Archive of posts filed under the USPS News category.

Charlie Brown Christmas Forever stamps kick-off national stamp collecting month

WASHINGTON — Oct. 2 marks the 65th anniversary of the “Peanuts” comic strip and December marks the 50th anniversary of one of the most popular holiday TV classics of all time — “A Charlie Brown Christmas.”

USPS dedicates Paul Newman Forever stamp

Cleveland — The U.S. Postal Service today officially dedicated a Forever Stamp honoring Oscar-winning actor and philanthropist Paul Newman. The ceremony was held in the Playhouse Square District in Cleveland, Newman’s hometown.

Charlie Brown Christmas Forever stamps bring cheer to holiday greetings and packages

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Postal Service begins celebrating the holiday season by dedicating the Charlie Brown Christmas Forever stamps Oct. 1. The booklet of 20 stamps features 10 still frames from the 1965 TV special “A Charlie Brown Christmas” (two of each design) celebrating the classic’s 50th anniversary.

Do YOU Have A Contingency Plan?

Have all the recent PostalOne!® outages and issues caught you off-guard? Were you wondering how you were going to process your mailings and not lose Full-Service discounts? Did you struggle trying to figure out how to properly process your mailings with hard copies? If so, you are not alone. This type of situation can occur not just when there is a PostalOne! outage, but when your own systems may not be operating as expected. Whether it is a server crash, a software hiccup, loss of internet service, or even bad weather or natural disasters, the fact is that “stuff happens” – and when it does, you need to be prepared. The key to managing situations like this is to have a good contingency plan documented, communicated and practiced so that any time something prohibits you from uploading files to PostalOne!, you will know exactly how to process your mailings and, more importantly, not lose any discounts. AND – you need to put this contingency plan in place NOW. Do not wait until you are in the middle of the outage and then start scrambling.


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Ingrid Bergman honored with Forever stamp

WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA — Today, the U.S. Postal Service and Posten AB of Sweden will jointly honor Swedish-born actress Ingrid Bergman (1915-1982), who lit up American and European films for decades.

Special Forever stamps announced for next year’s World Stamp Show in NYC

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — The U.S. Postal Service today gave New York City two stamps of approval by announcing the stamp show of the decade — as well as the world’s largest — in the Big Apple, May 28 through June 4 next year. The Postal Service celebrated this news by dedicating the World Stamp Show-NY 2016 Forever stamps today.

New Elvis stamp dedicated at Graceland

MEMPHIS — Today thousands of fans witnessed Priscilla Presley and Postmaster General Megan Brennan dedicate the Music Icons Elvis Presley Forever stamp on the front lawn of his home in Memphis — Graceland — as part of this year’s Elvis Week celebration. Beginning today, the Elvis Presley stamp goes on sale at Post Offices nationwide.

USPS reports $586 million net loss in Q3

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Postal Service reported a net loss of $586 million for the third quarter of fiscal 2015 (April 1, 2015 — June 30, 2015), a reduction of $1.4 billion from the net loss of $2 billion for same period last year.

New version of Elvis Presley’s ‘If I Can Dream’ to accompany stamp dedication Aug. 12

MEMPHIS — Music fans attending the official First-Day-of-Issue ceremony for the Music Icons: Elvis Presley Forever stamp will hear a new version of Elvis’ inspiring song “If I Can Dream” as they’ve never heard it before.