Postal News

Falklands post office outsourced
As of Aug. 1, the government of the Falkland Islands has outsourced its postal service to a private local company, the Falklands Post Service Ltd., also known as FPS Ltd. (Read more...)

New sign of possible layoffs for postal workers
A new sign that the United States Postal Service is on the verge of laying off workers to achieve a reduction in payroll costs appeared in a recent job posting. (Read more...)

Former CSAC member endorses Bailar’s comments on stamp program
A former member of the United States Postal Service’s Citizens’ Stamp Advisory Committee has endorsed former postmaster general Benjamin Bailar’s criticism of the current stamp program. (Read more...)

Texas man charged with hoax mailings
For the past six years, United States postal inspectors have been chasing an individual who mailed hundreds of letters containing white powder to locations around the world. (Read more...)

United States Postal Service posts big loss — or small profit
A $1 billion profit, or a $4.2 billion loss? (Read more...)

Postmark for Batman’s 75th anniversary in Bat Cave, N.C. Postmark for Batman’s 75th anniversary in Bat Cave, N.C.
The Dark Knight, the comic legend Batman, celebrates his 75th anniversary this year. To mark the occasion on Batman Day, the Bat Cave, N.C. (Read more...)

Canada Post shrinks cancellation size Canada Post shrinks cancellation size
Canada Post recently responded to a customer’s request to make its sprayed-on cancellation size smaller. The postmark is applied at mail-processing and distribution plants. (Read more...)

Snowshoe baseball featured on Wisconsin cancel Snowshoe baseball featured on Wisconsin cancel
The northern Wisconsin community of Lake Tomahawk celebrated its centennial with a July 25 pictorial postmark. T (Read more...)

Counterfeit metered postage court case
A suburban Washington, D.C., man who ran two shipping centers has pleaded guilty to defrauding the United States Postal Service by counterfeiting approximately $76,000 worth of metered postage at his stores. (Read more...)

Neil Armstrong birthplace honors 1969 moon landing Neil Armstrong birthplace honors 1969 moon landing
Wapakoneta, Ohio, the birthplace of Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong, celebrated the 45th anniversary of the first moon landing with a July 20 event during the city’s annual Moon Festival. (Read more...)

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