Stamp Services

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 postmark has been extended for 60 days:


January 29, 2021

United States Postal Service

Hadley, MA Station — August Wilson


186 Russell Street

Hadley, MA 01035-9998


The following pictorial postmarks have been extended for 30 days:


March 7, 2021

Anchorage Philatelic Society

Big Race Station


3720 Barrow Street

Anchorage, AK 99599-9998


March 8, 2021

Monroe County Sheriff’s Department

Sheriff’s Headquarters Station


1335 Jefferson Road

Rochester, NY 14692-9992


March 20, 2021

Holt County Historical Society

Kinkaid Station


201 North 4th Street

O’Neill, NE 68763-1517

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