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Forever Stamp: Tips for Using Forever Stamp Properly

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Forever Stamp: Tips for Using Forever Stamp Properly

Perhaps you’ve all heard of Forever Stamps. But do you know how to buy and use stamps inexpensively? Postal rates are constantly rising, and new stamps are being designed and printed all the time. Using forever stamps can reduce the computational burden and save us time because we can buy different types of stamps.

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What do USPS forever stamps look like and what is the value of USPS forever stamps?

If you look closely at any of the current first-class stamps, you will see the word FOREVER on one side, but at no face value. This is because most of the first-class stamps have been issued as forever stamps since 2011. The reason is that the postage for first-class stamps increases with inflation and is not fixed: the value of forever stamps changes with the first-class rate. To save labor and resources, the government has determined that the value of a forever stamp will always be the current value of a first-class stamp. If it had a face value, it would be no different from the regular stamps previously issued by the USPS.

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Why is the word “Forever” crossed off on U.S. stamps?

When you receive a stamp and find that the word “Forever” was crossed off when the surface of the stamp is different from the image you see in a Google search, don’t worry, you didn’t receive a fake Forever stamp. It’s just an initiative implemented by the postal service to prevent some businesses from counterfeiting Forever stamps. If you want to learn more about identifying fake stamps, you can read our article Postage Stamps: Six Tips to Distinguish the Authenticity of Postage Stamps that you Must Know.

Do Forever stamps expire? Can I still use a forever stamp?

Not only will the USPS forever stamp never expire, but all US stamps will never expire. You can use existing stamps indefinitely. However, you should make sure that the old stamp is unused and in good condition.


All stamps issued by the United States since 1860 are valid and can be mailed from anywhere in the United States or anywhere else where the U.S. Postal Service is available. There are some tips for you: do check the face value of the stamps. Be aware that there is no way to send your mail if the stamps don’t have enough face value for postage.


The forever stamp introduced in 2007 will always cost as much as a first-class stamp, and not only in the year it was introduced, but even in 2022, you can still use the original forever stamp you bought 15 years ago for 41 cents to send first-class mail without incurring additional postage costs! Fortunately, since 2011, almost all stamps sold for first-class are forever stamps.

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How much does it cost for a Forever stamp?

In 2022, the value of a forever stamp has increased to $0.60. An international forever stamp has risen to $1.40. Since people do not buy stamps on purpose under normal circumstances, stamps are now sold in three main forms in addition to single sheets: a stamp roll, a stamp sheet, and a stamp booklet.

Typically, a stamp roll/sheet contains 20 to 1000 pieces of stamps. Since this form includes a large amount, it is suitable for some small and medium businesses with long-term needs for promotions and other activities. You can subscribe on the official website of the USPS, which will be delivered to you in installments to ensure that you always have enough stamps on hand. If you just want to place a one-time order, in addition to the USPS, you can also place an order with some vendors or on special stamp websites such as

A sheet of stamps usually contains 10-20 stamps. This is a good purchase for a small wedding or vacation.

A booklet of stamps contains 16-20 stamps. When you place an order, pay attention to the number of stamps included. Do not just pay attention to the price, otherwise, there is a greater chance of problems.

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