Hello, I am aware of many collectors who specialize in a single country. Seems like most people start out collecting anything and everything, but once they get serious they find their niche and just stick to that. Thanks for commenting!
Thanks for sharing your experience, Jake! I am a member there but haven't posted for several years. As you said, at the very least it is a good place to find information.
You are most welcome, Marjorie.
Yes. Since Forever stamps are 55 cents, you could use two of them and they would more than cover the $1 cost.
Both...I think you misunderstood my reply. It is true that a <em>single</em> Forever stamp can only be used on a first-class letter weighing no more than an ounce. It is also true that you can use multiple Forever stamps on a piece of mail that weighs more than an ounce, in order to cover the higher postage rate.
Hi Annie, To send a regular letter to France would cost $1.15 according to https://www.usps.com/international/first-class-mail-international.htm You could use a "Global Forever" stamp, but not a regular Forever stamp which costs $0.55. I hope this answers your question. Ian
Hi Rod, I do apologize for my late response. Of course you are allowed to mention your site. I had a look and think you've done a fantastic job with it. I am impressed with the number of listings on it! I found it very user-friendly, with clear navigation and useful filters. Thanks for sharing. I am sure many readers will find it useful, and hopefully purchase something. 🙂 Ian
Yes, Forever stamps are always worth their current value even if you bought them years ago. And the number used on a piece of mail does not affect their individual values.
Thanks for your comment. Classic stamps are my favorites as well. For the most part I ignore new issues. Most mint US stamps from as far back as the ~40s are only worth face value. Classic stamps on the other hand, seem to be becoming more sought-after if anything.
Hi Bobby, I love Stamp Community, and have been a part of it for years. I actually created a post about the best stamp forums (around the same time as this post), and listed Stamp Community as #1. Here's the link to that post: http://stampcollectingspot.com/7-super-stamp-collecting-forums