The Postal Service will offer pictorial cancellations, or postmarks, to commemorate the inauguration of President-elect George W. Bush Jan. 20 in Washington, D.C., and six other cities.

The service is provided to give collectors an opportunity to obtain a unique and inexpensive souvenir of the event.The postmark will contain the name of the city, the Jan. 20 date, a drawing of the rotunda of the nation's capitol and the words "Inauguration Day."

There will be a limit of 50 cancellations per customer in each city. Items submitted for cancellation must bear at least 25-cents U.S. postage, except post cards which must bear 15-cents postage.

All envelopes to be returned by mail must be self-addressed. Orders must be received on or before Jan. 20 and should be addressed: Inauguration Day Cancellation, Postmaster, city, state and zip code.

In addition to Washington, D.C., (zip code 20066-9998) postal employees will apply cancellations in Houston, Tex. 77201-9998, Bush's principal residence for 24 years; Kennebunkport, Maine 04046-9998, where he maintains a residence; Milton, Mass. 02186-9998, where he was born; Greenwich, Conn. 06830-9998, where Bush grew up; Indianapolis, Ind. 46206-9998, vice president-elect J. Danforth Quayle's birthplace; and Huntington, Ind. 46750-9998, where Quayle grew up and now lives.