Francobollo commemorativo STS-1

To commemorate the 25th anniversary of the first space shuttle flight (STS-1), the United States Postal Service will feature a special pictorial stamp cancellation. The pictorial cancellation stamp event take place in conjunction with the NASA Glenn Visitor Center’s 3rd Saturday program entitled: “The Space Shuttle’s Silver Anniversary,” on April 15, 2006, from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

Those who cannot attend the event, but who wish to obtain the cancellation, may submit mail order requests. Pictorial cancellations are available only for the date indicated, and requests must be postmarked no later than 30 days following the requested pictorial cancellation date.

All requests must include a stamped envelope or postcard bearing at least the minimum First-Class Mail postage. Items submitted for cancellation may not include postage issued after the date of the requested cancellation. Such items will be returned un-serviced. Customers wishing to obtain a cancellation should affix stamps to any envelope or postcard of their choice, address the envelope or postcard to themselves or others, insert a card of postcard thickness in the envelopes for sturdiness, and tuck in the flap. Place the envelope or postcard in a larger envelope and address it to:

5600 Woodland Ave.
CLEVELAND, OH 44104-9998

(Using all capitals and no punctuation, except the hyphen in the zip + 4 code).

Costumers can also send stamped envelopes and postcards without addresses for cancellation, as long as they supply a larger envelope with adequate postage and their return address. After applying the pictorial cancellation, the Postal Service returns the items (with or without addresses) under addressed protective cover.

For further information contact:

Eunice Rodgers
Jesse Owens Post Office
5600 Woodland Ave.
Cleveland, Ohio 44104-9998
216-881-0407 or 216-881-0902