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Santa Ross

Yep just pre-ordered some plus the Nativity scene set

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Grandpa Gus

Just to let everyone know, the Santa Christmas stamps should be in your local post office by mid October. It will depend on when your local office orders them from the main office in your area. You can also pre-order online now at USPS.com look for the holiday stamps and you will find them. If you have a good post office that you use regularly they may even be able to pre-order them and they will hold them for you to pick up. Happy mailing

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SantaBill

Thank you for bringing the news about the new stamp issues to come out with the Christmas Santa Claus Forever Stamps.

For many years I would dutifully buy all the new stamps as they were issued. But sometime back in the last 1960s the Postal Service redoubled their efforts to keep pace with their promotion of the new stamp issues requiring increasing amounts to cover quite a lot of variations to the new issues. It became impossible to continue because of the great increase in cost to have all the varieties of stamps being issued. So I stopped my subscription requests. I will definitely purchase several sheets of each variety of the 4 Santa Claus stamps for use in my mail of Santa related materials. Thank you for bringing this to light. 

I also participated in the greeting card swap you sponsored at least one year quite awhile ago. It was loads of fun, but my law practice was a demanding mistress and I couldn't afford the time or expense to continue doing that. I think it is great you are still involved with that neat program.

I was an immediate fan of your site when I first joined it back in the early 2000s. I love the color and pagentry you chose for your site. It is still a tad overwhelming in using the site since I do not come back to it as often as I should. But I do enjoy the monthly issues you send out. Thank you for your tireless work you must do to keep it together.

I wish I had more time to spend on your site as I get so much out of it. But as I am on the downslope of my time as Santa, I seem to have less time for all the things I feel the need to participate in. But I will continue with my Santa activities as long as I can still get around. 

Santa Bill French

SantaBill@MyOwnSanta.com

www.MyOwnSanta.com

Orange Park, FL

 

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Omaha Santa

Went looking at our post office was told October 11. Thanks to Claus NE, were they surprised to know I knew all about them. They had the post master open the safe to see if I knew what I was talking about. They will remember me and  bet I will  be first in line. Good hunting everyone! 

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Grandpa Gus

Picked up 4 books this morning at local Post Office, I was told that the office was only able to order 100 books.  You may want to get these while you can, but postmaster did say that she was going to try to make a second order.

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Grandpa Gus

The much awaited Santa stamps are in your local Post Office now. But whether due to short sightedness or printing shortfall or other reasons I'm not entitled to know the first shipment was limited to 100 books in my local office. I spoke with the Postmaster and was told that there should be a second order but they were not sure when. So, if you need them get them now, or you may have to wait until the next order comes in.  And if you should find that you can't get them from your local office, you can order them online from USPS.com. Good Luck and have fun.

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SCSanta

Ordered mine online (7 books) and they came today!

It was a little odd paying postage to the post office so they could mail me postage stamps. :sc_hmm:

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Santa Ed K

I ordered mine online as well, but they did not show up today. I also thought it was double dipping to change postage to but postage.

 

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SantaDBC

Ordered mine September 15th and received them today-15 books.....now all I need are 300 friends 😀 🎅

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Eileen Strom

Still waiting for mine to show up!!

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Schwindy
5 hours ago, Eileen Strom said:

Still waiting for mine to show up!!

The Northampton Post Office doesn't have them yet and I was hoping to go pick up a few books

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Eileen Strom

Mine in San Antonio didn't have them yet either on the 11th. The guy I spoke with had no clue about them.

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Schwindy
3 minutes ago, Eileen Strom said:

Mine in San Antonio didn't have them yet either on the 11th. The guy I spoke with had no clue about them.

Well I am a little luckier then you, The girl knew what I was talking about but said I was the only one looking for them so far. So I will check other local cities and see what I can come up with. Allentown is a HUGE Post Office, I should be able to get four or five there. I go past it enough during the week to stop in and get a couple.

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Eileen Strom

Stamps arrived today - they are very nice and colorful.

 

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Santa Ed K

My stamps came this afternoon. They are nice.

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Santa Mick

Just received mine in the mail today !

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Steve Fletcher

Went by the PO yesterday afternoon, and the counter person didn't have a clue as to what I wanted.  Checked with the Supervisor and lo-and-behold, they had just arrived that morning.  I asked for 10 books but the clerk got confused and charged me for 20 which I didn't catch until I was halfway home.  Went back and well let's just say I am well stocked!!!!

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Schwindy

OK, so I gave Northampton PO until Tuesday the 16th and again I was told that the Postmaster wasn't in yet? He, or she is the only one who can open up the safe to get out the stamps!? Craziest thing I ever heard, so I went into the very small borough of Coplay (Co-play) and they have them ALL OVER THE PLACE IN THE OFFICE!

So I took a few books off their hands and I'll be looking to keep adding to them until they sell out. Since I can't get the mailbox going yet, along with MANY of the other things I am chopping at the bit to do but can't because of the shoulder, I can collect many of these stamps and I'll have a bunch for and when or if, I need them for when the children drop off their letters!

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Steve Fletcher
On 10/13/2018 at 10:00 PM, Steve Fletcher said:

well let's just say I am well stocked!!!!

If anyone would like a book, just send me $10.50 via PayPal Friends and I'll drop in the mail (that's what the .50 covers).  PM me for the email to use.

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35 minutes ago, Steve Fletcher said:

If anyone would like a book, just send me $10.50 via PayPal Friends and I'll drop in the mail (that's what the .50 covers).  PM me for the email to use.

I'll keep that in mind if I get low! LOL!

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Santa Bill Reiller

I will have to see if my Post Office is stocked yet.   Great looking stamps

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