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Subject: Have you ever seen a $2.00 stamp?
Date Posted: 6/18/2009 5:57 PM ET
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I have, but apparently our local post offices haven't. I asked them if I could have some $2.00 stamps. The clerk told me there isn't such a stamp.This happened at two different post offices. I live in the metro Detroit area, so it isn't a small town.

I have received $2.00 stamps on books I have received several times. Today, I got another one with a mountain lion on it.

I'm going to take it with me the next time I go to the post office and show it to them. They are after all the same post offices, right ,all ran by the U.S. government?

Date Posted: 6/18/2009 6:49 PM ET
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I've never seen one and my PO said they don't exist when I asked for them before. I looked for them on the usps site and they don't sell them there either. It must be someone's old collection or something. I just buy a few APC $2 strips when I use it. That way I get by the 13 oz rule too.

Date Posted: 6/18/2009 8:55 PM ET
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I dont remember if I have seen a $2 stamp, but I used to be able to buy sheets of $1 stamps. Lately the POs here in the Atlanta area dont have them anymore.

Melanie has a great idea there with the $2 APC strips, I am going to go buy some of those when I go to the PO on Saturday. Thanks Melanie!

Date Posted: 6/18/2009 9:28 PM ET
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You mean these?  http://cgi.ebay.com/4-USA-POSTAGE-STAMP-LOT-$2-LYNX-BOBCAT-Corner-UNUSED_W0QQitemZ400054822772QQcmdZViewItemQQimsxq20090609?IMSfp=TL090609152003r14664

They're collectible now.  Same with the $2.00 Disney "Goofy" stamp

Date Posted: 6/18/2009 10:48 PM ET
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The $1 stamps are about half the size of those $2 stamps, so they wouldn't take up any more space when you need $2 of postage. Also, the current $1 stamps are self-adhesive. They don't currently make $2 stamps, so any that you find will be the kind you have to lick.
Date Posted: 6/18/2009 11:13 PM ET
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Or use glue.  I have the $2 mountain lion stamps (DH bought them for me for my birthday last month)... they are kind of a PITA to deal with.

Date Posted: 6/19/2009 12:37 AM ET
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That's it, Bernard! So, they are collectibles, and no longer made. That explains it.Thanks for showing that.

Christopher, you are totally right about two $1.00 stamps being the same size. Of course, I didn't know that

the $2.00 stamps had to be licked or glued. I wish they would start making a $2.00 stamp again,though.

Connie C. (Cade) - ,
Date Posted: 6/19/2009 6:44 PM ET
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I can order them for my office and I have them in my office. They are not collectables. They have a bobcat on them. They are a large stamp, just so you aware and are dying to get some to put on your package.

Date Posted: 6/19/2009 8:39 PM ET
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Sorry Connie, I based my "it's collectible" on the fact they aren't listed in the Postal Store online and that they're being sold at a premium on eBay.

Connie C. (Cade) - ,
Date Posted: 6/20/2009 9:10 PM ET
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Wow, a premium, huh? Maybe the PO should start selling on ebay.

Date Posted: 6/20/2009 11:53 PM ET
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Yeah, it was $9.99 for a corner of four, and $2.99 shipping.

Considering they could be sent in a glassine folder inside a regular letter for 44 cents, that's a pretty good profit.

Subject: $2.00 stamps
Date Posted: 6/25/2009 10:46 PM ET
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Funny you should ask that.  I was at work and a lady was writing a check for her lunch and I saw stamps had fallen on the floor. I asked if they were hers-they were andI am pretty sure they were $2 stamps.

Date Posted: 6/29/2009 1:14 PM ET
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I found $1 stamps and $5 stamps on the usps website. Here is the link...

http://shop.usps.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductCategoryDisplay?beginIndex=24&pageSize=6&langId=-1&storeId=10001&catalogId=10152&categoryId=11828

Geri (geejay) -
Date Posted: 7/3/2009 4:25 PM ET
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I have bought $2 in the past.  I wanted to get more and couldn't find them online of in the catalog I get from the PO.  $1 and $5 but no $2.

Date Posted: 7/11/2009 11:32 PM ET
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They are no longer current, but there are still a few around, and I have bought them from Ebay, with no gum on the back so I had to use a glue stick.  There are others than the bobcat, too,---William Jennings Bryan (Nebraska!!) and a lamp one from the 60's.  I have a couple left and I'll use one on a package to you if you order a couple of books from me and you mention it to me in a PM.

Date Posted: 11/23/2009 10:12 AM ET
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Using a smaller post office, they affix stamps to my weighed packages instead of metered printings.  They do have $2 stamps currently in use.  I mail DVDs (not copied but DVDs I have made from my home movies from my time in the Navy) to former Shipmates and the $2 stamp covers the cost of first class postage as well as the weight of the cardboard mailer in one stamp....

Date Posted: 12/1/2009 10:01 PM ET
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I also use a very small post office that does not have a postage machine for the workers, just stamps, and they have the $2 bobcat stamps. I asked the postmaster about it today and he said the post office still sells them. He said he ordered a whole bunch of them because of all the books I was mailing (I pay my postage at the PO since they don't deliver mail at all and I have to go there anyway). He might have been kidding about ordering more because of me, but I got the impression he had ordered them recently. 

If anyone is really dying to have some send me a PM and I'll see what I can do.

Date Posted: 12/2/2009 2:06 PM ET
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Only the larger post offices, smaller post offices that kept old stock and Philatelic counters (at large post offices) are going to still have the Bobcat. They can continue to be sold until they remove them from the system, and we never know when that will be.