Byodo-In-Temple & Sleeping Bear Dunes Stamp

The Sleeping Bear Dunes Stamp for Priority Mail Express and the Byodo-In Temple Priority Mail stamp went on sale January 21, 2018. We are covering both along with the Pictorial Postmark of Byodo-In-Temple. My thanks to the Postal News, USPS Postal Bulletin, and who I reference in today’s blog post.

Back on Sunday, I was referencing the post I was planning initially for Sunday I would be posting it later this week, today is now that “later this week”.

Sleeping Bear Dunes Priority Mail Express stamp

FDOI - Sleeping Bear DunesFrom USPS Stamp Announcement – “… the $24.70 Sleeping Bear Dunes Priority Mail Express® stamp, in one design, in a pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) pane of 4 stamps (Item 119800). The stamp went on sale nationwide January 21, 2018.”

From Postal News – “The Priority Mail Express stamp highlights the Sleeping Bear Dunes, which name is from a Native American legend. Rising 450 feet above Lake Michigan, the dunes are the highest perched dunes in the Great Lakes region and are protected within Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore”.

Byodo-In Temple Priority Mail stamp

FDOI - Byodo-In TempleFrom the USPS Stamp Announcement – “… the $6.70 Byodo-In Temple Priority Mail® stamp, in one design, in a pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) pane of 4 stamps (Item 114100). The stamp also went on sale nationwide beginning January 21, 2018.”

USPS Postal Bulletin 22485 Pictorial Postmarks Announcement; 1-18-2018

There is also a Byodo-In-Temple Pictorial Postmark. You’ll want to check out the informative article at “Hawaii landmark’s 50th birthday celebrated with pictorial postmark”.   At first in reading this article I did a doubletake and then figured it out – it is landmark itself – the Byodo-In-Temple, that is celebrating its 50th birthday; the State of Hawaii received its statehood on August 21, 1959.

In addition, if you are trying to keep Priority Mail and Priority Mail Express straight, see this at Postal News.

“Priority Mail is a fast domestic service that includes flat-rate shipping in one, two or three business days based on where your package starts and where it’s being sent. Priority Mail Express is the fastest domestic service, with limited exceptions, available 365 days a year, with a money-back guarantee and delivery shipping to most U.S. addresses, including PO Boxes.”

By now you are probably running into the Postal Rate increase that went into place on Sunday.

Join me tomorrow for my Friday blog post. We will be wrapping up the week as we head into the last weekend for January 2018! 

Anchors Aweigh,  


Byodo-In-Temple & Sleeping Bear Dunes Stamp Attribution & Thank you to the following who are referenced today

USPS Stamp Announcement 18-02: Byodo-In Temple Stamp; Stamp Announcement 18-03: Sleeping Bear Dunes Stamp, excerpts above

Image above, USPS Postal Bulletin 22485 Pictorial Postmarks Announcement; 1-18-2018 Hawaii landmark’s 50th birthday celebrated with pictorial postmark, January 22, 2018 09:27 AM By Molly Goad, excerpt “US Postal Service issues new Priority and Express stamps”, January 21, 2018

AnchoredScraps Celebrating Red Dirt In My Soul Tenth Blogoversary! 1-21-2018; USPS Stamp Rate Increase Begins January 21, 2018, 11-24-2017




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