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Election 2016: If postage isn’t paid on your mail-in ballot, will your vote be counted?

October 31, 2016 03:03 PM

Early voting is as popular as it has ever been, and with mail-in ballots a big part of that process, the United States Postal Service has an important role to play during the run-up to Election Day on Nov. 8.

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Hometown of famed abolitionist honors him on postmark

October 30, 2016 09:00 AM

Calvin Fairbank was ordained as a minister in the Methodist Episcopal church in 1842, but by that time he was already providing transportation for escaping slaves, leading them from the South to freedom across the Ohio River.

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USPS focuses on parcel delivery, U.S. stamp popular in China: Week’s Most Read

October 28, 2016 09:33 AM

Also this week, famed dealer Irwin Weinberg's Jenny Invert will cross the block in the near future.

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Recent UPU congress provides ‘reasonable compromise’ for USPS parcel costs

October 24, 2016 03:23 PM

UPU congress provides a ‘reasonable compromise’ regarding the Postal Service's costs for inbound international parcels.

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Postmark honors American Philatelic Research Library’s long-awaited opening

October 20, 2016 05:00 PM

The library's move to its new facility is being celebrated with a dinner and ribbon-cutting ceremony on Oct. 29.

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Parcel delivery could be the future of the U.S. Postal Service

October 20, 2016 11:25 AM

Parcel delivery is the one segment of the mail that has grown dramatically, while first-class letters continue to decline.

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USPS seeks rate increase, Scott catalogs reorganized: Week’s Most Read

October 14, 2016 08:27 AM

Also this week, we looked at the sought-after stamp that features the first female U.S. Senator, and put to the test the soakable U.S. Classics Forever stamp.

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Mail by rail, recently restored mail hook featured on new postmark

October 13, 2016 05:00 PM

Pewee Valley, northeast of Louisville, relied upon trains for mail service for more than a century, beginning in 1856.

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U.S. Postal Service asks PRC for return of 49¢ first-class stamp

October 12, 2016 04:46 PM

The USPS announced Oct. 12 that it has filed a request with the Postal Regulatory Commission to boost the current 47¢ price of a 1-ounce domestic letter by 2¢ on Jan. 22, 2017.

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U.S. Postal Service seeks rate increase for January 2017

October 10, 2016 07:56 AM

Here’s an important stamp date: Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017. That’s when the United States Postal Service has told mailers it wants to implement its next rate change.

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Witch flies across postmark from world Halloween capital

October 09, 2016 02:00 PM

Collectors can use their new Jack-o'-Lantern stamps to obtain a number of Halloween-themed postmarks, including this one.
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