Postal News

Promotions for Rudolph stamps: postmarks, vended postage Promotions for Rudolph stamps: postmarks, vended postage
When the United States Postal Service issues its four Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer forever stamps in November, it will also promote the new issue with postmarks and computer-vended postage labels employing the Rudolph theme. (Read more...)

Deep discount for big mailers
On Aug. 15, the Postal Regulatory Commission approved new rates for Priority Mail shipments by high-volume mailers, decreases that the United States Postal Service had said should lower rates for those mailers by about 2.3 percent. (Read more...)

Swiss ‘mobile franking’ now permanent Swiss 'mobile franking' now permanent
Swiss Post has made what it calls “SMS postage” and “mobile franking” a permanent service as of Sept. 1, following a successful one-year trial period. (Read more...)

Ship cancels remain popular Ship cancels remain popular
A reunion of those who served on the aircraft carrier USS Kearsarge took place Sept. 1 in San Diego, Calif. The event was at the former Naval Training center, which now serves as an “urban village” called Liberty Station. (Read more...)

Smaller print runs for Danish stamps
Denmark’s philatelic bureau has announced that there will be smaller print runs for future stamps. (Read more...)

Flaming Gorge Dam dedication anniversary postmark Flaming Gorge Dam dedication anniversary
The management of water in the western United States has been making headlines for some time now. (Read more...)

Donahoe turns to trusted friends for stamp committee Donahoe turns to trusted friends for stamp committee
Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe has responded to one of his predecessor’s sharp criticisms about the Citizens’ Stamp Advisory Committee with his latest choices for the panel. (Read more...)

Great Sand Dunes National Park on two Sept. 4 postmarks Great Sand Dunes National Park on two Sept. 4 postmarks
Two postmarks mark the launch of a new United States quarter-dollar coin on Sept. 4. The coin from the U.S. Mint commemorates Great Sand Dunes National Park in Colorado. (Read more...)

Four CSAC appointees named
Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe has appointed four individuals to the United States Postal Service’s Citizens’ Stamp Advisory Committee, including two former members of the USPS board of governors: Carolyn Lewis, who served from 2004-10, and Katherine C. T (Read more...)

Canyonlands National Park marks 50 years Canyonlands National Park marks 50 years
The stunning vistas that make up Canyonlands National Park will be celebrated Sept. 12, the 50th anniversary of the park joining the National Park System. (Read more...)

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