Date Meets ZIP 52318 Pictorial Postmark

It is fun when the date becomes the focus like today with Date Meets ZIP 52318 Pictorial Postmark. We have until June 22, 2018, to request by mail this Pictorial Postmark.

In today’s case of May 23, 2018, which with numbers is 5-23-18 and it is a match with a zip code of 52318 for Norway, Iowa.  If we look at the article over at Linn’s it gives the background on the image and message with this Date Meets ZIP 52318 Pictorial Postmark.

Date Meets ZIP 52318 Pictorial Postmark

“The date meets the ZIP code in Norway, Iowa, on May 23, and a commemorative postmark has been issued for the event. Norway (population 545) is about 17 miles southwest of Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Norway’s ZIP code is 52318, and the matching May 23 postmark (5-23-18) also has a baseball theme.

The cancel honors the town’s impressive high school baseball team, which played its last inning of baseball in 1991 when the school closed its doors. The team garnered 20 state high school baseball championships from 1965-91….To obtain the postmark, address your request to:

DATE MEETS ZIP Station, Postmaster, Box 9998, Norway, IA 52318-9998.”

Furthermore, If you are new to requesting a Pictorial Postmark, click here for reading the full details at the May 10 USPS Postal Bulletin.

Here is a listing of some of my previous blog posts on Date Meets Zip Pictorial Postmarks.

I’m concluding with sharing this observation; I’m thinking the baseball stamp (from 2017 “Have A Ball“) is perfect for using with this Pictorial Postmark!

Anchors Aweigh,


Date Meets ZIP 52318 Pictorial Postmark Attribution & Thank you to the following who are referenced today

USPS Postal Bulletin, May 10, 2018,

Collect Postmarks Website “Date Meets ZIP 52318: Norway, Iowa — 2018-05-23”

POSTAL UPDATES –;  Postmark Pursuit — By Molly Goad. “Date meets ZIP of Iowa town with remarkable high school baseball history”. Excerpt.

AnchoredScraps Ferris & Play Ball USPS Stamps June 2017 Announced 5-26-2017




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