MARCELINE, MO — Marceline, Missouri, the boyhood home of Walt Disney, will be among the first Post Offices in America to offer the U.S. Postal Service's new special pictorial Postmark America cancelation.
The Marceline Post Office will unveil the Postmark America special cancelation on Wed., March 14 from 10:30 a.m. – 11 a.m., in conjunction with the D-23 Official Disney Fan Club Tour.
Postmark America service is a permanent, rubber hand stamp with rotating date plugs, which is permitted for participating Post Offices that want to feature a symbolic image representing a town or region.
Postmarking service is available only at windows when it does not interfere with normal retail operations. Postmasters can offer hand-back, will-call, or mail-back service. Postmark America service can be used for mail entering the mailstream or for philatelic (collecting) purposes.
Postmark America service affords tourists, customers, and collectors an opportunity to use and collect postmarks at any time.
Postmark America service is date-sensitive, and back-dating is prohibited. Customers or collectors wanting a specific date must have their items presented at the Post Office on or before the date of service.
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