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Mayberry Days Festival celebrates 25th anniversary Mayberry Days Festival celebrates 25th anniversary with postmark
The annual celebrations in Mount Airy, N.C., for television’s popular The Andy Griffith Show have been taking place for 25 years. (Read more...)

Postal Service message predicts mail slowdown
A senior United States Postal Service official has given the first estimate of how the closing of 82 mail-processing plants will slow letters next year. (Read more...)

Finland’s Itella to be renamed Posti
Finland’s post office will change its name from Itella Corporation to Posti Group Corporation effective Jan. 1, 2015. (Read more...)

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...)

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