Do Stamps Expire?

Do Stamps Expire? In short - NO, they do not ever expire as long as they can be validated as legitimate postage. Damaged or otherwise unrecognizable stamps will likely be rejected!

How long can you keep them and will their value hold?

Ok, we get it - you've got some old stamps hanging out in a drawer somewhere and you want to know if you can send with them. We'll answer that and also help you figure out what is next.

Short answer: no, they never expire.

They are valid forever as long as they can be validated as legitimate postage. This means if you put an old stamp that looks stained and ratty on a letter with tape, it will likely be rejected. However, if it is clean and adheres, you can send with it.

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What is the current value of a stamp? Find out the current value of a stamp and how much postage you need to send a letter.


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