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Postbox passion. If you think Link is passionate about collection boxes, wait until you meet Peter Willis.

In a recent BBC TV report, the U.K. resident shows off his extensive knowledge of postboxes, the British equivalent of blue collection boxes.

Willis and other postbox enthusiasts survey and photograph the boxes and record their locations, histories and precise attributes.

“I’ve looked at over 3,000 now,” Willis tells the BBC. “I just love it.”

Retiree news. USPS is keeping retirees informed through a monthly electronic newsletter.

Each edition contains topics such as protecting yourself from scams, financial management and more.

The USPS retiree site,, allows users to sign up for the newsletter.

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