newsA presidential candidate urges USPS to speed up mail delivery
August 31, 2015 02:45 PMSen. 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.”
newsA quartet of postmarks to celebrate APS Stampshow in Grand Rapids
August 19, 2015 12:48 AMThe 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.
newsPostal Service inspector general seeks public comments about upright Jenny Invert pane
August 17, 2015 03:07 PMThe 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.
blogPost office poster advertises Britain's highest denomination stamp
August 17, 2015 12:19 AMFrom 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.
newsIRS, FBI top users of U.S. Postal Service mail surveillance progam
August 16, 2015 09:10 AMThe 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.
newsU.S. Postal Service inspector general reports first-class mail slowdown
August 14, 2015 05:32 PMIf 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.
newsExhibition 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.
newsNational Postal Museum's PostSecret exhibition now open
August 03, 2015 03:48 PMRemember 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."