USPS is offering an official commemorative souvenir cover marking the inauguration of President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden.
The Inauguration Day Official Commemorative Cover is available for $9.95 and can be ordered or by calling 800-STAMP-24 and referencing item #788721. The envelope is also available at select Post Offices.
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.
The issued in 2009 to commemorate the inauguration of our 44th President is still available in limited quantities.
The elegant folio includes a collectible stamped envelope with silk portraits of President Obama and Vice President Joseph Biden. A commemorative inaugural digital color postmark, photographs, and biographical information also are included. There’s even a brief commentary on inaugural tradition and history—and the Presidential Oath of Office.
The folio is available separately or as part of two specially priced bundles. One bundle includes , released in honor of the Bicentennial of President Lincoln’s birth. The other bundle combines .
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On Friday, June 1, President Barack Obama proclaimed June African-American Music Appreciation Month for the third year in a row, carrying on a celebration of African-American musicians that Jimmy Carter began during his presidency.
“As a long-cherished piece of American culture, music offers a vibrant soundtrack to the story of our people and our Union,” Obama said in his Presidential Proclamation. “African-American musicians have left an indelible mark on this tradition, and during African-American Music Appreciation Month, we pay special tribute to their extraordinary contributions.”
Over the years, the U.S. Postal service has featured many groundbreaking African-American singers, songwriters, composers, and lyricists, paying tribute to an important piece in the diverse array of American music.
One of the most distinctive and instantly recognizable singers of both jazz and popular tunes, Ella Fitzgerald was widely known as “the first lady of song.” Her extraordinary vocal range and flexibility, combined with her gift for pitch, rhythmic sense, and flawless diction, made her a favorite of fans, songwriters, and other singers.
This month, we honor the African-American musical visionaries who helped shape our culture.
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