April 23, 2017 05:00 PM

USPS offers pictorial postmark commemorating U.S. entry into World War I

The artwork on the square or diamond-shape postmark shows a WWI-era biplane in flight with rocky peaks in the background. Three stars are featured in the upper point of the postmark.

April 15, 2017 02:00 PM

Congress’ ugly history with the USPS, along with a memorable caption contest: Week’s Most Read

This week also saw a cuddly souvenir sheet from the UN depicting Australian animals, along with an under-the-radar Spanish set that might interest collectors.

April 10, 2017 10:15 AM

Congress’ habit of raiding USPS coffers goes back almost 30 years

The ongoing financial woes of the USPS can be traced to congressional raids going back almost three decades. Here are three examples.

April 09, 2017 02:00 PM

St. Louis Expo postmark commemorates ragtime musician Scott Joplin

The musical notation in the postmark is a transcription of the familiar melody line of The Entertainer, a classic piano rag by Joplin from 1902.

March 27, 2017 09:00 AM

Garfield-Perry unofficial first-day cancel for new 10¢ Red Pears stamp

A new variety of the 10¢ Red Pears definitive stamp was issued March 23 with a first-day ceremony at the March Party stamp show in Cleveland, Ohio.

March 24, 2017 02:30 PM

U.S. Postal Service pushing PRC to lift 10-year cap on stamp price increases

The price cap has proven not to be enough to keep the nation’s mail system from running huge deficits, the USPS said in a March 20 filing with the PRC.

March 21, 2017 05:00 PM

Stamp show cancel from Arcadia, Ohio, commemorates Amelia Earhart

The stamp design, based on a black-and-white photograph, shows Earhart standing in front of her Lockheed Electra airplane, the same plane that would disappear without a trace on July 2, 1937.

March 09, 2017 10:00 AM

‘Informed Delivery’ lets USPS customers see their mail ahead of delivery

Postmaster General Megan J. Brennan says this new test program, which should be nationwide later this year, “puts the power of mail onto digital channels.”

March 03, 2017 07:45 AM

USPS official investigated; more counterfeits surface: Week’s Most Read

Also this week, we remembered former postmaster general Benjamin Franklin Bailar, and opened a new cartoon caption contest.

March 02, 2017 12:00 AM

USPS inspector general report details possible giveaways, selling of discontinued stamp products by former Stamp Fulfillment manager

The way U.S. postal inspectors are telling it, Khalid M. Hussain, the longtime manager of the SFS center, ran a rogue operation for years.

February 24, 2017 12:00 AM

Former PMG Benjamin Bailar, in 1976 speech, predicted troubles ahead for USPS

Bailar laid out his vision for the Postal Service’s future in a March 8, 1976, speech to the Economic Club of Detroit.

February 23, 2017 09:00 PM

Australia Post boss resigns weeks after his $4.4 million salary was revealed

"He said his departure has nothing to do with outrage over his salary, but rather because he has finished the job he set out to do."

February 23, 2017 04:00 PM

Benjamin Franklin Bailar, 1934-2017

Mr. Bailar served as the 61st postmaster general for the USPS and enjoyed collecting U.S. stamps depicting his namesake, Benjamin Franklin.

February 21, 2017 04:30 PM

Stamps.com, Zazzle lodge complaints against proposed USPS rules for computer-generated stamps

The proposed rules, if adopted, could adversely affect product sales, including computer-generated stamps, both firms said in the Federal Register.

February 17, 2017 09:00 AM

USPS reports $1.4 billion profit, counterfeit 2015 Love stamps surface: Week’s Most Read

Also this week, we profiled a U.S. Official stamp that is easily misidentified and reported on a bill to sustain the U.S. Postal Service.

February 15, 2017 01:45 PM

Three shipping firms driving substantial gains in Postal Service’s package business

Bill McAllister also reports on Postmaster General Megan Brennan's desire to end the price cap that keeps postage rate increases tied to inflation.

February 15, 2017 01:00 PM

Chaffetz, PMG Brennan tout bill to sustain U.S. Postal Service

“I didn’t get everything I wanted,” Rep. Jason Chaffetz said. But he described the bill as one that would allow the USPS to move away from the red ink.

February 14, 2017 10:30 AM

Judge rules USPS lawsuit against Lance Armstrong may proceed to trial

The ruling came almost seven years after the government joined a lawsuit filed by Floyd Landis, a former teammate of the seven-time Tour de France winner.

February 10, 2017 05:00 PM

Recently retired aircraft carrier saluted on Virginia postmark

The world’s first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, USS Enterprise (CVN-65), was officially decommissioned Feb. 3.

February 10, 2017 09:00 AM

USPS reports $1.4 billion profit, $522 million in ‘controllable income’ for first quarter

No one in Washington disputes that the first quarter of the U.S. Postal Service’s fiscal year is its most profitable. After all, it includes all that revenue from Christmas mail.