Postage and passports

postoff.jpgThe “passport acceptance facility” at the downtown post office on Guadalupe has added Saturday to its schedule for accepting applications. This is a boon to those caught in the backlogs and delays. I’ve been hearing that even passport expediters are falling behind now that the rules governing return of citizens to the United States have been changing. These additional Saturday hours are not yet listed on line. Although the lobby postage-stamp machines did not stock the handsome two-center with the turquoise jewelry, there was a good supply of the new Tiffany one-penny stamps in addition to those boring old hawk stamps in use the last time the rates for first-class postage went up. All these are so that people caught with a stock of the old stamps can add a couple of cents’ worth of postage. There are plenty of the new-rate stamps available as well.

2 Comments so far

  1. ttrentham (unregistered) on May 14th, 2007 @ 1:57 pm

    This isn’t passport related, but Guadalupe and 5th location related.

    I was in there last week and the only stamp machine that dispenses single first class stamps wasn’t accepting dollar bills, just coins. Since they open at 8:30 during the week, I was out of luck. I wish they’d open at 8 or earlier.

  2. Rantor (unregistered) on May 14th, 2007 @ 2:28 pm

    The stamp machines are programmed oddly anyhow; it was impossible to get ten of one sort of stamp. The machine permitted entry of a request for “one” and one stamp is what was disgorged. Trying twenty did not make it proffer two, though. I really miss having this post office open early on weekdays and open on Saturdays, because I hate to use machine stamps and this branch always seems to have the best selection of commemoratives and other stamps not offered in the machines.

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