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:


March 8, 2023

United States Postal Service

National Museum of American Diplomacy Station

National Postal Museum Philatelic Clerk

2 Massachusetts Avenue NE

Washington, DC 20002-9997


The following pictorial postmarks have been extended for 30 days:


February 5, 2023

Boy Scouts of America

Barefoot Mailman Station


2200 Northwest 72nd Avenue, #514

Miami, FL 33152-9998


February 24, 2023

United States Postal Service

Black History Month Station


501 Southwest 5th Street

Lawton, OK 73501-9998




March 11, 2023

City of Parkland, Florida

60th Anniversary Station


1900 West Oakland Park Boulevard

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33310-9998


March 11, 2023

Norwalk Stamp Club

Nicolaus Copernicus Station


16 Washington Street

Norwalk, CT 06856-9998


March 11, 18, & 25, 2023

Thurman Community Association

Thurman Maple Days Station


3930 Main Street

Warrensburg, NY 12885-9998


March 17–19, 2023

Garfield-Perry Stamp Club

Garfield-Perry Station


2200 Orange Avenue, #206

Cleveland, OH 44101-9998


March 17–20, 2023

St. Patrick’s Association – City of Shamrock

St. Patrick’s Station


210 North Madden Street

Shamrock, TX 79079-9998