Thursday, July 17, 2008

Students' Artwork To Be Used As Postmarks reports that for the past several years the Chincoteague, Virginia Post Office has had pictorial postmarks to commemorate the annual Pony Penning and Pony Auction held there.

This year's postmark design contest winners are first-grader Matthew Albertson and sixth-grader Jessica Stanfield, who attend school on Chincoteague Island.

For those who can't attend the event and want a pictorial postmark can send an envelope or post card of their choice with postage applied, addressed to themselves, and place it in a larger envelope addressed to: Pony Penning, Postmaster, PO Box 9998, Chincoteague, VA 23336-9998.

Be sure to specify the pictorial postmark date to be applied to each envelope or card. All mail-in requests for a cancellation must be submitted by Aug. 30.

Shown above, Jessica Stanfield, left, Postmaster Christine Dore and Matthew Albertson with their drawings to be used as pictorial postmarks.

To read the entire article, click here.

For more on the Ponies of Chincoteague and Pony Penning ,click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM