Postal News

Australia Post plans reforms Australia Post plans reforms
Australia Post opened what it calls a “national conversation” June 24, inviting the public to comment on recent and proposed changes to help offset losses due to declining letter volume. (Read more...)

USPS working on stamp ordering simplification U.S. Postal Service launches stamp-ordering pilot program
The United States Postal Service is rolling out a new internal software program to assist post offices in their efforts to manage their stamp orders. (Read more...)

USPS to seek bids on ‘USA Philatelic’ catalog design work USPS to seek new bids on ‘USA Philatelic’ catalog design work
The Virginia company that has designed and produced many of the United States Postal Service’s stamp promotions since 2007 could face the loss of its contract. (Read more...)

Fake APC stamps found used on mail from online purchase Fake APC stamps found used on mail from online purchase
Peter Elias can well remember when he spotted his first counterfeit stamp. (Read more...)

Westport centennial postmark shows Grays Harbor lighthouse Westport centennial postmark shows Grays Harbor lighthouse
The small community of Westport, Wash., located on the Pacific coast at Grays Harbor, celebrated the 100th anniversary of its 1914 incorporation June 26. (Read more...)

Inspector General finds fault with mail examination program
The United States Postal Service’s inspector general has found a number of shortcomings in a program that allows Postal Service officials to look at — but not open — an individual’s incoming mail. (Read more...)

A new postal legislation proposal that seems dead on arrival
If you needed a sign that Congress is not likely to soon resolve the United States Postal Service’s financial woes, consider what the House Republican leadership did the last week of May. (Read more...)

Engraved look to California mountain town postmark Engraved look to California mountain town postmark
A recent postmark from Sierra City, Calif., probably has more regional interest in the northern part of the state, but outside of that geographical area the postmark carries some popular themes. (Read more...)

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...)

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