Postal Updates

By Jay Bigalke

Mayberry Days Festival celebrates 25th anniversary with postmark

October 02, 2014 07:10 AM

  • Mount Airy, N.C., marks the 25th anniversary of its annual Mayberry Days Festival with this Sept. 26 pictorial postmark.

The annual celebrations in Mount Airy, N.C., for television’s popular The Andy Griffith Show have been taking place for 25 years.

The weekend-long Mayberry Days Festival includes a parade, episode screenings and much more. Former cast members and special guests attend as well.

The town is also home to the Andy Griffith Museum.

The show, starring Griffith, Don Knotts, Ron Howard and Frances Bavier, was broadcast on CBS television from October 1960 to April 1968.

Griffith was born in Mount Airy on June 1, 1926.

The design of the pictorial cancellation for the Sept. 25-26 festival is based on the badge worn by Griffith in his role as Sheriff Andy Taylor. The circle around the badge’s central star reads “Mayberry Sheriff.”

The date is the only thing different about the postmarks offered each day.

For more information about the festival, visit MayberryDays.org.

To obtain the Mount Airy cancel, send covers to this address:

MAYBERRY DAYS Station, Postmaster, 111 S. Main St., Mount Airy, NC 27030-9998, Sept. 25-26.

Instructions for requesting postmarks

For complete instructions for requesting postmarks, click here.