Special Postmark Helps Celebrate Bicentennial of Brewer, Maine

The town of Brewer, Maine, celebrates it 200th anniversary in 2012, and the U.S. Postal Service will be there to celebrate. On Tuesday, Nov. 6, Postmaster Matthew Gilreath and the staff of the Brewer Post Office will stamp letters and postcards with a unique postmark. Specially authorized by USPS, this postmark is a wonderful and inexpensive souvenir of the occasion.

“We will be happy to cancel and return by mail any letters that our customers mail to us,” says Gilreath. “Customers may also bring in their own envelopes to obtain a postmark that they can take home as a keepsake.”

You can request the postmark free-of-charge by mail for 30 days after the event by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope containing the letter or envelope you wish to be canceled to:

22 Parkway South
Brewer ME 04412-9998

Happy 200th birthday, Brewer!

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One thought on “Special Postmark Helps Celebrate Bicentennial of Brewer, Maine

  1. Just packaged mine up and will go in the mail tomorrow! If you check the new Postal Bulletin 11/1/2012 and open the PDF version look for the menu choice “Stamp Services” and click. Then scroll down a few pages to see all the new cancellations. For all you movie buffs there is an American Graffiti cancel in Omaha…

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