Fab Real Estate Blog: New Forever Postage Stamp

New Forever Postage Stamp

Earlier today, the United States Post Office released the new "Forever Stamp," featuring the image of the Liberty Bell.

The Forever Stamp will always be available for purchase at the then-current first-class postage rate, and will be valid for use, well, forever, even if there have been subsequent rate increases. 

The stamps are sold in books of 20, and there is no limit to the number of stamps that can be purchased at any time.  While it is assumed that most consumers will now purchase the Forever Stamp, to ensure the stamps are still valid after the next postage rate increase, the postal service will continue to release commemorative stamps that have proven to be popular.  Previous commemorative stamps include seasonal holiday stamps, stamps with flowers, landscapes, and those that commemorate famous people or events.

According the the USPS website, commemorative stamps to be released in May include those for the anniversary of the settlement of Jamestown, Virginia; the Florida Panther; Bighorn Sheep; and Star Wars.

 

Don Fabrizio-Garcia
REALTOR
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Connecticut Real Estate and Homes for Sale

Comment balloon 5 commentsDon Fabrizio-Garcia • April 12 2007 07:52PM

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Don - How much do these little gems cost and when is postage actually increasing?  We do so little print mail I've lost track of what the USPS is up to!
Posted by Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ (BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty) over 11 years ago
"By resolution, the Board of Governors has today set May 14, 2007, as the effective date of the changes in rates and fees for all classes except for Periodicals. As explained below, unique circumstances have caused the Board to delay implementation of the Periodicals changes until July 15, 2007."
Posted by Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ (BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty) over 11 years ago
I read about this stampand wondered if it will be hugely popular or just so so.  It really doesn't interest me that much but who knows???
Posted by Diane Bell, Hilton Head Real Estate, Bluffton (Charter 1 Real Estate, Hilton Head, Bluffton, SC) over 11 years ago
Tony - the next rate increase, to 41 cents for a first-class letter, takes effect on May 14, as you noted.  What is odd, is that the forever stamp is already being sold for 41 cents.  Hmm...I guess it won't make sense to buy any until next month.
Posted by Don Fabrizio-Garcia, Owner/Broker/Trainer - Fab Real Estate (Fab Real Estate) over 11 years ago
Diane - Like Tony, I do not do much print mail any more, and I even pay my bills online.  But, I have started sending some letters.  If the Forever stamp will protect me from future rate increases, then there is really no reason not to use them.  Though I really doubt that I will stockpile them for the future!
Posted by Don Fabrizio-Garcia, Owner/Broker/Trainer - Fab Real Estate (Fab Real Estate) over 11 years ago

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