'Forever Stamp' Will Feature Liberty Bell
Posted: March 27, 2007
The new 'Forever Stamp'
the Liberty Bell.
WASHINGTON - An image of the Liberty Bell, an icon of American
freedom and independence, will adorn the Postal Service's new
The design of the stamp was unveiled Monday at the National
Postal Forum, a gathering of companies in the mailing industry.
The forever stamp goes on sale April 12 at 41 cents. The rate
for first-class postage rises to 41 cents May 14.
The stamp, which will carry the word "Forever" instead
of a price, will remain valid for sending a letter, no matter
how much rates go up in the future.
That will eliminate the annoyance of buying one- and two-cent
stamps to make up the new rate when prices rise, and folks who
want to hedge against inflation could lay in a supply of the
stamps for long-term use.
"Who said nothing lasts forever?" Postmaster General
John E. Potter said in a statement.
He said the Liberty Bell was selected because it resonates
as one of the nation's most prominent and recognizable symbols
associated with American independence.
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