Postal absurdities calendar

Rohit Khare (
Mon, 5 Apr 1999 15:50:38 -0700

[For a variety of long reasons, I've been buried deep within the
Postal Service regulatory labyrinth. 1) I'm horrifed at this fascist
Private Mail Box scheme -- to have a box at Mail Boxes Etc or any
other Commercial Mail Receiving Agency, within six months every
holder MUST file a form 1583 with two forms of ID and real address;
or if a company, countersigned by an officer AND the mail must now
have a "PMB ###" like "PO BOX", destroying the whole professional
image & security from stalkers -- to be enforced on pain of mail
returned undelivered. The form itself is a stultifyingly Orwellian
thing that can be released to almost anyone and seems plain wrong. 2)
they do have a sense of humor... RK]

PAGE 70 POSTAL BULLETIN 21994 (3-25-99)
Special Cancellation Die Hubs
Postmasters and plant managers who have any of the
special cancellation die hubs listed below may use them for
the periods designated. At the end of the period, these die
hubs must be withdrawn and stored. Postmasters and plant
managers who do not have these special die hubs may not
request them from the sponsors.
Cancellation Period of Use
Save Your Vision Week Feb. 1-March 31
March Is Kidney Month, Give to the Kidney Foundation March 1-March 31
March Is Red Cross Month March 1-March 31
Easter Seals, Fight Crippling March 1-April 22
Law Day USA, Freedom Under Law, May 1 April 1-April 30
Strike Back at Cancer, Give to the American Cancer Society April 1-April 30
National Carih Asthma Week April 1-May 6
Only You Can Prevent Forest Fires April 1-Oct. 31
National Salvation Army Week, 4 th Week in May May 1-May 31
Support Your Mental Health Association May 1-May 31
Support Research for Neurofibromatosis May 1-May 31
National Flag Day, June 14, Pause for the Pledge May 1-June 14
Goodwill Industries, Our Business Works for Disabled People May 1-June 30
Support National Historic Preservation Week May 9-May 15
National Transportation Week May 14-May 20
Fight Disease, Support City of Hope Pilot Medical Center May 15-June 15
Defeat Muscular Dystrophy, Support MDAA May 15-June 17
Conquer Multiple Sclerosis May 17-June 17
Conquer Cystic Fibrosis Sept. 1-Sept. 30
Peace Corps Anniversary, Making a Difference Sept. 1-Oct. 31
Employ People With Disabilities Sept. 1-Nov. 30
Give, the United Way Sept. 15-Oct. 31
Learn About Lupus, October, Lupus Awareness Month Oct. 1-Oct. 31
Radon Action Week Oct. 1-Oct. 31
Support Infection Control Week Oct. 1-Nov. 30
National Adoption Month Nov. 1-Nov. 30
Military Families Recognition Day Nov. 1-Nov. 30
National Philanthropy Day, Love of Humankind Nov. 1-Nov. 30
Help Retarded Children Nov. 1-Nov. 30
Use Christmas Seals, Support Your Lung Association Nov. 8-Dec. 31
Support American Education Week Nov. 10-Nov. 30
Autistic Children, Hope Through Research and Education Dec. 1-Dec. 31
- Business Mail Acceptance, Marketing Systems, 3-25-99