Welcome to the Official Website of the

Mailer's Postmark Permit Club


APS Affiliate No 100


Founded May 1, 1979 by John M. Howell


Incorporated October 21, 1999



About the Club
What is an MPP?
How to Obtain an MPP
History of MPPs
About Permit Patter
Other MPPC Information
Other Useful Links


About Permit Patter


Permit Patter is the official newsletter of the MPPC. It's published bi-monthly. Some of the regular features include:

  • Club auction of MPP material for members

  • Information on new MPP cancels available from members

  • Various articles about interesting or unusual MPP cancels -- both new and old

  • Monthly Secretaries report with new members, etc

Each issue of Permit Patter is mailed by a member of the club using their MPP cancel. Each issue includes a short article about the town that Permit Patter is being mailed from.


All mailings are arranged by Chris Anderson. If you are interested in becoming a mailer for Permit Patter, you can contact Chris at:

P.O. Box 1161, Plainfield, IL 60544-1161 . Or by email at ckanderson@wrm.us.


When the club started, the newsletter did not have a name originally. It wasn't until the third issue (Vol 1, Number 3) that then editor Bob Johnston gave it the name that has stuck to this day, Permit Patter.


If you would like to contact the Editor of Permit Patter: Scott A. Shaulis, 3955 Hickory Hill Rd., Murrysville, PA 15668 or scottshaulis@comcast.net.


Editors of Permit Patter were:

Bob Johnston (Aug 1979 - Oct 1980)

John Howell (Nov 1980 - Jun 1981)

Helen McGinley (Jun 1981 - Jan 1984)

Henry Sultner (Apr 1984 - Jun 1986)

John Howell (Aug 1986)

Helen McGinley (Oct 1986 - Dec 1987)

Blake Sugarberg (Jan 1988 - Aug 1997)

Charlie Myers (Oct 1997 - Feb 1999)

Sidney Meyers (March 1999)

Joe LoPreiato (May 1999 - Aug 2000)

Norman Shoemaker (Sept 2000 - Jan 2004)

Scott A. Shaulis (Jan 2004 - Present)