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USPS reveals African American History and Culture Forever Stamp

Postal Service today issued the Celebrating African American History and Culture commemorative Forever stamp as a special tribute to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture during a first-day-of-issue dedication ceremony. Text in the upper left corner of the stamp reads “National Museum of African American History and Culture.” Art director Antonio Alcalá designed the stamp. “The Postal Service is honored to issue a new commemorative Forever stamp acknowledging

By | 2017-10-12T00:53:00+00:00 October 12th, 2017|companies|0 Comments

Military holiday shipping deadlines

The price includes a $1.50 per box discount for mail sent to APO/FPO/DPO (Air/Army Post Office/Fleet Post Office/Diplomatic Post Office) destinations worldwide. To ensure timely delivery of holiday wishes by Dec. 25, the Postal Service recommends that cards and packages be sent to military APO/FPO/DPO addresses overseas no later than the mailing dates listed below. Use the Military Care Kit to Send Presents and Care PackagesThe Postal Service has created a free “Military Care Kit” based on the i

By | 2017-10-10T00:53:00+00:00 October 10th, 2017|companies|0 Comments

USPS announces new 2018 prices

WASHINGTON — The United States Postal Service filed notice with the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) today of price changes to take effect Jan. 21, 2018. The proposed prices would raise Mailing Services product prices approximately 1.9 percent, and most Shipping Services products will average a 3.9 percent price increase. While Mailing Services price increases are limited based on the Consumer Price Index (CPI), Shipping Services prices are adjusted strategically, according to market condition

By | 2017-10-06T00:53:00+00:00 October 6th, 2017|companies|0 Comments

USPS and Canada Post jointly issue hockey stamps

Postal Service and Canada Post previewed The History of Hockey stamps that will be dedicated Oct. 20 and available nationwide that day. Postmaster General and CEO Megan Brennan will be joined by Canada Post President and CEO Deepak Chopra for the 11 a.m. “The Postal Service is honored to partner with Canada Post to produce The History of Hockey stamps,” said Brennan. As Forever stamps, The History of Hockey stamps are always equal in value to the current First-Class Mail one-ounce price. In 1896

By | 2017-10-05T00:53:00+00:00 October 5th, 2017|companies|0 Comments

USPS makes it easier to apply for a passport

Postal Service has made applying for your passport easier with the launch of the USPS Retail Customer Appointment Scheduler™ today on http://www.usps.com/scheduler. There are 4,800 Post Offices around the country that offer passport acceptance service. “The Postal Service accepts passport applications on behalf of the U.S. Department of State,” said Kelly Sigmon, vice president of Retail Operations. Passport acceptance continues to provide a convenient service for customers who have never had a

By | 2017-10-05T00:53:00+00:00 October 5th, 2017|companies|0 Comments

USPS to dedicate Christmas carols Forever stamps

“We’re excited to continue one of the Postal Service’s long standing traditions — celebrating the holidays with new stamps,” said U.S. Postal Service Stamp Services Director Mary-Anne Penner served as master of ceremonies. “The popularity of Christmas stamps is something celebrated and shared by both stamp collectors and the general public,” said Bigalke. Ordering First-Day CoversThe Postal Service also offers first-day covers for new stamps and stationery items postmarked with the official firs

By | 2017-10-04T00:53:00+00:00 October 4th, 2017|companies|0 Comments

USPS releases The Snowy Day Forever stamps

Postal Service showcases the work of Ezra Jack Keats’ most beloved story, The Snowy Day, on Forever stamps. Inspired by a series of 1940 Life magazine photographs of a young African-American boy, Keats began writing The Snowy Day. “The Snowy Day stamps are a wonderful way to send Keats greetings. It is an honor to Ezra and to the children of this country that the Postal Service is issuing these beautiful Snowy Day stamps. The Snowy Day stamps are being issued as Forever stamps which are always e

By | 2017-10-03T00:53:00+00:00 October 3rd, 2017|companies|0 Comments

USPS to issue semipostal stamps

Postal Service discretionary authority to issue and sell semipostal stamps to advance such causes as it considers to be ‘‘in the national public interest and appropriate.’’ The U.S. Postal Service announced today that in November it will issue the first of five semipostal stamps. Under the semipostal discretionary program, the Postal Service will issue five stamps over a 10-year period, with each stamp to be sold for no more than two years. The first stamp issued will be an Alzheimer’s Semiposta

By | 2017-10-01T00:53:00+00:00 October 1st, 2017|companies|0 Comments

USPS and Canada Post celebrate hockey on stamps

Postal Service and Canada Post have jointly created stamps to celebrate the history of ice hockey, the fast-paced sport played on frozen ponds and in rinks across North America and around the world. In 1896, a team from Yale, which included Chace, faced Johns Hopkins University in the first college hockey game. The National Hockey Association began play in 1910 and evolved into the National Hockey League in 1917. In 1924 the Boston Bruins became the first American team to join the National Hocke

By | 2017-09-28T00:53:00+00:00 September 28th, 2017|companies|0 Comments

USPS to honor National Museum of African American History and Culture

Background:Black history is inseparable from American history, and the black experience represents a profound and unique strand of the American story. This stamp issuance recognizes the richness of that experience by celebrating the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, DC. The stamp art is based on a photograph of the museum showing a view of the northwest corner of the building. Text in the upper-left corner of the stamp reads “National Museum of African Americ

By | 2017-09-26T00:53:00+00:00 September 26th, 2017|companies|0 Comments