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2014-03-19 12:21:31

Increase is part of the overall plan to preserve postal service for Canadians OTTAWA, March 19, 2014 /CNW/ - As announced in December, Canada Post is introducing a new tiered pricing structure for domestic and international letters. The regulatory process has concluded and documents will soon be published in the Canada Gazette Part II. On March 31, the price of Permanent (or "P") stamps bought in booklets, coils and panes will be $0.85 per stamp, up from $0.63 today. "P" stamps are valid on...

2014-03-13 16:21:18

HONOLULU, March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Postal Service today honored the tranquil shrine that pays tribute to the 1,177 sailors aboard the USS Arizona who lost their lives Dec. 7, 1941, with the dedication of a Priority Mail Express $19.99 stamp. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140313/DC83043 "Today, nearly 100 years to the day that the Navy laid the keel to begin construction of the Arizona, we gather to pay tribute to its final resting spot," said U.S. Postal...

2014-03-13 08:25:41

Rocking the Music Icons Stamp Series With a Tribute Concert AUSTIN, Texas, March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Postal Service will take center stage on the SXSW Outdoor Stage at Butler Park with the dedication of the Jimi Hendrix Forever Stamp. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140313/CG81399 Widely recognized as one of the most creative and influential musicians of the 20th century, Hendrix displayed an innovative style that embraced the influences of rock, R&B, modern jazz and...

2014-01-23 16:20:32

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PostageAnywhere announced today the launch of its low-cost, cloud-based postage and shipping platform for small parcel packages. The platform offers a new solution for businesses and individuals looking to ship small packages without complicated signup processes or high shipping rates. "We are extremely excited about the launch of our new, low-cost shipping platform," says Greg Ojeda, CEO of PostageAnywhere. "Instead of waiting in long...

2014-01-21 08:28:31

Actress Bella Thorne Joins the Fun And Talks About The Personal Touch of Handmade Valentines NEW YORK, Jan. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Love is in the air. The United States Postal Service today dedicated the Cut Paper Heart Forever Stamp, this year's limited-edition Love stamp. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please visit: http://www.multivu.com/mnr/65160-us-postal-service-limited-edition-cut-paper-heart-forever-stamp...

2014-01-13 12:20:16

OTTAWA, Jan. 13, 2014 /CNW/ - Canada Post today released its Lunar New Year stamps to honour the Year of the Horse, which runs from January 31, 2014, until February 18, 2015. The stamps are the sixth issue in a 12-year series that has proven to be among the most popular in the commemorative stamp program. The stamps each depict a horse with various design elements and finishes used to enhance the animal. The domestic and international stamps emphasize red and gold - traditional...

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