On Friday December 30th I went to a Post Office in Pennsylvania to mail some things. I won't go into all the minutiae of the experience however what I want to tell everyone is that a postal employee admitted to me, in front of my partner, that the USPO is a bank.
She was holding a roll of registered mail stickers and I asked her if I could have six of them. She told me no, I cannot give you these. When I asked why she said "BECAUSE THEY ARE OWNED BY THE BANK"
So I pointed out that I can easily go to the internet and order a whole roll if I wanted to. She said yes you can. So then I asked what the differance was. She told me that when the bank mails me roll every number on that roll is assigned to me personally.
I asked her if I can use those stickers to monetize documents and she said "you're a smart lady, you know what's going on"
She also told me that that between Thanks Giving and Christmas the entire Postal system computers were updated and now when you send something REGISTERED MAIL you have to tell them the value of the document. This is NOT insurance.
Registered mail get put in a locked safe and is hand carried to the recipient. If it is going across country it will take a long time because it is NOT allowed to go on a plane.