2015 Stamp Yearbook and The Postal Service Guide to U.S. Stamps — 42nd Edition

The 2015 Stamp Yearbook and The Postal Service™ Guide to U.S. Stamps — 42nd Edition will soon be available for sale as follows:

n In retail sections at designated Post Office™ locations.

n By mail via the USA Philatelic catalog.

n By telephone at 800-782-6724 (800-STAMP-24).

n Online via The Postal Store® at www.usps.com/shop.

n Online via eBay at www.ebay.com/stamps.

2015 Stamp Yearbook

Celebrate the 2015 year in stamps with The 2015 Stamp Yearbook. Distinguished authors, legendary entertainers, historic milestones: the 2015 stamp program reflects those moments and the people that define American life.

The 64-page hardcover stamp yearbook includes:

n 64 stamps from the 2015 collectible program plus mounts.

n Lively stories and smart facts surrounding each stamp subject.

n Historic photographs and beautiful imagery related to each issue.

n Placeholders throughout the book for preserving the stamps.

n Packaging in a protective sleeve.

The 2015 Stamp Yearbook sells for $64.95 (Item #991500). One optional stamp packet can be ordered online from The Postal Store at www.usps.com or eBay at www.ebay.com/stamps, via the USA Philatelic catalog, or by calling 800-782-6724 (800-STAMP-24). The Mail-Use Stamp Packet (Item #991504) contains 50 stamps plus mounts and sells for $27.95. See the current USA Philatelic catalog for stamp yearbook/stamp packet bundled offerings.

The Postal Service Guide to U.S. Stamps - 42nd Edition

In an easy-to-use, oversized format, The Postal Service Guide to U.S. Stamps — 42nd Edition (Item #891500), which sells for $39.95, is just the delivery you’ve been waiting for! This official publication provides the most comprehensive information available about the U.S. stamp program. This classic guide is redesigned for 2015 — offering refreshed content from cover to cover.

Beginning with the first stamps issued in 1847, The Postal Service Guide to U.S. Stamps covers more than 5,000 stamps issued up to the present, and also includes the following:

n A complete redesign transforms the Guide into an attractive and highly functional philatelic reference.

n Extensively researched content replaces prior metadata.

n New copy and art illustrates the Postmasters’ Provisionals of 1845-47.

n A handsome new design and a highly functional format bring new clarity for each stamp listing, and a much improved user experience for collectors.

n The 2015 stamp program is included with first-day-of-issue details.

n The anecdotal narrative introduces each era of the U.S. stamp program.

n It includes a new and expanded resource section, a glossary explaining important philatelic and postal terms, and more.

Initial Supply to Designated Post Offices

Minnesota Diversified Industries (MDI) will begin shipping supplies of the 2015 Stamp Yearbook and The Postal Service Guide to U.S. Stamps — 42nd Edition to designated Post Office locations by late October. Quantities sent to each unit are based upon past sales. The new stamp guide and stamp yearbook should be made available for sale upon receipt, but no sooner than the on-sale date of October 23, 2015.

POS ONE offices must reflect stamp yearbooks and stamp guides along with all philatelic products in Retail Floor Stock to ensure inventory detection and accurate replenishment. Failure to do so will trigger additional shipments of unwanted products causing unnecessary accountability inflation.

Offices will receive hang tags for both the Yearbook and the Postal Guide with their initial shipment for placement on slat walls.

Ordering Instructions for All Other Post Offices

Offices not receiving automatic shipments of the 2015 Stamp Yearbook (Item #991500) and The Postal Service Guide to U.S. Stamps — 42nd Edition (Item #891500), can order the books from SFS Web at https://sfsweb.usps.gov. Sales of the stamp yearbook and stamp guide must be reported in AIC 092, Philatelic Product Sales.

2014 Stamp Yearbook

The 2014 Stamp Yearbook can be removed from display once your new 2015 book arrives; however, the 2014 Yearbook may still be sold until officially withdrawn from sale.

The Postal Service Guide to U.S. Stamps — 41st Edition (2014 Edition)

As the 42nd edition of The Postal Service Guide to U.S. Stamps becomes available, Post Offices must withhold all remaining copies of the 41st edition (Item #891400) from sale. Actions should be taken as follows:

n Retail Outlets. Collect remaining copies of the 41st edition of the guide from stamp credits and immediately return them to main stock using PS Form 17, Stamp Requisition/Stamp Return.

n Post Offices. Consolidate all remaining copies of the 41st edition of the guide, if any, into the unit reserve stock. Prepare all 41st editions of the guide in accordance with procedures established for disposing of obsolete and redeemed stock, and submit according to local district quarterly stamp destruction or return schedules.