October 09, 2017 10:00 AM

Memo to CSAC: Invite former committee members to an annual update meeting

Former United States Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe made the suggestion during a Facebook exchange with Cary Brick, a former CSAC member.

October 06, 2017 02:30 PM

U.S. letter rate to increase Jan. 21

The 1¢ letter-rate increase is tied to the approximately 1.9 percent annual rate of inflation, as shown in the Consumer Price Index.

October 02, 2017 09:45 AM

Postal Service OIG takes critical aim at delayed mail, overtime pay in Northeast

The findings of the reports, published Aug. 10 and Sept. 14, were quickly refuted by U.S. Postal Service officials.

September 21, 2017 09:00 AM

Date meets ZIP in five Southern California postmarks in September

This week there are five Southern California post offices listed that are having fun with concept of “Date meets ZIP.”

September 17, 2017 05:00 PM

A 17th-century Massachusetts windmill gets a postmark

Each year on the weekend after Labor Day, the Eastham Windmill Weekend offers a parade, craft show, road race, vehicle show, cookouts, and much more.

September 15, 2017 09:00 AM

Surprising finds in USPS report, Legends of Hollywood series in jeopardy: Week’s Most Read

Also this week, readers were introduced to an expansive new collection of essays discussing philatelic forgeries.

September 11, 2017 03:45 PM

Surprising conclusion of new USPS inspector general report: ‘billions served’ at nation’s post offices

The new report says there are far more people visiting the nation’s 30,000 post offices than the Postal Service’s official estimates indicate.

September 08, 2017 10:00 AM

Harvey wreaks havoc, understand stamp collecting language: Week’s Most Read

Also this week, we offered insights on how to become more familiar with stamp collecting terms and phrases.

September 07, 2017 07:00 PM

Avalon, California, on Santa Catalina Island offers three pictorial postmarks

The three designs each have a double-ring circular datestamp at right and an illustration at left.

August 31, 2017 03:10 PM

Harvey storms through Texas postal system

Mail service and retail operations were disrupted in the East Texas region devastated by Hurricane Harvey in late August.

August 29, 2017 03:30 PM

U.S. Postal Service contemplates 50¢ stamp

“Postal officials didn’t spell out what any of the new rates would be,” Dead Tree Edition, a website that covers postal issues, reported Aug. 26.

August 27, 2017 08:00 AM

Postmarks extend excitement of Aug. 21 total solar eclipse

The explosion of solar eclipse postmarks that began with last week’s listing continues this week.

August 19, 2017 10:00 AM

USPS Stamp Fulfillment Services no longer accepting foreign credit card payments

Linn’s had asked what percentage of sales would the policy affect. The USPS said that information was “deemed proprietary” and would not be disclosed.

August 17, 2017 05:00 PM

Coast-to-coast eclipse postmarks include ‘landfall’ marking in Oregon

The total solar eclipse sweeping across the United States Aug. 21 is the theme for numerous pictorial cancels in this week’s listings.

August 14, 2017 09:45 AM

Continuing decline in first-class mail volume highlights ‘strong headwinds’ facing USPS

Double-digit increases in package mail volume have continued, but the executives noted that it’s more costly to move than letter mail and doesn’t contribute as much to the Postal Service’s overall expenses as first-class and marketing mail.

August 04, 2017 09:00 AM

USPS addresses filthy facilities, UN continues World Heritage series: Week’s Most Read

Also this week, the U.S. Postal Service’s controversial ‘postage reselling’ program received some serious scrutiny.

August 01, 2017 08:45 AM

USPS ‘postage reselling’ program scrutinized

An investigative firm in Washington, D.C., has called into question some of the price discounting behind the Postal Service’s ‘postage reselling’ program.

July 31, 2017 09:00 AM

Rochester postmark for baseball fan and stamp honoree Robert Panara

The Rochester Red Wings baseball team paid tribute July 23 to Robert Panara, the grandfather of deaf studies, who worked in Rochester, N.Y.

July 30, 2017 08:00 AM

Post offices need ‘upkeep and repair,’ says USPS inspector general

The Office of Inspector General said it was looking at the conditions in mail-processing plants and would be reporting on conditions in those facilities in the future.

July 23, 2017 07:00 PM

Post office counter display magnet shows preliminary design for Hot Rods stamp

For some reason, the USPS chose to show a preliminary design on the magnet rather than the stamp design as issued.