Pictorial Postmarks Announcement

As a community service, the Postal Service™ offers pictorial postmarks to commemorate local events celebrated in communities throughout the nation. A list of events for which pictorial postmarks are authorized appears on the following pages. The sponsor of the pictorial postmark appears in italics under the date. Also provided are illustrations of these postmarks.

People attending these local events may obtain the postmark in person at the temporary Post Office™ station established there. Those who cannot attend the event but who wish to obtain the postmark may submit a mail order request. Pictorial postmarks are available only for the dates indicated, 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 following pictorial postmarks have been extended for 30 days:


August 3–7, 2020

Spalding Abby Philatelic Society

Pennsic War Station

Retail Manager

1001 California Avenue, Room 2036

Pittsburgh, PA 15290-9998


August 20, 2020

United States Postal Service

Kansas City, MO Station

Stamp Fulfillment Services/Cancellations Services

8300 NE Underground Drive, Pillar 210

Kansas City, MO 64144-9998


August 28, 2020

Village of Beecher/Village Hall

Sesquicentennial Celebration Station


712 Penfield Street

Beecher, IL 60401-9800


September 4, 2020

United States Postal Service

Combat Veterans Station


1750 McCulloch Boulevard North

Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403-9998


September 8, 2020

Airmail 100 Centennial

Transcontinental Airmail 100 Roosevelt Field Station

Retail Specialist

PO Box 8600

Melville, NY 11760-9998




September 10, 2020

Appleton City 150 Year Celebration

Depot Station


119 West 4th Street

Appleton City, MO 64724-9998


September 19–20, 2020

White Covered Bridge Association

White Bridge Station


PO Box 9998

Garards Fort, PA 15334-9998