Special Arnold Palmer USPS postmark now available

This stamped postcard shows the Arnold Palmer postmark cancellation now available through the Latrobe Post Office.

About a month after the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) unveiled a commemorative stamp featuring Arnold Palmer, it is now offering a special postmark cancellation to celebrate the late golfing legend.

The April 3, 2020, postmark will be available for 30 days, according to a USPS news release. It features Palmer’s signature and his trademark umbrella logo.

The USPS said all postmark “requests must include a stamped envelope or postcard bearing at least the minimum First Class Mail postage. Items submitted for postmark may not include postage issued after the date of the requested postmark. Such items will be returned unserviced.

“Customers wishing to obtain a postmark must 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 envelopes for sturdiness, and tuck in the flap.”

The USPS asks those interested in the postmark to place the envelope or postcard in a larger envelope and address it to: Postmaster, 811 Jefferson St., Latrobe, PA 15650.

Additionally, the Postal Service said customers can also send stamped envelopes and postcards without addresses for postmark, as long as they supply a larger envelope with adequate postage and their return address.

The USPS officially unveiled an Arnold Palmer “Forever” stamp March 4 at Bay Hill Club in Orlando, Florida, in advance of the Arnold Palmer Invitational Golf Tournament.

As a “Forever” stamp, the Palmer stamp will always be equal in value to the current First Class Mail price. Latrobe Postmaster Bill Smith said previously that stamps will be sold in sheets of 20 for $11, as the present First Class rate is 55 cents per stamp.

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