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Record Of Closing Post Offices

 
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Rest in Peace
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Posted 01/12/2012   11:36 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add 1775mac to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
His name is Evan Kalish and he has travelled across the country documenting post offices. A very nice news cast story. Link follows.
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-01-...ices/3763838

Also he has a blog that you can see many of these post offices here.
http://colossus-of-roads.blogspot.com/

His facebook page with stories.
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Going...4685?sk=info

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Bedrock Of The Community
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Posted 01/12/2012   11:51 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wt1 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I've seen that website before. Very interesting take on post office closings around the US.

Back in the 1950's when post offices were known to close, the Postmaster would accommodate philatelic requests to cancel covers with the "last day of use" postmark such as in this Massachusetts example (taken from Buck-a-Cover's website):



It seems a shame the USPS isn't promoting similar philatelic offerings for the current round of USPS closings, although with the sporadic closings and the community protests going on to "fight" for certain post offices to stay open, the actual date of closing can be very fluid, so maybe that has something to do with it.

I would still find it interesting to acquire some Last Day of Use postmarks. Anyone have ideas as to how to best approach a post office with such a request?
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Posted 01/12/2012   1:35 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add PoStat4evR to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I would think that when one finds out the date of closure, one could write a nice letter to the postmaster of said PO and ask for a cancel on the last day. Most small PO postmasters would do such a request. If one doesn't know when the closure might happen, again, a letter to the postmaster, nicely asking for information about the pending closure and if he/she would do a cover request for a cancel.
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Edited by PoStat4evR - 01/12/2012 1:38 pm
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Posted 01/13/2012   11:36 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add luciano29 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Interesting but sad..

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