Wyoming post offices offering special Eclipse postmarks

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Gendo, Wyo. - The Glendo Post Office is one of many in Wyoming that will offer a Special Postmark commemorating the upcoming Solar Eclipse.

The Postmark is available beginning August 2,and will only be available for 30 days after the eclipse. The Glendo post office is located at 118 N. Yellowstone Hwy.

Any item bearing current First-Class postage stamps will be postmarked at no charge, said Glendo Postmaster Denise Delgado.

“We encourage all those in the community to come out and buy a sheet of the Total Eclipse of the Sun Forever Stamps and receive the Special Postmark,” said Delgado. “The special postmark when combined with the Stamp will make for a great collectible.”

The Total Eclipse of the Sun Stamp was issued June 20, 2017, and is a one-of-a-kind Forever Stamp which transforms the solar eclipse image into the Moon from the heat of a finger. Once cooled, the image reverts back to the eclipse. The stamps are sold in panes of 16 Forever Stamps and are available now at Post Offices nationwide and online at usps.com/shop.

Other Post Offices along the area of totality will also offer unique, special postmarks including Alcova, Casper, Bondurant, Douglas, Ft. Washakie, Glendo, Glenrock, Jay Em, Lander, Mills, Lusk, Powder Riverton, Shoshoni, Thermopolis, Wheatland and others.

This stamp image is a photograph taken by retired NASA astrophysicist Fred Espenak of Portal, AZ, who is considered by many to be the world’s leading authority on total solar eclipses with 27 under his belt. The photograph shows a total solar eclipse seen from Jalu, Libya, on March 29, 2006.

“A total eclipse of the Sun is simply the most beautiful, stunning and awe-inspiring astronomical event you can see with the naked eye — but you’ve got to be in the 70-mile-wide path of totality,” said Espenak.

The Postal Service printed 60 million of the stamps.