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MOUNTAIN SCENE FEATURED ON NEW STAMP FOR NONPROFIT GROUPS

The stamp has no numbered denomination. It has a value of only 5 cents. Furthermore, the general public can't use the stamp because it is for mailing by nonprofit organizations only.

The new nondenominated definitive stamp is the latest to be issued by the U.S. Postal Service. The design features a beautiful mountain scene beneath which is "USA NON-PROFIT ORG."The new Mountain Scene stamp was designed by Tom Engeman of Carbondale, Colo., who also designed the 1995 Butte stamp and the recently issued Smithsonian Institution stamp.

For stamp collecting purposes only, you may purchase the Mountain stamp from philatelic centers nationwide or order the stamp by calling (800) STAMP-24, or through the mail from: Philatelic Fulfillment Service Center, P.O. Box 41936, Kansas City, MO 64141-6636.

If you would prefer to obtain the first-day-of-issue postmark by mail, you can buy the new stamp from philatelic centers, affixing the stamp to your envelope, addressing the envelope and placing in a larger one, addressed to: Mountain Stamp, Postmaster, 1750 Meridian Ave., San Jose, CA 95101-9998.

Here's an important reminder for collectors: The postage affixed to any first-class envelope must equal at least 32 cents. Additionally, at least one of the new stamps must be affixed in order to receive the first-day postmark.

All orders must be postmarked by June 14.

- Syd Kronish