SSP)
Printed at: American Packaging
Corporation, Columbus, WI
Press Type: Rotomec, 3000
Engraver: Southern Graphics
Stamps per Pane: 20
Print Quantity: 54 million stamps
Paper Type: Prephosphored, type I
Gum Type: Pressure sensitive
Processed at: Unique Binders,
Fredericksburg, VA
Colors: Magenta, Yellow, Cyan, Black,
Line Blue, Black
Stamp Orientation: Vertical
Image Area (w x h): 0.84 x 1.41 in./21.33 x 35.81 mm
Overall Size (w x h): 0.99 x 1.56 in./25.14 x 39.21 mm
Pane Size (w x h): 7.9557 x 5.9375 in./202.07 x
150.81 mm
Plate Size: 120 stamps per revolution
Plate Numbers: "S" followed by six (6) single digits
Marginal Markings: "© 2002 USPS" • Price • Plate
numbers in all four corners • Plate
position diagram • 2 UPC codes on
back
Catalog Item Number(s): 454320 Block of 4 - $1.48
454330 Block of 10 - $3.70
454340 Full Pane of 20 - $7.40
454361 First Day Cover - $0.75
454393 Full Pane w/FDC - $8.15

This stamp commemorates the bicentennial of the Louisiana Purchase. Often referred to as the greatest real estate deal in history, the 1803 Louisiana Purchase doubled the size of the United States. "With a stroke of a pen," our country became one of the largest in the world and the heartland of the continent was opened to American exploration and settlement.

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 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:

LOUISIANA PURCHASE COMMEMORATIVE STAMP
POSTMASTER
US POSTAL SERVICE
701 LOYOLA AVE RM 3003
NEW ORLEANS LA 70113-9802

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 May 29, 2003.

Stamp Fulfillment Services (SFS) 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. Customers may request a free catalog by telephoning 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: Item 454300, 37-cent Louisiana Purchase Commemorative Stamp

Stamp distribution offices (SDOs) will receive approximately one-third of their standard automatic distribution quantities for a PSA sheet stamp. 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-fourth of their standard automatic distribution quantities using PS Form 3309, Advice of Shipment/Stamp Invoice, and PS Form 17, Stamp Requisition/Stamp Return. SDOs must not distribute stamps to Post Offices before April 25, 2003.

Philatelic Requirement

SDOs with authorized philatelic centers will receive an automatic distribution of these stamps in 6 positions for subsequent distribution to each philatelic window.

SDOs that serve this many philatelic windows... will receive this quantity of the Louisiana Purchase commemorative stamp,
Item 454300.
1 12,000
2 24,000
3 36,000
4 48,000
5 60,000
6 72,000
8 96,000
9 108,000
12 144,000
13 156,000
16 192,000
19 228,000

Additional Supply

Post Offices requiring additional stamps 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.

For fulfilling supplemental orders from SDOs, the Memphis APD will receive 800,000 additional stamps; the Chicago and New York APDs will each receive 720,000 additional stamps; and the San Francisco and Denver APDs will each receive 600,000 additional stamps.

Sales Policy

All Post Offices must acquire and maintain a supply of each new commemorative stamp as long as customer demand exists, until inventory is depleted, 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,
Government Relations, 4-3-03

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 cancellations have been extended for 30 days.

March 1, 2003

Norwalk (CT) Stamp Club

NORPEX 2003 STATION

POSTMASTER

16 WASHINGTON ST

NORWALK CT 06856-9998

March 12, 2003

Universidad de Puerto Rico

ESTACION CENTENARIO

PICTORIAL CANCELLATION COORDINATOR

585 AVE FD ROOSEVELT STE 223

SAN JUAN PR 00936-9996

March 15, 2003

Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge

BALCONES CANYONLANDS NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE STATION

POSTMASTER

8027 BRONCO LN

LAGO VISTA TX 78645-9998

March 15, 2003

Arkanzas Lazy L Arena

BARTON COLISEUM STATION

POSTMASTER

600 EAST CAPITOL AVE

LITTLE ROCK AR 72202-9998

March 15, 2003

Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge

LAGUNA ATASCOSA NATIONAL WILDLIFE REGUGE STATION

POSTMASTER

109 EAST COLORADO

RIO HONDO TX 78583-9998

March 15, 2003

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Committee

CRAB ORCHARD NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE STATION

POSTMASTER

205 EAST MAIN ST

MARION IL 62959-9998

March 15, 2003

Department of Fish and Wildlife

CELEBRATING A CENTURY OF CONSERVATION STATION

POSTMASTER

8107 STATE RTE 90

MONTEZUMA NY 13117-9998

March 15, 2003

Clarks River National Wildlife Refuge

CLARKS RIVER NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE STATION

POSTMASTER

PO BOX 9998

BENTON KY 42025-9998

The following cancellations have been extended for 60 days.

February 14, 2003

Smokey's Stampers at Capitan 3rd Graders

VALENTINE STATION

POSTMASTER

PO BOX 71

GLENCOE NM 88324-9998

March 7, 2003

McKinley Museum and National Memorial

MCKINLEY MUSEUM STATION

POSTMASTER

2650 CLEVELAND AVE NW

CANTON OH 44711-9998

March 16, 2003

Pontiac Stamp Club

PONTIAC STAMP CLUB STATION

POSTMASTER

5036 DIXIE HWY

WATERFORD MI 48330-9998

March 20, 2003
University of Maine at Presque Isle
UMPI STATION
POSTMASTER
23 2ND ST
PRESQUE ISLE ME 04769-9998
March 20, 2003
Maine Mentoring Partnership and Campfire USA
ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE KID DAY HITINOWA COUNCIL STATION
POSTMASTER
31 GORHAM RD
SCARBOROUGH ME 04074-9998
March 22, 2003
CELEBRATING A CENTURY OF CONSERVATION STATION
POSTMASTER
PO BOX 9998
WOODBOURNE NY 12788-9998
March 22, 2003
U.S. Department of the Interior U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
BAYOU SAUVAGE NWR STATION-EARTH FEST
POSTMASTER
701 LOYOLA AVE RM 3003
NEW ORLEANS LA 70113-9998
March 22-23, 2003
KAZOOPEX STATION
POSTMASTER
PO BOX 9998
KALAMAZOO MI 49001-9998
March 22-23, 2003
Fort Findlay Stamp Club
FINPEX 2003 STATION
POSTMASTER
PO BOX 9998
FINDLAY OH 45840-9998
March 27, 2003
Coahoma Post Office
COAHOMA KINDERGARTEN RODEO STATION
POSTMASTER
102 SOUTH FIRST ST
COAHOMA TX 79511-9998
March 28, 2003
Postal Service Cinti District
POSTMASTER INSTALLATION STATION
POSTMASTER
1591 DALTON AVE
CINCINNATI OH 45234-9998
March 29, 2003
Dover Stamp Club
DOVER STAMP CLUB STATION
POSTMASTER
55 THE PLZ
DOVER DE 19901-9998
March 29, 2003
HERNANDO DESOTO HITORICAL SOCIETY STATION
POSTMASTER
2005 57TH AVE WEST
BRADENTON FL 34207-9998
March 30, 2003
SUNKEN GARDENS STATION
POSTMASTER
3135 1ST AVE NORTH
ST PETERSBURG FL 33730-9998
April 4, 2003
Oshkosh Convention and Visitors Bureau
OSHKOSH SESQUICENTENNIAL STATION
POSTMASTER
1025 WEST 20TH ST
OSHKOSH WI 54902-9998
April 4, 2003
POSTMASTER
PO BOX 9998
SILVER SPRING MD 20910-9998
April 5, 2003
Universal Ship Cancellation Society
MEMORIAL STATION
POSTMASTER
10 WEST 10TH ST
BARNEGAT LIGHT NJ 08006-9998
April 5, 2003
U.S. Department of the Interior U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
BAYOU SAUVAGE NWR STATION-GATORFEST
POSTMASTER
701 LOYOLA AVE RM 3003
NEW ORLEANS LA 70113-9998
April 5, 2003
Chamber of Commerce
TULIPS A BLOOM STATION
POSTMASTER
203 WEST BLACKWELL AVE
BLACKWELL OK 74631-9998
April 5, 2003
Delta Music Museum Festival
DELTA MUSIC MUSEUM FESTIVAL STATION
POSTMASTER
PO BOX 9998
FERRIDAY LA 71334-9998
April 5, 2003
Redlands Bicycle Classic
BIKE RACE STATION
POSTMASTER
404 NEW YORK ST
REDLANDS CA 92373-9998
April 5, 2003
Tidewater Stamp Club
TIDEWATER STAMP SHOW STATION
POSTMASTER
116 EAST DOVER ST
EASTON MD 21601-9998
April 5, 2003
Village of Salem Bicentennial Committee
SALEM BICENTENNIAL STATION
POSTMASTER
12 WEST BROADWAY
SALEM NY 12865-9998
April 5, 2003
DANEPEX 2003 STATION
POSTMASTER
PO BOX 9998
MADISON WI 53716-9998
April 5, 2003
Stallknecht - Morgan Museum
SHOW STATION
POSTMASTER
521 EAST MAIN ST
EMMETT ID 83617-9998
April 5, 2003
BLACK BEAR STATION
POSTMASTER
260 NORTH INDUSTRIAL DR
ORANGE CITY FL 32763-9998
April 5, 2003
City of Irving
CENTENNIAL STATION
POSTMASTER
2701 WEST IRVING BLVD
IRVING TX 75061-9998
April 5, 2003
City of South Charleston
SPRING PRACTICE STATION 2003
BRANCH MANAGER
400 D ST
SOUTH CHARLESTON WV 25303-9998
April 5, 2003
Guadalupe - Nipomo Dunes National Wildlife Refuge
GUADALUPE NIPOMO DUNES NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE STATION
POSTMASTER
1030 GUADALUPE ST
GUADALUPE CA 93434-9998
April 5, 2003
POSTMASTER
PO BOX 9998
SILVER SPRING MD 20910-9998
April 5-6, 2003
Delaware Postal Exchange
DELPEX STATION
POSTMASTER
501 DELAWARE ST
NEW CASTLE DE 19720-9998
April 5-6, 2003
Park Forest Stamp Club
PARK FOREST POST OFFICE
POSTMASTER
123 INDIANWOOD
PARK FOREST IL 60466-9998
April 5-6, 2003
Central NY Maple Festival
MAPLE FESTIVAL STATION
POSTMASTER
12 EAST MAIN ST
MARATHON NY 13803-9998
April 6, 2003
Fool's Five Committee
FOOLS FIVE STATION
POSTMASTER
PO BOX 9998
LEWISTON MN 55952-9998
April 6, 2003
Manchester Stamp Club
QPEX STATION
POSTMASTER
112 EAST BROADWAY
NORTH SALEM NH 03073-9998
April 6, 2003
POSTMASTER
PO BOX 9998
SILVER SPRING MD 20910-9998
April 7, 2003
AGASSIZ NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE STATION
POSTMASTER
PO BOX 9998
MIDDLE RIVER MN 56737-9998
April 7, 2003
Postal Service
PUBLIC HEALTH PROMOTION STATION
POSTMASTER
PO BOX 9998
HILLSBORO ND 58045-9998
April 7, 2003
POSTMASTER
PO BOX 9998
SILVER SPRING MD 20910-9998
April 8, 2003
POSTMASTER
PO BOX 9998
SILVER SPRING MD 20910-9998
April 9, 2003
AGASSIZ NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE STATION
POSTMASTER
PO BOX 9998
THIEF RIVER FALLS MN 56701-9998
April 9, 2003
POSTMASTER
PO BOX 9998
SILVER SPRING MD 20910-9998
April 10, 2003
Universal Ship Cancellation Society - Stephen Decatur Chapter #4, USCS
USS THRESHER SSN 593 MEMORIAL STATION
OIC
10 SHAPLEIGH RD
KITTERY ME 03904-9998
April 10, 2003
Lincoln University
SESQUICENTENNIAL STATION
POSTMASTER
301 ASHMUN AVE
LINCOLN UNIVERSITY PA 19352-9998
April 10, 2003
Universal Ship Cancellation Society - Stephen Decatur Chapter #4, USCS
USS THRESHER SSN 593 MEMORIAL STATION
POSTMASTER
80 DANIEL ST
PORTSMOUTH NH 03801-9998
April 10, 2003
POSTMASTER
PO BOX 9998
SILVER SPRING MD 20910-9998
April 11, 2003
Altrusa Club of Norman
ALTRUSA AWARENESS STATION
POSTMASTER
129 WEST GRAY ST
NORMAN OK 73069-9998
April 11, 2003
C O BROWN STADIUM STATION
POSTMASTER
PO BOX 9998
BATTLE CREEK MI 49017-9998
April 11, 2003
POSTMASTER
PO BOX 9998
SILVER SPRING MD 20910-9998
April 12, 2003
BLACK MEMORABILIA AND COLLECTIBLE SHOW STATION
SPECIAL CANCELLATION UNIT
3300 V ST NORTHEAST
WASHINGTON DC 20018-9998
April 12, 2003
The Sheboygan, Wisconsin, Stamp Club
SHEPEX STATION
POSTMASTER
522 NORTH 9TH ST
SHEBOYGAN WI 53081-9998
April 12, 2003
Space Unit
FLUSHING MAIN POST OFFICE
POSTMASTER
41-65 MAIN ST
FLUSHING NY 11355-9998
April 12, 2003
Pump Jack Festival Association
PUMP JACK STATION
POSTMASTER
200 WEST CLEVELAND
ELECTRA TX 76360-9998
April 12, 2003
Beauty Post Office
DATE AND ZIP CODE MATCH STATION
POSTMASTER
PO BOX 9998
BEAUTY KY 41203-9998
April 12, 2003
Rose Tree Museum
ROSE TREE STATION
POSTMASTER
PO BOX 9998
TOMBSTONE AZ 85638-9998
April 12, 2003
Valley of Buffalo, Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry
VALLEYPEX STATION
POSTMASTER
1200 WILLIAM ST
BUFFALO NY 14240-9998
April 12-13, 2003
Cedar Rapids Stamp Club
CERAPEX STATION
POSTMASTER
615 6TH AVE SOUTHEAST
CEDAR RAPIDS IA 52401-9998
April 12-13, 2003
Southern Oregon Philatelic Society
SOPEX STATION
POSTMASTER/PHILATELIC SERVICES
333 WEST 8TH ST
MEDFORD OR 97501-9998
April 13, 2003
Tuscora Stamp Club
TUSCOPEX STATION
POSTMASTER
210 NORTH BROADWAY ST
NEW PHILADELPHIA OH 44663-9998
April 13, 2003
Valley of Buffalo, Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry
VALLEYPEX STATION
POSTMASTER
1200 WILLIAM ST
BUFFALO NY 14240-9998
April 13-15, 2003
National Postal Forum
NATIONAL POSTAL FORUM STATION
POSTMASTER
701 LOYOLA AVE
NEW ORLEANS LA 70113-9998
April 15-22, 2003
The American Legion
74TH ANNUAL STATION
POSTMASTER
201 WEST OKLAHOMA ST
GUTHRIE OK 73044-9998
April 16, 2003
Postal Service
INVITATION STATION
POSTMASTER
PO BOX 9998
BRIDAL VEIL OR 97010-9998

- Stamp Services,
Government Relations, 4-3-03

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
Save Your Vision Week Feb. 1-March 31
March Is Kidney Month, Give to the National Kidney Foundation March 1-March 31
March Is Red Cross Month March 1-March 31
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 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
- Mailing Standards,
Pricing and Classification, 4-3-03

UPDATED ANNOUNCEMENT 03-C

2003 Stamps and Postal Stationery

"2003 Stamps and Postal Stationery" (Announcement 03-C, April 2003), which appears on page 9, 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 2003. Post Offices may wish to post this schedule on their bulletin boards.

Customers may also be directed to access the Postal Bulletin through the Postal Service Web site at www.usps.com, then by clicking on All Products & Services; then Publications; then 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, by calling 800-STAMP-24, or online at www.usps.com by clicking on Buy Stamps & Shop. 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 in the "2003 Stamps and Postal Stationery" announcement that follows.

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

- Stamp Services,Government Relations, 4-3-03


Post Offices

Post Office Changes

Old/
New
Finance No. ZIP Code State P.O. Name County/
Parish
Station/Branch/Unit Unit Type Effective Date Comments
Old 01-5980 36270 AL Newell Randolph Main Office Post Office 12/11/1992 Post Office and ZIP Code discontinued. Establish a Place Name. Newell AL becomes an acceptable last line for use with ZIP Code 36280.
New 01-8860 36280 AL Woodland Randolph Newell Place Name 10/05/2002
Old 05-6936 92712 CA Santa Ana Orange Civic Center Classified Station 08/31/2001 Post Office and Post Office box ZIP Code discontinued. Use Santa Ana CA 92712 as last line of address.
New 05-6936 92712 CA Santa Ana Orange Main Office Post Office 07/06/2002
Old 15-8400 83551 ID Spalding Nez Perce Main Office Post Office 02/03/1997 Post Office and Post Office box ZIP Code discontinued. Establish a place name. Spalding ID becomes an acceptable last line for use with ZIP Code 83540.
New 15-5125 83540 ID Lapwai Nez Perce Spalding Place Name 10/26/2002
Old 15-3250 83620 ID Fruitvale Adams Main Office Post Office 12/27/1996 Post Office and ZIP Code discontinued. Establish a place name. Fruitvale ID becomes an acceptable last line for use with ZIP Code 83612.
New 15-2100 83612 ID Council Adams Fruitvale Place Name 10/26/2002
Old 28-6162 63871 MO Pascola Pemiscot Main Office Post Office 10/02/1992 Post Office and ZIP Code discontinued. Establish a place name. Pascola MO becomes an acceptable last line for use with ZIP Code 63851.
New 28-3600 63851 MO Hayti Pemiscot Pascola Place Name 11/09/2002
Old 28-1716 63838 MO Conran New Madrid Main Office Post Office 07/31/1992 Post Office and ZIP Code discontinued. Establish a place name. Conran MO becomes an acceptable last line for use with ZIP Code 63873.
New 28-6474 63873 MO Portageville New Madrid Conran Place Name 11/09/2002
Old 27-5174 39115 MS Midnight Humphreys Main Office Post Office 11/22/1996 Post Office discontinued. Retain ZIP Code. Establish a place name. Continue to use Midnight MS 39115 as last line of address.
New 27-7488 39115 MS Silver City Humphreys Midnight Place Name 10/05/2002
Old 29-1602 59634 MT Clancy Jefferson Montana City CPO/
Contract Branch
blank Community Post Office discontinued. Retain ZIP Code. Establish a place name. Continue to use Montana City MT 59634 as last line of address. This was actually a Contract Branch, but listed erroneously as a CPO in Postal databases.
New 29-1602 59634 MT Clancy Jefferson Montana City Place Name 10/31/2002
Old 30-3360 68737 NE Foster Pierce Main Office Post Office 10/24/1997 Post Office and ZIP Code discontinued. Establish a place name. Foster NE becomes an acceptable last line for use with ZIP Code 68765.
New 30-6795 68765 NE Osmond Pierce Foster Place Name 09/21/2002
Old 35-2895 11373 NY Flushing Queens Elmhurst Classified Station blank Realign ZIP Code boundaries. Use Middle Village NY 11379 as last line of address for a portion of the deliveries previously in ZIP Code 11373.
New 35-2895 11379 NY Flushing Queens Middle Village Classified Station 01/25/2003
Old 46-3870 57244 SD Hetland Kingsbury Main Office Post Office 12/10/1997 Post Office and ZIP Code discontinued. Establish a place name. Hetland SD becomes an acceptable last line for use with ZIP Code 57212.
New 46-0288 57212 SD Arlington Kingsbury Hetland Place Name 09/28/2002
Old 46-6606 57647 SD Parade Dewey Main Office Post Office 09/01/1989 Post Office and ZIP Code discontinued. Establish a place name. Parade SD becomes an acceptable last line for use with ZIP Code 57625.
New 46-2502 57625 SD Eagle Butte Dewey Parade Place Name 09/28/2002
Old 48-8480 77839 TX Clay Burleson Clay Place Name 01/27/1967 Post Office and ZIP Code discontinued. Use Somerville TX 77879 as last line of address.
New 48-8480 77879 TX Somerville Burleson Main Office Post Office 01/04/2003
Old 48-4535 79330 TX Justiceburg Garza Main Office Post Office 05/30/1997 Post Office discontinued. Retain ZIP Code. Establish a place name. Continue to use Justiceburg TX 79330 as last line of address.
New 48-7235 79330 TX Post Garza Justiceburg Place Name 11/02/2002
Old 48-9380 76888 TX Voss Coleman Main Office Post Office 08/31/1988 Post Office discontinued. Retain ZIP Code. Establish a place name. Voss TX becomes an acceptable last line of address for use with ZIP Code 76888.
New 48-9215 76888 TX Valera Coleman Voss Place Name 11/02/2002
Old 51-8142 24373 VA Seven Mile Ford Smyth Main Office Post Office 12/30/1991 Post Office and ZIP Code discontinued. Establish a place name. Seven Mile Ford VA becomes an acceptable last line for use with ZIP Code 24354.
New 51-5628 24354 VA Marion Smyth Seven Mile Ford Place Name 11/16/2002
Old 54-0644 99105 WA Benge Adams Main Office Post Office 11/17/1997 Post Office discontinued. Retain ZIP Code. Establish a Community Post Office. Continue to use Benge WA 99105 as last line of address.
New 54-4270 99105 WA Lacrosse Whitman Benge Community Post Office 11/02/2002
Old 56-4250 54444 WI Kempster Langlade Main Office Post Office 10/18/1993 Post Office and ZIP Code discontinued. Establish a place name. Kempster WI becomes an acceptable last line for use with ZIP Code 54424.
New 56-2160 54424 WI Deerbrook Langlade Kempster Place Name 11/02/2002
Old 56-2550 53535 WI Edmund Iowa Main Office Post Office 06/15/1995 Post Office discontinued. Retain ZIP Code. Establish a Community Post Office. Continue to use Edmund WI 53535 as last line of address.
New 56-4710 53535 WI Linden Iowa Edmund Community Post Office 11/02/2002
Old 55-0678 25018 WV Bentree Clay Main Office Post Office 09/29/1995 Post Office and ZIP Code discontinued. Establish a place name. Bentree WV becomes an acceptable last line for use with ZIP Code 25125.
New 55-4812 25125 WV Lizemores Clay Bentree Place Name 11/09/2002
Old 55-0690 26327 WV Berea Ritchie Main Office Post Office 04/14/1994 Post Office discontinued. Retain ZIP Code. Establish a place name. Continue to use Berea WV 26327 as last line of address.
New 55-6636 26327 WV Pullman Ritchie Berea Place Name 11/09/2002
Old 55-0852 26328 WV Blandville Doddridge Main Office Post Office 06/14/1996 Post Office and ZIP Code discontinued. Establish a place name. Blandville WV becomes an acceptable last line for use with ZIP Code 26456.
New 55-8568 26456 WV West Union Doddridge Blandville Place Name 11/09/2002
Old 55-0960 26522 WV Booth Monongalia Main Office Post Office 04/12/1996 Post Office and ZIP Code discontinued. Establish a place name. Booth WV becomes an acceptable last line for use with ZIP Code 26505.
New 55-5574 26505 WV Morgantown Monongalia Booth Place Name 11/09/2002
Old 55-2586 24832 WV English McDowell Main Office Post Office 07/05/1996 Post Office and ZIP Code discontinued. Establish a place name. English WV becomes an acceptable last line for use with ZIP Code 24892.
New 55-8424 24892 WV War McDowell English Place Name 11/09/2002
Old 55-2664 26533 WV Everettville Monongalia Main Office Post Office 09/30/1994 Post Office and ZIP Code discontinued. Establish a place name. Everettville WV becomes an acceptable last line for use with ZIP Code 26505.
New 55-5574 26505 WV Morgantown Monongalia Everettville Place Name 11/02/2002
Old 55-3126 26350 WV Gilmer Gilmer Main Office Post Office 06/30/1995 Post Office and ZIP Code discontinued. Establish a place name. Gilmer WV becomes an acceptable last line for use with ZIP Code 26351.
New 55-3240 26351 WV Glenville Gilmer Gilmer Place Name 11/02/2002
Old 55-3216 25519 WV Glenhayes Wayne Main Office Post Office 05/06/1991 Post Office and Post Office box ZIP Code discontinued. Establish a place name. Glenhayes WV becomes an acceptable last line for use with ZIP Code 25514.
New 55-2862 25514 WV Fort Gay Wayne Glenhayes Place Name 11/09/2002
Old 55-3396 25095 WV Grimms Landing Mason Main Office Post Office 01/08/1993 Post Office and Post Office box ZIP Code discontinued. Establish a place name. Grimms Landing WV becomes an acceptable last line for use with ZIP Code 25123.
New 55-4656 25123 WV Leon Mason Grimms Landing Place Name 11/02/2002
Old 55-3468 25623 WV Hampden Mingo Main Office Post Office 08/09/1991 Post Office and ZIP Code discontinued. Establish a place name. Hampden WV becomes an acceptable last line for use with ZIP Code 25621.
New 55-3102 25621 WV Gilbert Mingo Hampden Place Name 11/02/2002
Old 55-3576 24841 WV Havaco McDowell Main Office Post Office 09/28/1992 Post Office and Post Office box ZIP Code discontinued. Establish a place name. Havaco WV becomes an acceptable last line for use with ZIP Code 24801.
New 55-8514 24801 WV Welch McDowell Havaco Place Name 11/09/2002
Old 55-3594 26535 WV Hazelton Preston Main Office Post Office 12/22/1995 Post Office and Post Office box ZIP Code discontinued. Establish a place name. Hazelton WV becomes an acceptable last line for use with ZIP Code 26525.
New 55-1110 26525 WV Bruceton Mills Preston Hazelton Place Name 11/02/2002
Old 55-3960 26374 WV Independence Preston Main Office Post Office 12/04/1993 Post Office discontinued. Retain ZIP Code. Establish a place name. Continue to use Independence WV 26374 as last line of address.
New 55-5802 26374 WV Newburg Preston Independence Place Name 11/02/2002
Old 55-3984 26375 WV Industrial Harrison Main Office Post Office 10/02/1992 Post Office and Post Office box ZIP Code discontinued. Establish a place name. Industrial WV becomes an acceptable last line for use with ZIP Code 26426.
New 55-7224 26426 WV Salem Harrison Industrial Place Name 11/02/2002
Old 55-4206 25115 WV Kanawha Falls Fayette Main Office Post Office 04/28/1995 Post Office discontinued. Retain ZIP Code. Establish a place name. Continue to use Kanawha Falls WV 25115 as last line of address.
New 55-3054 25115 WV Gauley Bridge Fayette Kanawha Falls Place Name 11/02/2002
Old 55-8172 24889 WV Twin Branch McDowell Main Office Post Office 07/12/1993 Post Office and Post Office box ZIP Code discontinued. Establish a place name. Twin Branch WV becomes an acceptable last line for use with ZIP Code 24828.
New 55-2112 24828 WV Davy McDowell Twin Branch Place Name 11/02/2002
Old 55-2730 24834 WV Fanrock Wyoming Main Office Post Office 11/05/1993 Post Office discontinued. Retain ZIP Code. Establish a Community Post Office. Continue to use Fanrock WV 24834 as last line of address.
New 55-1044 24834 WV Brenton Wyoming Fanrock Community Post Office 10/26/2002
- Address Management, Office of the Vice President,
Chief Technology Officer, 4-3-03

POSTMASTER ALERT

Processing Database Changes for Authorized Nonprofit Organizations

Postmasters are responsible for ensuring that only those organizations specifically authorized to mail at nonprofit postage rates do so. Postmasters can easily verify authorizations because an authorized nonprofit organization is required to correctly identify its mailpieces with the specific name used when it obtained authorization (or a well-recognized alternative designation or abbreviation - e.g., "The March of Dimes" or "AFL-CIO").

For identification purposes, an authorized nonprofit organization must print its name and return address either on the outside of the mailpiece or in a prominent location on the contents of the mailpiece. An organization that elects to include a name and return address on the outside of the mailpiece must use its authorized name and return address.

Postal Service employees accepting nonprofit mailings must be alert to any changes in an organization's name and/or address on the mail. Some organizations have more than one legitimate address that may accommodate different operations of the same overall organization.

An authorized nonprofit organization must notify the mailing office when it moves or changes its primary mailing address (as noted on its application) or changes its name. When it changes its name, it also must provide appropriate documentation - for example, an amendment to the articles of incorporation or a letter from the Internal Revenue Service acknowledging the name change.

When a postmaster receives information from an authorized nonprofit organization that it has changed its official name and/or mailing address, the postmaster must immediately notify the Nonprofit Service Center (NSC) of the changes by using PS Form 6015, Nonprofit Database Change Request. (See page 7 of this Postal Bulletin.) In the case of a name change, the postmaster must also include a copy of the appropriate documentation. After completing PS Form 6015, the postmaster must sign it, add the round-date in the space provided, make a photocopy for office records, fold it so that the address and POSTNET code are visible through a window envelope, and then mail it to the NSC.

Quarterly, postmasters must complete PS Form 6015 for each nonprofit organization that has not mailed at the authorized mailing office within the previous 2 years. Postmasters must check the "Revocation" box on the form and enter the last date of mailing before sending the completed PS Forms 6015 to the NSC.

At least once a year, postmasters must also match local databases of authorized nonprofit organizations against the NSC database. Postmasters can obtain NSC lists with the assistance of district business mail entry managers. Postmasters should resolve any discrepancies by contacting the nonprofit organizations, and if changes are necessary, they must notify the NSC by using PS Form 6015.

- Business Mail Acceptance,
Marketing Technology and Channel Management, 4-3-03


Retail

NOTICE

New IBI Being Introduced

Below are replicas of a shipping label that includes an information based indicia (IBI) produced by Stamps.comTM. These indicia have been authorized for use and are in national distribution. The indicia are for use by select PC Postage® customers. They are designed to print in two formats, according to the customers' shipping needs. They may or may not print the date and/or the actual postage value of the mail item in human-readable form.

These indicia are permitted on only domestic mail items. Specifically, they are supported on Priority Mail® service items with Delivery ConfirmationTM service, Package Services items with Delivery Confirmation service, and Express Mail® service items.

Process and handle these indicia in the same manner as any other PC Postage product. To obtain a refund, contact the provider.

replicas of a shipping label that includes an information based indicia (ibi) produced by stamps.com.

- Postage Technology Management,
Product Development, 4-3-03

NOTICE

IRS Undeliverable as Addressed Mail

Over 6 million undeliverable as addressed (UAA) mailpieces are returned to the IRS each year. Outgoing letter mail generated by the IRS contains internal use identification barcodes on the lower left corner of the envelope, above the address, or in both locations. This IRS barcode contains information that the IRS uses to process the returned material.

The IRS barcode closely resembles the Postal Service POSTNET barcode. While Postal Service employees are instructed to mark through or obliterate the POSTNET barcode on UAA mailpieces (to prevent mail from "looping" in Postal Service automated systems), you should not mark through or obliterate IRS barcodes, because IRS barcodes are not compatible with or read by Postal Service automated equipment.

If IRS barcodes are marked through or obliterated on returned mailpieces, they require expensive manual handling by the IRS, instead of the significantly more efficient automated handling. With over 6 million pieces of IRS mail returned as undeliverable each year, additional costs to the IRS for manual handling of UAA mail can be enormous.

The IRS has therefore requested that Postal Service employees handling IRS UAA mail not mark through or obliterate the IRS barcodes on returned mail. A sample envelope with the IRS barcode is pictured below. Postal Service employees must not mark through or obliterate the IRS barcodes.

The IRS is also a national change-of-address customer. IRS use of updated addresses on its mail when a change- of-address order is on file leads to improved operations for both the IRS and the Postal Service. The assistance of all Post Offices in handling UAA mail for the IRS as described above will also help this vital customer with more efficient and effective operations for its mail. We appreciate your assistance.

- Customer Service Operations,
Delivery and Retail, 4-3-03

Sample Envelope

ALL IRT AND DEBIT/CREDIT CARD OFFICES

Setting Clocks for Daylight Saving Time

Managers must ensure that before opening for business on Monday, April 7, 2003, the clocks in all integrated retail terminals (IRTs) and debit/credit card terminals under their control are set forward (in most locations) 1 hour to reflect the change to Daylight Saving Time. Facilities with Saturday night operations should reset the time as soon as possible after the 2 A.M. start time, Sunday, April 6, 2003.

The correct system time in IRTs is critical since their internal clocks are used to verify Express Mail® and GXGTM acceptance times and service commitments. The IRT system time is also printed on customer receipts and employee reports. It is very important that the debit/credit card terminal clocks be set to the correct day, date, and time as this will help reduce the possibility of accepting an expired debit/credit card.

IRTs

On the UNISYS III Supervisor Disk, select menu item 11, Set System Date and Time, from the Control menu, and perform the following steps:

1. Observe that the date appears.

2. Press the ENTER key to accept the current date. The time appears.

3. Press the CE key to clear the time.

4. Enter correct Daylight Saving Time in military format (examples: 8 A.M. = 0800, 1:30 P.M. = 1330).

5. Press the ENTER key to save the corrected time. The Control menu appears.

6. Observe that the corrected time is displayed in the upper right-hand corner of the screen.

Debit/Credit Card Terminals

For debit/credit card terminals, follow these steps:

Display Action
U.S. Postal Service Press the (*) key and the (3) key at the same time. (If you are having trouble, simply hold the (*) key and tap the (3) key.)
Diagnostics Press ALPHA key.
Year Key in the current year (4 digits).
Press ENTER key.
Month Key in a number (1-12) for current month.
Press ENTER key.
Date Key in a number (1-31) for current date.
Press ENTER key.
Hour Key in a number (1-24) for current hour.
Press ENTER key.
Minutes Key in number of minutes (0-59).
Press ENTER key.
Seconds Key in number of seconds or
press ENTER key to bypass.

You must make an entry for each selection, even if the display is correct.

Note: The date and time of Tranz 380s located in Europe should be set to Eastern (New York) time. The date and time of Tranz 380s located in the Pacific should be set to Pacific (San Francisco) time.

Displaying the Clock and Calendar

To verify the existing date and time of the clock in the terminal, follow these steps:

Display Action
U.S. Postal Service Press ENTER key.
Function Press the (4) key.
Day, Date, Time blank
Exit Press CLEAR key.
<US Postal Service> blank

Retail Consolidation Unit (RCU)

The time for the RCU/CONA will be updated automatically by the Raleigh Distributed Systems Service Center, Operations and Support Services. However, all RCU operators should validate the correct time and date when they log on to the RCU on Monday, April 7, 2003, and notify Raleigh if the time and date are incorrect.

Mobile Data Collection Devices (MDCDs)

The Delivery ConfirmationTM handheld scanners will automatically change to Daylight Saving Time. No manual changes are necessary.

IBM and NCR POS ONE Terminals

The IBM and NCR POS ONE terminals will automatically change to Daylight Saving Time. No manual changes are necessary.

- Customer Service Systems Support,
Delivery and Retail, 4-3-03

Spring has sprung The spring retail drive period, which began March 22, has a "Real Time" feel to it. Lobby posters and point-of-purchase messaging will carry through the theme of the Real Time advertising campaign featuring Priority Mail® service. Residential customers are the target market for the spring retail campaign. In addition to Priority Mail service, lobby messages also feature Express Mail® service, Global Express Mail service, and phone cards. Customers also will be reminded about alternate access locations for buying stamps and National Card and Letter Writing Month.

For everything you ever wanted to know about the Real Time advertising campaign, follow the link from the Blue intranet page at http://blue.usps.gov.

Ordering framed art Postmark Gallery program framed stamp art is now part of the Official Licensed Retail Product (OLRP) program. Postmark Gallery offices that wish to order from the OLRP catalog must also be a participating OLRP office. Check out current product selections on the Retail intranet page at http://retail.usps.gov. Click on Official Licensing Retail Product Program; in the OLRP box, click on Catalog (PDF file). For detailed information regarding Postmark Gallery participation and OLRP purchasing procedures, go to the Retail intranet page, and click on Merchandise, then Postmark Gallery.

District Retail specialists can authorize any office to be included in the OLRP program. However, to participate in the Postmark Gallery program an office must be on POS ONE and have slat-wall display space. District Retail specialists who want to add an office to the Postmark Gallery program must make a request through Headquarters.

The Retail Merchandise Center (RMC) warehouse no longer has framed art or other Retail merchandise. It must be ordered through the OLRP program.

Changes in packaging When packaging stamps for sale at Postal Stores, it's important

stamps to put the investment where it will have the biggest impact. An analysis shows USPS benefits from selling packaged commemoratives, philatelic items, stamped stationery, Love stamps, and packaged small quantities of Express Mail service, Priority Mail service, postcard rate, and other "odd rate" stamps. Although Flag and Toy stamp booklets have a large sales volume, they are available in all USPS stamp channels (vending, ATMs, grocery stores, Stamps By Mail®, and the Internet) so they don't need the slat-wall exposure that the other stamp products need. Be advised that Postal Stores will be selling unpackaged Flag and Toy booklets once the current packaged stock is exhausted.

Packaging of stamps serves two purposes: making the public aware of the variety of stamps and stamp products, and reducing transaction costs. There's no difference in the transaction time of scanning a stamp booklet or a packaged stamp booklet, so packaging stamps that have wide exposure does not bring additional value to offset the expense of packaging the stamps.

Postal Stores, which account for 2 percent of all Post Offices, sell over 20 percent of the nation's commemoratives. It's the visibility of the stamps on the slat wall that makes Postal Stores more successful in selling this product line, and helps increase philatelic and stamped stationery sales overall.

Got a passport? The Postal Service offers, in cooperation with the U.S. Department of State, passport application acceptance service for U.S. citizens. Currently, 1,600 Post Offices offer this service. There's room for expansion. Postmasters who wish to offer this service should visit the Retail intranet page at http://retail.usps.gov, and click on the icon for the Passport Program. There's information on how to get State Department designation as an official passport application acceptance site. The Web site also has information on photo services, training, and just about anything you need to know about offering this revenue-generating service.

It's important to note that federal authorities are considering requiring passports for U.S. citizens traveling to Canada or Mexico. This would increase the demand for passports significantly - in the millions. Becoming a passport application acceptance site could benefit your office - and the American public.

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Retail Coaches
Corner

Welcome to the April Corner!

This month's edition has information on the air surcharge for transportation of day-old poultry, frequently asked questions on the FedEx Drop Box Program, and Merchandise Return Service.

Air Surcharge-Transportation of Day-Old Poultry

An air surcharge was recently added to day-old poultry accepted at retail units that is sent via First-Class Mail® service or Priority Mail® service and transported by air. The new air surcharge requires that a 20 cent per-pound cost be included in the postage that is affixed to the article. For additional details, please refer to Let's Talk Retail, A/P 7, Week 1, at http://blue.usps.gov/delivery/cs_retail_lets_talk_retail.htm

FedEx Drop Box Program FAQ

Below are frequently asked questions from the FedEx Drop Box Program.

What happens if a customer incorrectly places a FedEx package in a Postal Service collection box?

FedEx or Postal Service packages that are received in the incorrect box should be transferred to the correct receptacle. At no time should a package tendered to either the Postal Service or FedEx be converted to the other party's services, unless initiated by the customer.

What if the FedEx drop box is overflowing or pieces are on the ground?

FedEx monitors its drop boxes regularly. However, in the spirit of good business relations, and if the situation appears to warrant it, contact 800-GO-FEDEX to report the issue.

Merchandise Return Service

The convenience of Internet and catalog shopping is appealing to more and more customers today. While these shoppers may be willing to sacrifice the ability to actually touch a product prior to purchasing, they do not want to sacrifice the convenience factor when it comes to returning the item.

That's why the Postal Service created Merchandise Return Service (MRS). It allows the customers to return items without paying postage. When they affix a merchant-supplied MRS special label to their return package, the company that sold the product pays the mail costs. And, since the Postal Service is not the only delivery company offering this type of service, it's critical that we handle MRS packages properly.

Remember, if customers want to add insurance to a MRS package, only the insurance fee should be collected, not the postage. And if customers opt to ship and pay the return postage, they should remove the merchant's MRS label from the package or fully cover the MRS label with an address label. If not, they run the risk of the merchant deducting the shipping charge from their credit or refund when the item is received.

Proper handling of MRS packages ensures customer satisfaction on several different levels and increases our ability to grow the business.

Questions or comments? Submit them via the internal Postal Service e-mail network to Retail Coaches Corner.




what's in store, april retail employee bulletin. spring 03 retail drive period 3/22/03-6/14/03 - seen the new campaign. access the retail intranet site at http://retail.usps.gov.

what's in store, april retail employee bulletin. spring 03 retail drive period 3/22/03-6/14/03 - national card and letter writing month. access the retail intranet site at http://retail.usps.gov.


Supply Management

PROCUREMENT CHANGE

Fulfilling Business Card Orders

Effective April 1, 2003, the contract with Seattle Lighthouse for the Blind will be terminated through mutual agreement. Rising costs and a reduced demand for business cards has driven this decision. Until we can establish a new, competitively placed contract, field offices can order their business cards through the USPS Basic Pricing Agreement with American Printing & Paper Products Inc. in Manassas, Virginia.

American Printing & Paper Products Inc. has been approved for competitive pricing as well as conforming to Postal Service quality and brand management standards. The supplier anticipates shipment within 14 calendar days of receiving of an order. All orders are shipped via First- Class Mail® service without charge to the requestor.

The standard order form (PS Form 1868, Business Card Order Form, June 2002), product/price list, and shipping label are available on page 45. You can also access PS Form 1868 on the intranet at http://blue.usps.gov; click on the Selected References drop-down menu, then click on Forms, then select the form from either the Alphabetical List or the Numerical List.

All orders received by Seattle Lighthouse for the Blind through April 30, 2003, will be forwarded to American Printing & Paper Products Inc. for fulfillment. Please allow an additional week for processing of these orders during this transition period. Orders received by Seattle Lighthouse for the Blind after April 30, 2003, will be returned to the requestor.

- Professional, Printing and Creative Services,
Supply Management, 4-3-03

ps form 1868, june 2002:  u.s. postal service business card order form.

 

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