US Stamps

Michael Baadke

USPS issued Byodo-In Temple stamped envelope Jan. 21

January 22, 2018 02:40 PM

  • The United States Postal Service issued a new $6.70 Byodo-In Temple Priority Mail stamped envelope for flat-rate service on Jan. 21. The unused envelope is sold in packs of five, 10 or 25 only.
  • The imprinted stamp on the new Priority Mail stamped envelope reproduces the design of this $6.70 Byodo-In Temple stamp, which was also issued Jan. 21.

By Michael Baadke

On Jan. 21, the United States Postal Service issued a $6.70 Byodo-In Temple Priority Mail stamped envelope for flat-rate service.

The new stamped envelope was issued with no advance notice from the Postal Service.

It is similar to previous stamped envelopes that have reproduced the design of a newly issued Priority Mail-rate stamp, such as the $6.65 Liliuokalani Gardens Priority Mail stamped envelope issued Jan. 22, 2017 (Scott U695).

The Postal Service sells the new unused envelope only in packs of five, 10 or 25. The cost is the total face value of the postage only: $33.50 for the pack of five (USPS item No. 232805), $67 for the pack of 10 (item 232810), and $167.50 for the pack of 25 (item 232825).

The Postal Service is also offering a single first-day cover of the stamped envelope for $7.14 (item 232816).

Customers who order prepaid Priority Mail envelopes online also receive USPS tracking labels with their shipment, according to the Postal Service.

Technical details for the $6.70 Byodo-In stamped envelope were not immediately available from the Postal Service. The similar 2017 $6.65 Liliuokalani Gardens stamped envelope was printed by Bell Inc., of Sioux Falls, S.D.