Today the USPS serves all 326,473,013 citizens of our country wherever we are and have brought their valuable services to our neighborhoods.
Appointing Walmart, registered pharmacies, convenience stores, retails outlets and many such business premises to offer their valuable services to the people.
Whether you live in the State of Arizona or on holiday if you need to send a card, letter or even a small parcel to your loved one, wherever they may be, just visit the closest USPS authorized outlet.
I have created these maps to find the closest store to where you are in Arizona. Simply enter your postcode or city into the text box below and hit enter and all the maps will show shops near your location.
With a bunch of new stores popping up check the map below and see if you have a USPS nearby.
Americas biggest retail store has sold postage stamps for a number of years now.
CVS is a certified reseller of postage stamps. Pop into your local store and grab some stamps next time you need them.
Banks have no started selling stamps through branches and from some special ATM's.
Buy Your Stamps Online:
If you don't have time to go to the store just buy your stamps online and have them delivered to your house.
Arizona Specific Stamps:
If you are a stamp collector and are looking to add some stamps to your collection that are specific to Arizona have a look at some of the unique stamps available below:
The History Of Stamps In The United States:
The United States of America issued our first postal stamps on July 1st 1847, after the United States Congress had authorized the issuance of United States postage stamps on March 3rd of the same year.
The postage stamps depicted Benjamin Franklin, the first Post Master General of the United States Postal Service (USPS) and the first President of the United States of America George Washington on a five and ten cents respectively. Prior to that letters that were delivered had to be paid by the recipient according to the number of pages and the distance traveled, which was quite expensive for the ordinary citizen.
The issuance of postal stamps streamlined the system of posting, sorting and delivery of letters or mail with the USPS collecting revenue at the point of origin, unlike before.
Postage stamps became a very valuable commodity and were a source of easy earnings for unscrupulous individuals who got their hands on them. Stamps could be easily sold to their criminal connections in the very profitable stolen goods underground trade.
The importance and value that postage stamps carried became a point of contention when the Confederate States of America began the American Civil War on April 12th 1861 attacking military posts and wanting to secede from the United States of America.
Once such example of the importance and value of postage stamps was when the United States found out that the breakaway Confederate States held a colossal US $ 200,000 worth of postage stamps which they could use to send letters across the country including within the Union States.
The Confederate States could use these postage stamps and also print new ones to sow dissent among the people of the Union States, utilize them to conduct espionage and various other anti-Union activities, right under the noses of the Government.
To combat this in October 1861 the United States of America canceled all postage stamps and issued new ones with different designs and put paid to any ulterior motives that the Confederate States would have had in regards to their haul of postage stamps.