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.

August 19, 2016 07:55 AM

USPS package revenue comes at cost, Star Trek stamps on the way: Week’s Most Read

Also this week, John Hotchner looked back at U.S. stamps that prove bold predictions for the future were wrong, and we profiled the “instant” stamps that a pair of countries are issuing for their Rio Olympics medalists.

August 18, 2016 07:00 PM

Post office caught up in massive California wildfire

The charred aftermath of the wildfire that swept through Lower Lake can be found in numerous tweets since the damage was done over the weekend, including a powerful shot of the Lower Lake post office surrounded by flames.

August 16, 2016 12:05 AM

USPS revenues from package mail continue to grow, along with costs

The third quarter financial report from the United States Postal Service reveals that revenue growth from package mail remained strong. The report also states an obvious fact: the costs of delivering packages are “substantially higher” than transporting letters.

August 15, 2016 05:00 PM

Colorado rodeo’s 100th anniversary celebrated with postmark: Postmark Pursuit

“Except during World War II, when the focus was on conflicts in Europe and the Far East, the Middle Park Fair and Rodeo has been an annual celebration of the best of Middle Park with an emphasis on family fun and healthy competition,” the fair’s website notes.

August 12, 2016 08:49 AM

USPS net losses growing, new variety of Flag forever coil stamp surfaces: Week’s Most Read

It’s time to catch up on the week that was in stamp-collecting insights and news. Linn’s Stamp News is looking back at its five most-read stories of the week.

August 11, 2016 08:00 AM

Homeland Security chair raises questions about USPS packages

The USPS has seen strong growth of shipping packages, but questions are being raised about whether it's a good thing.

August 10, 2016 12:30 AM

Why the U.S. Postal Service’s net losses for the year are growing

Package revenues continued their dramatic gains, while first-class mail continued to drop, offsetting those gains.

August 04, 2016 12:55 AM

National Lighthouse Day: There’s a postmark for that

A pictorial postmark from Fort Story, Va., promotes the national holiday as well as the Cape Henry Lighthouse.

July 26, 2016 08:00 AM

Three different postmarks honor Civil War general’s 200th birthday: Postmark Pursuit

Cities in New York, Virginia and Georgia are commemorating the 200th birth anniversary of Union Army Maj. Gen. George H. Thomas.