Tag: U.S. Postal Service

A scratch-and-sniff stamp for an ailing business

A scratch-and-sniff stamp for an ailing business

| Christina Capecchi | July 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

The numbers don’t look good for the U.S. Postal Service. Last year it reported its sixth straight annual operating loss, in the amount of $2.7 billion. During fiscal year 2017, the USPS delivered 149 billion pieces of mail, down from 154 billion the previous year — and a major drop from its peak of 213 billion in 2006.

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Flannery O’Connor: anything but hard to find

Flannery O’Connor: anything but hard to find

| June 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

Flannery O’Connor has been dead for five decades, but her influence is very much alive, as an honor from the U.S. Postal Service this week recognizes. The nod comes in the form of a three-ounce stamp with her portrait framed by the feathers of her beloved peacocks, the 30th in a series of literary arts stamps to be released June 5.

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