13 Temporary Philatelic Stations

13-1 Purpose

Temporary philatelic stations are established at events to offer pictorial postmarks and to display and sell stamps, philatelic products, and other locally created items that are related to the special occasion and approved by Headquarters. They are frequently located at stamp shows, philatelic exhibitions, stamp ceremonies, state fairs, conventions, parades, or other activities of significant public or philatelic interest.

Sometimes the opening of a temporary station is canceled due to weather, safety, lack of attendance, or other reasons. Stamp Services must approve the use of a pictorial postmark without a temporary station requirement.