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U.S. Postal Information
 
Updated 21 May 2014

Addressing letters and packages for the U.S.

Most mail in the U.S. is automatically sorted so it is very advisable to follow the U.S. Postal Service's guidelines at Addressing Tips and Tools.

Postal Abbreviations for the states and possessions.

USPS ZIP Code Lookup  A complete zip code helps the efficient delivery of mail.

U.S. Stamps

There is no retail outlet for U.S. stamps in the UK, but collectors may be able to buy stamps via the U.S. Postal Service's The Postal Store.

U.S. Postal Service (USPS)

For mailing information from the United States please see the USPS website.

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