Forever Stamps

Forever postage stamps are exactly what they sound like—stamps that you can use forever, no matter how much postage rates increase in the future. And with the USPS constantly increasing rates (often multiple times a year) these stamps have become the standard format when issuing first-class stamps. In fact, since 2014 all first-class postage from the USPS are issued as "forever" stamps.

In 2023, forever stamps costs $0.63 each and can be used to send any one-ounce first-class letter. These non-denominated stamps never expire, saving both time and money for people when compared to the old way of having to add a 2 or 3 cent stamp alongside older stamps to ensure mail had enough postage.

Where to Buy Forever Stamps

You can buy forever postage stamps from several different places. The most common way is at your local post office, but you can skip the long lines and order online instead! Here are the best places to buy forever stamps online:

Amazon.com - Amazon is the best place to get postage stamps if you need them in a hurry—most stamps can be received in 1-2 days if you're a prime member. Amazon also has a large selection of previous stamp designs from previous years, ones that the USPS no longer offers online or at the local post office. One other benefit of purchasing postage from Amazon is that it is the only place you can return postage stamps if you're not happy with your purchase—the USPS does not issue refunds for stamp purchases.

Ebay - Ordering postage on Ebay is more economical than from Amazon, but shipping times will vary as will the seller. Shipping times are usually 3-5 days but vary on a number of factors. You also have to be more mindful of potentially fraudulent listings. It's always best to buy postage from sellers with a good reputation; avoid prices that are too good to be true—they probably are. The selection of stamps available on Ebay is the largest; you'll find stamps that go back many years as well as various lots and stamps for collectors, too.

The USPS Website - The United States Postal Service offers their latest forever stamps on the USPS website. They have the best prices but the worst shipping times. They say to allow for 7-10 days for delivery. So if you're in no hurry, ordering from the USPS is the most affordable option. It's important to note that they only offer a limited selection of the latest forever stamps. If you're looking for specific stamp designs that were previously offered, you won't find them on their website.

The Latest Forever Stamps from the USPS

The collection of stamps below includes links to current forever stamps as well as older stamp designs that you can still purchase even though the USPS no longer offers them online or at your local post office.

2022 USPS Love Stamp Samples

2022 Love Series Flowers

The 2022 issue for the USPS's "Love" stamp stamp series feature floral blooms in two pastel designs. This sheet of forever stamps was released by the U.S. Postal Service on 01/14/2022.

Tulip UPS Postage Stamps

Tulip

The Tulips Forever stamp features a colorful assortment of overlapping tulips in red, orange, yellow, purple. This stamp can be used on RSVP envelopes often enclosed with wedding invitations but they're also perfect for more informal correspondence such as party invitations and thank-you notes. These sheets of forever postage were first released by the USPS on 03/24/2022.

Elephants Postage Stamp

Elephants

Celebrating America's love for elephants, this lighthearted and playful stamp is perfect to send to loved ones. A graphic illustration of an elephant interacting with its young calf represents the loving nature of these beloved animals. These booklets of forever postage stamps were first released by the postal service on 08/12/2022.

Charles M. Schulz Peanuts Postage Stamps

Charles M. Schulz Peanuts

Ten new stamps salute the birth centennial of cartoonist Charles M. Schulz whose “Peanuts” characters (such as Charlie Brown and Snoopy) are some of the best known and most beloved in all of American culture. These sheets of forever postage stamps were first issued by the postal service on 09/30/2022.

Kwanzaa 2022 USPS Postage Stamp

Kwanzaa 2022

The U.S. Postal Service continues it's tradition of releasing a new stamp design to mark Kwanzaa, the Pan-African celebration. Celebrated by many African Americans, Kwanzaa is known for bringing families, communities, and cultures together through seven holy days of unity. This sheet of forever postage was issued by the USPS on 10/13/2022.

Pony Cars Postage Stamps

Pony Cars

These USPS stamps celebrate five iconic U.S. automobiles, painted using oil paints and evoking the American spirit found in muscle cars. These sheets of forever postage were issued by the post office on 01/01/2022.

Women Cryptologists Postage

Women Cryptologists of WWII

The U.S Post Service is honoring the women cryptographers with this special stamp. Their service played an inestimable role in Allied victory during World War II. This sheet of forever postage was released by the post office on 10/18/2022.

2022 US Flags Stamp from the USPS

2022 U.S. Flags

The 2022 edition of the USPS series dedicated to U.S. Flags celebrates the American flag in all its glory. The design features three U.S. flags are arranged as if in a circular formation around the Washington Monument. These sheets of forever postage stamps were made available by the U.S. Postal Service on 01/01/2022.

2022 Hanukkah Stamps from the USPS

Hanukkah 2022

The USPS is celebrating the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah with a new stamp design for 2022. The postage features a hanukiah (or menorah) on a colorful abstract background. These sheets of forever stamps were first issued by the United States Postal Service on 10/20/2022.

Snowy Beauty Stamps (2022)

Snowy Beauty

This stamp collection celebrates the unexpected beauty of flowers dotted with snow. Ten stamp designs feature as many different plants painted in oils for a touch of warmth in the cold winter months. These booklets of forever postage stamps were released by the post office on 10/11/2022.

James Webb Space Telescope Stamps

James Webb Space Telescope

The USPS has issued a new postage stamp that celebrates the James Webb Space Telescope. The telescope, which is the largest and most complex ever deployed in space, is featured on the stamp against a dazzling starry background. These sheets of forever postage were made available by the post office on 10/08/2022.

Virgin and Child 2022 Christmas Postage Stamp

Virgin and Child

This stamp issued in time for Christmas 2022 features a 16th century painting of Virgin and Child, one of the most popular subjects in Renaissance Italian Art. It's prefect for sending holiday mail. These booklets of forever postage were made available by the postal service on 09/22/2022.

Holiday Elves USPS Stamps (2022)

Holiday Elves

The U.S. Postal Service released four new stamps in 2022 which feature whimsical elves. They're perfect for sending Christmas cards to friends and family. The design is based on an original digital illustration of four elves preparing holiday goodies for gift-giving. These booklets of forever postage were first released by the post office on 09/15/2022.

National Marine Sanctuaries Postage

National Marine Sanctuaries

The 16 photographic stamps on this pane of postage stamps all feature sites which are part of the National Marine Sanctuary System. This sheet of forever postage was released by the USPS on 08/05/2022.

Buzz Lightyear Forever Postage

Buzz Lightyear

Four different postage stamp designs celebrate Buzz Lightyear--the action-loving character from the Toy Story movies. These sheets of forever stamps were first released by the U.S. Postal Service on 08/03/2022.

Pete Seeger Stamp

Pete Seeger

Iconic musician Pete Seeger is the 10th subject in The Music Icons series from the United States Postal Service. He was an advocate for traditional music and its power to bring about social change. These sheets of forever postage were first issued by the U.S. Postal Service on 07/21/2022.

Mariachi Postage Stamps

Mariachi Band

This series of Mariachi-themed postage stamps celebrates a unique aspect of Mexican heritage. The stamps feature colorful images of Mariachi musicians in traditional clothing, playing a variety of instruments. These sheets of forever stamps were made available by the U.S. Postal Service on 07/15/2022.

Postage Stamp of First Lady Nancy Reagan

First Lady Nancy Reagan

This U.S. postage stamp commemorates the late Nancy Reagan. An iconic woman who was married to the 40th president, Ronald Reagan, and served as first lady of the United States from 1981 to 1989. These sheets of forever postage stamps were first issued by the United States Postal Service on 07/06/2022.

Mighty Mississippi Postage Stamps

Mighty Mississippi

This set of 10 stamps honors the Mighty Mississippi using a portfolio of beautiful photographs, each representing states along the course of the Mississippi river. These sheets of forever postage were first issued by the United States Postal Service on 05/23/2022.

Women’s Rowing Postage

Women’s Rowing

This stamp series from the USPS celebrates women’s rowing, showcasing the accomplishments of American women in rowing. The stamp sheet collectively illustrates five eight-person rowing teams competing. These sheets of forever postage were first issued by the U.S. Postal Service on 05/13/2022.

Eugenie Clark Stamp

Eugenie Clark

The U.S. Postal Service honors pioneering marine biologist Eugenie Clark (affectionately known as the "Shark Lady") with the release of a new commemorative stamp. This sheet of forever postage stamps was first issued by the U.S. Postal Service on 05/04/2022.

George Morrison Native American Modernism Stamps

George Morrison

Five different designs feature showcase abstract landscapes painted by George Morrison. This sheet of forever postage was made available by the postal service on 04/29/2022.

Mountain Flora Forever Stamps

Mountain Flora

This set of four stamps celebrate the beauty of mountain flowers, each hand-drawn design featuring floral plants native to mountain regions. These sheets of forever postage were made available by the post office on 03/14/2022.

Title IX 50th Anniversary Stamp

Title IX 50th Anniversary

This stamp's release commemorates the 50th anniversary of the passage of Title IX, a civil rights law prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sex in educational programs. Four different stamp designs depict various female athletes: a runner, a swimmer, a gymnast, and a soccer player. Laurel branches, symbolic of victory, are seen on the swimmer's red cap and in their hair. These sheets of forever postage stamps were issued by the U.S. Postal Service on 03/03/2022.

Edmonia Lewis Black Heritage Postage Stamp

Edmonia Lewis

The 45th stamp in the USPS's Black Heritage series, this design honors famous sculptor Edmonia Lewis based on a photo that was taken while she was in Boston between 1864 and 1871. These sheets of forever stamps were made available by the United States Postal Service on 01/26/2022.

Lunar New Year of the Tiger Postage

Lunar New Year (Year of the Tiger)

The third stamp in this Lunar New Year stamp series is a beautiful and creative way to celebrate the Year of the Tiger. It's a contemporary take on the long tradition of paper-cut folk-art crafts that are traditionally made during this celebratory time of year. These sheets of forever postage were first issued by the postal service on 01/20/2022.