The U.S. Postal Service has released two new varieties of previously issued stamp designs. One is the 23-cent USA stamp for presorted first-class mail. The other is a new version of the non-denominated 10-cent value bulk-rate stamp. There are color variations from the original and the wording is slightly different. The old version said "Bulk Rate USA" and the new has it as "USA Bulk Rate."
First-day cancellations of both stamps are available.The stamps may be obtained at post offices. You should affix them to envelopes of your choice along with additional postage to equal the first-class rate, address the envelopes and mail them in a larger envelope addressed to: Customer Affixed Stamps, USA Presort Stamp, Postmaster, 1745 Stout St., Denver CO 80201-9991. Or send to Customer Affixed Stamps, Non-Denominated, 300 County Ave., Secaucus, NJ 07094-9991.
If you prefer to have the Postal Service affix the stamps, send self-addressed envelopes and 29 cents per stamp in check or money order to: USA Presort Stamp, Postmaster, Denver, CO 80201-9992. (The Postal Service will affix one 23-cent USA presorted first class stamp and two 3-cent Conestoga wagon stamps to each envelope). Or you may send to: Non-Denominated Bulk Rate Stamp, Postmaster, Secaucus, NJ 07094-9992. (The Postal Service will affix one 10-cent non-denominated bulk rate stamp and one 19-cent fishing boat stamp to each envelope).
All orders must be postmarked by July 13 for the presort stamp and by July 28 for the non-denominated bulk rate stamp.
- By Syd Kronish