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Subject: First Class Stamps?
Date Posted: 10/14/2007 9:22 PM ET
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I have a book of stamps that I possibly purchased as far back as the 37-cent stamp (but it may even be a 39 cent). However, the stamp does not have a denomination on it - it only says "First Class." Is this a forever stamp? Can I use it as a 41 cent stamp?

Date Posted: 10/14/2007 9:40 PM ET
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The most reliable way to find out would be to check with your local post office...

Date Posted: 10/14/2007 9:41 PM ET
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It's a pain in the butt to get to the post office, so I guess I'll just have to wait.

Date Posted: 10/14/2007 9:49 PM ET
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look online at the USPS website and find the stamp that matches yours and that will tell you what it is and how much it is worth

Date Posted: 10/14/2007 9:59 PM ET
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Thanks, Leslie. I had trouble finding the page at first, but found my answer: http://pe.usps.gov/text/qsg300/Q604a.htm

Date Posted: 10/15/2007 11:15 AM ET
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There should be a tiny tiny year stamped on the bottom corner of the stamp. Your stamp will be worth whatever rate hike took effect in that year.

Date Posted: 10/15/2007 5:01 PM ET
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The USPS website has a page which shows pictures of all of the stamps without the cost printed.  I had to use that while back for some stamps I had with just flags on them.  It was kinda fun looking at the other pictures too.