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A presidential candidate urges USPS to speed up mail delivery

August 31, 2015 02:45 PM

Sen. Bernie Sanders, the Vermont Independent who is seeking the Democratic presidential nomination, issued a call Aug. 26 to Postmaster General Megan Brennan for the United States Postal Service to “offer more, not fewer, services.”

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Stamp prices may be on the rise Down Under

August 28, 2015 01:35 PM

Australia Post has asked the ACCCommission to approve a 30-cent price increase for the postal rate on standard letters to $1 (Australian) and allow it two business days for delivery, according to Perth Now.

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A quartet of postmarks to celebrate APS Stampshow in Grand Rapids

August 19, 2015 12:48 AM

The American Philatelic Society prepared four new pictorial postmarks for its 2015 APS Stampshow in Grand Rapids, Mich. The show runs Aug. 20-23, and the four postmarks each commemorate one day of the show.

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Postal Service inspector general seeks public comments about upright Jenny Invert pane

August 17, 2015 03:07 PM

The Office of Inspector General of the United States Postal Service has been highly critical of the recent sales of the rare upright $2 Jenny Invert panes. Now the inspector general is seeking the public’s opinion on that stamp promotion.

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Post office poster advertises Britain's highest denomination stamp

August 17, 2015 12:19 AM

From 1967 to 2006, Royal Mail (Great Britain’s post office) advertised all new issues with posters displayed in post offices. Most of these posters had pictures of the stamps along with basic information such as the date of issue, instructions for first-day covers, etc. Some were a little more elaborate.

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IRS, FBI top users of U.S. Postal Service mail surveillance progam

August 16, 2015 09:10 AM

The Internal Revenue Service and the Federal Bureau of Investigation are the two top users of the United States Postal Service’s mail surveillance program, The New York Times has disclosed. The Times, which published a detailed article on the “mail cover” program last year, published a follow-up story Aug. 14.

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U.S. Postal Service inspector general reports first-class mail slowdown

August 14, 2015 05:32 PM

If you haven’t noticed, your mail likely is moving more slowly these days. A new report by the United States Postal Service Office of Inspector General confirms that a lot of first-class mail is taking more time than expected to reach its destination.

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Quarterly USPS financial statement shows growth in package shipping

August 10, 2015 04:06 PM

Every quarter a small drama plays out over the latest United States Postal Service financial numbers that come out of USPS headquarters at L’Enfant Plaza in Washington.

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Exhibition of secrets revealed on postcards opens at postal museum

August 10, 2015 09:56 AM

“PostSecret: The Power of a Postcard,” an exhibition of more than 500 secrets submitted on postcards, opened Aug. 3 at the Smithsonian National Postal Museum in Washington, D.C., and will run through September 2016.

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National Postal Museum's PostSecret exhibition now open

August 03, 2015 03:48 PM

Remember all those anonymous, secret-filled postcards that were sent to Frank Warren and showcased on his PostSecret website? Well, they're now being showcased at the Smithsonian's National Postal Musuem in its new exhibition, "PostSecret: The Power of a Postcard."
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