Nondenominated Price Change Instructions for Stamps by Mail Orders

Effective at 12:01 A.M., Sunday, January 22, 2017, the new First-Class Mail® single-piece 1-ounce price is 49 cents. All Post Offices™, postal retail units, and Stamps by Mail® fulfillment centers must increase the value of each Nondenominated stamp on hand in their inventories prior to opening for business on January 22, 2017. All Nondenominated stamps on hand must be revaluated to the new First-Class Mail price for each Nondenominated rate.

The new Nondenominated prices may affect Stamps by Mail orders that are in transit. If a Stamps by Mail Nondenominated order is mailed (postmarked) or the order form and check are dated before January 22, 2017, with the old price, accept the order with the old price and process the transaction as follows:


Type of Stamp

New Price

Offset the Difference

Nondenominated Stamp

Enter the new price for the Nondenominated sale into AIC 097, Nondenominated Walk-In Stamps Sales

Enter the difference into AIC 553, Refund of Postage and Fees

Note: Do not process Stamps by Mail Forever® stamp orders that are mailed after January 22, 2017, with the old price; return the order and payment to the sender advising of the new First-Class Mail single-piece 1-ounce price.