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Tailed-Blue butterfly stamp nationwide

Postal Service will issue the Eastern Tailed-Blue butterfly stamp nationwide tomorrow, Sept. 24. As a Forever stamp, this stamp will always be valid for the rate printed on it. The Eastern Tailed-Blue butterfly (Cupido comyntas) is named for the iridescent blue color of its upper wing surface, more vivid in the male, and for the short, thread-like tail on each hind wing. Greeting card envelopes printed with a silhouette of a butterfly indicate the need for additional postage — or the use of a butterfly stamp. Ordering First-Day CoversThe Postal Service also offers first-day covers for new stam

By | September 23rd, 2016|News, shippers, Shipping, usps|0 Comments

Temporary Emergency Committee to meet Sept. 27

WASHINGTON — The Temporary Emergency Committee of the Board of Governors of the U.S. Postal Service (“TEC”) will meet Sept. 27 in open session at Postal Service headquarters, 475 L’Enfant Plaza, SW, Washington, DC. The Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations. Reporters interested in speaking with regional Postal Service public relations professionals should visit this link. For more information about the Postal Service, visit usps.com and usps.com/postalfacts.

By | September 22nd, 2016|News, shippers, Shipping, usps|0 Comments

USPS previews 2017 stamps

For more than 130 years, the Postal Service stamp program has celebrated the people, events and cultural milestones that are unique to United States history. Antonio Alcalá served as the art director and designed the stamps with Maribel O. Art director Derry Noyes designed the stamps with existing art by Elizabeth Brandon. The stamp art features a photograph of Kennedy taken by Ted Spiegel in 1960. Uncle Sam’s HatWith the release of Uncle Sam’s Hat in 2017, the Postal Service celebrates one of the country’s most popular patriotic characters.

By | September 20th, 2016|News, shippers, Shipping, usps|0 Comments

Helping Military Service Members Vote By Mail

WASHINGTON — Helping military service members around the world participate in the U.S. electoral process by voting this election season is a priority for the U.S. Postal Service. The Military Postal Service distributes the labels overseas. The Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations. For reporters interested in speaking with a regional Postal Service public relations professional, please go to about.usps.com/news/media-contacts/usps-local-media-contacts.pdf.

By | September 20th, 2016|News, shippers, Shipping, usps|0 Comments

USPS encourages voters to mail ballots early

Postal Service is encouraging voters to mail early. Voters should visit their states’ website to find out the locations of election offices and to get information about voting by mail. The Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations. Reporters interested in speaking with regional Postal Service public relations professionals should visit this link. For more information about the Postal Service, visit usps.com and usps.com/postalfacts.

By | September 13th, 2016|News, shippers, Shipping, usps|0 Comments

Iconic TV series Star Trek Forever stamps released

The first-day-of-issue ceremony launched Star Trek: Mission New York, a three-day celebration that is expected to draw thousands of Star Trek fans. ‘Star Trek’ Background InformationTo Boldly Go Where No Man Has Gone BeforeOn Sept. 8, 1966, “Star Trek” premiered. A trio of “Star Trek” TV series followed in the 1990s and 2000s: “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine,” “Star Trek: Voyager” and Star Trek: Enterprise. In 2009, the enduring entertainment icon was given a reboot with the film “Star Trek.” The franchise continued with “Star Trek Into Darkness” (2013) and “Star Trek Beyond” (2016). Fifty years a

By | September 2nd, 2016|News, shippers, Shipping, usps|0 Comments

USPS reveals Eastern Tailed-Blue butterfly stamp

Postal Service today announced that it will issue the Eastern Tailed-Blue butterfly stamp as a 68 cent nonmachineable stamp. The result is a highly stylized, simplified image of an Eastern Tailed-Blue rather than an exact replica. The Eastern Tailed-Blue butterfly (Cupido comyntas) is named for the iridescent blue color of its upper wing surface, more vivid in the male, and for the short, thread-like tail on each hind wing. Greeting card envelopes printed with a silhouette of a butterfly indicate the need for additional postage — or the use of a butterfly stamp. Once released, customers may purchase the Eastern Tailed-Blue butterfly stamps at usps.com/stamps, at the Postal Store usps.com/shop, by calling 800-STAMP24 (800-782-6724) and at Post Office locations nationwide.

By | August 30th, 2016|News, shippers, Shipping, usps|0 Comments

USPS celebrates National Park Service centennial

Acadia National Park Framed Art and Fine Art PrintCommemorate America’s historic sites and breathtaking vistas with this new 18-by-24-inch framed art piece featuring Acadia National Park. Haleakala National Park Framed Art and Fine Art PrintCommemorate America’s historic sites and breathtaking vistas with this new 18-by-24-inch framed art piece featuring Haleakala National Park. National Parks Framed Stamp ArtThis new 14.5-by-14.5-inch framed piece features a sheet of 16 National Parks Forever stamps mounted above an engraved plaque announcing the release details. Mount Rainier National Park Framed Art and Fine Art PrintCommemorate America’s historic sites and breathtaking vistas with this new 18-by-24-inch framed art piece featuring Mount Rainier National Park. Carlsbad Caverns Park Framed Art and Fine Art PrintCommemorate America’s historic sites and breathtaking vistas with this new 18-by-24-inch framed art piece featuring Carlsbad Caverns National Park.

By | August 24th, 2016|News, shippers, Shipping, usps|0 Comments

U.S. Postal Service honors festival of Diwali with a Forever stamp

Postal Service will commemorate the joyous Hindu festival of Diwali with a Forever stamp. The Diwali stamp is being issued as a Forever stamp. For reporters interested in speaking with a regional Postal Service public relations professional, please go to about.usps.com/news/media-contacts/usps-local-media-contacts.pdf. This Forever stamp will also be equal in value to the current First Class Mail 1-ounce price. The Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations.

By | August 23rd, 2016|News, shippers, Shipping, usps|0 Comments

New 1-cent apples stamp is always ripe for mailing

Postal Service issued the new 1-cent definitive Apples stamps today. Also known as the Newtown pippin, the Albemarle pippin apple has deep historical roots. For reporters interested in speaking with a regional Postal Service public relations professional, please go to about.usps.com/news/media-contacts/usps-local-media-contacts.pdf. The distinctive aroma and pleasant taste of the Albemarle pippin make it well suited for pie fillings, applesauce and especially cider. The Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations.

By | August 12th, 2016|News, shippers, Shipping, usps|0 Comments