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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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New first-class stamps are 'forever'

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.”


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