Plymouth Cancellation Stamp is back for holidaysBy Christian Avard
Staff Writer | December 05,2012Image Provided
The 2012 holiday postmark for the Town of Plymouth is shown above. The souvenir will be available at the Plymouth Post Office Sundayto mark the annual Calvin Coolidge site holiday open house.PLYMOUTH — A holiday tradition has returned to Plymouth courtesy of the U.S. Postal Service.
The Plymouth Post Office is offering a special stamp cancellation to mark the town’s 2012 Annual Coolidge Holiday Open House.
This year marks the 14th year of its usage, and the stamp is a popular souvenir for collectors and Vermont history aficionados alike. This year’s pictorial postmark reads “Holiday Station, Plymouth, VT 05056, Dec. 9, 2012.” The postmark “It was established in 1998.We do it every year with a different design for the Vermont Division for Historic Preservation,” William Jenney, Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site administrator said. “This one is in color and includes a holiday snow globe with three tall trees and was designed by John Lutz of Randolph.”
Plymouth Postmaster Melissa Lynds said the cancellation stamp will be applied free of charge to postcards and letters bearing postage Sunday, Dec. 9 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. inside the Florence Cilley General Store at the old Plymouth Post Office. The event is sponsored by the Vermont Division for Historic Preservation. Admission is free.
Customers can also request the special free postmark by mail for 30 days after the event by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope containing the letter or envelope they wish to be cancelled to. The SASE can be sent to Postmaster, 236 Coolidge Memorial Drive, Plymouth, VT 05056-9998.
“We will be happy to cancel and return by mail any letters that our customers mail in,” Lynds said. “Customers may also bring in their own stamped envelopes to obtain a postmark that they can take home as a keepsake.”
For more information, customers may call Melissa Lynds at the Plymouth Post Office at 672-3615. Additional information on Sunday’s open house at the President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site will be forthcoming. To find out more visit www.HistoricSites.Vermont.gov/Coolidge.
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