Sunday, September 03, 2006

"Motorcyle" postmark

KCCI, Des Moines, Iowa reports, "The post office is in a pickle over the spelling of motor-sickle. At least, that's how Arlo Guthrie might explain it."

According to the Associated Press ,"Problem is, the Postal Service recently, with great fanfare, issued a new set of stamps depicting motorcycles. Collectors who buy copies issued on the first day the stamps are available can get them with a special commemorative postmark."

Unfortunately, the colourful postmark spells it "motorcyle".

Having discovered this, the post office has announced that new orders for first-day envelopes will have a corrected postmark.

"Unless the buyer wants it spelled wrong. In that case, they can still order the version with the incorrect postmark if they include a note asking for the incorrect version."

Send your requests to INFORMATION FULFILLMENT, DEPT 6270, US POSTAL SERVICE, PO BOX 219424, KANSAS CITY, MO, 64121-9424.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM