Postal News

Postmasters receive buyout offers from U.S. Postal Service
United States Postal Service officials have confirmed that they are offering retirement bonuses of up to $10,000 to an estimated 3,097 postmasters who operate rural post offices. (Read more...)

Postal Service to resume mail-processing plant consolidations
Citing its continuing financial troubles, the United States Postal Service disclosed June 30 that it plans to resume closing its large mail-processing plants next year. (Read more...)

Europa stamp contest opens
PostEurop, the association representing European public postal operators, launched an online competition May 9, Europe Day, to vote for the best Europa stamp of 2014. (Read more...)

USPS files brief in rate appeal
The United States Postal Service has told a federal appeals court that an argument against its most recent rate increase is fatally flawed, because it assumes that a massive electronic diversion of mail rather than a “great recession” is responsible for massive losses in volume that it began suffering in 2008. (Read more...)

Legislation to extend sale of semipostal stamp Legislation to extend sale of semipostal stamp
Six months after it went off sale, the Save Vanishing Species semipostal stamp might be headed back to United States post offices. L (Read more...)

Australia Post plans reforms Australia Post plans reforms
Australia Post opened what it calls a “national conversation” June 24, inviting the public to comment on recent and proposed changes to help offset losses due to declining letter volume. (Read more...)

USPS working on stamp ordering simplification U.S. Postal Service launches stamp-ordering pilot program
The United States Postal Service is rolling out a new internal software program to assist post offices in their efforts to manage their stamp orders. (Read more...)

USPS to seek bids on ‘USA Philatelic’ catalog design work USPS to seek new bids on ‘USA Philatelic’ catalog design work
The Virginia company that has designed and produced many of the United States Postal Service’s stamp promotions since 2007 could face the loss of its contract. (Read more...)

Fake APC stamps found used on mail from online purchase Fake APC stamps found used on mail from online purchase
Peter Elias can well remember when he spotted his first counterfeit stamp. (Read more...)

Westport centennial postmark shows Grays Harbor lighthouse Westport centennial postmark shows Grays Harbor lighthouse
The small community of Westport, Wash., located on the Pacific coast at Grays Harbor, celebrated the 100th anniversary of its 1914 incorporation June 26. (Read more...)

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