Announcement 09-F: 2009 Stamps and Postal Stationery

“2009 Stamps and Postal Stationery” (Announcement 09-F, May 2009), which appears on pages 2022, replaces 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 2009. Postmasters may wish to post this schedule on their Post Office™ bulletin boards.

Customers may also access the Postal Bulletin through the Postal Service™ website at; click on About USPS & News, then Forms & Publications, then Postal Bulletin.

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

How to Order First Day of Issue Postmarks 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 by clicking 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
City, State ZIP Code (followed by -9998)

Covers submitted for first day of issue postmarks may include additional uncanceled stamps only if the uncan­celed 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 “2009 Stamps and Postal Stationery” announcement on pages 2022.

Information Fulfillment
Dept. 6270
U.S. Postal Service
PO Box 219014
Kansas City, MO 64121-9014