MTA Long Island Rail Road Celebrates 175th Anniversary With Commemorative U.S. Postal Stamp Cancel

LIRR 175th in the 34th St Entrance Corridor at Penn Station

LIRR 175th in the 34th St Entrance Corridor at Penn Station

The MTA Long Island Rail Road 175th Anniversary celebration I mentioned earlier this week is in full swing now at Penn Station! The commemorative U.S. Postal Stamp Cancel is taking place in the 34th Street Entrance Corridor. The LIRR is giving out vintage envelopes with their old logos for you to add your own stamps to (or buy them there) and then have them hand canceled by the USPS. You can also purchase a special pre-stamped, pictorial envelope for hand cancel. They are a limited edition of 500, and they’re going fast!

Correction: I believe the vintage envelopes that were handed out free were actually donated by the President of the Long Island Sunrise Trail Chapter of the NRHS. LIST also produced the limited edition pictorial envelopes that are for sale for $2.00 until 1:00 PM.

Here are some photos of the event. You can also click the photo above to see all the photos I took.

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One Response to “MTA Long Island Rail Road Celebrates 175th Anniversary With Commemorative U.S. Postal Stamp Cancel”

  1. Great photos as usual. The event looks like it was fun, did you enjoy yourself? I added your blog to my blogroll as I thought it was there all along. However I was mistaken as it was just a link to the homepage.

    Keep up the great work!

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