October 2, 2003
DISTRICT MANAGERS POSTMASTERS
SUBJECT: 50 State Quarters® Greetings from America National Rollout
Last year the United States Postal Service® and the United States Mint
signed an agreement to jointly develop and market a number of products that
feature two of America's most popular items -the 50 State Quarters® and
the Greeting from America postage stamps.
Until now, these products have been available only through 800-STAMP-24 and
www.usps.com/shop. Because of popular demand, we are making them available to
Post Offices TM nationwide beginning October 18, 2003.
Post Offices may order the 50 State Quarters Greetings from America philatelic
items through their normal stamp distribution ordering process. This product
will be supported during the holiday season with in-store messaging.
The 50 State Quarters Greetings from America program is a 10-year program,
which began in 1999, with the issuance of 5 quarters per year. As your state
quarter becomes available, you can showcase our products and services, increase
revenue, and highlight this fun and educational program with a special ceremony
Don't miss this special opportunity.
Azeezaly Jaffer Vice President
cc: Mr. Donahoe Ms. Bizzotto
Vice Presidents, Area Operations