The US postal Service unveiled a new Joe DiMaggio postage stamp and Bronx postmark at a ceromony at the main Bronx Post Office Saturday July 21, 2012.
The post mark was created by a local postal employee. A Retail Sales & Service Associate at Hellgate Station in Manhattan, hand drew the postmark as part of a postal employee contest. His winning design included some of the most iconic symbols of DiMaggio's legendary career:
Yankee Stadium, Joe's uniform number, and Joltin' Joe himself stepping up to bat. The special commemorative postmark also shows the date of the Postal Service's first day of issue of its single sheet of DiMaggio stamps and Zip Code 10451, associated with the Bronx.
Joe DiMaggio (1914-1999) was admired for his skill and grace as a fielder and base runner. Best known for his incredible 56-game hitting streak in 1941-the season of "the Streak." DiMaggio led the New York Yankees to 10 pennants and nine World Series titles.
How to Order the First-Day-of-Issue Postmark, Joe DiMaggio Bronx New York
Customers may obtain the first-day-of-issue postmark by mail up to 60 days after the event. They may purchase new stamps at a local Post Office, at The Postal Store website at usps.com/shop or by calling 800-STAMP-24. They should affix the stamps to envelopes of their choice, address the envelopes (to themselves or others) and place them in larger envelopes addressed to:
Joe DiMaggio Postmark
558 Grand Concourse
Bronx, NY 10199-9998
After applying the first-day-of-issue postmark, the Postal Service will return the envelopes by mail. There is no charge for the postmark. All orders must be postmarked by September 19, 2012.