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Can I Use A Non-machinable Surcharge Stamp By Itself Or Do I Need To Add An Extra Stamp.

 
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Posted 03/30/2020   03:03 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add eraserman to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Can I use a 2016 non-machinable surcharge stamp by itself or do I have to add a 2 cent stamp as well.

The rate at the time was 68 cents and now it is 70 cents. Since the stamp just says USA and non-machinable surcharge on it and no value would it be okay to use by itself at the current rate.
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Posted 03/30/2020   05:49 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add JLLebbert to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Yes, the value of the stamp has increased from its original 68-cents to 70-cents. So, assuming the non-machinable rate is sufficient for your mail parcel, you can use the stamp without additional postage.
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The inscription the USPS puts on these stamps could lead one to assume that the stamp covers only the non-machinable surcharge, when in fact they cover the first ounce of postage AND the non-machinable surcharge, currently a total of 70c. As Forever stamps, their value will keep up with changes to postal rates.
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Yes - these butterfly stamps increase in value (or decrease) with rate changes, just like forever stamps.
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