Vicksburg Postmark No. 2 was the first postmark in Vicksberg to be restored in a historic event, when it was taken from the site in 1881 by a post office employee.
The postmark was taken to Vicksburgh Post Office in 1882, but was never used again.
Today, the postmark is in a special museum at Vicksboro State Historic Site.
VicksburgPostmark No-2 (1881) was taken in 1883 by a Vicksville, Tennessee post office.
(Vicksville Postmark Museum) In a news release issued Thursday, the state Department of Transportation said the restored postmark has the power to send a message.
“We hope to preserve this unique postmark as a symbol of the city’s rich history and to preserve the original markings that were created by the post office, which are in the public domain,” the release stated.
“The postmark will remain in the Public Domain for the next 30 years, so anyone who owns a copy of it, can have it restored by the Postmark Restoration Commission.”
The restored postmarks of Vicksbury Postmark (1885) and Vickssburg Postmark Nos.
2 and 3 (1887), which were taken in 1889, were also given to the state of Tennessee.
The state of Mississippi gave the same postmark to the Tennessee postmaster general in 1894.