Postage Stamps in the USA can be purchased in a single unit or in the form of books, or sheets of Rolls. Some people prefer to buy multiple Stamps at once and store or collect them for future uses. The main motive for buying multiple Stamps at once is that you don’t have to go to any Stamps selling store or do the purchase again and again from any online website when you need them.
So when you purchased or are looking to purchase multiple Postage Stamps, then a question will definitely come to your mind do these Stamps expire and are valid for a long time, then the answer to this is ‘No’ most Stamps do not expire.
In this article, we will explain everything regarding this including the validity of Forever Stamps.
Do Forever Stamps Expire?
Forever Stamps are also known as non-denominated Stamps and USPS which issues all types of Postage Stamps in the USA, launched Forever Stamps in the year 2007 and since then they are widely used for sending a Standard letter or postage which has a weight of up to 1 Ounce or 1 Oz.
So the Forever Stamps are mainly used to send First Class letters within the USA and monetary value is not printed on these Stamps. If the weight of your letter or envelopes is more than 1 Ounce then you will require additional Stamps for every extra ounce.
A reason for the great popularity and use of Forever Stamps for sending your standard size letters is that these Stamps never expire.
How Much is the validity of Stamps?
As we have already mentioned above Forever Stamps never expire, so it means that they remain valid for a lifetime. Suppose you have purchased multiple Forever Stamps say a roll having 100 Forever Stamps in the year 2022, then you can keep using these Stamps as per your need to send letters with the same value after 10, 20, or more years.
Although the price of Stamps is increased by USPS regularity, there is no change in the value of Forever Stamps.
How Much is the Current Cost of Stamps?
The price of Stamps continuously keeps on increasing and the current price of Stamps can easily be checked and verified through the official website of USPS or by visiting your nearest USPS branch. You will know the current price of any type of Stamps.
But an advantage of Stamps that do not expire that Forever Stamps is that there is no effect on their value if even USPS decides to change their value.
At the time of writting this article, the current price of Forever Stamps is $0.60. So you can buy a single Forever Stamp at $0.60 in 2022.
Because of their lifelong validity, it is always advised to buy Forever Stamps in the form of books, sheets, or Rolls. The current cost of multiple Stamps which do not expires is given below. The price is subject to change and you must confirm it from the USPS at the time of purchasing.
- 1 Forever Stamp – $0.60
- Book of Stamps – 20 Stamps – $12.00
- Sheet of Stamps – 20 Stamps – $12.00
- Roll of Stamps – 100 Stamps – $60
How to Check if a Stamp Can Not Used?
Although Forever Stamps never expires, there are many situations in which you can’t use these Stamps for sending your letters or envelopes, which are:
- If your Stamps are torn or physically damaged, then they will no longer be valid and can’t be used for posting.
- If the cost printed on Stamps is not visible, clear, or hidden with some stain, etc, then also your letter can’t be posted by using these Stamps.
- Sometimes, people use tape or any other adhesive material for pasting the Stamp on the envelope, then also your Stamps will be considered as not valid and will be rejected.