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Bat stamp, cat rescue

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Left: Ketchum, ID, Postmaster John McDonald poses with TV Batman Adam West outside the Ketchum Post Office. Right: Winthrop, WA, Rural Carrier Dori Blackburn rescued a cat on her route after a dog's persistent barks for help.

The original TV Batman swings into the latest edition of Your Postal Podcast. Adam West, who played the cowled crimefighter on the Batman TV show in the 1960s, drops by to weigh in on the Batman Forever Stamps now on sale at Post Offices nationwide and also discuss the fan mail he continues to receive at his Idaho home. Next you'll hear about a Washington rural carrier's unusual rescue of a trapped cat -- accomplished with an assist from a friendly canine.
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Stamps Celebrate Hot Rods and Statehood

Posted in , , , , , USPS, Postal Service, Stamps, postal news, postal, post office, stamp collecting, mail, nevada statehood, Ron Spears, Car Stamps, Meguiar's by yourpostalpodcast on June 19th, 2014

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Left: Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe and 'Car Crazy TV' Host and car care products mogul Barry Meguiar take a shine to the new limited-edition Hot Rods Forever Stamps issued this month. Right: Nevada Statehood Forever Stamp artist Ron Spears (left) and Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval admire the result of Spears' meticulous work to create the stamp's artwork.
A nationally known TV host who is "certifiably crazy" about cars and a stamp artist whowas meticulous about capturing the natural beauty of his home state are featured in June's edition of Your Postal Podcast.
Barry Meguiar, host of Velocity TV's "Car Crazy" show and the President of Meguiar's Car Care Products, shares his thoughts on why cars and stamps are a perfect match during the release of the new Hot Rods Forever Stamps.
Next, artist Ron Spears discusses the process behind creating the new stamp celebrating Nevada's 150th birthday. The podcast concludes with a roundup of recent postal news.
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Stamps Celebrate Hot Rods and Statehood — Transcript

Posted in , , , , USPS, Postal Service, Stamps, postal news, postal, post office, stamp collecting, stamp artist, mail, nevada statehood, Ron Spears by yourpostalpodcast on June 19th, 2014

Transcript for the June 2014 Podcast.

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Celebrating World War II heroes and a pop culture phenomenon

Posted in USPS, Postal Service, Stamps, postal news, postal, post office, stamp collecting by yourpostalpodcast on November 20th, 2013

World War II Medal of Honor recipient and retired Denver USPS employee George Sakato (center) is surrounded by friends and former co-workers during a Denver celebration of Sakato's appearance on the new Medal of Honor Forever Stamps Folio. Riight: Young wizard Harry Potter as shown on one of 20 stamps from the new collectible booklet chronicling Harry and his friends' cinematic adventures.

This edition of Your Postal Podcast celebrates one member of "The Greatest Generation," George Sakato, a former Denver postal clerk who also happens to be one of just eight surviving World War II veterans who received the Medal of Honor. New Forever Stamps issued this month honor Sakato and 463 other World War II Medal of Honor recipients.

You'll also hear fan reaction to the Postal Service's issuance of a collectible stamp booklet celebrating the wizarding adventures of Harry Potter. You'll also hear a brief roundup of the latest postal news and learn how you can enter to win an official program from the Harry Potter stamps' First Day of Issue ceremony.

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35th Edition, Transcript

Posted in Uncategorized, Postal Service, Stamps, postal news, postal, post office, stamp collecting, recycling by yourpostalpodcast on April 21st, 2011

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29th Edition

John Lennon: Artist, legend & stamp collector

This edition of Your Postal Podcast offers a revealing look at the early childhood of John Lennon, seen through his collection of postage stamps, put on exhibit at the National Postal Museum this month on what would have been the Beatle's 70th birthday. Hear one of the Smithsonian's conservators talk about young Lennon's stamp album and the clues it reveals about the man he was destined to become.

Also, in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the October edition of Your Postal Podcast features the story of a Missouri postmaster who has a personal interest in being among the nation's top sellers of Breast Cancer Research Semipostal stamps.

To read a transcript of this, the 29th edition of our audio magazine, please click here.

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29th Edition, Transcript

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