Robert Panara: Teacher and Pioneer of Deaf Studies to be Immortalized on a Stamp

3/15/2017 The Postal Service’s 16th stamp in the Distinguished Americans series honors Robert Panara (1920-2014), an influential teacher and a pioneer in the field of Deaf Studies. He inspired generations of students with his powerful use of American Sign Language to convey works of literature. At age 10, Panara was profoundly deafened after contracting spinal […]

Kickstarter campaign to create “coolest post office in America” in Tieton WA

In Tieton, a campaign to create ‘the coolest post office in America’ July 1, 2015 – Boosters want a new look for Tieton’s nondescript post office, and they already know a straightforward renovation simply won’t do. They want to create a mosaic facade of 41,500 pieces of hand-cut glass tile that resembles a gigantic postage […]

Priscilla Presley to Join PMG for dedication of new Elvis stamp on August 12

June 29, 2015 Events include the First-Day-of-Issue Ceremony for new Elvis Postage Stamp with special guest Priscilla Presley…… Elvis Week 2015 will feature more than 25 events including the First-Day-of-Issue of the new United States Postal Service commemorative Forever Stamp honoring Elvis Presley, concerts, movie screenings, panel discussions, a 5K run, the Ultimate Elvis Tribute […]

U.S. Postal Service and Sweden Post to Jointly Issue Ingrid Bergman Stamp

Forever Stamp to be Dedicated Aug. 20 in Sweden WASHINGTON, June 25, 2015 — The U.S. Postal Service and Posten AB of Sweden announced today that award-winning actress Ingrid Bergman will be honored as the 19th stamp in the Legends of Hollywood series. The stamp will be issued jointly by the Postal Service and Sweden […]

Video: Knife-wielding man mistakes stamp kiosk for ATM, tries to rob woman inside post office

MUHLENBERG TWP., Pa. – Police have arrested a Reading man for allegedly robbing a woman at knife-point at a stamp kiosk. It happened at 6:22 p.m. Tuesday inside the Gus Yatron Post Office on North 13th Street in Muhlenberg Township. “The robber came in and demanded money, thinking that she was at the ATM, when […]

USPS: Year of the Ram Forever Stamp Celebrates Lunar New Year

Lunar New Year Begins Feb. 19 February 7, 2015 – SAN FRANCISCO — The U.S. Postal Service welcomes the Year of the Ram today by issuing the eighth of 12 stamps in its Celebrating Lunar New Year series. The first-day-of-issue dedication ceremony for the Forever stamp took place today at the Chinese Culture Center in […]

Federal Circuit Affirms $573,000 For USPS Stamp Art Infringement

USPS designed a 37—cent stamp featuring a photo of the Washington, D.C., memorial covered in snow. When USPS released the stamp, in 2002, it paid $1,500 to John Alli, a retired Marine whose photograph of the memorial they used, but did not compensate Gaylord (Alli took his photo in January 1996, and licensed it to […]

Shrinking First-Class Mail a Big Joke to Postal Service

01/29/2015 – Apparently, the reduction in first-class mail volume is hilarious to USPS management. Last week, The Onion, a satirical news site, published an article about a new line of commemorative stamps honoring “Americans who still use the US Postal Service,” mocking those who “still” send birthday cards or pay bills by mail. The Postal […]

Peals of laughter: USPS runs rings around The Onion

Peals of laughter: USPS runs rings around The Onion Who says the Postal Service doesn’t have a sense of humor? 1.22.2015 The satirical newspaper The Onion poked fun at USPS this week, publishing a story that claimed the Postal Service has introduced a line of stamps honoring people who “still use” the mail. Among the […]

Welcome to 2015: The year ahead will bring new PMG, other milestones

Welcome to 2015: The year ahead will bring new PMG, other milestones 1.1.15 The new year will bring leadership changes and other milestones for the Postal Service. PMG Pat Donahoe will retire Feb. 1 after 39 years with USPS. He’ll be succeeded by COO Megan Brennan, who’ll become the 74th Postmaster General — and the […]