US Stamps

By Jay Bigalke

Rudolph vended postage to be issued Nov. 6

November 04, 2014 02:45 PM

  • A new Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer design will be available beginning Nov. 6 on computer-vended postage at selected self-service kiosks in larger U.S. post offices.

A computer-vended postage label featuring Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer will be available at selected larger United States post offices starting Nov. 6.

The labels will be vended through some of the Postal Service’s self-service kiosks, known previously as Automatic Postal Centers or APCs.

The Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer postage complements the forever stamp issue that debuts Nov. 6.

The multicolor artwork for the label shows Rudolph as he appears in the 1964 television special from Rankin/Bass Productions.

All of the black text on these labels, including the forever denomination, is printed on demand by the kiosk when the customer makes the purchase.

Customers can purchase a minimum of three forever postage labels from the vending machine.

Postal Service spokeswoman Darleen Reid-DeMeo told Linn’s that supplies of the labels will be shipped to post offices around Nov. 6 and can be loaded on that date, or no later than Nov. 15.

Some of the designated kiosk locations might use the new labels before the planned rollout date.

The Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer postage label is the fifth multicolor design created for use in the self-service kiosks. The first two color postage labels featured holiday designs and the third and fourth depicted Spider-Man and the American flag, respectively.