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John Oliver Wants to Help the
USPS. So Now ... Stamps
May 11, 2020 8:29 AM CDT
John Oliver Wants to Help the USPS. So Now ... Stamps
'Last Week Tonight' launches branded stamp set to raise money for beleaguered agency
- John Oliver is worked up about the current financial struggles of the US Postal Service —so his show has launched what Mashable calls a "glorious stamp collection" featuring Bolivian zebras, Mr. Nutterbutter the giant squirrel , and Japanese mascot Chiijohn. On Sunday's
Last Week Tonight
, Oliver reported that...
Gizmo to Deter Groping
Sells Out in 30 Minutes
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
Sep 1, 2019 6:50 AM CDT
Gizmo to Deter Groping Sells Out in 30 Minutes
Device in Japan leaves a temporary mark in special ink
- Just how bad is the problem of groping on public transportation in Japan? A new device meant as a deterrent sold out in a trial run of 500 in just 30 minutes, reports CNN . The device allows women to leave a mark of sorts on gropers—the idea is that...
UK Honors D-Day With
Very Flawed Stamp
Dec 30, 2018 7:41 AM CST
UK Honors D-Day With Very Flawed Stamp
Image shows troops wading ashore in Asia, 8K miles from Normandy
- Britain's Royal Mail decided to roll out a commemorative stamp in honor of the 75th anniversary of D-Day next year, which is completely fitting. What wasn't so fitting, however: The image used on the stamp, which was captioned "D-Day: Allied soldiers and medics wade ashore." That...
USPS Just Had One of Its
Biggest Inside Thefts Ever
Oct 11, 2018 11:17 AM CDT
USPS Just Had One of Its Biggest Inside Thefts Ever
It involves more than $630K worth of stamps
- A Louisiana man who makes about $70,000 a year lost more than $650,000 gambling over the past seven years, casino records show—and federal prosecutors now say they know how he got the money to support his habit, the
reports. The DOJ is calling it "one...
Unseen Since 1918,
Flawed Stamp Is Found
Sep 8, 2018 1:40 PM CDT
Unseen Since 1918, Flawed Stamp Is Found
'Inverted Jenny' turns up in Illinois
- "Sorry, your stamp is not what you think it is. It's not that special." Workers at the Philatelic Foundation in Manhattan often say such things when shown an unusual postage stamp, but this time foundation curator Lewis Kaufman wasn't so sure. A recent cellphone photo of...
Statue of Liberty Goof
Costs the USPS $3.5M
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
Jul 8, 2018 6:37 AM CDT
Statue of Liberty Goof Costs the USPS $3.5M
It used an image of a Las Vegas version in its 2011 stamp
- The United States Postal Service's money woes just got $3.5 million worse, and the Statue of Liberty is to blame. A judge ruled last week that the agency did commit copyright infringement when it used an image of Robert S. Davidson's Statue of Liberty on a stamp...
USPS Announces First
May 22, 2018 12:41 AM CDT
USPS Announces First Scratch-and-Sniff Stamps
They'll feature the 'sweet scent of summer'
- Letter writers will soon be able to express their sentiments in words and smells. The US Postal Service announced Monday that it will soon issue its first scratch-and-sniff stamps. The stamps feature illustrations of ice pops. The agency says the stamps will "add the sweet scent of summer" to...
An Old Friend Is Headed
for a New Stamp
Feb 7, 2018 7:54 AM CST
An Old Friend Is Headed for a New Stamp
USPS Forever Stamp with Mister Rogers, his King Friday XIII puppet to be unveiled March 23
- It's a beautiful day in the postal neighborhood. The US Postal Service plans to issue a new stamp featuring Mister Rogers, the children's television host known for his zip-up cardigan, sneakers, and soothing manner. The Forever Stamp will be unveiled March 23 at WQED's Fred Rogers Studio...
Inverted Jenny Stamp
Returned for $50K Reward
Jun 3, 2016 9:55 AM CDT
Inverted Jenny Stamp Returned for $50K Reward
Just one stolen stamp remains missing
- A rare 1918 US postage stamp featuring an upside-down plane that was stolen six decades ago and ended up in Northern Ireland was returned to its American owner on Thursday. Keelin O'Neill, who inherited the stamp several years ago from his grandfather, turned it over at the World Stamp...
'Inverted Jenny' Stamp
Surfaces 61 Years
After It Was Stolen
Apr 16, 2016 1:20 PM CDT
'Inverted Jenny' Stamp Surfaces 61 Years After It Was Stolen
'One of the most notorious crimes in philatelic history'
- An incredibly rare and valuable stamp stolen right out of its exhibition frame at a 1955 convention resurfaced this month in New York and has promptly rocked the philatelic world. "Inverted Jenny" stamps are considered the most famous in America: A printing accident in 1918 produced a single sheet...
USPS Price Cut
Is 1st in 100 Years
Apr 10, 2016 11:42 AM CDT
USPS Price Cut Is 1st in 100 Years
And the postal service isn't very happy about it
- Starting Sunday, snail mail will cost you a little less: The price of a first-class stamp dropped two cents to 47 cents in the United States Postal Service's first rate drop in a century, reports
USA Today .
Postcard stamps likewise take a one-cent drop, to 34 cents, and international...
59 Years Later,
Hunt Is On for
2 Stolen 'Jennies'
Sep 15, 2014 11:27 AM CDT
59 Years Later, Hunt Is On for 2 Stolen 'Jennies'
$100K reward offered for missing stamps
- In 1955, thieves stole four prized stamps—and more than half a century later, two still haven't been found. A dealer recently promised a $50,000 reward for each of the stamps, known as Inverted Jennies, the
New York Times
reports. A stamp library is also prepared to pay...
Stamp Owned by Killer
Sets 4th World Record
Jun 18, 2014 2:22 AM CDT
Stamp Owned by Killer Sets 4th World Record
By weight, stamp is most expensive thing ever sold
- The most valuable substance on Earth is now paper —if it happens to have an 1856 British Guiana 1-cent stamp printed on it. The rare stamp, the only one of its kind still in existence, sold for $9.5 million to an anonymous buyer at auction last night, reports...
This Will Be the
Jun 5, 2014 9:19 AM CDT
This Will Be the Priciest Object Ever Sold*
*By size and weight
- A stamp, created by a newspaper publisher when a British colony ran out of proper stamps in 1856, "will be by size and weight simply the most expensive object ever sold in history." The British Guiana One-Cent Black on Magenta stamp will sell at Sotheby's on June...
Feb 21, 2014 1:00 PM CST
Steve Jobs Is Getting a Stamp
We're totally iMessaging people to tell them to expect the letter
- Steve Jobs loved keeping his products under wraps, so he'd probably be annoyed that word has leaked a year early that the US Postal Service plans to immortalize him on a stamp*. A document obtained by the
reveals the USPS' stamp plans through 2016. The list includes...
Cost of a Stamp
Just Went Up
Dec 24, 2013 4:05 PM CST
Cost of a Stamp Just Went Up 3 Cents
USPS gets rate hike; stamp will now cost 49 cents
- The good old USPS got its three-cent rate hike approved today, in a move aimed at stemming the $5 billion that the post office says it lost in the last fiscal year. The change—which brings the cost of a first-class stamp to 49 cents—goes into effect on Jan....
USPS Wants to Charge You
3 More Cents to Mail Letter
Sep 25, 2013 11:06 AM CDT
USPS Wants to Charge You 3 More Cents to Mail Letter
That would make it 49 cents
- We hope you've all been saving up for the lean times, because the US Postal Service today announced that it wants to raise the price of stamps by 3 cents. That means that mailing a letter first class will now cost 49 cents. The chairman of the postal Board...
Stamps Going Up a Penny
Nov 16, 2012 4:21 PM CST
Stamps Going Up a Penny
It will cost 46 cents to mail a letter
- The cost of mailing a first-class letter will go up by a penny in January. The Postal Regulatory Commission today approved the proposed rate increase, which raises the price of a first-class domestic stamp to 46 cents. The price of a postcard will increase from 32 cents to 33 cents,...
Cost USPS $1.2M
Aug 21, 2012 10:46 AM CDT
Stamps Cost USPS $1.2M
Yet another blow for the beleaguered USPS
- Homer Simpson has managed to bungle things once again—this time for the USPS. Bloomberg reports that the agency's run of 1 billion
stamps turned out to be a money-losing proposition for the money-losing service. It sold only 318 million of them, washing some $1.2 million in...
Stamps Might Hit 50 Cents
Feb 16, 2012 6:58 PM CST
Stamps Might Hit 50 Cents
Postal Service cites need for quick action from Congress
- 50-cent stamps, anyone? That's one of the changes the postmaster-general wants Congress to act on quickly if the service is to survive, reports the
Wall Street Journal
. That increase of a nickel for a first-class stamp is actually one of the minor proposals from Patrick Donahoe. He also laid...
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