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How do I know if my first class stamps are still good?
If you look closely at any currently issued first-class stamp, you’ll see the words “Forever” printed on one side but no dollar value. This is because the value of a Forever Stamp changes as the cost of first-class postage changes. A Forever Stamp will *forever* be worth the current value of first-class postage.
What are old first class stamps worth?
The price of a “forever” stamp, used on the standard first-class letter, stays at 55 cents in 2021. The forever stamp rate has been at 55 cents since Jan. 27, 2019.
Are first-class stamps good forever?
In 2011, all first-class one ounce stamps became forever stamps with the exception of stamps in coils of 500, 3,000, and 10,000. As the name suggests, Forever Stamps can be used to mail a one-ounce letter regardless of when the stamps are purchased or used and no matter how prices may change in the future.
Can I use old first class stamps?
Stamps without a specified monetary value are described as Non Value Indicator (NVI) and are typically first and second class stamps. These do not have an expiry date, therefore can be used regardless of the length of time you’ve had them.
How can you tell how much a postage stamp is worth?
How to Determine a Stamp’s Value
- The color: The color of the stamp should be bright.
- The cancellation: For a used stamp, the lighter the cancellation, the better.
- Centering: Is the stamp centered inside the white perforation border?
- The paper: The stamp should not be torn or damaged.
Can I use old first class postage stamps?
You can use them any time. Any combination of stamps may be used in meeting the postage requirements. You may think it looks “tacky” to have a variety of stamps on your envelope, but the Post Office encourages you to utilize all the stamps you have.