insightsUSPS official’s news at APS Stampshow pleasing to many collectors
September 17, 2015 01:04 PMA surprise for collectors and servicers of United States first-day covers: We are pretty much done for the year. Before the American Philatelic Society’s Stampshow 2015 last month, in Grand Rapids, there had been one commemorative and one definitive issue listed for the last four months of this year.
newsUSPS Stamp Services exploring possibility of soakable stamps
September 17, 2015 11:42 AMMary-Anne Penner, acting director of Stamp Services for the United States Postal Service, confirmed to Linn’s that she is having discussions with the two firms that print U.S. stamps about producing a soakable stamp.
newsU.S. Postal Service board of governors could shrink to one member by December
September 15, 2015 12:49 AMSen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., the only 2016 presidential candidate to address postal issues in his campaign, has been acting without public attention on another important postal issue. The Vermont senator single handily has forced the United States Postal Service board of governors out of business, two individuals familiar with the issue have told Linn’s.
newsUSPS inspector general report cites improvements in 'mail covers' program
September 15, 2015 12:49 AMPostal inspectors appear to have made some progress managing a program that allows law enforcement agencies to monitor the mail of criminal suspects, according to a report by the Office of Inspector General of the United States Postal Service.
blogIn defense of the U.S. Postal Service: ‘War on Religion’ claim seems a stretch
September 15, 2015 12:48 AMThe United States Postal Service will not issue a religious-themed stamp for the 2015 holiday season. This issue was brought to the forefront in the national press when the online conservative news and opinion site the Daily Caller published the article “Is the Postal Service Declaring War On Religion?” by reporter Rick Pollock.
newsBirds of Canada issue postponed; rate hike on hold
September 15, 2015 12:00 AMThe new Birds of Canada series that was to have taken flight with five new stamps Jan. 11 has been postponed. News of the postponement came after Canada Post announced Dec. 16 that it would not raise postage rates in January, as originally planned.
newsU.S. Postal Service stamp printer Sennett Security Products comes under new ownership
September 15, 2015 12:00 AMThe United States Postal Service still has two stamp printing firms under contract, but the ownership of one firm has changed. USPS spokesman Mark Saunders told Linn’s Stamp News that CCL Label of Clinton, S.C., has purchased longtime stamp printer Sennett Security Products and its Banknote Corporation of America operation. As a result, stamps printed from this merger “will carry the BCA mark,” according to the Postal Service.