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US locals save Rudolph postmark after postal staff cuts

6 December 2012 Last updated at 12:36 GMT

A festive postmark for the town of Rudolph, Ohio, has been saved after residents signed up to help a solitary postal worker.

The Post Office staff was cut down to one and stamping the thousands of letters that flow through the town every December became too much to handle.

David Van Allen from the US Postal Service told BBC Radio 5 live Up All Night how the locals got involved.