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Posted 10/23/2019   08:38 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Louise411 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hello from Trench Town;


I have noticed that I have recieved a few- three- G stamps in the mail recently. One came from a Veterans non-profit organization. And, I was very interested to find and read the inclosed site;

http://www.stampsjoann.net/ph_g.htm

This fine article leaves me with more questions. It seems to suggest that the use of the G stamp has been rare, or anyway unusual. Is this or has this been accurate? Is it being used more now? Does the USPS really have a huge backstock of these G stamps and can one order them for collecting purposes if one is not a non-profit? What is this thing about the green background?
Thank you ahead for any information.

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Posted 10/23/2019   10:10 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wkusau to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The non-profit green background G stamp is difficult to find in used condition and/or on cover from the correct time period (late 90s) but I would not use the word RARE. I always look for them in on paper stamps that I sort through. Seldom find one. The different background colors were used for different services and thus different postage amounts. White - (First Class) US addresses only, Yellow - Postcard rate, Blue - First class presort, Green - Non Profit These services were also printed on the stamps. Other than that, there is nothing special about the green color.
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Posted 10/24/2019   11:17 pm  Show Profile Check eyeonwall's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add eyeonwall to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
"Does the USPS really have a huge backstock of these G stamps and can one order them for collecting purposes if one is not a non-profit? "

The PO has not had them for sale for decades.
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Posted 10/25/2019   10:38 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add eligies to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
An FYI: Usually when issues are taken off sale or in the case of past 'alpha' issues, when the appropriate denomination is widely available, stocks of the interim stamp issues are recalled & sent to stamp destruction centers. So I doubt that the USPS has any stockpiles. (now an unknown 'hoard' at a small local PO would not be out of the question but given the limited use I doubt there are any around except with dealers)
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