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I bought a sheet of stamps :)

BroadstruckBroadstruck Posts: 30,497 ✭✭✭✭✭
I got one on a letter and wanted the whole set.

I was surprised that although issued in May 2014 my post office still had a sheet.


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  • delistampsdelistamps Posts: 714 ✭✭✭
    I like those designs.

    One issue that I haven't seen discussed here is the benefit for new collectors of the USPS approach in issuing forever stamps. You can purchase a supply and you are guaranteed that they will increase in value at the same rate that mailing a letter increases.

    From an aesthetic standpoint, I like having the denominations on stamps. But imagine if this relatively new practice had started back in 1967. A five cent "forever" stamp issued in 1967 would cover the cost of mailing a 49 cent letter today. Unfortunately, it takes ten stamps issued in 1967 to cover the postage.

    With the new forever stamps this is a protection that coin collectors don't enjoy. So you can afford to drop $8 on a sheet like this at the post office and not be worried about the stamps only being sufficient to mail two or three letters some time in the future.
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