Sunday, June 07, 2009

What Should You Do With All Those Unused Stamps?

Anne Murray, Postmaster Ft Myers/Cape Coral, Florida writes in the North Fort Myers Neighbor, "Now that postage has increased to 44 cents for a one-ounce, First-Class stamp, what should you do with all those unused stamps? The answer is simple-use them! The value of the stamp will always be the value indicated on the stamp. All you need to do is purchase additional value stamps (likely 2-cent stamps) and use both on your envelope."

She goes to to say, "Now's the time to sort through all those unused stamps that have been accumulating in a box or drawer. 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."

Anne points out,"And if you should happen to find any of those non-denominational A-H stamps that were issued a number of years ago, here's the letter, the year it was issued, and its value: A, 1978, $.15; B, 1981, $.18; C, 1981, $.20; D, 1985, $.22; E, 1988, $.25; F, 1991, $.29; G, 1994, $.32; and H, 1998, $.33. A one-cent makeup stamp (a weathervane) was also issued in 1998."

For a guide to these and other non-denominated stamps, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM