May 31, 2017 09:15 AMU.S. Postal Service remains silent on demise of imperforate uncut press sheets Sales of the imperforate press sheets had created a boomlet of excitement in the hobby during the almost four years that they were produced. Produced with virtually no added costs, press sheets of imperforate self-adhesive stamps were hot sellers from the moment the first sheets went on sale in July 2012.
May 24, 2017 01:15 PMPresident Trump’s 2018 budget resurrects unpopular USPS cost-cutting initiatives The president’s long-awaited ideas were contained on page 1207 of an annex to Trump’s proposed fiscal 2018 federal budget, released May 23. That’s where the president urged Congress to give the U.S. Postal Service “authority to reduce mail delivery frequency where there is a business case for doing so.”
May 07, 2017 08:00 AMAlaska Purchase sesquicentennial commemorated on Anchorage postmark A commemorative postmark for the Alaska Purchase was put into use in Anchorage, Alaska, this year on March 30. The recent announcement from the U.S. Postal Service notes that the postmark has been granted a 30-day extension.
May 01, 2017 05:00 PM10th anniversary of forever stamp prompts significant USPS accounting adjustments There was no event at USPS headquarters in Washington, D.C., to remember the April 12, 2007, official first day of the first nondenominated (41¢) Liberty Bell forever stamps issued in Philadelphia. However, postal accounting officials say they celebrated the anniversary last summer when they devised a new formula for calculating how the stamps are used.