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26

Nov

What was the purpose of these giant, concrete arrows?Hundreds of 70-foot, bright yellow arrows once guided mail delivery pilots across the U.S., and many of them still exist today.

What was the purpose of these giant, concrete arrows?
Hundreds of 70-foot, bright yellow arrows once guided mail delivery pilots across the U.S., and many of them still exist today.

20

Nov

Harry Potter stamps irk USPS advisory panelThe United States Postal Service hopes the stamps will work some magic on the cash-strapped agency, but critics say they’re un-American.

Harry Potter stamps irk USPS advisory panel
The United States Postal Service hopes the stamps will work some magic on the cash-strapped agency, but critics say they’re un-American.

08

Oct

Post Office intentionally screws up stamp to incite a Willy Wonka-like frenzyIn reprinting an inverted stamp to commemorate a famous mistake, the Postal Service has included a handful of right-side-up ones to spark some stamp-buying madness.

Post Office intentionally screws up stamp to incite a Willy Wonka-like frenzy
In reprinting an inverted stamp to commemorate a famous mistake, the Postal Service has included a handful of right-side-up ones to spark some stamp-buying madness.

07

Feb


 Photos of the day: Simpler times for the postal service 



In light of the U.S. Postal Service’s announcement that Saturday mail service will soon be going the way of the Pony Express, take a look back at some of the more eccentric mail practices from the past century.
In light of the U.S. Postal Service’s announcement that Saturday mail service will soon be going the way of the Pony Express, take a look back at some of the more eccentric mail practices from the past century.

06

Feb


 Can working less save the planet?  



More lazing about could help solve climate crisis, says D.C. think tank. Might this help the post office justify stopping Saturday mail delivery?
More lazing about could help solve climate crisis, says D.C. think tank. Might this help the post office justify stopping Saturday mail delivery?