Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Town Uses Special Stamp To Mark Envelopes

An annual holiday tradition is under way at the post office in the small New Hampshire town of Bethlehem according to a local television station -WMUR-TV. Each year thousands of people travel to Bethlehem to have their Christmas cards stamped.

The station reports on their website, "The cache [sic] stamp, as it's called, was created by the postmaster in the mid-1960s and hasn't changed since. It illustrates a typical Bethlehem, N.H., scene, with Christmas trees pointing up toward a star."

A local postal workers are quoted as saying about 50,000 Christmas cards will be stamped in the Bethlehem (pop.2000) post office this year - with both a hand cancel and an antique cancelling machine.

To read the entire article and to watch a video, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM