January 14, 2017 07:00 PM

This postmark honors an inauguration, but not Donald Trump’s

There will be a Jan. 20 postmark from Washington, D.C., commemorating the United States presidential inauguration. But this one is different.

January 12, 2017 12:30 AM

Marshall Emery named acting director of National Postal Museum

Emery worked for 25 years for the United States Postal Service before joining the Washington museum in 2006.

January 10, 2017 05:00 PM

Old post office celebrated on new postmark

A postmark for the 200th anniversary of the Jamestown, N.Y., post office was made available Dec. 30, 2016.

January 07, 2017 12:00 AM

Selling stamps at post offices much more costly than retail sales

A 2003 report explains why it costs so much more to sell stamps at post office counters than it does via retail outlets such as supermarkets.

January 05, 2017 03:45 PM

APWU forces Postal Service to back off Staples postal services plan

The USPS is retreating from a plan to get the Staples office supply chain to offer postal services at more than 500 of its outlets.

December 20, 2016 02:00 PM

Senate approves two reappointments to Postal Regulatory Commission

Before going home for the Christmas holidays, the Senate once again reaffirmed its belief that the United States Postal Service needs to be regulated.

December 19, 2016 02:32 PM

Today is the busiest mailing day of 2016

USPS expects to serve 12 million customers Monday. But a majority of them will not be waiting in line at their town’s local brick-and-mortar post office.

December 16, 2016 01:00 PM

New York town’s 200th birthday celebrated with new postmark

The town of Boston in western New York, roughly 30 minutes south of Buffalo and an hour south of Niagara Falls, turns 200 in 2017.

December 15, 2016 05:00 PM

USPS 2016 holiday spray-on postmark misses the mark with cluttered design

The covers we have seen indicate that this year’s holiday postmark is disappointing from the collector’s point of view.

December 13, 2016 07:00 PM

Postal Service sends ‘Seasons Greetings’ with national postmark

Other words associated with Christmas also appear on the postmark, which is in use until Jan. 6.

December 13, 2016 02:00 PM

Looking back at the ‘last known stagecoach robbery,’ 100 years later

In winter’s early darkness of Dec. 5, 1916, a mail wagon driver heading for the mining camp of Jarbidge, Nev., was murdered for the $4,000 in his mail pouches.

December 12, 2016 11:20 AM

Court to hear case of rejected stamp critical of Citizens United ruling

The artist couldn’t get his political stamp design approved, and a federal judge has told the United States Postal Service it must address his complaint.

December 09, 2016 01:00 PM

Christmas postmarks include reindeer pulling a mail truck

A Michigan postmark includes two happy reindeer providing a little extra horsepower to a familiar-looking USPS delivery truck.

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.