Thursday, April 12, 2007

'Forever' stamp goes on sale today

USPS says when the 'Forever' stamp goes on sale today at the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia, PA, "it will be an historic occasion on several levels."

"Not only will it always be good for First-Class Mail postage for a 1-ounce letter, but the stamp itself may prove to enjoy the longest print run of any stamp. Conceivably, our children’s children could still be using these stamps."

The task of printing more than five billion 'Forever' stamps was split among the security printing divisions of three printers. Shown above, in a USPS photo, 'Forever' stamps roll off the presses in Buffalo, NY.

Booklets of 20 stamps will be available at a variety of retail venues including vending machines and retail counters. Sheetlets of 18 will be available at automated postal centers and automated teller machines.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM