If you like it then you better put a stamp on it

The Cross Street Bridge is scheduled to open in town October 30. To commemorate the opening, the Post Office is going to issue a stamp “pictorial postmark” with the town’s sparkling new bridge on it. Via the AP:

On [Oct. 30], Post Office staff will be at the bridge from 12 noon to 4 p.m., selling envelopes and postcards which, upon request, will be stamped with the pictorial representation of the bridge.

Postmaster Alan Caton says customers can also request the special postmark by mail for 30 days after the opening. To do so, send a stamped, self-addressed envelope containing the letter or envelope to Postmaster, 10 Main Street, Middlebury, Vt., 05753-9998.

I’m pumped.

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2 thoughts on “If you like it then you better put a stamp on it

  1. From my reading of it, the *postmark* will contain an image of the bridge–I don’t think they’re issuing a new stamp.

  2. Hi “guy,”

    Thanks for your feedback. I think it depends on your definition of a “stamp.” You are right: the post office is not issuing an official “stamp” that will go into regular circulation. But this “pictorial postmark” will serve the function of indicating that you have paid for postage. For all intents and purposes, that sounds a lot like a stamp to me, even if it is only subject to limited release. But thanks for keeping us accurate!

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