• April 9th, 2013

    Jay Leno Interviews USPS Postmaster General - VIDEO

    Jay Leno, being a passionate cars fan, was impressed to find on new U.S. stamps not another "tree" or "former president", but a collection of iconic muscle cars of 60s. U.S. Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe explained that actually it was the third stamp set featuring cars. The first one was dedicated to the Sporty cars of 50s and the second one - to Fins of 50s. However the current Muscle Cars s ...
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  • May 9th, 2011

    Purple Heart Medal Honored on Forever U.S. Postage Stamp

    A new "forever" stamp to honor wounded armed forces members was unveiled Thursday at the USS Midway Museum. The Purple Heart With Ribbon stamp is only the second forever stamp, according to the U.S. Postal Service. The other one has a picture of the Liberty Bell. "With the issuance of this stamp, the Postal Service, along with the rest of our nation, can pay tribute to those whose sacrifices have ...
  • January 28th, 2011

    Kansas' 150th b-day stamp unveiled

    An old metal windmill and five gleaming wind turbines shared the landscape under brilliant blue skies at Thursday's dedication of the new U.S. postage stamp commemorating the 150th anniversary of Kansas. Stamp enthusiasts, politicians and postal service executives convened at the Kansas Historical Society building in west Topeka for the ceremonial unveiling. The horizontal stamp, which carries the ...
  • July 7th, 2010

    Stamps may go up to 46 cents (Video)

    The U.S. Postal Service on Tuesday proposed a 2-cent increase in the price of a first-class postage stamp to 46 cents. If approved, the change would go into effect Jan.2, 2011. The proposed rate hike underscores the deep financial hole the Postal Service is currently in, with a $7 billion deficit projected for next year. Complicating the situation is the deep decline in mail being sent. In 2009, t ...
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  • May 13th, 2010

    Actress Katharine Hepburn honored on postage stamp

    Katharine Hepburn, star of such classic movies as "African Queen" and "Little Women," took her place on a U.S. postage stamp Wednesday. The 44-cent stamp was dedicated in ceremonies in Old Saybrook, Conn., and is on sale nationwide. The red-haired actress becomes the 16th star to be honored on the U.S. Postal Service's Legends of Hollywood stamp series. During her long career Hepburn won four Acad ...
  • May 10th, 2009

    Price of postage goes up

    The price of a U.S. postage stamp goes up Monday. It will now cost 44 cents to mail a first class letter. That's a two cent increase. Since January 2001, rates for first-class stamps have gone up 10 cents. The stamps came out on Saturday, but the official start date is May 11th. People will still be able to use their "forever stamps", which are stamps that are bought at current prices, but can be ...
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  • May 7th, 2009

    New Simpsons Stamp Unveiled

    What better place to get the first look at the new Simpsons stamp than at the Springfield post office. Springfield, Virginia that is! FOX 5's Tony Perkins got an early look at the stamps that celebrate the show, currently in its 20th year and which has become the longest-running comedy in television history. ...
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  • April 11th, 2009

    'Simpsons' postage stamps ready

    Homer Simpson and his cartoon family soon will help you get letters, bills and packages to their destinations. On Thursday, the U.S. Postal Service revealed five first-class stamps featuring characters from the Fox animated series "The Simpsons" - Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie - that will hit a post office near you May 7. "This is the biggest and most adhesive honor 'The Simpsons' has ever r ...
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  • February 21st, 2009

    Civil Rights Pioneers Honored on Stamps

    A dozen civil rights pioneers take their places of honor on U.S. postage stamps Saturday. The six 42-cent stamps are being dedicated in New York and are going on sale nationwide. The stamps honor the achievements of Ella Baker, Daisy Gatson Bates, J.R. Clifford, Medgar Evers, Fannie Lou Hamer, Charles Hamilton Houston, Ruby Hurley, Mary White Ovington, Joel Elias Spingarn, Mary Church Terrell, Osw ...
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  • February 10th, 2009

    New Abraham Lincoln Stamps

    To commemorate Abraham Lincoln's 200th birthday, postal customers will now be able to send a card with Abe's picture on it. The 42 cent stamps depict Lincoln as a rail-splitter, lawyer, politician and a president. Video: Pres. Abraham Lincoln buys commemorative stamps in Estes Park ...