Postal News

A surprise alliance to save the United States Postal Service
There was more than a little irony in the latest twist in the Congressional drama over how to help the financially beleaguered United States Postal Service. (Read more...)

Ireland’s An Post plans exhibition center Ireland’s An Post plans exhibition center
The postal administration of Ireland, An Post, announced in late March that the Dublin city council has approved development of An Post’s extended exhibition and interpretive center named GPO: Witness History. (Read more...)

Bulk mail: another caution signal for USPS
An effort to spread bulk mail deliveries more evenly might have hit an obstacle. (Read more...)

Postal Inspection Service exhibit planned
The Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum in Washington, D.C., is planning an exhibit about the United States Postal Inspection Service. (Read more...)

Australia Post issues ‘concession’ stamps Australia Post issues nondenominated ‘concession’ stamps
Australia Post issued its first nondenominated stamps March 24, one week before the basic domestic postage rate increased from 60¢ to 70¢ on March 31. (Read more...)

USPS awards scanners contract
The United States Postal Service is tackling another of its technology problems: the handheld scanners used by letter carriers to confirm postal deliveries. (Read more...)

Isle of Man simplifies, raises some postage rates
With the introduction of new postage rates effective March 31, the Isle of Man Post Office consolidated the standard rate for domestic mail and for mail to the United Kingdom. (Read more...)

USPS slowing plant closing plans
The United States Postal Service is putting the brakes on plans to close 89 more mail processing plants and to shutter rural post offices. (Read more...)

Philatelic clerk reassigned; window remains open Philatelic clerk reassigned; window remains open
Philatelic clerk Marty Hatton, who has worked in the Minneapolis philatelic office called the Stamp Shoppe, is moving to a different department in the United States Postal Service. (Read more...)

USPS consolidates stamp distribution operations
Criticized for a poor stamp distribution system that is failing to get new stamps into many post offices as they are issued, the United States Postal Service is making major changes to the system. (Read more...)

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