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  • Hulk, Spider-Man join forces with other super heroes on stamps

    07/24/2007 1:54:18 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies · 136+ views
    ap on San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 7/24/07 | Randolph E. Schmid - ap
    WASHINGTON – Endowed with superhuman strength, yet looking different as day and night, the Amazing Spider-Man and the Incredible Hulk will stand shoulder-to-shoulder as the Postal Service launches its latest set of super hero stamps. The 20-stamp set premieres Thursday at Comic-Con, the comic book and pop culture show in San Diego. The 41-cent stamps honor the creations of Marvel Comics, and also include Sub-Mariner, The Thing, Captain America, the Silver Surfer, the Spider-Woman, the Invincible Iron Man, Elektra and Wolverine. In addition, 10 of the stamps highlight covers of comic books featuring the characters. Stan Lee, co-creator of Spider-Man,...
  • Andrews Open House Previews New Flight-Themed Stamps

    05/18/2007 5:14:11 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 366+ views
    ANDREWS AIR FORCE BASE. Md., May 18, 2007 – The annual Joint Service Open House here kicked off today in tandem with a preview of two new military-themed, high-soaring postage stamps. Left to right: Air Force Col. Margaret H. Woodward, commander of the 89th Airlift Wing; David Failor, the U.S. Postal Service’s executive director of stamp services; and Marine Col. Andrew W. O’Donnell Jr., commander of Marine Helicopter Squadron One, participate in a May 18 ceremony that kicked off this year’s Joint Services Open House and previewed new postage stamps commemorating Air Force One and Marine One at Andrews...
  • Star Wars stamps unveiled in [USA]

    03/29/2007 4:23:14 AM PDT · by Jedi Master Pikachu · 51 replies · 1,070+ views
    BBC ^ | Thursday, March 29, 2007
    The stamps were launched by Star Wars characters Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia are among the characters featured on a set of US stamps marking 30 years of the Star Wars films.A set of 15 stamps is being issued as a poster, and members of the public will be asked to vote for their favourite. The set will go on sale on 25 May, shortly after the basic US postage rate is raised to 41 cents (21p). Earlier this month, 400 postboxes were decorated to look like R2-D2, the robot from the landmark sci-fi saga. The US...
  • Food stamps going unused, report says (not enough pigs at the trough in MN)

    02/20/2007 4:18:42 PM PST · by Rakkasan1 · 18 replies · 564+ views
    MPLS Star & SIckle ^ | 2-20-07 | Robert Franklin
    Nearly 189,000 Minnesotans -- more than 40 percent of those eligible -- don't use the federal food stamps to which they are entitled, according to a report being released today. That leaves many children and parents hungry, puts Minnesota in the bottom third of states in food stamp usage and deprives the state's economy of more than $170 million a year in federal dollars, the report said. "It's distressing," said Jessica Webster, who wrote the report for the Legal Services Advocacy Project in St. Paul. "We have this incredible federal resource within the state's grasp, and we're not using it."
  • U.S. Postal Service Announced Its List of Most-Collected Stamps

    12/28/2006 5:49:57 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 33 replies · 885+ views ^ | December 28, 2006 | Associated Press
    THE LIST The King of Stamps December 28, 2006 The Postal Service recently announced its list of the most-collected stamps. The top five, with year of introduction and how many of them have been saved by Americans, in millions: 1. Elvis Presley (1993) 124.1 2. Wonders of America (2006) 87.5 3. Wildflowers (1992) 76.1 4. Rock & Roll/Rhythm & Blues (1993) 75.9 5. DC Comics Super Heroes (2006) 73.0
  • Elvis remains the king of postage stamps

    12/26/2006 9:48:43 AM PST · by teacherwoes · 1 replies · 191+ views
    AP ^ | 12/26/06 | RANDOLPH E. SCHMID
    WASHINGTON - This year's Wonders of America set climbed to second place in the most popular stamps, but Elvis is still the King, the Postal Service said Tuesday. Some 124.1 million of the 1993 Elvis Presley stamps were saved by Americans, according to the post office, which does an annual survey of 10,000 households to determine which stamps are most popular.
  • Santa replaces Christ in Christmas stamps

    11/07/2006 1:44:20 AM PST · by Mrs Ivan · 23 replies · 3,381+ views
    The Daily Express ^ | 07/11/06 | Cyril Dixon
    BUNGLING mail chiefs were yesterday accused of taking the Christ out of Christmas. They unveiled this year’s festive stamps – which ignore the season’s holy background. Furious Christian politicians joined the Church of England to condemn the Royal Mail over its six faith-free designs. Instead of biblical scenes like the Nativity, the Star of Bethlehem and the Three Wise Men, executives opted for secular symbols including snowmen, reindeer and Santa Claus. Last night critics accused the Royal Mail of snubbing Britain’s Christian heritage in a politically-correct bid to avoid offending other religions. A Church of England spokesman said: "Last year...
  • Lawsuit Involves U.S. Postmaster, Hunters, Politics

    08/15/2006 9:19:59 AM PDT · by girlangler · 9 replies · 1,157+ views
    The Outdoor Wire ^ | 8/15/2006 | Jim Shepherd
    Bitter philosophical disagreements between companies that accept advertising and messages from anti-hunting groups, while refusing pro-hunting messages, are nothing new in the outdoors. But a refusal to create a special postage stamp referencing sportsmen as conservationists by, an "official licensed vendor" for the U.S. Postal Service, has led to the filing of a pair of complaints with United States Postmaster General John Potter. An original complaint, field August 11 by REACT Consulting Group of Olympia, Washington, centers on ZAZZLE's rejection of a stamp bearing the legend "Sportsmen - America's First Conservationists" and the headline "$1.7 Billion for Conservation Annually"...
  • Who Was Harry Bingham and Why Is He Getting A Stamp?

    06/13/2006 10:49:22 AM PDT · by anotherview · 16 replies · 3,799+ views
    via e-mail ^ | 12 June 2006 | Robert Kim Bingham
    A few months ago, Secretary of State Colin Powell gave a posthumous award for "constructive dissent" to Hiram (or Harry) Bingham, IV. For over fifty years, the State Department resisted any attempt to honor Bingham. For them he was an insubordinate member of the US diplomatic service, a dangerous maverick who was eventually demoted. Now, after his death, he has been officially recognized as a hero. Bingham came from an illustrious family. His father (on whom the fictional character Indiana Jones was based) was the archeologist who unearthed the Inca City of Machu Picchu, Peru, in 1911. Harry entered the...
  • Post Office Proposes Stamp Rate Increase

    05/03/2006 8:10:38 AM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 104 replies · 2,010+ views
    YAHOO NEWS ^ | 3 May 2006 | AP
    WASHINGTON - The Postal Service said Wednesday it wants to raise the price of a first-class stamp by 3 cents — to 42 cents — and proposed a "forever" stamp that people could use as hedge against future rate increases. The changes would take effect in the spring of 2007 if approved by the independent Postal Rate Commission. "A forever stamp would help ease the transition to any future price adjustments," board Chairman James C. Miller III said. Postmaster General John E. Potter said the agency would not be making a rate change if it were not necessary. "The Postal...
  • Dame Edna gets own stamp

    01/19/2006 2:30:25 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 26 replies · 543+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 20 January 2006
    SATIRIST Barry Humphries and his alter ego Dame Edna Everage have joined the ranks of Aussies to be featured on an Australian postage stamp. Mr Humphries' face, along with that of the glamorous Moonee Ponds housewife, will appear on the 2006 Australian Legend stamp, in recognition of their contribution to Aussie culture and entertainment. "For more than 50 years, he (Barry Humphries) has helped shape our nation's identity, culture and importantly sense of humour with hilarious character creations," said Australia Post managing director Graeme John. "Dame Edna's signature catchcry "Hello Possums!" has also become a typically Australian greeting that's recognised...
  • U.S. Postage Rates to Increase on Sunday

    01/07/2006 11:01:32 AM PST · by kingattax · 33 replies · 1,700+ views
    It will cost Americans 2 cents more to mail a letter starting Sunday. First-class postage rises to 39 cents for the first ounce. The increase follows legislation requiring the Postal Service to place $3 billion in an escrow account this year. Another rate boost is likely next year to cover rising costs for the agency. Stamp prices last went up in June 2002. Many rates, such as parcel post and advertising mail, vary by distance or whether the material is presorted. Rate changes taking effect, including some estimates for typical mailed items: _Post card, and each additional ounce in first...
  • Post Office War on Christmas

    12/21/2005 8:06:30 PM PST · by sidewalk · 152 replies · 2,156+ views
    December 21, 2005 | Vanity
    While the U. S. Postal Service still issues a Christmas stamp, note the poster in many post offices advertising its seasonal stamps. At the top of the poster is an stamp featuring cookies. Then comes the Hanukkah stamp, only then the Christmas stamp, then the Kwanzaa and Eid (Moslem holiday) stamps. Here's the rub. All holidays are clearly labeled on the poster: Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Eid--except for the Christmas stamp. That one is labeled "Madonna and Child." They won't use the "C" word on the poster (though it is used on the stamp).
  • John A. Lejeune, USMC and the Army Insignia?

    12/14/2005 5:46:36 PM PST · by Pit1 · 17 replies · 801+ views
    I bought 10 sheet of "Distinguished Marines" 37 cent stamps. Of the four great Marines pictured, I noticed that John A. Lejeune, c. 1924 was with the 2nd Infantry Division. But they show the Army insignia on his picture. Was he attached to the Army? Or why did they show an Army insignia on "Distinguished Marines" picture? Semper Fi!
  • New stamps to feature DC Super-heores

    11/30/2005 12:22:13 PM PST · by who knows what evil? · 17 replies · 1,190+ views
    Newsarama ^ | November 30, 2005 | Matt Brady
    Official announcement came today that the comic book publisher that put “Truth, Justice, and the American Way” on the map will get a nod from the US Post Office next year, when DC Comics characters get their own postage stamps, this according to a USPS release listing the various stamp designs coming in 2006. “Our 2006 program commemorates a wide range of diverse American icons with something that will appeal to everyone,'' Postmaster General John E. Potter said in announcing the planned designs. One touch of reality though – the new stamps of 2006 will cost 39 cents, as the...
  • My Post Office Experience Today

    11/28/2005 2:17:49 PM PST · by maineman · 190 replies · 5,649+ views
    My daily trip to the USPO was one for the books today. As I was having my packages stamped a Women came along side of me and asked the clerk if they sold any stamps that didn't promote violence. The clerk was miffed, I was pissed, as she cut into my space. The Women said the American Flag stamps represent murder around the World. I suggested she move to Cuba as she will be able to buy several books of Castro stamps. She called me a Bush-Fool, a new one to me. I asked her to tell me exactly how...
  • Don't Forget to Ask for Your Madonna and Child Stamps at the Post Office (PO not advertising them!)

    11/28/2005 12:21:51 PM PST · by Chickensoup · 65 replies · 1,284+ views
    11.28.05 | chickensoup
    Today if you are purchasing Christmas stamps and want Christian religious Christmas stamps from the USPS, you will have to ask for them. Ask for the Madonna and Child stamps. Apparently the postal service is too embarrassed to hang any posters advertising them in the postal offices (at least in my area}. I would love to see a real uptick in Madonna and Child stamp sales this year because I read that the leftist postal powers that be are thinking of discontinuing this American tradition.
  • US Postal Service trying to kill Christmas?

    11/27/2005 7:03:32 AM PST · by Ed_in_NJ · 23 replies · 682+ views
    Mail ^ | 2005/11/27 | Ed in NJ
    Dear Postal CustomerWith the holiday season upon us, I would like to take this opportunity to say "HAPPY HOLIDAYS" [snip]
  • Going first class: Snail-mail stamps will cost 39 cents

    11/15/2005 10:50:38 PM PST · by CAWats · 28 replies · 2,867+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 11/15/2005 | CAWats
    Going first class: Snail-mail stamps will cost 39 cents ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON - The cost of mailing a letter will increase to 39 cents on Jan. 8. The Postal Service's board of governors approved the two-cent increase in first-class postal rates late Monday. It is the first increase since June 2002. The cost of mailing a postcard will increase a penny, to 24 cents, as part of the roughly 5.4 percent, across-the-board hike in most rates and fees. The increase fulfills a requirement, passed by Congress in 2003, that the Postal Service establish a $3.1 billion escrow account. Congress is...
  • Marines, Post Office unveil commerative stamps

    11/10/2005 4:30:51 PM PST · by SandRat · 12 replies · 514+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Nov 10, 2005 | Cpl. David Revere
    MARINE BARRACKS WASHINGTON, Washington DC (Nov. 10, 2005) -- Gen. Michael W. Hagee, Commandant of the Marine Corps, and John E. Potter, Postmaster General of the United States Postal Service,unveiled the Distinguished Marines commemorative 37-cent U.S. Postage stamps at Marine Barracks Washington on the 230th Birthday of the Marine Corps, Nov. 10. The stamps depict legendary Marines, Daniel Daly, John Basilone, John A. Lejeune and Lewis "Chesty" Puller. Other participants included the U.S. Marine Drum and Bugle Corps performing elements of the Barracks' Friday Evening Parade, and Aaron Tippin, country music recording artist. Another first-day dedication ceremony took place at...