Friday, April 26, 2013
The postal service had planned to end Saturday delivery, but won't now, according to the Associated Press.
Friday, April 26
The United States Postal Service says it will "back down," on its plan to end Saturday mail delivery, according to the Associated Press Twitter feed. The U.S. Congress forced the Postal Service to cancel its plans, according to the AP. The postal service had planned to end Saturday mail delivery by Aug. 1 as part of its large plan to deal with its large debts. "Congress has prohibited implementation of a new national delivery schedule for mail and packages, which would consist of package delivery Monday through Saturday and mail delivery Monday through Friday, and which would have taken effect the week of Aug. 5, 2013," the USPS Board of Governors said in a statement. The Board also said, as part of the Post Service's five-year recovery …
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
You can purchase a beautiful mini portrait of the Pt. Judith Lighthouse for just 46 cents.
Tuesday, February 19
The Point Judith Lighthouse is one of five lighthouses that will be available on “forever” postage stamps this year, according to the United States Postal Service. An exact release date hasn’t yet been released, but according to the USPS schedule, they should be available for purchase sometime in July 2013. From the USPS website: Sentinels of the Coastline, Reminders of Romance: Lighthouses have the power to evoke the most meaningful cultural sentiments. Learn about the history of America’s “Guiding Lights,” and the painstaking care artist Howard Koslow has taken since 1990 to render each regional Lighthouses series issuance with detailed accuracy. There’s something about lighthouses. They fascinate us; they enchant us; they draw us in. …
Friday, February 1, 2013
Stamps and priority mail services went up in price Sunday, and a new worldwide stamp is now available.
Friday, February 1
The price to send a letter just went up a penny, as stamps are now 46 cents. This increase was part of the U.S. Postal Service hike on stamps and priority mail, which became effective Sunday. Even with the price hike, the USPS could run out of money within six months to a year if Washington doesn't act, according to NBC. Mail delivery could even stop for a period of time, Michael Crew, director of the Center for Research in Regulated Industries, told NBC. If you want to plan ahead and avoid future (and probably inevitable) hikes, the USPS offers Forever Stamps, that are good for — well — as long as the Mail Service is delivering mail. They can be used on a letter of 1 ounce or less, and they are the same price of a regular stamp. Here …