Saturday, January 20, 2007

Keepsake postmarks

The Auburn Citizen of Auburn,NY, reports that while stamp collectors may call them "pictorial cancellations," the village of nearby village of Weedsport likes to think of them as "keepsake postmarks".

Apparently the town has had a series of them which have become very popular.

The latest was designed by a local high school senior and features a spider and a pig celebrating E.B. White's book and new film, “Charlotte's Web.”

Local resident,Irving Foster, is quoted in the article by staff writer Olivia Goldberg as saying,"... the keepsake postmarks help, in some small way, to call the community together."

Shown above,in a Citizen photo, are Sarah James, a senior at Weedsport High School, places her postmark design on mail with the help of Postmaster Donna Coe at the Weedsport Free Library.

To read the entire article, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM