USPS dedicates forever stamp for Repeal of the Stamp Act 250th anniversary

5/29/2016 NEW YORK — The U.S. Postal Service today dedicated a Forever stamp souvenir sheet commemorating the 250th anniversary of the repeal of the Stamp Act in 1766. The Stamp Act was British legislation that proved historic in galvanizing and uniting the American colonies, setting them on a path toward independence. The stamp ceremony was […]

U.S. Postal Service Dedicates World Stamp Show-NY 2016 Forever Stamp Folio

NEW YORK CITY — The U.S. Postal Service dedicated a Forever Stamp Folio celebrating World Stamp Show-NY 2016, which opened today at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City and continues through June 4. The United States plays host to the sanctioned international stamp show only once every 10 years, the first since […]

Canada Postal workers go to Liberal Convention with “good ideas for better services”

5/26/16 WINNIPEG – Postal workers are organizing at the Liberal Convention in Winnipeg this week, hoping to persuade delegates that new services at Canada Post should be high up on the Liberal policy agenda. “We’re here to talk about some good ideas we’ve developed for better services like postal banking, check-ins for seniors and persons […]

Man gets prison for stealing thousands of letters from PO Boxes in Indianapolis

Mail thief sentenced in federal court 5/24/16 Indianapolis – United States Attorney Josh J. Minkler announced today the sentencing of a Huntington, Indiana, man for stealing mail from the main post office in Downtown Indianapolis.  Bryon Fisher, 35, was sentenced to 41 months (over three years) in federal prison by U. S. District Judge Tanya […]

Pennsylvania mail carrier charged with 3 indecent assaults found dead

A U.S. Postal Service mail carrier from Coplay, charged last week with three indecent assaults, was found dead in his home Thursday night, according to the Lehigh County coroner. Robert Joseph Wechsler, 60, was pronounced dead at 6:30 p.m. at his home in the 200 block of Maple Street. An autopsy is scheduled for Friday […]

Ohio acting postmaster pleads guilty to embezzling $3220

5/25/16 A former U.S. Post Office manager in The Plains pleaded guilty to felony theft in Athens County Common Pleas Court earlier this month. Mark E. Ewing, 34, of Jacksonville, had been employed as the Officer in Charge at The Plains’ Post Office location. He was charged in November with fifth-degree felony theft and fifth-degree […]

Postal Service to issue Vintage Soda Fountain Stamps

5/26/16 On June 30, 2016, in Nashville, TN, the U.S. Postal Service® will issue Soda Fountain Favorites stamps (Forever® priced at 47 cents) in five designs, in a pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) convertible booklet of 20 stamps. The stamps will go on sale nationwide June 30, 2016. In 2016, the U.S. Postal Service celebrates soda fountain […]

Video: Florida postal worker accused of stealing mail from his route

5/26/16 OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. — A longtime United States Postal Service worker is accused of stealing mail from his route for years. Investigators said they found several hundred pieces of mail, dating back two years, in Victor Sanchez’s garage after receiving a tip earlier this month he was destroying stolen mail. Sanchez, 48, was a rural […]