National Stamp Collecting Month: A Brief History of the Mail

Long before stamps and those who collected these bits of paper, there was the mail and the hearty souls who carried and delivered it. The history of using a mail service or courier service to pass messages from one person in one place to another person in another place has most likely been occurring since the invention of writing. Appropriately enough, today’s stamp was issued on … Continue reading National Stamp Collecting Month: A Brief History of the Mail

City Mail Delivery and Two Years of ASAD

The United States Post Office Department’s Free City Delivery Service began in Cleveland, Ohio, on July 1, 1863. Joseph William Briggs, a postal clerk, had observed long lines of customers trying to keep warm as they inched toward his window in the winder of 1862. Many were women hoping for news of loved ones fighting in the Civil War. He convinced postal officials to deliver letters … Continue reading City Mail Delivery and Two Years of ASAD