Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Museum Announces Unveiling of new Stamp

The United States Postal Service (USPS) is issuing a new Mark Twain stamp on Saturday, June 25 at the Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum.

The new design will be formally unveiled in a ceremony at 10:00 a.m. on the Museum Mall by Hannibal’s Tom and Becky. The public is invited to attend the event. A tent and chairs will be provided for attendees. The program will include remarks by James Bilbay from the Board of Governors USPS, Museum Curator Henry Sweets, David Martin, District Manager Gateway District USPS, and Mark Twain portrayed by Jim Waddell.

The Hannibal Post Office will have staff on hand to sell the new stamps and to cancel mail. A special cancellation reading “First Day of Issue” will be available. Those interested may bring envelopes, purchase stamps, and hand the special cancel applied. These “First Day Covers” are a good souvenir of the event and are sought by stamp collectors. The Mark Twain Museum will offer for purchase envelopes with a four-color cachet or illustrated design that can be used to make First Day Covers.

The post office will be open by 8:30 am and will remain open until noon for those wanting the special cancellation. The parking lot of the former Murphy Motors business is available for parking for this event.

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