COVID Card #74

July 18, 2020 | 0 comments

In 2011, the USPS said, “Enough with all these tiny, incremental stamps needed to make up the difference when we increase rates!” Well, actually, I doubt anyone said anything of the sort. However, 2011 did see the introduction of the “forever” stamp and it’s been with us ever since. I’d like to think that everyone reading this knows fully well what a forever stamp is, but as being wrong is something of a hobby for me, I’ll err on the side of telling you what you already know. This is in no way a reflection of my gauge of your intelligence. Honest.

Forever stamps are assigned no visible value. Instead, they will always be worth the cost of first class postage for a letter weighing up to one ounce. In theory, you could buy a sheet today for 55 cents each and, in a few years when we’ve let the USPS fall to ruin, they will be worth $8 each or more. Kidding. They’ll be worth nothing because there will be no USPS. MAIL STUFF NOW! And text USPS to 50409 — maybe you can help prevent this catastrophe.

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To learn more about any of the first 100 cards, select a number from the list below.


The United States Postal Service has been hit hard by the pandemic. Controlling elements of the Federal Government (the president and Republican Senate) do not want to provide aid to the service. So, it’s up to us. It may seem insignificant, but if we all sent just a few letters a week, we could help ensure that our daily, free mail delivery service continues. For the past (see the card number above) days, I have drawn a card each day and mailed it to someone the next day (none are sent on Sundays; two are sent on Mondays). Please consider mailing cards and letters while we still can for 55 cents (first class letter postage). If the USPS fails, you could find it costs $8 or more to send a letter. And that’s just one of the ways we will all lose if the USPS shuts down.

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