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Subject: old value, unused stamps
Date Posted: 1/5/2012 2:17 PM ET
Member Since: 12/9/2006
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At one time I had the club name & PM of a member who knew where I could get old, but useable stamps - never used. For example, 6 cent stamps, just for one. Does anyone know anything about getting these old stamps? I believe they were sold at face value.    Blessings    M'ann

Date Posted: 1/5/2012 9:32 PM ET
Member Since: 12/28/2006
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Not aware of the member you refer to Margaret, but DS weeded through his stamp collection awhile back & moved some to our 'use these stamps' drawer.  What'cha looking for?

Date Posted: 1/8/2012 2:20 PM ET
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Just about any of the older valued stamps e.g. like in the 30 cent range and there used to be be 41 and 42, 6 cent, 63 cent, 70 cent, and I can't get 64 and 78, though I used to. I mail from home - kind of homebound at times - so I like to have my own postage. Just when I think I have enough, they go and change the rates on me, or discontinue a certain value!. So, I guess you can say, I'm easy to please. Just let me know what you can send and how you want reimbursement. I don't have paypal.     Blessings     M'ann 

Last Edited on: 1/8/12 2:21 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 1/8/2012 4:22 PM ET
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Currently available at the PO are:

Cents:  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 10, 17, 20, 29, Forever (currently 44, 45 after 1-22), 58, 64, 80, 98

Dollars:  1.00, 4.95, 18.30

All SHOULD be available on the website at USPS.com - or you could possibly do a Stamps by Mail and get them thru your regular mail carrier.  Try calling your local delivery office and see what they have available.  Ask them to send you a Stamps by Mail form.  You should be able to put in a request for any stamp denomination currently being sold.

Some time after 1-22 there should become available 65 cent and $1.05 stamps.  Haven't seen them yet, so not sure just when we will get them.

Last Edited on: 1/8/12 4:24 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 1/13/2012 3:45 PM ET
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Thanks to all who responded!     M'ann 

Date Posted: 1/15/2012 12:51 PM ET
Member Since: 12/31/2009
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I also have used some of my old stamp collection stamps. Not too long ago I used a 40 cent Olympics stamp from 1980, and the package was delivered without a hitch. Hey, I ran outa stamps and I was *desperate.





*Desperate = too lazy to drive to the post office for stamps