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2005 Commemorative Stamp Yearbook

2005 Commemorative Stamp Yearbook.

The 2005 Commemorative Stamp Yearbook, Item 990500, will soon be available for sale as follows:

• At Post OfficesTM.

• At postal retail stores.

• At philatelic centers.

• By mail.

• By telephone.

• By Internet order from Stamp Fulfillment Services.

To obtain an initial supply of the 2005 Commemorative Stamp Yearbook, Post Offices must immediately order Item 990500 from their designated stamp distribution office (SDO) using a separate PS Form 17, Stamp Requisition/Stamp Return. SDOs must not distribute the 2005 yearbook to Post Offices before November 4, 2005. All locations may place the 2005 Commemorative Stamp Yearbook on sale November 10, 2005, or as soon there- after as initial quantities are received.

The yearbook is a 64-page hardbound book that includes 139 commemorative stamps with mounts and sells for $64.95. The 139 commemorative stamps have a combined postage value of $51.43.

The beautifully illustrated book contains colorful pictures and text about the following stamps:

Marian Anderson.

Ronald Reagan.

Spring Flowers.

American Advances in Aviation.

The Art of Disney: Celebration.

Let's Dance/Bailemos.

• Nineteen other subjects celebrated on 2005 commemorative stamps.

The yearbooks and stamp packets are being shipped to SDOs separately by different suppliers.

HarperCollins Publishers is shipping the yearbooks to SDOs. Shipments are in master cartons of 15 books.

Minnesota Diversified Industries is shipping the stamp packets to SDOs. Distributions are scheduled to begin on October 25, 2005, and to be completed by October 29, 2005. All SDOs must verify receipt of the quantities of stamp packets, as recorded on their Advice of Shipment/Stamp Invoice, and those actually received. SDOs should also verify that they have received equal quantities of books and stamp packets.

The stamp packets will be banded in bundles of 15 and shipped to SDOs in master cartons of 150 packets. Partial cartons will be used for shipments not in multiples of 150.

Offices must report all sales of Item 990500, 2005 Commemorative Stamp Yearbook, in AIC 092, Philatelic Product Sales.

For the sixth year, in partnership with HarperCollins Publishers, the yearbook, as well as the 32nd edition of The Postal Service Guide to U.S. Stamps, will be available in bookstores and other retail outlets where books are purchased.

— Stamp Services,
Government Relations, 10-27-05