The Borneo Post reports, "It was the trend of pen pal letter-writing in yesteryears hat gave local antique collector Lucas Johnny a boost to continue with his hobby of collecting stamps since his childhood days. He started on stampsShow More Summary
The Catholic News Service reports, "One young man’s dream of becoming a Swiss Guard began with a postage stamp." Michael Odermatt is quoted in the article that "when he was a small child, his godfather gave him a stamp depicting theShow More Summary
Shown here is a Mother's Day stamp issued by Austria on May 1, 1935 (SC#376). It features a painting by J. Danhauser titled Mother's Love and was engraved by Hans Ranzoni. To see some other stamps engraved by Ranzoni, click here and scroll down.
Britain's Guardian reports, "Stamps valued in professional catalogues at hundreds of pounds are fetching just a few quid on auction sites. But local philately clubs are still thriving." Reporter Patrick Collinson quotes airline pilot...Show More Summary
The Associated Press reports, a northern New York man is bicycling around the lower 48 states in a quest to visit the most eastern, southern, western and northern post offices. According to the AP, "...67-year-old Floyd Lampart of Lake...Show More Summary
This Saturday, the U.S. Postal Service will conduct its 21st annual "Stamp Out Hunger” food drive. Washington state's Yakima Herald reports, "The food drive, which the USPS says is the largest single-day food collection event in the country, aims to provide relief for the nearly 50 million people in the U.S. Show More Summary
The Stamp Fulfillment Services (SFS) located in Kansas City, Kansas is a fully automated fulfillment center for the United States Postal Service. Operating in 300,000 square feet of space, 156 feet underground, it is sometimes referred...Show More Summary
Check out the backstory on how the new 'Muscle Cars' stamps came to be as TV personality interviews Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe and Stamp Artist Tom Fritz on Jay's jaylenosgarage.com website.
"Some say the U.S. should follow the lead of the many other countries that have privatized the post office. Short of that politically unlikely solution, about the only money-making strategy left is to follow Heinlein’s advice and sell the moon. Show More Summary
Thejournal.ie website asks "FEEL LIKE having chocolate at Easter in Belgium? Well, send a letter and really lick that chocolate-flavoured postal stamp. According to the article the Belgian post office has issued 538,000 stamps "thatShow More Summary
Eleven Scouts graduated from my Stamp Collecting Merit Badge workshop today in Northridge, Calif. Scouts learned how to soak, hinge, and mount stamps. The found out about first day covers, where o get stamps, how to use tongs, preserving their collection and various ypes of albums. Show More Summary
The Euronews website reports, "The Pope may have left, but the tourists remain in the Vatican city to get their hands on the hottest souvenir going. A limited edition stamp for the 'sede vacante' has been issued by the Vatican post office." Reporter...Show More Summary
"The Santa Monica [Calif.] post office, with its distinctive PWA Moderne style, is one of about 200 post offices around the country, dozens of them architecturally distinctive buildings, that the Postal Service has indicated it may choose...Show More Summary
Cathe Holden of Petaluma, Calif. website shares her creative ideas, crafty projects, original designs, artistic inspiration, product reviews and loads of free stuff including how to make this postage stamp quilt and pillow for a cigar box doll bed on her JustSomethingIMade.com website.
The Rasdale Dale Stamp Company of Westmont, Illinois is featured in an article that appeared in suburban Chicago's Daily Herald. Kim Kellermann, the 55-year-old grandson and part of the third generation of family members running Rasdale...Show More Summary
The U.S. Postal Service has released on-line a nifty little 24-page, color booklet filled with interesting information about what it does. Titled "Postal Facts-2013" it includes the following sections... Size and Scope A Decade of Facts and Figures This Post Office Is Always Open — USPS.COM and USPS Mobile History. Show More Summary
Paris, Tennessee's Post-Intelligencer reports two employees of the Henry County Recycling Center have been awarded certificates of appreciation from the Daughters of he American Revolution, Colonial Dames XVII Century, and Daughters of American Colonists. Show More Summary
The Business Journals Digital Network website reports, "For the first time in its 99 year history, The American Stamp Dealers Association (ASDA) has hired a Public Relations firm. Insider Media Management (www.insidermediamgmt.com) has...Show More Summary
The People's World website, reports, "Stepping up their grassroots lobbying of lawmakers, the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) will stage a nationwide protest on March 24 against the Postal Service's Saturday service shutdown scheme. Show More Summary