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What is a forever stamp?


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Answered 2013-07-31 19:58:37
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A forever stamp is a stamp that is valued (sold and cancelled) at the current local letter rate of postage. For example, if the current cost of local postage is 50 cents, the forever stamp is valued at 50 cents. If the price of postage rises (or miraculously, falls) the value of the forever stamp would be the new value. The forever stamp is forever valued at that rate.

So, before the price goes up, buy a lot of forever stamps and you will save money. Forever stamps also save having to use 1 or 2 cent stamps to cover the postage increase. Saves you and the post office time and money.

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