Postal Updates

This postmark honors an inauguration, but not Donald Trump’s

Jan 14, 2017, 2 PM
A Jan. 2 postmark from San Juan, Puerto Rico, commemorates the inauguration that day of Gov. Ricardo Rossello.

By Michael Baadke has already published a news article reporting a Jan. 20 postmark from Washington, D.C., commemorating the United States presidential inauguration.

In Puerto Rico, Ricardo Rossello was sworn in Jan. 2 as the newly elected governor of the commonwealth, which is an unincorporated organized territory of the United States.

A key plank of Rossello’s campaign as the New Progressive Party candidate was his intention to attain statehood status for Puerto Rico.

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A Jan. 2 postmark from San Juan commemorates the governor’s inauguration; the postmark design includes the seal of the governor of Puerto Rico.

To obtain this postmark, which has been granted a 30-day extension, address your request to:

2017 INAUGURATION Station, San Juan Stamp Distribution Office, 585 Ave. FD Roosevelt, Suite 110, San Juan, PR 00936-9681, Jan. 2.

The following postmark has been granted an additional 90-day extension:

PUBLISHERS PRESS Station, Postmaster, Box 9998, Lebanon Junction, KY 40150-9998, July 1, 2016. (Publishers Press insignia, “150 Years” banner, “1866-2016.”)

The following postmarks have been granted 30-day extensions:

COMMISSIONING DAY Station, Postmaster, 900 Jefferson St. SE, Olympia, WA 98501-9998, Jan. 2. (Gilbert Stuart’s portrait of George Washington in the seal of the state of Washington, “USS WASHINGTON SSN-787.”)

200 YEARS OF POSTAL HISTORY Station, Postmaster, 2752 Main St., Crown Point, NY 12928-9998, Jan. 13. (Acorn with station name on it, four oak leaves, “1817 2017.”)

The following postmarks are also available:

TIP-UP TOWN USA Station, Postmaster, Box 9998, Houghton Lake, MI 48629-9998, Jan. 21. (Two superhero youngsters involved in fishing, “Superheroes vacation during Tip-Up Town USA! Houghton Lake.”)

MARGARETVILLE, NEW YORK Station Year Of The Rooster, Postmaster, 315 Main St., Margaretville, NY 12455-9998, Jan. 28. (Rooster head design, “Celebrating Lunar New Year.”)

VALENTINE’S DAY Station, Postmaster, 6664 Route 362, Bliss, NY 14024-9998, Feb. 1. (“Love” in block letters, with heart shape inside the “o.”)

Share information by writing to Postmark Pursuit, Box 4129, Sidney, OH 45365.

Instructions for requesting postmarks

See complete instructions for requesting postmarks here.