The USPS has streamlined their services and today in the State of Hawaii like any other State their services are available wherever you need them.
Every Walmart, leading pharmacies and retail stores, departmental stores and now even some banks can sell stamps to customers. If you are on holidays in Hawaii or if you live here have a look around you and you are sure to find a USPS outlet close by.
I have created these maps to find the closest store to where you are in Hawaii. Simply enter your postcode or city into the text box below and hit enter and all the maps will show shops near your location.
Providing everything you need to sell a package for hundreds of years your local USPS outlet is an easy choice if you have one nearby.
Located throughout the islands if you are looking to send a package from Hawaii then Walmart has everything you need.
CVS or most other pharmacies can sell you stamps if you need them. Just keep your eye out next time you are in a pharmacy.
Wells Fargo is one of a few banks throughout the USA that now sell stamps. Download their app and you can also see which ATM's dispense stamps as well.
Buy Your Stamps Online:
I often just buy stamps online as I need them. No rush no fuss.
Hawaii Specific Stamps:
If you are a stamp collector and are looking to add some stamps to your collection that are specific to Hawaii have a look at some of the unique stamps available below:
How did stamps come to be:
The predecessor to the present United States Postal Service or USPS was formed in 1775 as US Mail though interestingly there was no United States of America at that time the States in North America were still very much in the grip of the British Crown though that grip was definitely loosening.
Later on it changed name again and became the United States Postal Department in 1792 and then again took another identity change as it became a cabinet ranked department of the United States. It was subsequently named The United States Postal Service which went through another final redevelopment in 1971.
Benjamin Franklin, the first Post Master General of the US postal services was a Deputy Post Master General when the British Crown was ruling the United States. At the time called the British Parliamentary Post, in colonized North America.
Benjamin Franklin was unceremoniously removed when he was involved in the infamous Hutchinson scandal, where certain sensitive letters written by the Governor of Massachusetts, to the British Crown of the impending turmoil in some American States were leaked to the press. Later when three innocent employees of the British Parliamentary Post were to be tried for the crime, Benjamin Franklin confessed that it was he who had leaked the sensitive documents and was subsequently removed from office and sent to England.
He returned to the United States after the states gained independence on the July 4th 1776 to take over the role of head of the US Mail. His aim to revamp the service and bring it up to date with the times.
Though Benjamin Franklin oversaw much of the progress in the US postal service, the postage stamp idea eluded him and many others, until an Englishman Sir Rowland Hill got the bright idea, in 1840.
Until then letters and packages were paid for at the point of delivery. It was a requirement of the recipient to pay the cost of postage to collect the letter or package. If for some reason they refused the letter had to be returned all the way to the sender. This system created obvious difficulties for the postal service but the introduction of the prepaid postage stamp did away with this difficulty and allowed US Mail to focus on delivering letters quickly and efficiently.