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Subject: USPS postcards
Date Posted: 7/7/2008 4:36 PM ET
Member Since: 9/4/2006
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      Hi there.   This doesn't have anything to do with Paperbackswap.com - but I know many postal employees read this board - so maybe someone knows the answer.

     Are the post offices doing away with selling picture postcards?    (I mean the ones that have a front like stamps that have been released , disney ones, dog, cat, breast cancer, john wayne, etc).   They still have books of the newer ones on the usps.gov site - but these are single cards that some branches had available. (Another difference is the ones from the post office tend not to have stamps on them, the ones you can order are books cards with matching stamp)

      Reason I ask - my local (to work) post office - had a sale on them (10 cents in stead of a quarter) going on.  I thought it was more because they didn't have space to sell them than anything else.  Today, I went up to another branch that used to have a large selection - and the only ones they were selling were the pre-stamped plain ones from behind the counter.

   Would be kind of sad that I finally decide to go back into postcard collecting - and am too late to get a whole bunch of these to start trading.   Was worth asking since if all branches are selling at a low price to get rid of inventory -will have everyone I know go into branches to see what they can get me.    (Since they have to be bought locally, and not all branches have the same stock. -These USPS stamp cards can be very popular with people.  Even more so if they are no longer going to be easily available.).

Anything anyone knows would be greatly apprecaited.


Last Edited on: 7/7/08 4:38 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Subject: That will vary Office by Office
Date Posted: 7/7/2008 8:11 PM ET
Member Since: 5/19/2008
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Where I'm at in Lexington, KY the Main Post Office usually has a special sale for the framed stamp Art type of thing in December (makes good Christmas presents) and each individual PO may do a close out on something like the Postcards you mentioned. I haven't seen anything on this for a district.