2018 St Patrick Pictorial Postmark

THERE IS TIME to have the beautiful 2018 St Patrick Pictorial Postmark for your St. Patrick’s Day cards this year.

If you are new to my blog here are my previous blog posts on them from 3-02-2017 and 3-04-2016. With blogging daily for over three years now, at the end of today’s post is some trivia as to why not one for 2015!

These are such a nice “extra” to add to the outside of your envelope of the St. Patrick’s Day cards this year. Talk about adding something really special to our letter writing! It is available March 1–31, 2018.

How to Send Off for 2018 St Patrick Pictorial Postmark

The full details are here 3-1-2018 USPS Postal Bulletin from this week, including requesting postcards instead of envelope cachets.

2018 St Patrick Pictorial Postmark
This is clickable link to United States Postal Service 3-1-2018 Postal Bulletin with full details for requesting Pictorial Postmark.

As a community service, the Postal Service™ offers pictorial postmarks to commemorate local events celebrated in communities throughout the nation. A list of events for which pictorial postmarks are authorized appears on the following pages. The sponsor of the pictorial postmark appears in italics under the date. Also provided are illustrations of these postmarks.

… Pictorial postmarks are available only for the dates indicated, and requests must be postmarked no later than 30 days following the requested pictorial postmark date.

Customers wishing to obtain a postmark must 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 … as listed next to the postmark.

You’ll want to be mailing them off to this address:

United States Postal Service, St Patrick’s Day Station, Postmaster, 2 Erin Circle, St. Patrick, MO 63466-9998

In conclusion, here is some AnchoredScraps trivia.  At this time three years ago I had been blogging daily for less than one week! At the time I did not even know about Pictorial Postmark Fancy Cancels. Furthermore, it was six weeks before ever meeting my local stamp club. So if you ever see this asked in an AnchoredScraps Trivia Challenge I’ll be putting together, you’ll know the answer!   Happy Saturday!

 Anchors Aweigh,  


Attribution & Thank you to the following who are referenced today

AnchoredScraps daily blog posts: 2017 St Patrick Pictorial Postmark Available 3-02-2017; St. Patricks Day Special Fancy Postmarks 3-04-2016. They both show sample of how to create your own fancy cancel to run through your printer to add to the envelope of your St Patrick’s Day cards!

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