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USPS offers Inauguration Day souvenir

inaugurationUSPS is offering an official commemorative souvenir cover marking the inauguration of President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden.

The Inauguration Day Official Commemorative Souvenir Cover is available for $9.95 and can be ordered at usps.com/stamps or by dialing 800-STAMP-24 and referencing item #788721.

The collectible envelope includes:

  • Color portraits of President Obama and Vice President Biden.
  • A White House illustration and typography printed in gold.
  • A randomly-selected, affixed Four Flags Forever stamp.
  • The official Inauguration Day color postmark incorporating the presidential seal.
  • A clear protective sleeve for keepsake preservation.

USPS now is accepting preorders.  The souvenir cover will be available at select Post Offices beginning Jan. 21.

 

Video: Massive Cuts to Postal Service a Step Towards Privatization?

A proposal is currently being considered by the US Postal Service to sell its building in downtown Berkeley, CA and relocate its services. This is just one city that is feeling the impact of a crippling financial crisis currently affecting the Postal Service. In fiscal year 2012 it lost approximately 5.9 billion. And now thousands of buildings may be sold and thousands of workers laid off in what USPS says is an attempt to save itself, but critics argue is a step toward privatization.It’s commonly understood that the internet and e-communication is causing the demise of USPS, but that’s not the full story. What seems to be the prime cause is actually a little-known law passed in 2006.

Read more: Massive Cuts to Postal Service a Step Towards Privatization?.


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