"We are making history this morning," said USPS Board of Governors Vice Chairman Alan C. Kessler. "And what better place to make history than right here in Philadelphia – the 'Cradle of Liberty' – alongside the Liberty Bell?"
The Forever Stamp will always be available at the price of a first-class mail stamp in effect at the time of purchase. To introduce the stamp to the public, the Postal Service is offering the stamp at 41 cents. Customers may use the stamp as soon as they wish, but stamp prices will not change until May 14. When prices change in the future, the Forever Stamp will sell at the new one-ounce, single-piece first-class mail price.
"Let history now record that the first Forever Stamp was dedicated on April 12, 2007, in the birthplace of American democracy," Kessler said.
There are no limits on customer purchases. The Forever Stamp is be available in booklets of 20 through www.usps.com, by calling 1-800-STAMP-24 and at Post Office retail counters nationwide. Customers may also purchase the stamps from selected Post Office vending machines. Starting May 14, automated teller machines (ATMs) and automated postal centers will begin offering the Forever Stamp in sheets of 18.