Postal News

World’s oldest post office offered for sale World’s oldest post office, founded in 1712, offered for sale
The world’s oldest operating post office is for sale, according to a press release from the Post Office, the United Kingdom’s retail company of 11,500 branches that provide a variety of services, including selling postage stamps. (Read more...)

Swiss Post making stamps, products more visible to public
Swiss Post reports that it is attempting to strengthen philatelic sales by showcasing more of its products at large post offices. (Read more...)

A surprise alliance to save the United States Postal Service
There was more than a little irony in the latest twist in the Congressional drama over how to help the financially beleaguered United States Postal Service. (Read more...)

Ireland’s An Post plans exhibition center Ireland’s An Post plans exhibition center
The postal administration of Ireland, An Post, announced in late March that the Dublin city council has approved development of An Post’s extended exhibition and interpretive center named GPO: Witness History. (Read more...)

Bulk mail: another caution signal for USPS
An effort to spread bulk mail deliveries more evenly might have hit an obstacle. (Read more...)

Postal Inspection Service exhibit planned
The Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum in Washington, D.C., is planning an exhibit about the United States Postal Inspection Service. (Read more...)

Australia Post issues ‘concession’ stamps Australia Post issues nondenominated ‘concession’ stamps
Australia Post issued its first nondenominated stamps March 24, one week before the basic domestic postage rate increased from 60¢ to 70¢ on March 31. (Read more...)

USPS awards scanners contract
The United States Postal Service is tackling another of its technology problems: the handheld scanners used by letter carriers to confirm postal deliveries. (Read more...)

Isle of Man simplifies, raises some postage rates
With the introduction of new postage rates effective March 31, the Isle of Man Post Office consolidated the standard rate for domestic mail and for mail to the United Kingdom. (Read more...)

USPS slowing plant closing plans
The United States Postal Service is putting the brakes on plans to close 89 more mail processing plants and to shutter rural post offices. (Read more...)

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