Pictorial Postmark Calendar

These pictorial postmarks are available, until the date listed, by following the instructions on the Sending for postmarks page.

Note: This unofficial calendar is maintained by collectors, not the USPS.



Current Postmarks
Mayville, Michigan “Can You Dig It?” 27th Sunflower Festival — 2017-07-20 Until
2017-08-19
National Scout Jamboree Station, Mount Hope, West Virginia — 2017-07-20 Until
2017-08-19
Smithsonian National Postal Museum Total Eclipse of the Sun, Washington, DC — 2017-06-21 Until
2017-08-20
Guilford Day “Artfully Yours in Guilford”, Guilford, New York — 2017-07-22 Until
2017-08-21
The Jack Dempsey Museum “Home of Manassa Mauler”, Manassa, Colorado — 2017-07-21 – 2017-07-22 Until
2017-08-21
Frontier Field Station “Celebrating Robert Panara”, Rochester, New York — 2017-07-23 Until
2017-08-22
Lincoln Highway Station “It’s a Wonderful Road”, Denison, Iowa — 2017-06-23 Until
2017-08-22
147th Annual Masonic Celebration Station, Florala, Alabama — 2017-06-24 Until
2017-08-23
Brookland, Arkansas ZIP Meets Date: “Go Bearcats!” — 2017-07-24 Until
2017-08-23
Crescent Theatre 100th Anniversary, Sussex, New Jersey — 2017-07-24 Until
2017-08-23
Springfield, Massachusetts Union Station Celebration — 2017-06-24 – 2017-06-25 Until
2017-08-24
Woodridge, New York 100th Anniversary — 2017-07-26 Until
2017-08-25
New Hampton, Iowa Station — 2017-07-27 Until
2017-08-26
Boy Scouts of America National Scout Jamboree Closing Day, Mount Hope, West Virginia — 2017-07-28 Until
2017-08-27
Total Eclipse of the Sun: Charlotte, North Carolina — 2017-07-29 Until
2017-08-28
Town of Covert Bicentennial, Interlaken, New York — 2017-07-29 Until
2017-08-28
USS Rafael Peralta (DDG 115) Commissioning Station, San Diego, California — 2017-07-29 Until
2017-08-28
Blooming Prairie, Minnesota Sesquicentennial — 2017-06-30 Until
2017-08-29
Martinsburg, West Virginia 225th Anniversary Station — 2017-06-30 Until
2017-08-29
National Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Day, Cooperstown, New York — 2017-07-30 Until
2017-08-29
Pocono Raceway Station, Long Pond, Pennsylvania — 2017-07-28 – 2017-07-30 Until
2017-08-29
New York Air Show, Stewart International Airport, New Windsor, New York — 2017-07-01 Until
2017-08-30
Brookhaven Lab 70 “Years of Discovery”, Upton, New York — 2017-08-01 Until
2017-08-31
American Philatelic Society Pollinator Station, Richmond, Virginia — 2017-08-03 Until
2017-09-02
Seward, Nebraska 150 Years “Deep Roots, High Hopes” Fourth of July Station — 2017-07-04 Until
2017-09-02
USS George Washington CVN-73 25th Anniversary, Norfolk, Virginia — 2017-07-04 Until
2017-09-02
American Philatelic Society Canada 150 Station, Richmond, Virginia — 2017-08-04 Until
2017-09-03
Braham Pie Days “Home Made Pie Capital of Minnesota” — 2017-08-04 Until
2017-09-03
American Numismatic Association Convention “World’s Fair of Money”, Denver, Colorado — 2017-08-01 – 2017-08-05 Until
2017-09-04
American Philatelic Society Confederate Station, Richmond, Virginia — 2017-08-05 Until
2017-09-04
Atlantic White Shark Conservancy Chatham Shark Center, North Chatham, Massachusetts — 2017-08-05 Until
2017-09-04
Forefathers Monument Family Fun Day, Plymouth, Massachusetts — 2017-08-05 Until
2017-09-04
Merchantville Stamp Club JFK Centennial, Marlton, New Jersey — 2017-08-04 – 2017-08-05 Until
2017-09-04
Town of Iaeger, West Virginia Centennial — 2017-08-05 Until
2017-09-04
American Philatelic Society U.S. Grills 150 Station, Richmond, Virginia — 2017-08-06 Until
2017-09-05
Homecoming Station, Pentwater, Michigan — 2017-08-07 Until
2017-09-06
Pennsic War Station, Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania — 2017-08-07 Until
2017-09-06
Sandwich Historical Society Centennial, Center Sandwich, New Hampshire — 2017-08-07 Until
2017-09-06
Precancel Stamp Society Convention, Louisville, Kentucky — 2017-08-09 Until
2017-09-08
Shark Station, Long Beach, California — 2017-08-10 Until
2017-09-09
Trailblazing: 100 Years of Our National Parks Smithsonian National Postal Museum, Washington, DC — 2017-04-07 Until
2017-09-09
American First Day Cover Society Americover Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Station, Independence, Ohio — 2017-08-11 Until
2017-09-10
Wonder Woman: Grapevine, Texas — 2017-08-11 Until
2017-09-10
American First Day Cover Society Americover Aviation Hall of Fame Station, Independence, Ohio — 2017-08-12 Until
2017-09-11
Boyne City, Michigan Centennial — 2017-08-12 Until
2017-09-11
Centralia, Washington Bicentennial “Our George Washington” — 2017-08-12
Dimensions available
Until
2017-09-11
Lempster, New Hampshire 250th Anniversary — 2017-08-12 Until
2017-09-11
Milton 225 Years Strong, Ballston Spa, New York — 2017-08-12 Until
2017-09-11
Remembrance Day Station “Honoring Farmers”, Peninsula, Ohio — 2017-08-12 Until
2017-09-11
American First Day Cover Society Americover Pro Football Hall of Fame, Independence, Ohio — 2017-08-13 Until
2017-09-12
Erie County Fair, Hamburg, New York — 2017-08-13 Until
2017-09-12
Heritage Day Little Red Schoolhouse Bicentennial, South Thomaston, Maine — 2017-08-13 Until
2017-09-12
Bitely, Michigan Family Fun Station — 2017-07-16 Until
2017-09-14
National Rural Letter Carriers’ Association, National Harbor, Maryland — 2017-08-15 Until
2017-09-14
Alden, New York Garden Club 25th Anniversary — 2017-08-16 Until
2017-09-15
Midwest City and Tinker AFB “Celebrate 75”, Midwest City, Oklahoma — 2017-06-16 – 2017-06-17 Until
2017-09-15
Alliance, Nebraska Heritage Days Station — 2017-07-18 Until
2017-09-16
McCracken, Kansas Rodeo Station — 2016-07-08 Until
2017-09-19
Glendo, Wyoming Total Solar Eclipse Station — 2017-08-02 Until
2017-09-20
Duck Stamp Station, Little Rock, Arkansas — 2017-06-23 Until
2017-09-21
Neshoba County Fair “It All Started Here”, Philadelphia, Mississippi — 2017-07-21 – 2017-07-28 Until
2017-09-26
Publishers Press Station, Lebanon Junction, Kentucky — 2017-04-01 – 2017-07-01 Until
2017-09-29
Town of Boston, New York Bicentennial — 2017-06-02 Until
2017-09-30
Upcoming Postmarks
“Totality For All” Peak Eclipse Duration, Total Solar Eclipse Station, Makanda, Illinois — 2017-08-21 Until
2017-09-20
“Totality in Tellico” Total Solar Eclipse, Tellico Plains, Tennessee — 2017-08-21 Until
2017-09-20
Capital Eclipse Station, Jefferson City, Missouri — 2017-08-21 Until
2017-09-20
Total Solar Eclipse: Moon Over The Monument, Gering, Nebraska — 2017-08-21 Until
2017-09-20
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26 Responses to Pictorial Postmark Calendar

  1. Ying Shi says:

    Hi, I want to ask that if I want to get a pictorial postmark by SASE method, how much postage I need to affix? Any or at least first class mail postage? Thanks.

    • Joshua McGee says:

      Thanks for the question, Ying Shi.

      For the SASE method, each cover you submit must bear at least First Class postage (47¢), and the return envelope must bear sufficient First Class postage for the total combined weight of the covers you have submitted, plus its own weight. You will need a postal scale or some other method to weigh/estimate their combined weight.

      Likely the SASE will weigh between 1 and 2 ounces (68¢) if you submit 1–2 covers, and between 2 and 3 ounces (89¢) if you submit 3–4 covers. I have a postage table generator at http://collectpostmarks.com/postage-calculator/ if you want an easy way to look up postage rates.

      Please let me know if any of this is unclear.

  2. DAVID TOMB says:

    I've been searching like crazy for a special Thanksgiving Pictorial Postmark. For the life of me, I can't find anything. Any suggestions? Many thanks!

    • Joshua McGee says:

      Hi David,

      I would suggest checking back at this page on the 10th of this month. Any Thanksgiving pictorials are likely to show up in the November 9th Postal Bulletin.

      You could also send for postmarks from post offices with Thanksgiving-themed names. You can find them through the Post Office Search function on this site. Postmarks from Turkey, Turkey City, or Turkey Creek, for instance, might work well.

  3. SHIV GARG says:

    I am looking for any pictorial post marks on Red Cross tasks and activities, can't find any, your suggestions please if any? Thanks,

    SC Garg

  4. Ray Orem says:

    Your website is great and very helpful.

    Why don't you list cancels for new stamp issues ?

  5. Brian Rogers says:

    Does anybody else cut up cereal boxes to make stiffening material?

  6. Brian Rogers says:

    Thanks, Joshua.

  7. David Evans says:

    Are there any announcements of postmarks for Total Eclipse yet? I really want to get in on that one.

    David

  8. Michael Luzzi says:

    Josh, thanks for all the work you do on this wonderful website. I think I will take a chance and send in for a few of these. Hopefully, they all come back nicely done and I won't be disappointed. Otherwise, I will have to contact Celia. You know the drill when they come back poorly serviced.

  9. John Mewshaw says:

    Has anyone had a problem with the 2017 Inaugural cancellation? I sent in some postcards in Feb, and haven't gotten them back yet.
    Thanks.

  10. Ray Orem says:

    I've sent quite a few postcards for the Inaugural cancellation. A batch was delivered about a month ago. No doubt it is slow going. In the past, in some cases, I have observed some stations not delivering until the very last day the postmark was available.

  11. Joshua McGee says:

    These covers took 259 days to return, but at least were accompanied by a letter of apology explaining that they were misplaced and later found.


    These covers took 210 days to return, with no note nor explanation whatsoever.


    Sadly, yes: sometimes it takes a while.

  12. Ling says:

    Hi, I am planning on making some max card with stamps not enough for a post card, say 29 cents. Could I stick another 5-cent stamp on the other side? Thanks in advance.

    • Joshua McGee says:

      I expect this will be a frustrating answer, but as far as I can tell, it is not expressly forbidden in the Postal Operations Manual; however, I tried it once and had the mailpiece returned to me with a note that it was against USPS regulations. The note did not cite a reference.

      I would advise against trying it.

  13. Steve Todd says:

    The Hyattville for the Pony Express postmark is in WY, not WV.

    • Joshua McGee says:

      Fixed. The address was correct but the link text and page title were wrong. Thank you for catching that.

  14. Drew says:

    There are so many eclipse postmarks. Thanks for highlighting some of the interesting items.
    Lots of the same field marks. I wonder what PB will show tomorrow.
    Thoughts on a comprehensive list of ALL postmarks?

    • Joshua McGee says:

      Hi Drew,

      There are so many eclipse postmarks. Thanks for highlighting some of the interesting items.

      You're welcome! Have you seen the Interactive Eclipse Postmark Map on this site?

      Lots of the same field marks. I wonder what PB will show tomorrow.

      Me too. I'm getting more information from readers and my own research, and will update both pages shortly.

      Thoughts on a comprehensive list of ALL postmarks?

      A list of post offices (as up-to-date as I can keep it) is available via this site's Post Office Search feature.

      Town postmarks (in an exhaustive list) are handled brilliantly by the Post Mark Collectors' Club, and first day postmarks by Lloyd de Vries at Virtual Stamp Club, and I saw no need to duplicate their impressive efforts. Please bookmark both sites if you haven't already: they are very useful.

  15. Drew says:

    Thanks, I've visited the sites listed. Also Google has great search for eclipse.
    http://www.kgw.com/news/eclipse/eclipse-themed-postmarks-available-at-30-oregon-posts-offices/464534570

    http://www.nbcneb.com/scottsbluff/content/news/Wyoming-post-offices-offering-special-Eclipse-postmarks-440608983.html

    To name a few.. Your site has brought me back to the hobby in the last few years.
    Thanks again.

  16. Cindy says:

    Are the above listings complete for pictorial cancellations. I was looking for one for the TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE LUSK WY 82225 USA STATION. It is supposed to start on August 21st. Could you tell me if you have any information on this cancellation, as well as any others in WY besides the one In Glendo, WY you mentioned above?

    • Joshua McGee says:

      Hi Cindy,

      The list is not complete right now. Over 100 eclipse postmarks were announced today, including twenty from Wyoming. I'm working to get them processed as quickly as possible.

      In the meantime, this is the image for Lusk:

      Request address:

      Pictorial Postmarks
      Total Solar Eclipse Station
      Postmaster
      PO Box 9998
      Lusk, WY 82225-9998

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