Postal News

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...)

Fighting over the numbers
What the United States Postal Service continues to see as more bad news, the major postal unions are claiming is good news. (Read more...)

Circus World postmark offered May 5 in Baraboo, Wis. Circus World postmark offered May 5 in Baraboo, Wis.
The first Ringling Brothers “big top performance” was held May 19, 1884, in Baraboo, Wis. Baraboo today is the home of the Circus World museum, a Wisconsin historic site. (Read more...)

Centralized delivery savings questioned
For months, House Oversight Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., has been saying that ending door-to-door mail deliveries could save the United States Postal Service millions of dollars a year. (Read more...)

Brazil Brazil unveils new brand
Brazil’s post office, Correios, introduced a new logo, or brand, May 6 at an event held at the postal headquarters in Brasilia, attended by Brazil’s Communications Minister Paulo Bernardo, other officials, postal employees and national sporting stars. (Read more...)

A new USPS legislation setback
Prospects for legislation that the United States Postal Service has called vital for its survival suffered a potentially serious setback May 7. (Read more...)

Jersey introduced rate change April 23
New postage rates for the Channel Island of Jersey went into effect April 23. (Read more...)

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