The Forever Stamps Are Here
An AP article in today's Times- Standard finally brought it to my attention that the U.S. Post Office has started issuing the long awaited Forever Stamp. You buy them now and they're good forever, saving you the hassle of buying those one or two cent stamps whenever the postal rates go up.I'd read about the idea some time ago but thought it was still in the discussion stage.
I don't use stamps much anymore, so they often lay on the desk for some time and I end up having to buy a bunch of one cent stamps when the rates go up. Then it gets confusing cause I have some new stamps, some old stamps and the one cent stamps. The other day I wasted a couple because I put the wrong ones on an envelope.
It didn't even strike me the last time I bought stamps that I'd just bought the Forever Stamps. I didn't even figure it out yesterday when I went to put a stamp on an envelope and didn't notice a monetary value on the stamp- All that was on the stamp was a picture of the liberty bell and First Class Forever. Finally after I read the news this morning I realized they finally issued the stamps and those were the ones I'd bought last time at the post office.
Kudos to whoever came up with this idea.