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Chenango County's Post Offices

Civil War Pictorial Postmark cancellation stamps for Chenango County townships began with Mt Upton,town of Guilford on April 12th. The second took place in Guilford on the 24th. This being an historical first, as such a large group of Post Offices in New York State will participate in a united pictorial postmark. You can mail a self addressed stamp envelope to the PO to obtain the postmark and attend the PO but, the MT UPTON postmark can only be used with the Civil War stamps released prior to the "Forever" stamps to be released on April 24th 2012. However, you can use the "Forever" stamps in Guilford on the 24th and 30 days after. All post offices can postmark for 30 days when they are mailed in.
The challenge is for you to obtain all 20. They make great collectors items. You can also design your own "cache" as with the envelope posted or use just a plain business size #10 envelope. The reason is that the cancellation is pretty big and works better with the business can use a regular size but it will not appear as neat.

Here is the Post Office Schedule so far for the cancellation stamps. Be sure to buy your forever stamps when they are released as they will go fast. There may be additions to this list so stay tuned:
Dates for Pictorial Postmark and Display – These dates have been sent to the Post Office in Albany. They may make or suggest changes based on their schedule. Each of the Chenango county Post Offices will also have a display of the Post Office in the Civil War.

Mount Upton April 12, 2012 – Pictorial Postmark

April 2nd – April 13, 2012 – Postal/Civil War Display

Guilford April 24, 2012 – Pictorial Postmark ** First Day of Issue CW Forever Stamp

April 16th – April 27, 2012 – Postal/Civil War Display

Greene May 16, 2012 – Pictorial Postmark

May 9th – May 23, 2012 – Postal/Civil War Display

Afton June 13, 2012 – Pictorial Postmark

June 6th – June 20, 2012 – Postal/Civil War Display

Bainbridge July 18, 2012 – Pictorial Postmark

July 11th – July 25, 2012 – Postal/Civil War Display

Sherburne August 15, 2012 – Pictorial Postmark

August 8th – August 22, 2012 – Postal/Civil War Display

Norwich September 19, 2012 – Pictorial Postmark

September 12th – September 26, 2012 – Postal/Civil War Display

Oxford October 10, 2012 – Pictorial Postmark

October 1st – October 12, 2012 – Postal/Civil War Display

South Otselic October 24, 2012 – Pictorial Postmark

October 15th – October 26, 2012 – Postal/Civil War Display

Smithville Flats November 14, 2012 – Pictorial Postmark

November 1st – November 16, 2012 – Postal/Civil War Display


North Norwich January 9, 2013 – Pictorial Postmark

January 7th – January 18, 2013 – Postal/Civil War Display

McDonough February 6, 2013 – Pictorial Postmark

February 4th – February 15, 2013 – Postal/Civil War Display

Pitcher March 13, 2013 – Pictorial Postmark

March 4th – March 15, 2013 – Postal/Civil War Display

North Pitcher March 27, 2013 – Pictorial Postmark

March 18th – March 29, 2013 – Postal/Civil War Display

Plymouth April 3, 2013 – Pictorial Postmark

April 1st – April 12, 2013 – Postal/Civil War Display

South Plymouth April 24, 2013 – Pictorial Postmark

April 17th – April 30, 2013 – Postal/Civil War Display

Smyrna May 8, 2013 – Pictorial Postmark

May 1st – May 15, 2013 – Postal/Civil War Display

South New Berlin June 19, 2013 – Pictorial Postmark

June 12 – June 26, 2013 – Postal/Civil War Display

New Berlin July 17, 2013 – Pictorial Postmark

July 10 – July 24, 2013 – Postal/Civil War Display

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