Final 2016 stats for Philosateleian Post
While 2015 was a busy year for Philosateleian Post, my private local post, it didn't quite match 2014’s numbers for mail carried. It looks like I mailed just over 340 pieces of mail last year, nearly a piece per day but only about 83% of my total from the previous year.
The totals in most categories remained about the same, the exceptions being packages—we sold a few odds and ends after doing some cleaning out last year, which meant I had a lot more stuff of that sort to ship—and what I call “business mail,” which consists of bill payments and donations and such. For whatever reason, I sent much less of that sort of mail in 2015 than in the year before, probably because I wasn’t quite as active selling on eBay. It certainly doesn’t feel like I had fewer bills to pay!
This year, more than two dozen pieces of mail bearing Philosateleian Post stamps have already gone out. Roughly half of those were first day covers for my local post stamp celebrating The Philosateleian’s 10th anniversary, but still, it’s a busy start to the year.