As a long-term member of the Norwalk Seaport Association, the Norwalk Stamp Club has participated in the annual Oyster Festival since 1981.
Each year, the club selects a local-or-Connecticut-themed event to commemorate. We create a souvenir cover and design a special cancel.
Club member Chris Calle designs the cachet artwork and Fred Gagliardi designs the cancel. U.S. postage stamps that fit the occasion are applied to the envelope. In cooperation with the U.S. Postal Service, the covers are hand-cancelled on each of the three days of the Oyster Festival.
These sets of colorful covers have become highly prized and collectible souvenirs.
Oyster Festival commemorative covers are available for $2.50. To order by mail, send a self-addressed stamped envelope with a check payable to the Norwalk Stamp Club to: PO Box 267-M, Norwalk CT 06856-0267