USPS pictorial postmarks are free and (usually) available for 30 days from the date shown. Send a self-addressed stamped envelope and pre-stamped envelopes or postcards with your request.

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Love Kitten Paw Prints

First-day of Issue

Available until May 19, 2023

United States Pictorial Cat Postmarks - 2023

United States Pictorial Cat Postmarks - 2021

Past USPS pictorial postmarks are no longer available.

Instructions for obtaining a  USPS digital color postmark


Customers may submit #6 or #10 envelopes constructed of paper rated as “laser safe.” The Postal Service™ recommends envelopes of 80-pound Accent Opaque, acid-free, 9/16-inch side seams with no glue on the flap. The maximum size of all digital color postmarks is 2 inches high by 4 inches long. Allow sufficient space on the envelope to accommodate the postmark. Do not use self-adhesive labels for addresses on the envelope. Two test envelopes must be included. There is a minimum of 10 envelopes at 50 cents per postmark required at the time of servicing.Customers must submit a check, money order, or credit card for payment.

Two black cats for Halloween

Available until October 29, 2023

"Leaping Catamount" of the USS Montpelier will be available until May 20, 2023.

(The badge was added to the right side.)

Cat'N Around Catskill 2023

​will be available until July 24, 2023 and may be extended.

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