What Are Forever Stamps? (Types, Prices + More)

As we enter into the New Year, we’re seeing more and more of these stamps, which can range from $4.00 to over $100.00 each for commemorative stamps. As you can imagine, a lot of the lower-priced and more common stamps are for the U.S. and Canada. But for those looking for more obscure and unusual, here are some great stamps to acquire.

This Forever Stamp is only available in the United States. You can use it on anything with first-class mail. And not just First-Class Mail, either. You can also use it with Priority Mail, Express Mail, Federal Express (USPS) and UPS.

What Are Forever Stamps In 2022?

The Forever stamp is the most cost-effective way to send a letter. It is also the first of the non-denominational stamps you will receive. The value printed on a single Forever stamp is equivalent to the cost of First-Class Mail; however, it will last forever.

If you have any questions about Forever Stamps, please, let us know in the comments and we’ll do our best to help.

How Much Postage Is A Forever Stamp?

Forever stamps are just stamps, and they’re just as good as the regular stamps that you mail with.

What is a Sticker?
A Sticker is a postage-paid envelope that may be used by a recipient to mail a letter.

The stamp must be at least ten years old and it has to weigh 1 gram.
The price of the stamp is equal to the price of the Forever Stamp when it was first introduced.
When the stamp was first introduced, the Forever Stamp cost $0.41.

If you buy a Forever Stamp from the US Post Office instead of a Letter Postcard with a Forever Stamp, you save 0.17¢.

As postage rates are bound to increase, your stamp will “increase” in value to match the going rate of First Class postage.

How Do Forever Stamps Work?

You don’t need to know anything about computers or software to use a Forever Stamps. Simply drop in your letter and wait for your recipient to open it.

The Forever Stamp has two parts. There is a portion that you attach to the package or letter and the second part is a unique barcode. If your mail piece weighs over one ounce, you can use several Forever stamps to pay the necessary postage. On your next order, your Forever stamp will be automatically deducted from your order.

If the price of stamps increases in the short term, you may be able to make some money by buying stamps and using them immediately to mail letters. For this to work, you must be willing to wait to use the stamps until the cost of the stamps is greater than what you paid.

If you’re buying stamps at a local post office, they won’t be as expensive as if you paid with Forever Stamps.

If you always just used one Forever Stamp, you’d be losing 0.42¢ per postcard, and we don’t know what your postage costs are.

What Is Special About Forever Stamps?

The fact that you can use the stamps to mail packages to one person for free is what makes them special.

I’ve looked at the postage rates on Forever Stamps and they have been consistent for quite some time.

One more way to think about it is that if you buy any Forever Stamp that you will save money on postage, and if you buy Forever stamps now, then you’ll save money on postage in the future.

Where Do I Buy Forever Stamps?

You can buy Forever stamps at the post office in single, double, and/or roll of 100, for your stamp needs.

You can download it on the Apple App store, the Google Play store, the Microsoft store, and the Nintendo store (if you have Nintendo Switch).

Don’t worry about getting a special design. They’re only available in bulk. And if you’re short on time, they’re usually sold out a few days before the big holiday.

Forever Stamps are available on the USPS website. You can order a variety of standard and special stamps to be mailed.

You can buy stamps at many places like grocery stores, pharmacies, and office supply stores.

You can purchase stamps from Walgreens or Staples through the USPS. They only sell booklets, so you won’t be able to buy single stamps.

How Can You Tell If A Stamp Is A Forever Stamp?

You will find Forever Stamps in denominations of $2, $5, $10, $20 and $50. However, some Forever Stamp varieties are only available in $25 and $50 denominations.

It would have been nice to see “Forever” stamps. Even if they were only available at the same time as the stamps are to be used, a forever stamp could have been included.

If you want to learn more about stamps and stamp prices, check out our Stamp Price Research Guide. Just use the “Search” function to find the stamp or stamps you want, and read the articles/details on that page.

Do Forever Stamps Expire?

Forever stamps are not affected by postal rates or other changes. In other words, a Forever Stamp is valid and can be sent through the US Mail system at any time like any other type of stamp.

If your stamp is damaged or lost its stickiness, bring it to the post office and ask if they’ll exchange it for you.

To keep your Forever Stamps in good condition, you can store them in a dry location.

What Is The Difference Between Forever Stamps And Regular Stamps?

But, on the surface, stamps with regular values and stamps with Forever stamp values look the same.

If the Forever Stamp is really worth $50, and you send it to a friend at the US Post Office, and if the letter cost $.50 to send, then the total cost to send the letter is $1.00. If the Forever Stamp is only worth $5, and you send it to a friend at the US Post Office, then the total cost to send the letter is $0.75. The total cost is the amount you pay.

Regular stamps have a fixed value, while commemorative stamps have a variable value. The extra costs of a commemorative stamp should be subtracted from the amount of stamp needed to satisfy the required amount of postage to be applied.

Can I Use Forever Stamps On Postcards?

Forever stamps are designed to provide adequate postage for any regularly sized (and shaped) piece of mail that weighs up to 1 ounce. Since postcards weigh less than 1 ounce, a Forever Stamp covers postage for any regularly shaped postcard. It is not always necessary to use a Forever Stamp, but if you do, the Forever Stamp is good for up to 5 years.

I personally like using Forever stamps because they are only $0.44 each. The reason I use them the most is because they work with my stamp dispenser. I can pick from a wide range of products and I know I wont have to worry about them wearing out.
If you do a lot of mailing it may not be feasible for you to always use Forever stamps.

If you are a frequent traveler, it is much more valuable to save up the Forever Stamp, rather than purchase a stamp each time you travel.

What Are Global Forever Stamps?

You can use these stamps for mailing a postcard or to mail a 1 ounce letter size piece of mail anywhere in the world. Some of the other uses for the Global Forever stamp are as follows.

The United States Post Office is now offering Global Forever Stamps. These stamps are available in the same denominations as domestic Forever Stamps.

That is true for the original purchase date, but the value may change with the future.

Global Forever Stamps are round, always bear Global Forever and always have the same dimensions.

The minimum for any letter weighing less than.5 ounces up to 2 ounces when mailing to Canada. Letters weighing more than 1 ounce (up to a maximum of 3.5 ounces) going to any other country require additional postage.

To learn more about USPS, you can also see our posts on how to use USPS and how to check your delivery status with USPS.


Forever stamps are the perfect deal that you can get from the Post Office. Even better because you don’t have to worry about the right amount, and you can even use them on international destinations.

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