Fact Sheet: Forever Stamp

The Forever Stamp™ will go on sale nationwide April 12, and will allow consumers to avoid the “last minute rush” to purchase stamps when new prices are imple­mented at any time. The Forever Stamp will also function as one of the two nondenominated First-Class Mail® stamps. The Forever Stamp will be available only in book­lets of 20 for $8.20, and (beginning May 14) at Automated Postal Centers® (APCs®) and at select automated teller machines (ATMs) in sheetlets of 18 for $7.38. At the same time, we will also issue a nondenominated American Flag stamp in coils of 100 for $41, 3,000 for $1,230, and 10,000 for $4,100; in panes of 20 for $8.20 and 100 for $41, and in individual quantities. The American Flag stamp will always have a value of 41 cents.

The Forever Stamp will be valid for mailing any future 1-ounce single-piece First-Class Mail letter, no matter what the price may be at the time of mailing — without the addi­tion of extra postage.

Forever Stamp Highlights

  • The Forever Stamp will feature an image of the Liberty Bell (see right).
  • The postage value of the Forever Stamp is always the domestic First-Class Mail single-piece 1-ounce letter price that is in effect on the day of mailing.
  • It will be available in booklets of 20 for $8.20, and in sheetlets of 18 for $7.38.
  • The Forever Stamp or any nondenominated stamp (except those that bear unique markings, such as First-Class Presort and Nonprofit Organization) may be affixed to items that are sent to foreign countries.

Since international postage prices are higher than com­parable domestic prices, additional postage must be affixed if stamps are used on international mail.

Customer Opportunities

  • The Forever Stamp will eliminate the need for cus­tomers to purchase make-up stamps for future changes to the price of First-Class Mail letters.
  • The Forever Stamp will also be available online at www.usps.com/shop, by mail, or by phone at 800-STAMP 24 (800-782-6724).

Forever Stamp