September 17, 2017 05:00 PM

A 17th-century Massachusetts windmill gets a postmark

Each year on the weekend after Labor Day, the Eastham Windmill Weekend offers a parade, craft show, road race, vehicle show, cookouts, and much more.

September 15, 2017 09:00 AM

Surprising finds in USPS report, Legends of Hollywood series in jeopardy: Week’s Most Read

Also this week, readers were introduced to an expansive new collection of essays discussing philatelic forgeries.

September 11, 2017 03:45 PM

Surprising conclusion of new USPS inspector general report: ‘billions served’ at nation’s post offices

The new report says there are far more people visiting the nation’s 30,000 post offices than the Postal Service’s official estimates indicate.

September 08, 2017 10:00 AM

Harvey wreaks havoc, understand stamp collecting language: Week’s Most Read

Also this week, we offered insights on how to become more familiar with stamp collecting terms and phrases.

September 07, 2017 07:00 PM

Avalon, California, on Santa Catalina Island offers three pictorial postmarks

The three designs each have a double-ring circular datestamp at right and an illustration at left.

August 31, 2017 03:10 PM

Harvey storms through Texas postal system

Mail service and retail operations were disrupted in the East Texas region devastated by Hurricane Harvey in late August.

August 29, 2017 03:30 PM

U.S. Postal Service contemplates 50¢ stamp

“Postal officials didn’t spell out what any of the new rates would be,” Dead Tree Edition, a website that covers postal issues, reported Aug. 26.

August 27, 2017 08:00 AM

Postmarks extend excitement of Aug. 21 total solar eclipse

The explosion of solar eclipse postmarks that began with last week’s listing continues this week.

August 19, 2017 10:00 AM

USPS Stamp Fulfillment Services no longer accepting foreign credit card payments

Linn’s had asked what percentage of sales would the policy affect. The USPS said that information was “deemed proprietary” and would not be disclosed.

August 17, 2017 05:00 PM

Coast-to-coast eclipse postmarks include ‘landfall’ marking in Oregon

The total solar eclipse sweeping across the United States Aug. 21 is the theme for numerous pictorial cancels in this week’s listings.

August 14, 2017 09:45 AM

Continuing decline in first-class mail volume highlights ‘strong headwinds’ facing USPS

Double-digit increases in package mail volume have continued, but the executives noted that it’s more costly to move than letter mail and doesn’t contribute as much to the Postal Service’s overall expenses as first-class and marketing mail.

August 04, 2017 09:00 AM

USPS addresses filthy facilities, UN continues World Heritage series: Week’s Most Read

Also this week, the U.S. Postal Service’s controversial ‘postage reselling’ program received some serious scrutiny.

August 01, 2017 08:45 AM

USPS ‘postage reselling’ program scrutinized

An investigative firm in Washington, D.C., has called into question some of the price discounting behind the Postal Service’s ‘postage reselling’ program.

July 31, 2017 09:00 AM

Rochester postmark for baseball fan and stamp honoree Robert Panara

The Rochester Red Wings baseball team paid tribute July 23 to Robert Panara, the grandfather of deaf studies, who worked in Rochester, N.Y.

July 30, 2017 08:00 AM

Post offices need ‘upkeep and repair,’ says USPS inspector general

The Office of Inspector General said it was looking at the conditions in mail-processing plants and would be reporting on conditions in those facilities in the future.

July 23, 2017 07:00 PM

Post office counter display magnet shows preliminary design for Hot Rods stamp

For some reason, the USPS chose to show a preliminary design on the magnet rather than the stamp design as issued.

July 22, 2017 07:00 PM

Eclipse postmarks will be visible long after the total solar eclipse has passed

The Jefferson City post office is planning to participate with a booth set up outside the main post office downtown. Along with selling stamps, the post office is offering an Aug. 21 postmark showing the sun in eclipse and the dome of the Missouri state capitol.

July 20, 2017 08:30 AM

USPS letter carriers violated federal law while working for Clinton presidential campaign

The accusation, made at a July 19 Senate hearing, drew an immediate apology from Postmaster General Megan J. Brennan. She called the Postal Service’s violations of the Hatch Act “unintentional” and promised to end the abuses.

July 14, 2017 01:00 PM

Thoreau Farm postmark celebrates author’s July 12 birth bicentenary

With Sam Weber’s oil-on-panel portrait, the commemorative stamp is a tribute to the author of Walden and Civil Disobedience, and it celebrates the 200th anniversary of Thoreau’s birth.

July 13, 2017 02:30 PM

USPS to raise rates on pair of international mail services

An organization composed of international mailers is warning its members to expect “a significant mid-August price increase” on two popular products offered by the U.S. Postal Service.