Apr. 2, 2020

Special Pictorial Postmark Offered

First Day of Issue event cancelled

Yew Dell Gardens postmark

LOUISVILLE, KY – The Postal Service is offering a pictorial postmark to commemorate the Contemporary Boutonniere and Garden Corsage stamps First Day of Issue (FDOI). The event to celebrate the FDOI, scheduled for Apr. 2, 202 at the Yew Dell Gardens in Crestwood, KY, was canceled in order to adhere to social distancing guidelines.

The pictorial postmark was created by New Haven Postmaster Norine Masterson.

Those who wish to obtain the postmark may submit a mail order request. Pictorial postmarks are available only for the date indicated (Apr. 2, 2020), and requests must be postmarked no later than 30 days following the requested pictorial postmark date.

All requests must include a stamped envelope or postcard bearing at least the minimum First-Class Mail® postage. Items submitted for postmark may not include postage issued after the date of the requested postmark. Such items will be returned unserviced.

Customers wishing to obtain a postmark must affix stamps to any envelope or postcard of their choice, address the envelope or postcard to themselves or others, insert a card of postcard thickness in envelopes for sturdiness, and tuck in the flap. Place the envelope or postcard in a larger envelope and address it to: Pictorial Postmarks, followed by the Name of the Station, Address, City, State, ZIP+4® Code, as listed next to the postmark.

Customers can also send stamped envelopes and postcards without addresses for postmark, as long as they supply a larger envelope with adequate postage and their return address. After applying the pictorial postmark, the Postal Service returns the items (with or without addresses) under addressed protective cover.

The Kentuckiana District serves ZIP Codes 400-409, 411-427 in Kentucky and 471, 476-477 in southern Indiana.

The Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses, and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations.



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