From USPS News Link:
USPS has announced it will be collaborating with eBay, one of the world’s largest marketplaces, to open a Postal Store on the site at ebay.com/stamps.
The new website will offer stamps and other USPS-related merchandise for sale. The goal of this alliance is to expand the Postal Service’s reach to more domestic and international customers through the online store.
Chief Marketing Officer Nagisa Manabe also announced that USPS will begin auctioning stamp-related collectible items from the Postmaster General’s Collection beginning today at 3 p.m. EDT on eBay.
“This powerful alliance with eBay allows the Postal Service to showcase its unique collection of stamp artwork on one of the world’s largest online marketplaces,” said Manabe.
The Postmaster General’s Collection began in the 1860s with a small sampling of stamps and Post Office Department files. Today, and thousands of stamps later, the collection has become a one-of-a-kind stamp archive consisting of unique and rare stamps and original stamp artwork totaling approximately 30,000 items. To preserve the collection, only duplicate items will be auctioned.
The current auction of the Postmaster General’s Collection, with more than 100 items, expires at 3 p.m. EDT, Mon, Sept. 23. More items will be auctioned on eBay at a later date.
“The Postmaster General’s Collection is a stamp collector’s dream,” said Manabe. “It includes U.S. stamps and other rare postal artifacts found nowhere else in the world.”