Caraway Post Office celebrates 100th birthday -Special pictorial postmark cancellation available

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

CARAWAY -- Postmaster Pam Poag is pleased to announce a celebration for 100 years of service by the Caraway Post Office. The celebration begins with a program at the Post Office, starting at 10 a.m., Wednesday, September 28, followed with refreshments. Mayor Barry Riley will be part of the celebration. Everyone is cordially invited to attend. The Caraway Post Office will offer a Special Pictorial Postmark Cancellation honoring the office's 100 years of service.

People attending the celebration may obtain stamps and the pictorial cancellation at the event.

Those who cannot be there that day but who wish to obtain the special pictorial postmark may submit a mail order request to:

100 Years of Service Pictorial Cancellation; Attn: Postmaster; PO Box 9998; Caraway, AR 72419-9998

Pictorial postmarks are available only for the date indicated, and requests must be postmarked by Nov. 28, 2016 -- no later than 60 days following the requested pictorial postmark date, September 24.

All requests must include a stamped envelope or postcard bearing at least the minimum First-Class MailŪ postage.

Items submitted for postmark may not include postage issued after the date of the requested postmark. Such items will be returned unserviced.

Customers wishing to obtain a postmark should 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 listed above.

Customers can also send stamped envelopes and postcards without addresses for postmark, as long as they supply a larger envelope with adequate postage and their return address. After applying the pictorial postmark, the Postal Service will return the items (with or without addresses) under addressed protective cover.

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