• bernie-sanders-open-letter-to-postmaster-general
    Aug 31, 2015, 14:45 PM

    A presidential candidate urges USPS to speed up mail delivery

    Sen. Bernie Sanders, the Vermont Independent who is seeking the Democratic presidential nomination, issued a call Aug. 26 to Postmaster General Megan Brennan for the United States Postal Service to “offer more, not fewer, services.”

  • Aug 28, 2015, 14:35 PM

    Stamp prices may be on the rise Down Under

    Australia Post has asked the ACCCommission to approve a 30-cent price increase for the postal rate on standard letters to $1 (Australian) and allow it two business days for delivery, according to Perth Now.

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    Aug 19, 2015, 12:48 PM

    A quartet of postmarks to celebrate APS Stampshow in Grand Rapids

    The American Philatelic Society prepared four new pictorial postmarks for its 2015 APS Stampshow in Grand Rapids, Mich. The show runs Aug. 20-23, and the four postmarks each commemorate one day of the show.

  • upright-jenny-invert-pane
    Aug 17, 2015, 15:07 PM

    Postal Service inspector general seeks public comments about upright Jenny Invert pane

    The Office of Inspector General of the United States Postal Service has been highly critical of the recent sales of the rare upright $2 Jenny Invert panes. Now the inspector general is seeking the public’s opinion on that stamp promotion.

  • larry-rosenblum
    Aug 17, 2015, 12:19 PM

    Post office poster advertises Britain's highest denomination stamp

    From 1967 to 2006, Royal Mail (Great Britain’s post office) advertised all new issues with posters displayed in post offices. Most of these posters had pictures of the stamps along with basic information such as the date of issue, instructions for first-day covers, etc. Some were a little more elaborate.

  • united-states-postal-service-eagle-stamp
    Aug 16, 2015, 09:10 AM

    IRS, FBI top users of U.S. Postal Service mail surveillance progam

    The Internal Revenue Service and the Federal Bureau of Investigation are the two top users of the United States Postal Service’s mail surveillance program, The New York Times has disclosed. The Times, which published a detailed article on the “mail cover” program last year, published a follow-up story Aug. 14.

  • united-states-postal-service-eagle-stamp
    Aug 14, 2015, 17:32 PM

    U.S. Postal Service inspector general reports first-class mail slowdown

    If you haven’t noticed, your mail likely is moving more slowly these days. A new report by the United States Postal Service Office of Inspector General confirms that a lot of first-class mail is taking more time than expected to reach its destination.

  • united-states-postal-service-eagle-stamp
    Aug 10, 2015, 16:06 PM

    Quarterly USPS financial statement shows growth in package shipping

    Every quarter a small drama plays out over the latest United States Postal Service financial numbers that come out of USPS headquarters at L’Enfant Plaza in Washington.

  • postsecret-pyramid-of-postcards-national-postal-museum-2015
    Aug 10, 2015, 09:56 AM

    Exhibition of secrets revealed on postcards opens at postal museum

    “PostSecret: The Power of a Postcard,” an exhibition of more than 500 secrets submitted on postcards, opened Aug. 3 at the Smithsonian National Postal Museum in Washington, D.C., and will run through September 2016.

  • postsecret-smithsonian-national-postal-museum
    Aug 3, 2015, 16:48 PM

    National Postal Museum's PostSecret exhibition now open

    Remember all those anonymous, secret-filled postcards that were sent to Frank Warren and showcased on his PostSecret website? Well, they're now being showcased at the Smithsonian's National Postal Musuem in its new exhibition, "PostSecret: The Power of a Postcard."