4¢ First Automated Post Office
Issue Date: October 20, 1960
City: Providence, RI
Printed by: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Printing Method: Giori Press
Color: Dark blue and carmine
U.S. #1164 commemorates the opening of America’s first automated post office, which opened in Providence, Rhode Island in 1960. The stamp shows an architect’s sketch of the post office.
America’s First Fully Automated Post Office
The post office was formally dedicated and opened for business on October 20, 1960. Automated technologies were developed to meet increased mail handling demands. Since the post office was created, many automated technologies have spread throughout the U.S. Postal Service.