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Subject: Forever stamps?
Date Posted: 1/26/2010 6:40 PM ET
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So I found some Forever stamps from less than a year ago, and was wondering if I could use them on a wrapper for mailing a book? Or are they only for one-ounce letters? Since there isn't a cent listing on them, what would their postage value be?

Date Posted: 1/26/2010 6:45 PM ET
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The value is the current value of a first class stamp. At the moment it would be worth 44 cents.

Date Posted: 1/26/2010 10:21 PM ET
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What Rebecca said 

Date Posted: 1/27/2010 10:57 AM ET
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Thanks! That's what I figured, but I wanted to double check. I don't even remember buying them, haha.

Date Posted: 1/27/2010 2:04 PM ET
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If the book is over 13oz you cannot use stamps unless you hand it to a postal clerk.  Under 13oz can go with a stamp and be put in a mail box of blue box.

Date Posted: 1/28/2010 2:03 PM ET
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If you use stamps for the postage, make sure that the stamps are enough to cover the cost to mail the book. 6, 44 cent stamps would be $2.64.

I love the Forever stamps as I don't need to deal with the 1 and 2 cent stamps when the postage rate changes. I bought a lot of them when they were 41 cents.

Date Posted: 2/27/2010 10:33 PM ET
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Hi, I just wanted to qualify Mary L.'s response a little bit.† If you happen to live closer to a UPS Store (the old Mailboxes Etc. store chain) than the post office, you can hand your heavier packages to them with stamps already on.† I asked 2 different post office clerks just to be sure.† Another upside is that the UPS Store has much longer hours than the post office so you can drop things off in the evening.

Date Posted: 2/28/2010 11:46 AM ET
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yes you could but most ups stores will try to charge you extra

or they will say we cant take packages with stamps you have to buy the postage from us(UPS and they will add a service charge for doing that

Date Posted: 3/24/2010 2:41 PM ET
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I use these Forever stamps regularly.† I only use 5 ($2.20) and then have smaller stamp demoninations to make up the rest which is usually 18c (making it $2.38)†