Highlights from the Scooby Doo Stamp Release Ceremony
Highlights from the Scooby Doo Stamp Release ceremony last Saturday at the Mall of America include getting a free envelope with a canceled Scooby stamp ready to mail (or save), a Scooby Doo pin, and an agenda for the stamp release ceremony.
Stamped envelope with ScoobyDoo cancellation and commemorative pin
Stamps from the USPS were available for purchase along with pre-cancelled envelopes in color or in black-and-white Scooby cancellations.
Since this was my first time at a First Day of Issue ceremony, I wasn’t sure what to expect and didn’t realize that I could have brought my own postcards or envelopes to have them hand-cancelled after putting one of my brand new Scooby Doo stamps on them. So I stopped at a store that sold some Minnesota postcards and purchased a dozen of them that I could send out to friends, relatives and pen pals.
The friendly postal worker in line in front of me had a wonderful t-shirt that she allowed me to photograph. Don’t you love it?!
These lovely ladies were hand-cancelling the envelopes and postcards that people bought.
Here are four of the postcards I purchased and then put on a Scooby stamp and had them canceled by the two ladies shown above.