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Post Office offers a limited edition Tunbridge pictorial postmark at the world’s fair

Channa Howe, of Tunbridge, smoothes the clipped and banded mane of her quarterhorse Don’t Chip My Harley while preparing for a weekend of competition at the Tunbridge World’s Fair Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018. Howe and Harley will compete for their eighth year together at the fair in showmanship, western pleasure and western equitation. (Valley News – James M. Patterson) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

Check out this announcement from the United States Postal Service:

Tunbridge celebrates Agricultural Fair with a Pictorial Postmark

A First Class Souvenir of the Celebration

 

What: The United States Postal Service in Tunbridge, Vermont, in conjunction with the Union Agricultural Society, will celebrate the Tunbridge World’s Fair with a keepsake picture postmark — also known as a pictorial cancellation in collectors’ circles — to be offered at the historic post office located on Antique Hill at the Fairgrounds

 

Where: Tunbridge World’s Fair

Antique Hill Post Office

Tunbridge VT 05077

 

When: September 13-16, 2018

11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

 

Background: Postmaster Brenda Roberts says the picture postmark is free. “We will apply the postmark on any envelope that has proper postage, making it a first class souvenir of the day.” “It’s a postmark that is more than circles and bars,” says Postmaster Roberts. “It is a picture that tells a story.” The postmark has the words “World’s Fair” arched over twin mountains and the words “Agricultural Fair Station” below. Additionally, the Union Agricultural Society creates an annual wooden postcard that they will be selling at the fair that would make a very special souvenir when combined with the pictorial postmark.

 

People may obtain the postmark in person at the fairgrounds. If you miss the fairground hours, but wish to obtain the postmark, you may submit a mail order request. Pictorial postmarks are available only with the dates indicated, and requests must be postmarked no later than 30 days following the requested pictorial postmark date.

 

Customers wishing to obtain a postmark should affix First-Class Mail postage to any envelope or postcard, address the envelope or postcard and tuck in the flap. Place the envelope or postcard in a larger envelope and address it to Postmaster, followed by Tunbridge Post Office 292 VT Rte 110, Tunbridge VT 05077-9998

The fair runs from today through Sunday!

 

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Getting ready on Wednesday before the Tunbridge World’s Fair: 1️⃣ Piano tuner Nancy Taube, of #ChelseaVT, works on hammers that were sticking due to humidity in the entertainment tent at the Tunbridge Fairgrounds while her #bordercollie Billie waited for her to throw a ball. The #instrument resides for most of the year in an un-heated barn on the grounds and is taken out and maintained only at #fair time to be played for the Ed Larkin #ContraDancers and by some other performers. 2️⃣ Channa Howe, of #TunbridgeVT, smooths the clipped and banded mane of her #quarterhorse Don’t Chip My Harley while preparing for a weekend of #competition at the fair. Howe and Harley will compete for their eighth year together at the fair in showmanship, western pleasure and western equitation. 3️⃣ Jasper Lawrence, 4, of Tunbridge, keeps an eye on the tape as Chris Reed, of North #MontpelierVT, measures his #sunflower at 10 feet, 8 1/2 inches. Lawrence was at the #fairgrounds with his mother, Mariah, back, and siblings Willow, 1, left, Miles, 9, and Rowan, 7, to check in on the family’s entries for #judging. 🔸 The 147th fair runs today through Sunday. 🔸 (Valley News – James M. Patterson @james.m.patterson) #uppervalley #upval #vnewsuv #photojournalism #tunbridgefair #tunbridgeworldsfair #dog #pianotuner #tunbridge #worldsfair #horse #summer #september #802 #🌻

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