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United States Postal Service

The US Postal Service's website has long been a valuable source of information about all manner of mailing issues, both domestic and international. Now the USPS has redesigned its site to be more intuitively navigable and, well, pretty. The standard services are still available: US address standardization and ZIP+4 coding, Express Mail tracking, postal rates and regulations, and stamps. New is an...
United States Postal Rates Soon to Increase

Beginning this summer, it looks like consumers will have to pay an additional 3 cents to mail a letter. Without the usual opposition, the Independent Postal Rate Commission gave heavy consideration to the Postal Service's request for new rates. Under the Unites States Postal Service (USPS) proposal, which could take effect as early as June 30th of this year, the cost of a first-class stamp would...
Fire & Ice: Hindenburg and Titanic

The National Postal Museum recently created a rather nice in situ exhibit with this great online component to bring together materials on two marvels (and disasters) of modern transportation: the Titanic and the Hindenburg. The exhibit brought together unique items such as postcards and programs in one place so that visitors could learn about these rather fantastic forms of conveyance. The exhibit...