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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q: Can vintage postage stamps be used for mailing letters or invitations in the mail today?

A: Absolutely! Postage stamps, like a dollar bill, never lose their value if they are in good condition and uncanceled. All of

     the stamps we sell are unused and still in mint condition - ready to be stuck to your envelopes!

Q: How many stamps will I need per envelope?

A: Each stamp has a face value, usually printed on the stamp. Check the listing or look at the photo to see how much it is worth, then combine with other stamps to reach the amount of postage you need. Currently, the United States Post Office requires the following postage:

          - Postcard (no bigger than 4.25 x 6"): 35¢

          - Envelope weighing 1oz or less: 50¢

          - Envelope weighing more than 1oz but less than 2oz: 71¢

          - Envelope weighing more than 2oz but less than 3oz: 92¢

Note: If you are using square envelopes, the post office requires an additional 21¢ of postage in addition to the rate above.

          

Q: Do your stamps still have glue on them?

A: Yes! All of our stamps still have the original glue - but we do recommend that you use a glue stick on the older stamps - in some cases the glue is over 50 years old and may not adhere as well at it once did. Newer stamps (from 2002 on) are all self-adhesive, so you will not need to lick or glue them. Simply peel and stick!

Q: Most of your stamps are sold in sets of 20 or 25. Can I order a different amount?

A: In most cases our minimum order is 20 stamps, but if you need a higher quantity that is not available in the multiples we offer please us a message and we can set you up with a custom order!

Q: I live in Los Angeles. Can I pick up my stamps to avoid shipping costs?

A: Sure! Send us a message and we can work out the details. 

Q: I'm having trouble coming up with a combination that works for my envelopes. Can you help?

A: We would love to! Simply send us a message and we can work with you to come up with the perfect set.

Q: How big are the stamps?

A: United States postage stamps come in all different sizes. If you'd like to know the size of a specific stamp or stamps, please send us a message and we can give you measurements!

Q: How long will it take for my order to arrive? 

A: In most cases we are able to process and ship your order in 1-5 business days. Once the stamps are in the mail, they will take a few days to reach you. We offer 3 types of shipping, First Class (2-5 business days), Priority Mail (2-3 business days) and Priority Express (1-2 business days). If you need your stamps by a specific date, please send us a message so we can work together to figure out the best way to get them to you in time!