America's largest state is probably one of the hardest places to buy stamps if you don't happen to live near a USPS. It's big area and low population means that stores that sell stamps are often far away.
Buying stamps in Alaska efficiently means keeping your eye out for the nearest Walmart, pharmacy, retail outlet or many other such small, medium and large business premises that have been identified and appointed to facilitate easy access to all those living in Alaska or even holidaying in the coldest member of the United States of America.
Use the maps below to find the closest stores to you that sell stamps. Simply enter your postcode or city into the text box below and hit enter and all the maps will show shops near your location.
While Alaska has fewer USPS outlets than some other states you can often find one that is close enough to you.
With everything you need under one roof it should come as no surprise that Walmart can sell you postage stamps.
Next time you head to the drug store pick up some postage stamps while you are there. How easy is that.
Download the Wells Fargo app and find your closest ATM that dispenses postage stamps.
Buy Your Stamps Online:
If you're a long way from any stores that sell stamps the easiest option is to just have them delivered to your door.
Alaska Specific Stamps:
If you are a stamp collector and are looking to add some stamps to your collection that are specific to Alaska have a look at some of the unique stamps available below:
History Of The Stamp:
Writing letters has been an inbuilt habit which we have cultivated ever since written language was born.
Through letters we are able to express our feelings and emotions, inform others of various events and a host of other information can be shared around the world.
We see the writing of letters as an easy task, we only need a pen and paper. We don't often think about the manpower needed to transport all those letters around the world. If not for the efficiency of our postal services sending a letter would be a lot more time consuming and expensive.
Communication changed once postal services came into being around the world and in nowhere was this more profound than in America due to its vast distances and the huge growth in population who could read and write.
The United States Postal Service (USPS) has revolutionized the way we send letters to their destinations today, we write a letter place it in an envelope, seal it and then visit the nearest USPS outlet, buy a postage stamp , paste it on the envelope and drop the letter into the letter box. Hurray!
The USPS takes over from there and for the minimal fee they charged for the postage stamp, they ensure that it reaches its destination on time and in good state.
The email to a great extent has made letter posting in the traditional way obsolete, but the happiness we derive when receiving invitations, well wishing cards, post cards from near and dear, picture cards from loved ones who are traveling the world or any other package can bring joy to our heart in a way that no email can.