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Old 03-20-2007, 08:20 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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WASHINGTON (AP) -- The cost of mailing a letter will go up on May 14, but you'll be able to lock in that price -- no matter how rates rise in the future -- by buying the new "forever" stamp.

The post office governing board agreed Monday to accept the new 41-cent rate for first class mail recommended in February by the independent Postal Regulatory Commission.

The board also agreed to the proposal for a forever stamp, which will always be valid for mailing a letter no matter how much rates increase.

James C. Miller III, chairman of the postal board, said the forever stamp could go on sale as soon as next month, at the 41-cent rate.

The postal governors asked the regulatory commission to reconsider some of its proposals, saying the suggested price for sending things like catalogs was too high.

http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/03/19/postal.rate.ap/index.html (broken link)
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Old 03-20-2007, 09:29 PM
 
Location: Richmond
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When I was a youngin' , stamps were only 29 cents!
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Old 03-20-2007, 09:50 PM
 
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This has got me puzzled, they talk about the new .41 forever stamp which is good forever, but yet from reading about it, it makes it sound like if stamps go up over the 41 cent mark then people will have to buy another forever stamp.

I must be missing something somewere
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Old 03-20-2007, 11:26 PM
 
Location: South Carolina
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.41 for the stamps you buy,once those run out and postage goes up,then you will pay the new price.

So if you use say 12 stamps a year and you buy 120 you are covered for 10 years.
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Old 03-20-2007, 11:45 PM
 
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Makes sence that way, guess i just read it wrong
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Old 03-12-2008, 11:45 AM
 
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Default Not all stamps are Forever

Not all .41 cent stamps are "forever". Only the .41 Liberty Bell stamp is forever, and that can only be purchased in books, not rolls. The .41 cent stamps purchased in rolls (the US flag or flower ones) are not "forever". Many post offices are not telling their customers this fact.
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Old 03-12-2008, 10:50 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Upstate NY!
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Not true...other .41 cent stamps ARE forever.....forever worth 41 cents!
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Old 03-18-2008, 08:53 PM
 
Location: West Virginia
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Stamps are going up again this year in May [2008] And every year from now on in May!!!
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Old 03-26-2008, 06:34 PM
 
Location: home...finally, home .
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When I was a youngin' , stamps were only 29 cents!

oh, dear. when I was young, they were 6 cents.
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Old 03-26-2008, 06:36 PM
 
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News, Stamp goes to 41 cents in May; forever stamp OK'd.

Aren't stamps 41 cents already , though?
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