December 02, 2016 09:20 AM

Don’t look for major postal legislation from lame duck Congress

Congress, now in its lame duck session, is not likely to pass legislation to improve the financial picture of the U.S. Postal Service.

November 29, 2016 03:43 PM

Popular forever stamps a headache for postal auditors

United States forever stamps have been a big hit with the public. But for postal auditors, they’ve been something of a headache.

November 27, 2016 05:00 PM

Pearl Harbor attack remembered on new pictorial postmarks

Two pictorial postmarks in this week’s listings commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Japanese military attack on Dec. 7, 1941.

November 18, 2016 08:26 AM

USPS announces operating profit, World Stamp Show attendance announced: Week’s Most Read

Also this week, we looked at the market for one of the most attractive U.S. stamp sets and a stamp with a 'Mad' magazine connection.

November 15, 2016 12:55 AM

U.S. Postal Service reports $610 million operating profit for 2016

For the third straight year, the United States Postal Service has managed to show an operating profit.

November 13, 2016 02:00 PM

Food bank efforts in Los Angeles celebrated on new postmark

For the past 43 years, the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank has been gathering and distributing food to fight hunger in LA County.

November 10, 2016 03:22 PM

USPS board of governors could lose last presidential member in mid-December

Unless Congress acts quickly, the Postal Service’s board of governors could lose its last presidentially appointed member in mid-December.

October 31, 2016 03:03 PM

Election 2016: If postage isn’t paid on your mail-in ballot, will your vote be counted?

Early voting is as popular as it has ever been, and with mail-in ballots a big part of that process, the United States Postal Service has an important role to play during the run-up to Election Day on Nov. 8.

October 30, 2016 09:00 AM

Hometown of famed abolitionist honors him on postmark

Calvin Fairbank was ordained as a minister in the Methodist Episcopal church in 1842, but by that time he was already providing transportation for escaping slaves, leading them from the South to freedom across the Ohio River.

October 28, 2016 09:33 AM

USPS focuses on parcel delivery, U.S. stamp popular in China: Week’s Most Read

Also this week, famed dealer Irwin Weinberg's Jenny Invert will cross the block in the near future.

October 24, 2016 03:23 PM

Recent UPU congress provides ‘reasonable compromise’ for USPS parcel costs

UPU congress provides a ‘reasonable compromise’ regarding the Postal Service's costs for inbound international parcels.

October 20, 2016 05:00 PM

Postmark honors American Philatelic Research Library’s long-awaited opening

The library's move to its new facility is being celebrated with a dinner and ribbon-cutting ceremony on Oct. 29.

October 20, 2016 11:25 AM

Parcel delivery could be the future of the U.S. Postal Service

Parcel delivery is the one segment of the mail that has grown dramatically, while first-class letters continue to decline.

October 14, 2016 08:27 AM

USPS seeks rate increase, Scott catalogs reorganized: Week’s Most Read

Also this week, we looked at the sought-after stamp that features the first female U.S. Senator, and put to the test the soakable U.S. Classics Forever stamp.

October 13, 2016 05:00 PM

Mail by rail, recently restored mail hook featured on new postmark

Pewee Valley, northeast of Louisville, relied upon trains for mail service for more than a century, beginning in 1856.

October 12, 2016 04:46 PM

U.S. Postal Service asks PRC for return of 49¢ first-class stamp

The USPS announced Oct. 12 that it has filed a request with the Postal Regulatory Commission to boost the current 47¢ price of a 1-ounce domestic letter by 2¢ on Jan. 22, 2017.

October 10, 2016 07:56 AM

U.S. Postal Service seeks rate increase for January 2017

Here’s an important stamp date: Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017. That’s when the United States Postal Service has told mailers it wants to implement its next rate change.

October 09, 2016 02:00 PM

Witch flies across postmark from world Halloween capital

Collectors can use their new Jack-o'-Lantern stamps to obtain a number of Halloween-themed postmarks, including this one.

September 23, 2016 07:00 PM

Remembering World War II with a new postmark

An event in Tennessee that includes public battle and encampment re-enactments and other 1940s-era activities now has a postmark.

September 23, 2016 08:18 AM

USPS sees delayed mail spike, Canada’s 2017 commemoratives revealed: Week’s Most Read

Also this week, readers enjoyed a preview of an upcoming stamp auction, and the USPS revealed some 2017 stamp subjects.