Postal Updates

By Joe O'Donnell

Megan Brennan takes over as postmaster general: Morning Report

<p>Brennan became the first woman to hold the position when she assumed the role on Feb. 1.</p>

February 02, 2015 10:53 AM

  • Megan Brennan took over as postmaster general on Feb. 1.

Linn's Stamp News gives you a quick look at what's going on in the world of philately:

1. New postmaster general

Megan Brennan officially assumed the office of postmaster general Sunday. She is the 74th postmaster general, and the first woman to hold the position.

Brennan was appointed in November, after former Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe announced his retirement effective Feb. 1.

READ: More Linn's coverage of Brennan's appointment

According to, a news site covering central Pennsylvania, Brennan began her career with the U.S. Postal Service in 1986 as a letter carrier in Lancaster County, Penn. 

Read the full profil of Brennan here.

2. What's new on

It's Groundhog Day, and it should come as no surprise that our furry friend (who already predicted six more weeks of winter this morning) has a spot in U.S. philately.

Read more here.

3. Yesterday's most-viewed post

Upright Jenny Invert pane, imperf stamps from press sheets to be listed by Scott

4. Being social

Do any stamp shopping over the weekend? Tell us about what you purchased on this Linn's Stamp News Facebook post: