Archive of posts filed under the USPS News category.

California Hot Rods Get Postal Service Stamp of Approval

LOS ANGELES — The two iconic hot rods that modeled for the Postal Service’s recently issued Limited Edition Hot Rods Forever stamps took center stage today at the Petersen Automotive Museum.

Celebrating natural beauty with the Hudson River School Forever stamps

HARTFORD, CT — Dramatic landscapes from the 19th century Hudson River School art movement were celebrated on Forever Stamps today.

USPS honors groundbreaking singer Janis Joplin on Forever stamp

SAN FRANCISCO — The U.S. Postal Service today added legendary singer Janis Joplin to its Music Icons Forever Stamp series during a first-day-of-issue ceremony at the Outside Lands Music Festival at Golden Gate Park.

Celebrating America’s farmers markets with new Forever stamps

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Postal Service today issued four colorful stamps saluting America’s farmers markets during a first-day-of-issue ceremony held at the FRESHFARM Market by the White House.

Civil War battles of 1864 memorialized as Forever stamps

MOBILE, AL — Two of the most important events of the Civil War — the Battle of Mobile Bay (AL) and the siege at Petersburg, VA — were memorialized on Forever stamps today at the sites where these conflicts took place.

Korean War Medal of Honor Forever stamps dedicated at Arlington Cemetery

ARLINGTON, VA — The U.S. Postal Service today dedicated the Korean War Medal of Honor Forever stamps — paying tribute to 145 American veterans who received the nation’s highest military honor for personal acts of valor above and beyond the call of duty during the Korean War.

New pricing strategy to grow Priority Mail

WASHINGTON — The United States Postal Service today filed notice with the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) to change Priority Mail prices, including a reduction in prices on average for businesses and other customers who use Commercial Plus and Commercial Base online shipping services. The price change will include a modest increase for Priority Mail prices at Post Offices and other postal retail outlets. The proposed changes, which would go into effect in September 2014, are intended to offer more competitive pricing and build on Priority Mail’s popularity with customers.

Letter carriers delivered in the fight against hunger

WASHINGTON — U.S. Postal Service letter carriers collected 72.4 million pounds of food on May 10 from the donations of thousands of communities throughout America for the annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive. This represents the 11th consecutive year the event has surpassed 70 million pounds and adds to the more than 1 billion pounds of food collected since the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive began in 1993. Donations of canned goods and non-perishable food items will feed countless families in need.

USPS honors 14 suppliers for outstanding performance

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Postal Service recently recognized 14 companies in the annual Supplier Performance Awards. The awards recognize performance that reduces costs, maintains high levels of service and provides innovative and sustainable solutions.

Hot Rods Forever Stamps

YORK, PA — Today, the U.S. Postal Service celebrates the fast, powerful vehicles thrill-seeking enthusiasts have been modifying for nearly a century by dedicating the limited-edition Hot Rods Forever Stamps. The stamps depict two 1932 Ford “Deuce” roadsters — a black ’32 Ford with orange flames running down the car’s body — and a red ’32 Ford.