Postal News

Estonia’s international name change
On June 2, Estonia’s postal administration changed its international name to Omniva. The name is derived from the Latin word omni, meaning all-inclusive. (Read more...)

British museum receives grant for new building, rail exhibit
The British Postal Museum and Archive announced June 3 that it has been awarded £4.5 million (U.S. $7.5 million) by the Heritage Lottery Fund. (Read more...)

Not ready to negotiate on postal bill
At one point during the May 21 markup of yet another postal bill, Democrats excitedly believed that House Oversight Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., (Read more...)

Myanmar plans to privatize its stamps
The director general of Myanmar’s Internal Revenue Department, Min Htut, said that the nation’s postage stamp business will be privatized soon, according to a May 20 report from the Myanmar news site, Eleven. (Read more...)

Conservative group protests Harvey Milk stamp Conservative group protests issuance of Harvey Milk forever stamp
A conservative Washington-based group is urging its members not to use the newly released Harvey Milk commemorative and to reject any letters bearing the forever stamp issued May 22. (Read more...)

Ireland’s Eircode postal code system
Ireland is scheduled to introduce a postal code system called Eircode in the spring of 2015. The seven-digit code will be unique to each mailing address. (Read more...)

Scammers targeting self-service kiosks
A blogger who writes about business security issues has reported that self-service mailing kiosks at post offices in 13 states and the District of Columbia have been targeted by criminals who place devices on the machines that record debit card information. (Read more...)

Canada Post offers coils in new roll sizes for businesses Canada Post offers permanent coils in new roll sizes for businesses
Canada Post has introduced two new coil sizes for its nondenominated (85¢) Beavers permanent stamp originally issued March 31. The domestic letter-rate stamps became available May 1 in coils of 300 and 500. (Read more...)

USPS bans electronic cigarettes
The United States Postal Service has announced it is amending its smoking ban to prohibit the use of electronic cigarettes in any of its facilities. (Read more...)

San Francisco offers city hall postmark for Harvey Milk San Francisco offers city hall postmark for Harvey Milk stamp
During a May 22 White House ceremony, the United States Postal Service issued a Harvey Milk forever stamp to honor the gay rights activist and politician. (Read more...)

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