Own A Piece of History
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WASHINGTON, April 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When the royal wedding of Prince William of Wales and Catherine Middleton takes place Friday, the U.S. Postal Service and British Royal Mail will help you join in the worldwide celebration. A limited supply of Official Royal Wedding collectibles not for mailing goes on sale tomorrow on the Postal Store, www.usps.com/shop, or by calling 800 782-6724.
The Royal Wedding Presentation Pack is a beautifully illustrated brochure which includes a miniature sheet of The Royal Wedding stamps and features the story of how Prince William and Catherine Middleton met. The color photographs make this a superb keepsake, which sells for $7.95.
Produced by Royal Mail, Great Britain's postal service, the official Royal Wedding Miniature Sheet features four stamps of two different engagement photographs of the royal couple and displays Prince William's coat of arms. The stamp images feature two official engagement portraits of the royal couple, taken by world-renowned photographer Mario Testino: a formal image of the pair photographed in the Council Chamber of St. James's Palace and an informal image showing the couple embracing in the Palace's Cornwall room. Each sheet costs $6.95.
Also available is the Royal Wedding Digital Color Postmark Souvenir Cover. Created by the Postal Service, the souvenir cover's postmark features a crown, a furling British flag and the couple's wedding date, April 29, 2011. Each postmark costs $4.95 and comes on a No. 10 envelope affixed with a Wedding Roses Forever Stamp and two Royal Wedding stamps issued by Royal Mail. Click here for an image of the postmark.
To learn more about the Postal Service's Stamp Program, visit http://beyondtheperf.com.
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SOURCE U.S. Postal Service