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January 18, 2017


Cathy Shaneyfelt

Hi Donovan,
In 2014, when rates for USPS changed, I found a graphic from your website that was awesome, depicting the new rates on postcard and letter images.Do you remember that? Wouldn't that be fun if you put another one out there depicting the new rates?! I'm starting a Little Rock Letter Writers League here in Arkansas and would love to use something like that to give attendees at my first meeting in February. Hope you can help!

I'm a card carrying member and love LWA! Thanks in advance!


Donovan Beeson

Absolutely. I would if I had any time to do so! Perhaps Ill get around to it.


Thank you for the awesome job you both do keeping us informed!


Local news readers urged viewers to stock up on Forever stamps because of the price hike. I cannot help but wonder how many will answer the call. I'm ordering new postage in 5 4 3 2 . . .


I got more planet stamps just in time! Wouldn't have heard of it otherwise, and this means I got some planets before they ran out!


We know an emergency rate hike took stamps from 47¢ to 49¢. When it ran out, prices went back to 47¢.

I'd love to know how the price got back to 49¢ as I had no hope the USPS would get that kind of aid this soon. But I'm glad it happened.

Believe it or not, but I tried to order through the Philatelic mailing when your blog gave the date when prices would drop. I wanted to buy at 49¢. But buying through the mail took a long time (longer than usual). I received a check from the USPS for the difference of ordering at 49¢ per stamp but getting them for 47¢. If I'd bought online, I would have paid 49¢ per stamp as I intended.

What else can you do with 49¢? Not much. Yet a letter can journey 3000 miles plus depending on where you live and the destination. I could mail a letter from the Midwest to Hawaii for 49¢. Amazing.

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