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Mistletoe post office, 1992

Posted on December 15, 2014 | in Uncategorized | by
Postmaster A.B. Couch hand-canceled mail inside the Mistletoe Post Office in Owsley County on December 10, 1992. For 11 months a year, about 240 letters a month roll through this post office. But when Dec. 1 hits, it is swamped with at least 10,000 cards and letters. Like Christmas, Fla.; Rudolph, Fla; North Pole, Alaska; Santa Claus, Ind.; and Snowflake, Ariz., Mistletoe is a much sought-after postmark. Mistletoe's special cancellation mark, a silhouette of two youngsters kissing under a sprig of mistletoe, was designed by Couch's son, Wendell. The post office closed December 30, 1999. Photo by David Perry | Staff

Postmaster A.B. Couch hand-canceled mail on Dec. 10, 1992, inside the Mistletoe post office in Owsley County. For 11 months a year, about 240 letters a month roll through this post office. But when Dec. 1 hits, it is swamped with at least 10,000 cards and letters. Like Christmas and Rudolph, Fla; North Pole, Alaska; Santa Claus, Ind.; and Snowflake, Ariz., Mistletoe is a sought-after postmark. The cancellation mark, a silhouette of two youngsters kissing under a sprig of mistletoe, was designed by Couch’s son, Wendell. The post office closed on Dec. 30, 1999. Photo by David Perry | Staff

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