Kentucky Derby and Oaks Collectibles Now Available

Good news for fans of horse racing! USPS is selling commemorative envelopes marking the running of the 2013 Kentucky Derby and Oaks races, and the accomplishments of 2011 Kentucky Derby winner, Animal Kingdom.

The collectibles include envelopes with wide-angle images from last year’s Kentucky Oaks winner, Believe You Can, and Kentucky Derby winner, I’ll Have Another, along with Churchill Downs Kentucky Oaks and Derby logos.

news09s4-largeAlso available is a commemorative envelope and a limited-edition matted art piece celebrating Animal Kingdom’s victory. The art piece features a close-up color photo taken during the race.

The matted art piece is available for $40 plus an additional $10 handling fee while supplies last. The commemorative envelopes are available for $10 plus an additional $3 handling fee while supplies last.

Click here for the order forms and instructions.

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