Thursday, May 10, 2007

Do You Currently or Plan To Start Querying? Consider the FOREVER Stamp

Well, postal rates go up Monday. I still haven't got my make-up stamps. Pain in the TUCHIS!

I think I'm gonna start buying FOREVER stamps and just use #10 envelopes and call it a day. I'm sick of having this collection of old stamps (I still have 37 cents ones) cause they raise the rates:

In 2007, the U.S. Postal Service will issue the Forever stamp, which will always
be valid as First-Class postage on standard envelopes weighing one ounce or
less, regardless of any subsequent increases in the First-Class rate.


If you query agents or editors, and you include SASEs, consider getting FOREVER stamps. That way, if a postal increase occurs when your query is still under consideration, it's got the proper postage.

4 comments:

Tap said...

You know, I thought these stamps already existed. At least since last year we've had ones that just say "First Class" on them and don't have a cent value. Can anybody confirm or deny this?

Mirtika said...

The forever stamps exist. They say "forever" along the side. If all it says is FIRST CLASS, it keeps the value of whatever they cost. Check to see if yours say "forever" along the side. You can only use these in a standard #10 envelope with the limited weight as shown at the USPS site.

Mir

Tap said...

How do they know how much it cost if it only says First Class on it? (with no cent value)

Mirtika said...

Thy have a date, and they have an appearance. Each first class of upticked price looks different than the previous first class. The FOREVER one--which has limitations on use, but it good "forever"--has forever stamped on it.

I believe if you check your FIRST CLASS, they ought to have a look that's NOT like the 41 cent first class (which has a tan backgroun), and should have a date, too.

Mir