Having heard the rumors of the postage increase and wanting to avoid the last minute rush for 2 cent stamps to fill out my old supply, the trek was made to the US Post Office. The request was for a roll of 100 new stamps ($.41 each) and a book of "2 centers". The stamp in the picture is what my $.41 cent roll looks like. No numbers? Hmmmm. Is this one of the new "forever stamps" I'd heard rumors about?
The ever helpful internet not only eliminated the stamp above from the "forever stamp" category, but also substantiated the rumored "forever stamp". Check out this little snapshot straight from the US Postal service website:
The rumor is true. There is going to be a stamp that can be purchased for the May 14, 2007, price of $.41 which can be used forever (or until they change their mind!) on one ounce first class letters regardless of whether the price goes up or not (which, of course, we all know it will!)!
Instantly, my question is whether people will stock up on them. Will there be a rush to the post office like there was to the West when gold was discovered? Will enterprising entrepreneurs buy warehouses of these stamps to sell at future profits?
Full details on the rate change can be found at the US Post Office website.