9-3 Extending Mail–Back Service

The standard period of mail–back service for a pictorial postmark is 30 days after the postmark date. However, requests for extending the period may be made by the sponsor, the postmaster, or the district manager (or designee). Requests must be approved by Stamp Services Pictorial Postmarks program manager.

If the request is approved, an extension is normally made for 30, 60, or 90 days. Items submitted through the mail during the extension period are to receive the postmark, provided that they meet all other conditions for acceptance as discussed in 9-1.2 and 9-2. All extensions will be published in the Postal Bulletin.