Santa’s reindeers are the favorite icons of people living in Wisconsin and you can see it in all of their postcards. A small post office in Rudolph, Wisconsin has never been busier with people now huddling to get some of the most special Rudolph stamps. And now, Rudolph town becomes popular thanks to a unique stamp collection.
A wide range of cards and letters pass through Rudolph post office each year thanks to a special abrogation stamp offering a minor picture of the popular reindeer.But this year, the post office’s business increased more than ever, as the U.S. Postal Service decided to make some special stamps with the famous reindeer to mark the 50th anniversary of the well-known TV program. The town with only 436 citizens was, of course, picked to sell the first celebratory stamps displaying TV characters.
The community living in little Rudolph has organized a Country Christmas festivity with many surprises, including a parade, some live reindeers, dog pulled sleighs, music and fireworks the past weekend.
Also, on the same day- December 13, the workers in the post office manually stamped each letter and postcard with the Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer stamp. Numerous individuals decided to switch their already purchased cards and letters on December 13, so they could get the newly issued stamps.
Normally they letters are sent in boxes or expansive envelopes to the Rudolph post office, and they are kept there until Dec. 13, when they’re marked with the unique stamp.
While a typical work’s day at the Rudolph post office is made of a few hundred mail pieces, on the second Saturday of December their number goes up the rooftop. About 20 trays, the equivalent of 10, 000 mails are stamped on December 13.
This year, representatives of the post office noticed that there were also various collectors who wanted to get the cancelation stamp. Collectors from Kansas, Kentucky, North Carolina, California, Texas, New York, Pennsylvania and even European State Belgium sent their enevelops in to get stamped.
Built in 1856, Rudolph is not named after the famous Santa’s reindeer. The town got his name because the first born child in the area was bapatized Rudolph. The Rudolph embellishing stamp has been a custom since 1945 when the postmaster issued it following a Girl Scout project. The yearly Country Christmas festivities were set up only twelve years ago
Every spring school students in Rudolph enter their outlines for the Christmas cancelation stamp in a challenge. The current year’s winning outline offers a side perspective of Rudolph with a Santa cap with openings for his tusks and a scarf inscribed “2014.”
The stamp differs from the one displaying a dancing Rudolph and marked with “Rudolph, Wisconsin— Home of Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer” which is given on tables inside the mail station for anybody to stamp on letters and bundles.
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