December 28, 2010
Postage stamps honoring Alan Shepard and the Mercury orbit are included in the 2011 US postage stamps collection. Beginning in January, all new stamps will be “forever” stamps.
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Rummaging around for 1- and 2-cent postage stamps when postal rates go up is heading the way of the Pony Express. Beginning in January, all new stamps good for 1 ounce of first-class mail will be marked as “forever.”