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4 May 2007
University Mail Center
Introduces the New Forever Stamp

New Stamp Issued

The Postal Service is issuing the Forever Stamp, intended to reduce the inconvenience that consumers experience having to acquire new-price postage or “make-up” stamps (1-cent and 2-cent stamps) prior to the implementation of new prices. The Forever Stamp will initially be sold at the new First-Class Mail single-piece 1-ounce letter rate – 41 cents. The value of the Forever Stamp will always be the First-Class Mail single-piece 1-ounce letter rate that is in effect on the day of use (mailing), unaffected by any subsequent changes.

Customers still need to prepare for the May 14 change, just as they have for previous price adjustments. Additional postage will need to be affixed to letters weighing in excess of 1 ounce, letters subject to the nonmachinable surcharge, or mail pieces subject to another rate of postage (e.g., large envelopes or packages). The Forever Stamp will be available in Post Offices on April 12, 2007.

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