With USPS outlets scattered throughout Alabama USPS has always aimed to be easily accessible by the populace of the state. To help make postage stamps accessible to those who don't live close by to a USPS store they have commissioned Walmarts, registered and reputed pharmacies, leading retail outlets and other convenience stores to bring the postal service to our neighborhoods.
Whether you live here or are in the State of Alabama on holidays, you would not need to pull your hair out just to post a letter to a dear one. If you don't have a USPS store nearby use the maps below to find a store nearby that sells postage stamps.
Alabama has a large number of USPS outlets. If you happen to live near one then you can sort all your postage needs in the one location.
Stop by your local Walmart and pick up a roll of stamps while you are there. A lot of people don't realize that Walmart has sold stamps for years.
Next time you need to pick up some medication grab some stamps while you are there. CVS and a number of other pharmacies now sell postage stamps.
Banks have also started selling postage stamps. Some ATM's now have the option of printing out stamps (how cool is that!).
Buy Your Stamps Online:
Buying stamps of Amazon is one of the easiest ways to get stamps. It's easy to do and the stamps arrive at your door without you having to leave the house.
Alabama Specific Stamps:
If you are a stamp collector and are looking to add some stamps to your collection that are specific to Alabama have a look at some of the unique stamps available below:
Stamp Background Information:
The exchange of letters use to be the primary source of communication in the world, with letters physically carried across by relatives, friends and others, more often than not out of goodwill rather than for a fee.
The British Crown’s military incursions into North America began in 1607 and by extension the British Parliamentary Post came with it, changing the postage system to a great extent.
Using the services provided by the British Parliamentary Post was quite expensive and beyond the means of ordinary American citizens, who continued with the older traditional method.
In 1775 a year before the thirteen Northern States on the Atlantic seaboard declared Independence from Britain on July 4th 1776, the US Mail the successor to the British Parliamentary Post was formed.
It may be of interest to note here that it was called “US Mail” which stood for none-other than the “United States Mail” and at that time there was no United States.
Benjamin Franklin (1706 – 1790) a Deputy Post Master in the British Parliamentary Post who was unceremoniously evicted from that office was appointed as the first Post Master General of US Mail.
It is also interesting to note that Benjamin Franklin never set his eyes on a “Postage Stamp” which came into official use across the Atlantic, in Great Britain only on May 6th 1840 after being issued on May 1st of the same year.
The first stamp issued was by Great Britain. Named the “Penny Black” the first ever stamp depicted a profile of Queen Victoria and was the brainchild of Sir Rowland Hill.
It took another seven years after the introduction of the “Penny Black” for the United States of America to follow suit on July 1st 1847 with two Postage Stamps, one valued at five cents depicting Benjamin Franklin and the other of ten cents with President George Washington.
Since those early times the United States Postal Service (USPS) has come a very long way and is well streamlined and geared to serve all of Americas citizens throughout the country with efficiency and dedication.