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US post offices in path of eclipse offer special postmarks

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US post offices in path of eclipse offer special postmarks

This undated image provided by the United States Postal Service on Friday, Aug. 18, 2017 shows a template of a postmark commemorating the Aug. 21, 2017 solar eclipse over the United States. More than 110 USPS offices in or near the path of the full eclipse, will offer special postmarks for the celestial event. (USPS via AP) More than 110 U.S. Postal Service offices are offering special postmarks for Monday’s total solar eclipse.

The post offices are in or near the path of the full eclipse, which cuts across the United States, from Oregon to South Carolina.
Spokesman Mark Saunders says the postmarks will be unique in some locations, while most will use one designed by the national office. He says some post offices are using the special postmark only on Monday but others are also using it before and after the eclipse.
The post office earlier issued a heat-sensitive eclipse stamp. A touch of the finger transforms the image of a solar eclipse into the moon. These undated images provided by the United States Postal Service shows the Total Solar Eclipse Forever stamp. On Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, more than 110 U.S. Postal Service offices in or near the path of totality of the U.S. solar eclipse are offering special postmarks. (USPS via AP, File) Explore further:Touch new stamp and presto, total solar eclipse becomes moon

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