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Christmas stamps

December 4, 2013
By Ted Rowe , Marshall Independent

Every Christmas since 1965 I have mailed my Christmas cards by getting the stamp cancelled on the First Day of Issue. For most of the 1960s that meant getting the cards written, addressed and sent off to the particular post office where the Christmas stamp was being issued. Some of those post offices had unique, but fitting names for the Christmas season: Bethlehem, Pa., Santa Claus, Ind., Noel, Mo. More recently a lot of the cancellations for the First Day of Issue have been in NYC.



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