Have you ever heard of “philately?” Philately is the collection and study of postage stamps. Stamp collection dates back to the 19th century, as does the first United States Post Office Department, which is now just referred to as the United States Postal Service.
This hour, we’re doing a deep dive into the United States Postal Service. We’ll talk about how the United States Postal Service has changed over the years, the future of mail delivery and how the pandemic changed how postal work.
Coming up, we’ll also learn how Amazon and online shopping has affected USPS, and how the postal service plans to handle election mail in November.
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- Daniel A. Piazza - Chief Curator at Smithsonian National Postal Museum
- Sarah Anderson - Global Economy Director at the Institute for Policy Studies
- Vince Mase - Director of Retirees at the Connecticut State Association of Letter Carriers and President of Branch 19 National Association of Letter Carriers.