Postal News

Swiss ‘mobile franking’ now permanent Swiss 'mobile franking' now permanent
Swiss Post has made what it calls “SMS postage” and “mobile franking” a permanent service as of Sept. 1, following a successful one-year trial period. (Read more...)

Ship cancels remain popular Ship cancels remain popular
A reunion of those who served on the aircraft carrier USS Kearsarge took place Sept. 1 in San Diego, Calif. The event was at the former Naval Training center, which now serves as an “urban village” called Liberty Station. (Read more...)

Smaller print runs for Danish stamps
Denmark’s philatelic bureau has announced that there will be smaller print runs for future stamps. (Read more...)

Flaming Gorge Dam dedication anniversary postmark Flaming Gorge Dam dedication anniversary
The management of water in the western United States has been making headlines for some time now. (Read more...)

Donahoe turns to trusted friends for stamp committee Donahoe turns to trusted friends for stamp committee
Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe has responded to one of his predecessor’s sharp criticisms about the Citizens’ Stamp Advisory Committee with his latest choices for the panel. (Read more...)

Great Sand Dunes National Park on two Sept. 4 postmarks Great Sand Dunes National Park on two Sept. 4 postmarks
Two postmarks mark the launch of a new United States quarter-dollar coin on Sept. 4. The coin from the U.S. Mint commemorates Great Sand Dunes National Park in Colorado. (Read more...)

Four CSAC appointees named
Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe has appointed four individuals to the United States Postal Service’s Citizens’ Stamp Advisory Committee, including two former members of the USPS board of governors: Carolyn Lewis, who served from 2004-10, and Katherine C (Read more...)

Canyonlands National Park marks 50 years Canyonlands National Park marks 50 years
The stunning vistas that make up Canyonlands National Park will be celebrated Sept. 12, the 50th anniversary of the park joining the National Park System. (Read more...)

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...)

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