Archive for July 2012

Baseball, hot dogs, apple pie and picture postcards

Posted in , DefaultTag, USPS, Stamps, Postal History, postal, post office, postmaster, postcards from nowhere by yourpostalpodcast on July 9th, 2012



Many summer vacation itineraries include both a day at the ballpark and time set aside to send picture postcards off to loved ones. The 50th edition of Your Postal Podcast offers stories about both traditions.

You'll hear from the National Baseball Hall of Fame's President about stamps being issued this month to honor four of the game's greatest legends. We'll also touch base with two photographers who decided that creating and sending their own picture postcards was the best way to chronicle -- and fund -- their summer trip to all 50 states. A roundup of postal headlines concludes the show -- along with a chance to win a special prize featuring new stamps jointly issued by the U.S. Postal Service and France's La Poste.

For a transcript of this podcast click here.

Click on the comments link below and leave your thoughts or suggestions for a chance to win a Miles Davis and Edith Piaf Commemorative Stamp Folio. One winner will be selected at random from all eligible comments on Aug. 1, 2012. To see the stamp folio, learn more about Davis and Piaf, and hear some of Davis' music, click here.

Thanks for listening -- and don't forget to visit Your Postal Blog for daily updates on all things postal.

Photos: The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum (top) will host the debut of stamps honoring four greats already enshrined at the Cooperstown, NY, Landmark. Hall of Fame photo courtesy: Milo Stewart Jr./National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. Photographers Andrew Kenney (right) and Jake Jones with some of the picture postcards they created on their cross-country journey.

Baseball, hot dogs, apple pie and picture postcards, transcript

Posted in DefaultTag, USPS, Postal Service, Stamps, postal news, postcards from nowhere by yourpostalpodcast on July 9th, 2012

Click here for a transcript of the July 2012 Your Postal Podcast.

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