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Colin Sallee

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UK post offices prep for Star Wars stamp release

October 28, 2015 12:33 PM

  • A UK delivery man delivers the first batch of Star Wars stamps to the Trafalgar Square Post Office.

By Colin Sallee

1. Special delivery: Post office prepares for Star Wars stamps

The Trafalgar Square Post Office in London has been readying for the delivery of the highly anticipated stamps to be issued in conjunction with Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens

Stephen Abramsamadu, the office's branch manager, notes in a video posted on the Royal Mail website that this isn't your average stamp drop off. 

“The security officer arrived early this morning, came suited and booted with his helmet on, and said he had a very important package. I assumed the package was the stamps, and directed him to our secure location to deliver them.”

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Abramsamadu also notes that people from all walks of life are visiting his post office to get their hands on the stamps. 

Watch the Star Wars stamps being delivered.

2. The Canadian Post standstill 

Canada Post announced Oct. 26 that it has temporarily suspended its plan to replace door-to-door mail delivery throughout Canada with community mailboxes.

“That controversial conversion is part of a larger five-point action plan initiated by Canada Post at the end of 2013 to cut its costs in response to declines in letter mail volume.”

Read more on the mailbox issues.

3. Born Oct. 27: Theodore Roosevelt

“The personality of Theodore Roosevelt looms so large that it is easy to forget that he was not elected to his first term as president. He was serving as vice president when President William McKinley was shot and killed in 1901 while attending the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, N.Y.”

Read more on Roosevelt's legacy.

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