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Going underground and back in time with postal icons

 
An entrance to Kansas City's unusual headquarters for U.S. stamp distribution (left) is reminiscent of a caped crusader's secret cave. The Postal Service's logos and seals have seen a few changes over the past couple of centuries; four, including the oldest and newest, are shown here (right).

This edition goes underground -- literally -- to the unique home for the Postal Service's Stamp Distribution Services center in Missouri. Next, you'll travel through time with a look at how the Postal Service's corporate logo has evolved over the years, with help from a postal historian.

You'll also hear a brief roundup of the latest postal news and learn how you can enter to win a collectible stamp item.

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Thanks for listening, and don't forget to visit Your Postal Blog for daily updates on all things postal.
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Going underground and back in time with postal icons, transcript

Transcript for the October 2103 podcast.

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Honoring a musical genius and helping heroes communicate

Posted in , USPS, Postal Service, postal news, postal, post office, postmaster, mail by yourpostalpodcast on September 26th, 2013

Firefighters (left) on a break from battling this summer's Whiskey Complex Fire in Oregon write postcards to loved ones (Photo courtesy: Alexis West). The Ray Charles Music Icons Forever Stamp (right) is available at Post Offices nationwide and online at usps.com/stamps.

This edition of Your Postal Podcast celebrates the musical genius of Ray Charles and also examines how firefighters battling one of the summer's biggest blazes were able to send messages to loved ones.

The episode begins with recollections about 17-time Grammy Award winner Charles and his versatility from a Las Vegas performer who makes his living impersonating the legendary singer and pianist.

Next, you'll hear how an Oregon Postmaster was inspired to help firefighters use postcards to keep in touch with their families across the country. You'll also hear a brief roundup of the latest postal news and learn how you can enter to win collectible stamp items.

Click here for a copy of the transcript.

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

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Honoring a musical genius and helping heroes communicate, transcript

Posted in USPS, Postal Service, Postal History, postal news, postal, post office, stamp, postmaster, mail by yourpostalpodcast on September 26th, 2013

Transcript for the September 2013 Podcast.

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Muscle Cars and Teddy Bears bring joy to kids of all ages

Photos (left): NBC Tonight Show host and car enthusiast Jay Leno poses with Barry Walker after a taping of Jay Leno's Garage. Walker's 1967 Ford Shelby GT-500 is featured on millions of Muscle Car Stamps. (Right): Divide, CO, Postmaster Monica Deluca along with Teller County Sheriff Mike Emsinger with some of the postal bears that were purchased by the public to help emergency personnel gain children's trust in stressful situations.

In this episode, learn how the Postal Service's Muscle Cars Forever stamps and "In the Mailbox" Teddy Bears bring smiles to young and old alike. You'll hear from the California owner of one 1960s-era hot rod featured on the Postal Service's popular set of Muscle Car Forever stamps.

You'll also hear the heartwarming story of a Colorado community putting postal teddy bears to work as children's ambassadors for local sheriff's deputies. A roundup of postal headlines concludes the program -- along with a chance to win a free collectible folder featuring a sheet of 2011's Indianapolis 500 Forever stamps.

Click here for a copy of the transcript.

Thanks for listening -- and don't forget to visit Your Postal Blog for daily updates on all things postal.
 
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Muscle Cars and Teddy Bears bring joy to kids of all ages, transcript

Transcript for the July 2013 Show.

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A postal patchwork of stamps and service

Posted in Uncategorized, USPS, Postal Service, Stamps, postal news, postal, post office, postmaster, mail, Earthscapes, quilts, aerial photography by yourpostalpodcast on November 8th, 2012

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Photos: Coloradans John and Jim Wark take aerial photographs from their Husky airplane. Five of Jim's photos are featured in the new sheet of 20 Earthscapes Forever stamps, available now at Post Offices and at www.usps.com/shop. One of the stamps is a surreal view of a geothermal spring at Yellowstone National Park.

The November edition of Your Postal Podcast takes us into the wild, blue yonder to learn the stories behind several of the photos used to create the new Earthscapes Forever Postage Stamps. You'll meet the photographer responsible for five of the bird's-eye-view landscapes used on the stamps.

Next, you'll hear how a Missouri business owner for whom the saying, "A stitch in time saves nine" rings true after he discovered big savings by shipping his company's quilting supplies via Priority Mail.

For a transcript of this podcast click here

There's also a roundup of postal news, plus details on how you can enter to win collectible stamp items.

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

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A postal patchwork of stamps and service — Transcript

Posted in Uncategorized, USPS, Postal Service, Stamps, postal news, postal, post office, postmaster, mail, Earthscapes, quilts, aerial photography by yourpostalpodcast on November 8th, 2012

Click here for a transcript of the November 2012 edition of Your Postal Podcast. To submit a story idea, click on the comments link below.

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The grand highs and lows of mail delivery

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Photos (top): A mule is packed with food and other goods for delivery to inhabitants of the Supai, AZ, village at the bottom of the Grand Canyon. Bottom: Leadville, CO, City Carrier Leonard Ortega delivers mail from the Post Office at the highest elevation in the United States.

Go to extremes with this month's edition of Your Postal Podcast, on a whirlwind trip that starts at the Grand Canyon and then travels to the highest and lowest Post Offices in our nation.

We'll also introduce you to new USPS greeting cards designed specifically for sending a salute to everyday heroes. You'll also learn how you can enter to win a free set of Bonsai notecards and stamps.

For a transcript of this podcast click here.

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

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Baseball, hot dogs, apple pie and picture postcards

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

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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.

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