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
Rocky Mountain Stamp Show Memorial Station, Denver, Colorado — 2017-05-26 – 2017-05-27 Until
2017-06-26
West Point Graduation Day, West Point, New York — 2017-05-27 Until
2017-06-26
Brookline, Massachusetts JFK Birthplace Station — 2017-05-29 Until
2017-06-28
Fort Covington, New York Bicentennial Station — 2017-05-29 Until
2017-06-28
Smart Girls Conference Station, St. Louis, Missouri — 2017-04-29 Until
2017-06-28
Nebraska Statehood, Lincoln, Nebraska — 2017-03-01 Until
2017-06-29
Springfield, Illinois Philatelic Society Illinois Veterans Memorials — 2017-05-30 Until
2017-06-29
Westpex 50th Anniversary of the Summer of Love, Burlingame, California — 2017-04-28 – 2017-04-30 Until
2017-06-29
Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, Missouri — 2017-05-02 Until
2017-07-01
Orphan Train Station, Concordia, Kansas — 2017-06-01 Until
2017-07-01
Tulsa Zoo Lost Kingdom Station, Tulsa, Oklahoma — 2017-06-01 Until
2017-07-01
5th Anniversary Station USS Mississippi SSN 826, Groton, Connecticut — 2017-06-02 Until
2017-07-02
22nd Annual Whiteside County Relay for Life, Rock Falls, Illinois — 2017-06-03 Until
2017-07-03
Mississippi Statehood, Indianola, Mississippi — 2017-05-04 Until
2017-07-03
Rhubarb Fest Station 2017, Aledo, Illinois — 2017-06-03 Until
2017-07-03
“The Wall That Heals” Vietnam Veterans Memorial Replica, Port Byron, New York — 2017-06-01 – 2017-06-04 Until
2017-07-04
75th Anniversary Station Battle of Midway, Honolulu, Hawaii — 2017-06-04 Until
2017-07-04
Fishing Derby Station, Chittenden, Vermont — 2017-06-04 Until
2017-07-04
National Train Day “The Last Mail Train”, St. Paul, Minnesota — 2017-05-06 Until
2017-07-05
93rd Dairy Days Station, Fredericksburg, Iowa — 2017-06-06 Until
2017-07-06
Vermont Mountaineers Opening Day 2017, Montpelier, Vermont — 2017-06-06 Until
2017-07-06
International Boxing Hall of Fame 2017 Induction, Canastota, New York — 2017-06-08 Until
2017-07-08
Purple Heart City Station, Appleton City, Missouri — 2017-06-09 Until
2017-07-09
Robert E. Howard Station, Cross Plains, Texas — 2017-06-09 Until
2017-07-09
Chatsworth, Illinois Sesquicentennial Station — 2017-06-09 – 06-10-2017 Until
2017-07-10
Via Pony Express and Nevada Northern Railway Station RPO 20, Ely, Nevada — 2017-06-10 Until
2017-07-10
125th Anniversary of Bethel, Vermont Library, Bethel, Vermont — 2017-05-13 Until
2017-07-12
A Living Memorial to World War I Park Dedication Station, Nitro, West Virginia — 2017-05-13 Until
2017-07-12
Butler County Philatelic Society Butlerpex Station, Butler, Pennsylvania — 2017-05-12 – 2017-05-13 Until
2017-07-12
“WWI: Legacies of a Forgotten War”, Nebraska Chantauqua Station, Seward, Nebraska — 2017-06-14 Until
2017-07-14
Mendon, Massachusetts 350th Anniversary Station — 2017-05-15 Until
2017-07-14
Rotary Convention Station, Atlanta, Georgia — 2017-06-10 – 2017-06-14 Until
2017-07-14
Erie Road 125th Anniversary, Farnham, New York — 2017-06-15 Until
2017-07-15
Mineola High School Station, Mineola, Texas — 2017-05-17 Until
2017-07-16
Columbia’s 50th Birthday, Columbia, Maryland — 2017-06-17 Until
2017-07-17
Milton, Pennsylvania Bicentennial Station — 2017-06-17 Until
2017-07-17
Camp Miakonda 100th Event Station, Toledo, Ohio — 2017-05-20 Until
2017-07-19
Jeanne and Jules Manford Post Office Station, Jackson Heights, New York — 2017-05-20 Until
2017-07-19
Kingsville Library Lawn Sale 2017, Kingsville, Ohio — 2017-05-20 Until
2017-07-19
National Road Festival Station Bicentennial, Addison, Pennsylvania — 2017-05-17 – 2017-05-20 Until
2017-07-19
Dorothy Height New York City, New York Station — 2017-06-20 Until
2017-07-20
Greenville Drive-In 2nd Annual Festival of Type & Letter Arts, Greenville, New York — 2017-06-23 Until
2017-07-23
Odyssey of the Mind World Finals, East Lansing, Michigan — 2017-05-24 Until
2017-07-23
20th Anniversary Station Town of Shenandoah, Virginia — 2017-05-27 Until
2017-07-26
Webster County Woodchopping Festival, Webster Springs, West Virginia — 2017-05-27 Until
2017-07-26
McCracken, Kansas Rodeo Station — 2016-07-08 Until
2017-07-27
Philatelic Society of Lancaster Lancopex Station, Lancaster, Pennsylvania — 2017-04-28 – 2017-04-29 Until
2017-07-28
USS Mississippi SSN-782 5th Anniversary Station, Pascagoula, Mississippi — 2017-06-02 Until
2017-08-01
America’s Beautiful National Parks Station Ozark National Scenic Riverways, Eminence, Missouri — 2017-06-05 Until
2017-08-04
Ozark National Scenic Riverways DED Station, Eminence, Missouri — 2017-06-05 Until
2017-08-04
Trailblazing: 100 Years of Our National Parks Smithsonian National Postal Museum, Washington, DC — 2017-04-07 Until
2017-08-05
Mule Town Station 2017, Columbia, Tennessee — 2017-03-10 – 2017-05-10 Until
2017-08-08
NAPEX Serving National Capital Region Philately, McLean, Virginia — 2017-06-09 Until
2017-08-08
Celebrating the Founding of Huntingdon, Pennsylvania — 2017-06-10 Until
2017-08-09
NAPEX Honoring the 35th President of the United States [John F. Kennedy], McLean, Virginia — 2017-06-10 Until
2017-08-09
Huntsville, Alabama Philatelic Society Huntspex Mercury Project — 2017-06-10 – 2017-06-11 Until
2017-08-10
Lewis and Clark State Park Station, Onawa, Iowa — 2017-06-09 – 2017-06-11 Until
2017-08-10
NAPEX Honoring the U.S. Senator/Astronaut from Ohio [John Glenn], McLean, Virginia — 2017-06-11 Until
2017-08-10
Tractor Parade Station, Callicoon, New York — 2017-06-11 Until
2017-08-10
USS Maryland SSBN-738 25th Anniversary Station, Groton, Connecticut — 2017-06-13 Until
2017-08-12
45th Annual Bentonia Blues Festival Station, Bentonia, Mississippi — 2017-06-17 Until
2017-08-16
Mississippi Statehood, Bentonia, Mississippi — 2017-06-16 – 2017-06-17 Until
2017-08-16
Smithsonian National Postal Museum Total Eclipse of the Sun, Washington, DC — 2017-06-21 Until
2017-08-20
147th Annual Masonic Celebration Station, Florala, Alabama — 2017-06-24 Until
2017-08-23
Springfield, Massachusetts Union Station Celebration — 2017-06-24 – 2017-06-25 Until
2017-08-24
Duck Stamp Station, Little Rock, Arkansas — 2017-06-23 Until
2017-09-21
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
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16 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

    • Joshua McGee says:

      My understanding is that there will be matching pictorials in cities along the path of totality, but no details have been announced yet. I will update the calendar as I learn more.

  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.

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