Monday, September 12, 2011

A Once-in-a-Century Postmark

Joe Piasecki and Daniel Siegal report on La Cañada, CA's Valley Sun website that residents celebrated a once-in-a-century "synchronicity of date and place" this past Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011.

La Cañada's 91011 ZIP code is one of only four postal codes composed of consecutive numbers out of more than 42,000 in use nationwide, according to the U.S. Postal Service.

Local resident Todd Andrews, chair of the event’s organizing committee, said that the idea for the celebration grew out of on offhand remark made at a cocktail party during the last year’s holiday season.

“Someone remarked that as we’re rolling into 2011, our funny little ZIP code was going to match the date for the only time in the century,” said Andrews. “And everybody, in kind of a cocktail haze, said, ‘Hey, [marking the occasion is] a great idea!”

Shown above, La Canada's 9/10/11  once in a century postmark.

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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM