Great Gift Ideas from the U.S. Postal Service

2009 Stamp Yearbook on Sale Now

WASHINGTON — The 2009 Stamp Yearbook is now on sale at selected Post Offices around the country and online. Loaded with colorful graphics, illustrations and photography, this amazing compendium of stamps, stamp art, stories and behind-the-scenes details highlights the Postal Service’s stamp offerings for 2009. Stamp themes this past year included subjects as diverse as American history, pop culture, heroes, natural and man-made wonders.

“For stamp aficionados, philatelists and those on your gift list who appreciate sophisticated collectible Americana, the 2009 Stamp Yearbook from the Postal Service makes a terrific gift,” suggests David Failor, manager of the Postal Service’s philatelic programs.

“Stamps are a celebration of the American experience,” notes Failor, “and this book is sure to be a gift that will be treasured for many years.”

The 64-page yearbook features:
* Full-length stories on each stamp issuance of 2009,
* Short vignettes about each, and
* A compelling array of artist profiles, timelines and quotes.

The 2009 Stamp Yearbook, priced at $59.95, includes 61 collectible stamps. It is available in selected Post Offices and online at It can also be ordered by calling 1-800-STAMP-24.

Another great gift that would appeal to stamp collectors is The Postal Service Guide to U.S. Stamps, 36th Edition. Updated annually, this official publication is a fully illustrated, four-color guide to U.S. stamps. It provides comprehensive information about every U.S. stamp issued from 1847 to the present, including the complete 2009 stamp program with first-day-of-issue details, stamp collecting tips, a glossary of philatelic terms and other information. The Postal Service Guide to U.S. Stamps, 36th Edition, is priced at $19.95.

These two beautiful books and many other wonderful gifts on stamp collecting, Americana, philatelic-themed collectibles and stationery can be purchased online at

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Click here to see the 2009 Stamp Yearbook online:

Source: U.S. Postal Service

One thought on “Great Gift Ideas from the U.S. Postal Service

  1. Here is my gift to all Postal Stoopervisors around the country: ” ITS A BIG, FAT, BROWN, SMELLY, CLEVELAND STEAMER !! ENJOY! YOU FLIES LOVE SH*T!

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