Commentary: Forever stamps (The News Journal, NY)
I strolled into my post office this week, planted my palms on the counter, leaned forward to look my postmaster in the eye and said, "Forever?"
We were alone. He sighed. Then he shrugged.
I do not hunger for my postmaster, nice guy that he is. What excites me is the promise of what the U.S. Postal Service is calling "forever stamps."
The stamps will go on sale in the middle of April, a few weeks before the rate for mailing a letter rises two pennies - on May 14 - to 41 cents.
Each 41-cent "forever stamp" will be good for first-class postage forever, no matter how high rates go. If 20 years from now mailing a birthday card to your brother costs two bucks, your original 41-cent forever stamps will carry the day. . . .
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