The 2005 Commemorative Stamp
Yearbook, Item 990500, will soon be available for sale as
• At Post OfficesTM.
• At postal retail stores.
• At philatelic centers.
• By mail.
• By telephone.
• By Internet order from Stamp
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
The beautifully illustrated book
contains colorful pictures and text about the following stamps:
• Marian Anderson.
• Ronald Reagan.
• Spring Flowers.
• American Advances in
• 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
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