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Everywhere At Once

The Stamp Collecting Report, I'm Lloyd de Vries. 

For most of the past century, U-S stamps were released in one or a handful of cities 
first, then everywhere else the following day. Occasionally, an issue thought to have 
wide interest would go on sale everywhere at once. Next year, that's going to change, 
says Dave Failor of the Postal Service.

"We're going to be able to sell the stamps everywhere in the country on the same day."
RUNS :04

Local postal clerks didn't always understand when stamps were supposed to go on sale, 
resulting in arguments with collectors and sometimes early releases.

"We just want to get the stamps on sale and get them out there in the hands of the 
public and kind of get rid of some of the confusion about why you could buy them some 
place one day and not another place."
RUNS :08

Failor says there will still be special launch events, called first day ceremonies.

"There's still be only one official first-day of issue location, whatever city is 
picked. Everybody else will have the ability to have a first day of sale celebration 
if they want to."
RUNS :10

And many will. Some have already been holding their own events ... days later.

I'm Lloyd de Vries of The Virtual Stamp Club. For more about stamps and stamp 
collecting, visit virtual-stamp-club-dot-com
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