|To commemorate the 45th anniversary of John Glenn’s Mercury flight, the NASA Glenn Visitor Center and the United States Postal Service will feature a special pictorial stamp cancellation. The pictorial cancellation stamp event take place on February 24, 2007, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. |
The Cleveland U. S. Postal Service will set up a temporary post office on site in the NASA Glenn Visitor Center, 21000 Brookpark Road, in Cleveland, Ohio. The temporary post office will be selling current postage stamps of the X-planes (Priority & Express Mail) and others.
The NASA Glenn Visitor Center will have envelopes with a cachet commemorating the 45th Anniversary of the John Glenn’s Mercury mission. The cachet will consist of an image of the launch of John Glenn and his Friendship 7 spacecraft. The pictorial cancellation stamp is the ink stamp that cancels the postage stamp. The pictorial cancellation stamp can be applied to any object as long as it has a current postage stamp on the object. The commemorative cachet will only be available during the day of the event and is limited to one cachet per person.
Those who cannot attend the event, but who wish to obtain the cancellation, may submit mail order requests. Pictorial cancellations are available only for the date indicated, and requests must be postmarked no later than 30 days following the requested pictorial cancellation date.
All requests must include a stamped envelope or postcard bearing at least the minimum First-Class Mail postage. Items submitted for cancellation may not include postage issued after the date of the requested cancellation. Such items will be returned un-serviced. Customers wishing to obtain a cancellation should affix stamps to any envelope or postcard of their choice, address the envelope or postcard to themselves or others, insert a card of postcard thickness in the envelopes for sturdiness, and tuck in the flap. Place the envelope or postcard in a larger envelope and address it to: PICTORIAL CANCELLATIONS
GLENN RESEARCH CENTER STATION
5600 Woodland Ave.
CLEVELAND, OH 44104-9998
(Using all capitals and no punctuation, except the hyphen in the zip + 4 code).
Customers can also send stamped envelopes and postcards without addresses for cancellation, as long as they supply a larger envelope with adequate postage and their return address. After applying the pictorial cancellation, the Postal Service returns the items (with or without addresses) under addressed protective cover.
For further information contact:
Jesse Owens Post Office
5600 Woodland Ave.
Cleveland, Ohio 44104-9998
216-881-0407 or 216-881-0902