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Use Airmail Stamps For Letters Today?

 
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Posted 03/17/2013   08:23 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add BradS to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I use duplicate stamps I have accumulated for mailing eBay items I've sold and was wondering if it is acceptable to use old air mail stamps for mailing letters today?
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Posted 03/17/2013   08:37 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add tomiseksj to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Airmail stamps are still valid for postage.
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Posted 03/17/2013   08:40 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ncbuckeye to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
In the U.S. - yes. As long as the current postal rate is covered, you are okay. Of course, the USPS wouldn't mind if you overpay!
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Posted 03/17/2013   09:08 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add philb to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
i bet close to half the letters I get from stamp collectors are paid partially by airmail stamps..trying to find some covers I received that went through the mail using old special delivery stamps etc; I could start a quirky topical collection of them !
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Posted 03/17/2013   09:15 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add BradS to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you for the replies, good to hear I can use these up
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Posted 03/17/2013   09:17 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add khj to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The reason Philb mentioned the special delivery stamps is because they are NOT valid for use as US postage today.
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Posted 03/17/2013   09:52 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wt1 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here's an excerpt from the official USPS regulation regarding the acceptable stamps that may or may not be used for postage:

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