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Author Topic: International Forever Stamps  (Read 1235 times)
N8XI
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« on: December 28, 2012, 06:07:48 AM »

I just got an Email from William Plum and it looks like several
countries are going to be using forever international stamps.

This is what he had to say about the US stamps

"USA, later this month. And of course it will be the ugliest of the lot!"   Smiley

73, Rick - N8XI
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AB8MA
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« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2012, 07:26:54 AM »

What would be really cool would be forever interchangeable international stamps to replace IRC's.
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N7SMI
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« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2012, 07:55:19 AM »

Here's what they look like:
http://beyondtheperf.com/2013-preview/img/stamps/f-2013-global-forever.jpg

They'll sale in sheets of 20 for $22.

I'm a bit worried about the round shape and the 'ruffles' on the edges considering the less-than-gentle treatment of most international postal services.

I also don't understand why they put the year on a "forever" stamp. This is likely to cause confusion in 2014.
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NU1O
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« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2012, 05:48:07 AM »

Given the way the USG has kept its promises in the past I would not keep a bigger inventory of stamps than normal just because they now say "Forever."

By printing the date on the stamp it allows the postal service to easily tack on a surcharge based on how old the stamp is if they take away the "Forever" promise.



73,

Chris/NU1O



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KD6KVL
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« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2012, 10:19:27 PM »

Uh, why is the forever crossed out???
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N7SMI
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« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2012, 06:45:59 AM »

Uh, why is the forever crossed out???

The word "Forever" is always crossed out on the official USPS online images of stamps. I'd suppose it's an anti-counterfeiting thing.
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