Post Office Project Update

July 28, 2015

Hi Tieton Stamp Mosaic suppporters.

I’m sorry to report that we have had to cancel this project. After cordial and friendly conversations with USPS upper management, Mayor Stan Hall and I agreed to pull the plug. News organizations started to report this story with anti-government/anti-USPS rants, which is NOT the story that should be told. Everyone involved is good-hearted, well-intentioned, and sympathetic. The VP in DC expressed appreciation and respect for our project, the design, and the amount of support we have received. He wishes it could be accommodated, but the Postal Service has no administrative infrastructure to deal with project of this nature. I sympathize.

As for your money, we asked two large contributors to rescind their Kickstarter pledges, and they have. We are now well below the goal, which is where we will stay. You do not need to do anything at this point. No money will be transferred next Monday. Several contributors have given us cash and checks. We will contact them individually to arrange for their return.

I will be back in touch in the next day or two. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Many, many thanks.

Ed Marquand