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.


October 23, 2021

Woodland Park Historical Society

Woodland Park Station


PO Box 9998

Bitely, MI 49309-9998

October 25, 2021

USS New Jersey Chapter #90, Universal Ship Cancellation Society

USS Olympia Station


3000 Chestnut Street, Room 1107

Philadelphia, PA 19104-9998

October 30, 2021

Waltham Stamp Club

WALPEX 2021 Halloween Station


164 Cordaville Road

Southborough, MA 01772-9998

October 30–31, 2021

United States Postal Service



2200 Orange Avenue, # 234

Cleveland, OH 44101-9998