Peterson Post Office issues sesquicentennial postmark

Thursday, July 27, 2006

As part of the upcoming Peterson sesquicentennial celebration, Post Office personnel in the community will issue a special commemorative postmark beginning on Saturday, August 5, at the Post Office and Country Store on Mail Street. This will be the first time for a special cancellation in Peterson in more than 25 years.

Any item bearing first class postage can be postmarked. There will be commemorative envelopes with the sesquicentennial logo available to purchase.

The special cancellation was designed by artist Mary Britt, daughter of Elsie Mae and the late Jim Brown of Peterson. It shows how farming has changed through the years with a man plowing with a team of horses on one side and a modern tractor on the other.

For 30 days after the event, collectors can obtain the cancellation by mailing a self addressed stamped envelope to Sesquicentennial station, Postmaster, PO box 9998, Peterson, IA, 51047. Commemorative envelopes will also be available for $1.

Peterson will be celebrating its' sesquicentennial, August 4 -6, with many activities planned for the three day event.

If you need further information you may call Peterson Post Office at (712) 295-6321.

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