News: Clark County - New Stamps Are Forever (9 Feb 2011)
Contact:Dolores Mohr Kenyon
----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) February 9, 2011
New Stamps Are Forever (9 February 2011)
With its issuance of the "Lunar New Year" stamp Jan. 22, the U. S. Postal Service marked the beginning of its "all-Forever" commemorative stamp program - where all future commemorative First-Class Mail stamps will be Forever stamps.
The stamps’ value will always be equal to the Frist-Class Mail one-ounce rate for standard-sized envelopes no matter when they are used.
What about those years-old First-Class, non-denominated or "A," "B" and "C" letter stamps valued below the current 44-cent rate popping up in customers’ desk drawers and spare-change holders?
"There’s no need to worry," said Neillsville Postmaster Lisa Rae Schilling. "They’re still good. Customers just need additional low-denomination stamps to match current postage rates - and there are plenty to go around."
With no plans to discontinue production of thee low-denomination make-up stamps, the Postal Service offers one-to five-cent and 10-cent stamps to help bridge the price gap. They’re available at local post offices and, more conveniently, online at website www.usps.com by simply clicking on "buy stamps" and "shop".
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