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Here are the top ten articles for the Stamps Site! These rankings are live and get reset at the beginning of each month, so check back often to see what your fellow visitors are most interested in!
1. Postal Service Struggles To Meet Delivery Goals
A new government report if probably going to fuel concerns that mail deliveries are suffering because the U.S. Postal Service continues to struggle with what has been terms “the new normal.” A July 7, 2015 report comes from the Postal Regulatory Commission, which has found that the USPS has failed t
2. Postal Administration Needs Accurate Stamp Designs
Does a postal administration have an obligation to produce accurate representations on its stamps? If you live in one of the nations whose philatelic agents churn out stamps with little regard to accuracy or whether the stamps are used on mail within the issuing country, the answer is probably none.
3. Free Stamp Collecting Catalogues
Stamp collecting is a worthwhile hobby. Stamp collecting and philately as well are popularly shared by many people all over the world as their favorite past time. It is one educational endeavor where a person can spend considerable effort and time.
4. Learning The Lingo
Like any hobby, stamp collecting has its own lingo. If you are going to be a serious collector, you need to know the lingo. Stamp collecting as a hobby dates back to the 1840s, when the first stamp known as the “Penny Black” was issued by Great Britain.
5. Post Office Temporarily Halts Plant Closures
Megan Brennan, the New Postmaster of the United States Postal Service, has announced that Postal Service has halted plans to close upwards of 82 mail processing plants this year. One commentator has called this move “an early sign of enlightened leadership” by the new Postmaster.
6. Appeals Court Decision On USPS And PRC Dispute
The long awaited decision by a United States federal appeals court has failed to end the dispute over the last postal rate increase in 2013. The appeals court sent the dispute back to the Postal Regulatory Commission on May 12, calling it decision over bar-coding requirements for mass mailings as be
7. Getting The Most From A Stamp Auction
There are many ways to acquire stamps for your collection. One overlooked option by novice collectors are stamp auctions. Participating in an auction can be either a pleasant or a very frustrating experience. If you have never participated in a stamp auction, here are some tips to take much of the
8. European Prelude To Stamp Collecting
The world’s oldest stamp collection is believed to belong to the Royal Irish Academy in Dublin. It is an album of revenue stamps and handstamped chargemarks compiled in 1774 by John Bourke, Receiver General of the Stamp Duties.
9. Ten Ways To Get Rid Of A Stamp Collection
Disposing of a stamp collection isn’t in the nature of most stamp collectors. From an emotional viewpoint stamp collectors do not really trade or sell stamps.
10. Fake Computer Generated Stamps
Many varieties of computer-vended stamps can now be found on mail. Some of the computer-generated fakes feature the Mr. ZIP design that are sold in the Automated Postal Center machines found in many post office lobbies. It is not that uncommon to encounter fake Stamps.com postage labels.
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