John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon Pictorial Postmark 2019 and Trail Mail

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John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon Pictorial Postmark 2019 and Trail Mail
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The current USPS Postal Bulletin Pictorial Postmarks Announcements includes the John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon Pictorial Postmark 2019. Furthermore, their Trail Mail with Commemorative envelopes with markings of “Carried by Dog Sled.”  I’m including details on both in my post.

John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon Pictorial Postmark 2019

The USPS Postal Bulletin 22511, has the complete instructions for requesting. Note, “… requests must be postmarked no later than 30 days following the requested pictorial postmark date.”

John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon Pictorial Postmark 2019Pictorial Postmarks
January 27, 2019
John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon, Inc.
Beargrease Station
Postmaster
2800 West Michigan Street
Duluth, MN 55806-9998

John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon Trail Mail

This Trail Mail link is informative about and includes their link to Trail Mail Instructions 2019 about the John Beargrease Sled Dog Commemorative envelope. I’m including excerpts from both of them.

“Trail Mail carries on the tradition of John Beargrease. Commemorative envelopes are created by local artists for this historic event. ..When used to send mail via dog sled, it becomes treasured by the receiver and highly collectible.”

John Beargrease Sled Dog Commemorative envelope

Although the deadline was earlier this month for participating, I’m including for next year planning.

“Thank you for purchasing a John Beargrease Sled Dog Commemorative envelope. Your mail will be carried by dog sled along the historic Beargrease trail, just as John Beargrease did more than 100 years ago. Start by writing a letter to a relative, friend, or even yourself! Insert your letter in the commemorative envelope and address it. You need to affix sufficient postage and return it to the Beargrease office no later than January 10.
Your commemorative envelope will be signed by a Beargrease musher (all of our mushers get sworn in as mail carriers prior to the race) and receive a stamped cancellation which reads, “Carried by Dog Sled.”
Your mail will be carried up the trail by a musher mail carrier from Duluth to Grand Portage, where it will then enter the regular mail stream. … For 2019, we will be using “vintage” commemorative envelopes…”

Here’s a link to the Race Map PDF.

Add Dog Sled Mail to Mule Mail for Unique Mail deliveries

In conclusion, when hearing “dog sled” I’m still thinking of Yukon Cornelius and his Dog Sled with Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.  So now add dog sled trail mail along with Mule Mail to different mail delivery posts here at AnchoredScraps!

Anchors Aweigh,  

Helen  


Attribution & Thank you to the following who I am referencing today

USPS Postal Bulletin 01-17-2019, image, excerpt

John Beargrease Sled Dog Maraton website, image logo

AnchoredScraps Grand Canyon Postal Service Mule Mail 8-25-2016