How much is a 42 cent stamp?
Well a 42 cent stamp is worth 42 cents. There is no mark up on stamps. They cost face value.
41 cents is 1 cent short of the required 42 cents. What happens depends on your luck. It may go through with no problem. It may be sent back to you canceled - you would need another 42 cent stamp to mail it -- or if it is caught near where it is to be delivered they will try to collect 1 cent from the receiver.
Postage is 94 cents for up to one-ounce. You can buy a 94-cent stamp at the post office. Or you could use two 42-cent stamps , plus a 10-cent stamp, also available at the post office. If you have nothing but 42-cent stamps and do not want to go to the post offic,e you would have to use three of them, overpaying the postage.
1 cent to 5 dollars The US issued a commemorative series honoring Columbus (Columbian Exposition Issue) of 1893. The stamps range from 1 cent to 5 dollars. To mail a letter in 1893 it took a 2 cent postage stamp. Some of the higher denominations in this issue a quite valuable new or used. The 4 cent stamp (Scott Catalog #233a) is an error stamp that has a catalog value of $19,000 new and $16,500…