Pennsic War may lose post office

Mistress Zaynab Yasmine bint Hasan, and other members of the Spalding Abbey Philatelic Society, report that the United States Postal Service may cut costs by eliminating the Pennsic Station. For years, this service has been a Pennsic landmark, appreciated by merchants and the populace alike. Mistress Zaynab is asking for help to try to save the station.

Zaynab writes:

On behalf of The Spalding Abbey Philatelic Society send greetings, do I Zaynab send My good cousins greetings.

Every year at Pennsic (for at least the last 18 years) the United States Postal Service has set up a mobile mail station. It was brought to our attention last year that due to the current economic times they might be ending the 1 week Pennsic Station.

Please help us try to save the station. Why? It allows merchants to get money orders to help keep their earnings safe. Allows friends and family to easily send greetings to those they have left behind. Enables people who buy too much to fit into their car, or come to Pennsic by plane, too send packages home. Lastly it allows our great war to have a special pictorial postal cancel that is not only collected by members of the SCA, but by philatelic collectors around the United States.

If you have ever used any of these services and hope to do so this year please contact the United States Postal Service and tell them how much you appreciate having the postal service on site and to please keep the Pennsic War Station Open. You can do this multiple ways. You can call 1-800-ASK-USPS (275-8777) or you can go to and send them an email from their site. On the main site go to the upper right corner and click on Costumer Service, it will take you to a page with more contact information and a place were you can send an email. Or you can send a letter to the Slippery Rock Postmaster at Post Master- Slippery Rock 400 S Main ST , Slippery Rock PA 16057-1200. Please mention the mobile Postal station at Pennsic War, Coopers Lake Camp Ground, 16057 in any correspondence.

With enough voices we may be able to keep our Pennsic Postal Station open.

Please cross post this missive to anyone you may think interested.

In Service,
The Founding Members of the Spading Abbey Philatelic Society,
Lord Ivarr Treger, Domina Eldagytha Zaynabsmottir, Mistress Zaynab Yasmine bint Hasan

USPS - The United States Postal Service (U.S. Postal Service)


Has anyone checked this with the USPS? Didn't this come up last year too? Unfortunately the "source" line doesn't refer to anything specific, so it isn't particularly helpful, so this is starting to sound like an annual urban legend.

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I had some trouble with putting in my letter and got a phone call from my local postmaster (I'm in AZ) who was also confused by the request on the website. I'm going to send my letter by post versus email, seems it will probably get to the person it is supposed to. Posadnitsa Ianuk, OL Atenveldt