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.

September 20, 2016 11:00 AM

UPU seeks to address international rates that put USPS at a disadvantage

International mail rates set by the Universal Postal Union can be extremely favorable to some countries and costly to others.

September 19, 2016 11:47 AM

USPS Inspector General reports massive increases in delayed mail

A new internal USPS report has documented a huge increase in delayed mail resulting from the United States Postal Service’s efforts to cut its costs.

September 17, 2016 09:00 AM

Covered bridge postmark celebrates Pennsylvania bridge festival

The annual Covered Bridge Festival takes place in southwestern Pennsylvania during the third weekend in September.

September 10, 2016 02:00 PM

New Star Trek stamps inspire new Star Trek pictorial postmark

The postmark being used by several post offices features an overhead view of a Federation starship, presumably the USS Enterprise.

September 06, 2016 08:52 AM

Postal Regulatory Commission to begin postal rates review in late December

The Postal Regulatory Commission announced Sept. 1 that it would begin a review of its system of regulating postal rates in late December.

August 30, 2016 07:00 PM

Detroit River still home to America’s only floating post office

The Westcott II, which has its own ZIP code, has been operating for almost 67 years. But the company that operates it goes back a little further.

August 29, 2016 12:39 AM

U.S. Postal Service funding children’s TV drama ‘The Inspectors’

Since 2014, the United States Postal Service has been funding The Inspectors, a children’s TV show based on actual cases handled by U.S. postal inspectors.

August 26, 2016 07:00 PM

Defenders Day postmark recalls event that inspired a national anthem: Postmark Pursuit

The sight of the American flag flying over Fort McHenry after the Battle of Baltimore inspired Francis Scott Key's famed poem.

August 22, 2016 05:00 PM

U.S. Army’s Buffalo Soldiers honored on new postmark: Postmark Pursuit

Buffalo Soldiers were the men who served in post-Civil War U.S. Army regiments made up of African-American troops.

August 20, 2016 04:15 PM

Flooding shuts down Louisiana post offices

Several post offices in Louisiana have been forced to move operations to different facilities because of flooding that has ravaged the state.