Ok, so you’ve got some really old stamps just hanging around and you want to confirm if they still work or not. We’ll answer that and also help you figure out what you need to do next.
So, do postage stamps expire? No, postage stamps in the US never expire.
They will forever be valid for as long as they can be validated as legitmate postage. That means if you put an old stamp that looks stained and tattered on a letter with tape, it will most likely get rejected. But, if it is clean and adheres, you can send with it.
Does Postage Stamps Expire?
No, postage stamps do not expire! In fact, as postage increases so does the value of the forever stamp. This means that if the postage increased to 1.50 for postage, the stamp value would increase to be the same. Meaning it would cover the same cost for postage on a first class mail piece.
Do USPS forever stamps expire?
No. That’s why they’re called “forever” stamps.
ALSO SEE: Can You sell Stamps back to the Post Office?
Do Forever Stamps Expire?
Nope! Not even happening anytime soon. They’re always sold at the same price as the standard First-Class stamps.
The Current Value of Stamps
You can check a stamp exchanger website to find out the correct price of your stamp.
How do I know if a stamp will be rejected?
A stamp, no matter how fresh or old, will be rejected if:
The border is torn or damaged in any way
The price/value of the stamp is blurred, illegible, smeared or covered
Placing a tape over the stamp in order to ensure it sticks to the envelope
The USPS also rejects the use of glue too.