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U.S. Postal Service remains silent on demise of imperforate uncut press sheets

May 31, 2017 09:15 AM

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.

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Trump 2018 budget takes aim at USPS, Are gimmicky stamps good?: Week’s Most Read

May 26, 2017 10:15 AM

Also this week, John Hotchner informs us in U.S. Stamp Notes that you don't necessarily have to be a congressman to have your own congressional cover.

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President Trump’s 2018 budget resurrects unpopular USPS cost-cutting initiatives

May 24, 2017 01:15 PM

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.”

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USPS PMG makes appeal to Trump, hunt for taxpaid revenue stamps: Week’s Most Read

May 19, 2017 01:00 PM

Also this week, we learned about American Letter Mail Company reprints, and discovered the likely cause of poor centering on the Classics Forever stamps.

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May 20 postmark from Chester, Mass., commemorates railway mail service

May 17, 2017 07:00 PM

The May 20 postmark date coincides with Chester on Track, a community event that includes a parade, live music, classic cars, a petting zoo, craft fair, and plenty of railroad activities.

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USPS wants board of governors back in business

May 15, 2017 10:30 AM

Postmaster General Megan J. Brennan recently made an open appeal to President Trump to nominate people to serve on the Postal Service's board of governors.

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USPS revenues decline during first half of 2017; package mail income up 11 percent

May 11, 2017 12:30 AM

Thus far in 2017, United States Postal Service revenues total $36.5 billion, a decline from $37.1 billion in the first half of fiscal 2016.

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Alaska Purchase sesquicentennial commemorated on Anchorage postmark

May 07, 2017 08:00 AM

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.

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10th anniversary of forever stamp prompts significant USPS accounting adjustments

May 01, 2017 05:00 PM

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.
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