Detroit River still home to America’s only floating post office

August 30, 2016 07:00 PM

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.


U.S. Postal Service funding children’s TV drama ‘The Inspectors’

August 29, 2016 12:39 AM

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.


Defenders Day postmark recalls event that inspired a national anthem: Postmark Pursuit

August 26, 2016 07:00 PM

The sight of the American flag flying over Fort McHenry after the Battle of Baltimore inspired Francis Scott Key's famed poem.


U.S. Army’s Buffalo Soldiers honored on new postmark: Postmark Pursuit

August 22, 2016 05:00 PM

Buffalo Soldiers were the men who served in post-Civil War U.S. Army regiments made up of African-American troops.


Flooding shuts down Louisiana post offices

August 20, 2016 04:15 PM

Several post offices in Louisiana have been forced to move operations to different facilities because of flooding that has ravaged the state.


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

August 19, 2016 07:55 AM

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.


Post office caught up in massive California wildfire

August 18, 2016 07:00 PM

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.


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

August 16, 2016 12:05 AM

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.


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

August 15, 2016 05:00 PM

“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.


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

August 12, 2016 08:49 AM

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.


Homeland Security chair raises questions about USPS packages

August 11, 2016 08:00 AM

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


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

August 10, 2016 12:30 AM

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


National Lighthouse Day: There’s a postmark for that

August 04, 2016 12:55 AM

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