To celebrate, the Scranton Post Office will offer a pictorial postmark. Postal clerks will hand cancel stamped letters and postcards with the postmark from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, October 1.
Customers can get a postmark at the Steamtown Postal Station inside the Mall at Steamtown.
As a community service, the Postal Service offers pictorial postmarks to commemorate local events celebrated in communities throughout the nation. Those who can't attend Monday's event but would like to get the postmark may submit a mail order request. Requests must be postmarked no later than two weeks following October 1. All requests must include a stamped envelope or postcard bearing at least the minimum First-Class Mail postage.
Customers wishing to obtain a postmark should 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: Postmaster, Scranton Post Office, 2800 Stafford Avenue, Scranton, PA 18505.
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 stamp sheet features 15 stamps in three rows of five. The top row shows five examples of natural earthscapes. The middle row focuses on a wide range of agricultural earthscapes. The bottom row shows urban earthscapes.
From the U.S. Post Office