Stamp Community Family of Web Sites
Thousands of stamps, consistently graded, competitively priced and hundreds of in-depth blog posts to read
Stamp Community Forum
 
Username:
Password:
Save Password
Forgot your Password?

Welcome Guest! Need help? Got a question? Inherit some stamps?
Our stamp forum is completely free! Register Now!

A Post Office That's Not A Post Office? Sugar Hill, NH

 
To participate in the forum you must log in or register.
Author Previous TopicReplies: 1 / Views: 1,320Next Topic  
Bedrock Of The Community
United States
12128 Posts
Posted 05/30/2012   08:27 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add wt1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Am I the only one that hasn't heard about a little known caveat in the US Postal Service regulations that allows for something called a "Non-Personnel Unit"?


Quote:
"Sugar Hill is not a post office but classified as a NPU - Non Personnel Unit where a rural carrier stops by on his/her route, services boxes and quickly provides money orders or stamps."


http://www.unionleader.com/article/...WS/705309969

I find the concept rather interesting. Apart from a few post office boxes, the rural carrier stops by and sells stamps and money orders for only 30 minutes per day and that's it. No other postal services are offered.

Has anyone else ever heard of this? I wonder just how many of these types of "Non-Personnel Units" there are across the US and if there is really a need for this sort of "service"? What's the point of such an entity?
Send note to Staff
Edited by wt1 - 05/30/2012 08:29 am

Bedrock Of The Community
United States
12128 Posts
Posted 05/30/2012   08:56 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wt1 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
As an added piece to this thread, the photo below shows the "post office" that's not a "post office":



Curiously, the USPS website does not recognize Sugar Hill, NH as a post office, yet someone must own this piece of real estate!
Send note to Staff  Go to Top of Page
  Previous TopicReplies: 1 / Views: 1,320Next Topic  
 
To participate in the forum you must log in or register.


Go to Top of Page
Disclaimer: While a tremendous amount of effort goes into ensuring the accuracy of the information contained in this site, Stamp Community assumes no liability for errors. Copyright 2005 - 2022 Stamp Community Family - All rights reserved worldwide. Use of any images or content on this website without prior written permission of Stamp Community or the original lender is strictly prohibited.
Privacy Policy / Terms of Use    Advertise Here
Stamp Community Forum © 2007 - 2022 Stamp Community Forums
It took 0.56 seconds to lick this stamp. Powered By: Snitz Forums 2000 Version 3.4.05