Sunday, February 05, 2006

Super Bowl Sunday

To commemorate today's Super Bowl XL in Detroit, MI, USPS is offering collectors the commemorative stamped envelope shown above. Collectors can purchase the envelope inserted in a 12x17 matte as well as with the envelope and matte inserted in a 13x18 frame.

The colorful design features the Pittsburgh Steelers and Seattle Seahawks logos against the backdrop of the Detroit skyline. It also sports an official Super Bowl XL stamp cancellation.

The envelopes sell for $8, the mattes for $19.99 and the framed mattes for $39.99. They’re available by calling toll-free 888-850-USPS (888-850-8777) or by e-mail at:

By the way, the first championship game between the American Football League and the National Football League was January 15, 1967. Later dubbed the Super Bowl, the NFL's Green Bay Packers beat the Kansas City Chiefs.

Shown at the left is a 1999 stamp marking the first Superbowl game. It was part of the Celebrate the Century series.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM