North Pole Looking to Increase Postmark Capacity

Dan Bross, KUAC – Fairbanks

North Pole wants the Postal Service to increase local postmark capacity. The holiday season means thousands of people seeking a North Pole postmark for Christmas cards and packages, but for cost and efficiency reasons, the majority are processed through Anchorage. North Pole Mayor Doug Isaacson says the local postmark is important, and wants the Postal Service to invest in it, despite budget concerns.

Isaacson says the massive volume of North Pole holiday related mail represents a lot of postage revenue. The North Pole postmark isn’t totally dead. You can still get the Christmas theme City cancellation by specifically requesting it at post offices in North Pole, Fairbanks and Anchorage. A limited volume of mail is actually hand stamped at the local Post Office, but the majority receives a North Pole postmark by machine in Anchorage.

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