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Post Office “angel” to take flight December 1 at the Angelica Post Office

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From the “Angel Station”

This year will be 27th offering of the Angel Station cancellation at the Angelica Post Office. The ceremonial debut of the Booster Citizen-sponsored postmark (design as always by Pat Kaake) is Friday, December 1.

Greeting cards may be mailed to the office or dropped off prior to Dec. 1, addressed appropriately and intended for mailing on that date. Please separate in-town and out-of-town mail. Postal employees will be in the lobby to hand-cancel pieces brought in by customers that day. Light refreshments made a welcome return in 2022 after a two-year pandemic restrictive absence, and will be offered again this year.

In addition, the Post Office will accept all mail to be postmarked with the Angelica cancellation from Dec. 1 through Saturday, December 23. Window hours are (M-F) 8:30-11:30 a.m. and 12:30-3:30 p.m.; (Sat) 10 a.m.-12 Noon.

All mail requesting the Angel Station postmark that is received after Dec. 23 will be for collectors only, for 30 days. Please provide a return stamped envelope or your postmarked item w/stamp will be sent through the normal mail stream. For more information please contact the Angelica Post Office at 585-466-7869.

As noted, this is the 27th anniversary of the Angel cancellation. Darlene Histed at the Post Office tells us the first request for this year’s Angel has come in, from Hamburg, N.Y. The final count for the 2022 postmark was 10,972, down some from the 2021 record total of 11,707.

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