Forever Stamp Price is Now 50 Cents

The price of Forever stamps increased by 1 cent on Sunday, January 21st. Forever stamps now cost 50 cents, instead of 49. The rates for postcards, letters being mailed to international destinations, and for additional ounces will not be affected by this rate increase. “Forever” stamps, first introduced in 2007, …

Is Stamp Collecting Dying?

This is a question many stamp collectors have been asking in the recent years. And no wonder—how often do you find stamps on your mail? Probably very rarely, which is the case for most people–including myself. While businesses are using metered postage or postage permits, everyone else is primarily using …

Hinged vs Never Hinged Stamps

Today I’ll be explaining what “hinged” and “never hinged” stamps are, and the differences between them. It’s very important to understand the differences between the two, because one is more collectible (and pricier) than the other.   What is a Hinged Stamp?   A hinged stamp is a stamp that was, …

7 Super Stamp Collecting Forums

Stamp collecting forums are a great way to network with other collectors from around the world. Stamp collectors oftentimes run into problems with their collections, many times due to lack of knowledge. By asking questions and helping others out on stamp forums, you can usually get timely answers and make friends with …