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Discount Postage: United States: U.S. Discount Postage  
Save on your mailing costs or possibly inexpensively add stamps to your collection. Discount postage are stamps that are excess to collectors or dealers needs that are offered below face value. This is a common practice everywhere in the stamp world and it is absolutely, unquestionably 100% legal and proper. The post office was originally paid the full amount for the postage (and they have had the free use of that money without yet having to provide any service). There is no difference between buying a stamp on Monday and using it on Tuesday vs buying it in 1980 and using it today (as long as you have enough postage on the envelope). People sell postage below face value if they have more than they can use -- it is a matter of supply and demand, and/or sometimes also matter of the labor costs involved with sorting stamps out and selling them individually.

As a rule, the stamps that I sell as discount postage will be virtually all in excellent collectible quality unless otherwise mentioned -- while they are priced and intended to be used as postage, many collectors buy such stamps, pick out what they want for their collections and then use the rest on their mail. You can only assume that there will only be a variety of different stamps in each group if the description says there will be. All stamps will have full gum/adhesive unless specifically stated. It is fun to use vintage postage stamps on your mail!
All the U.S. discount postage I offer is usable on ANY type of mail to ANY destination, unless otherwise stated in the description. In other words: special, non-denominated, fractional, pre-canceled, service-inscribed, etc., stamps are NOT included unless the description states that the lot does include such. You may order with confidence!
If you are seeking any types of stamps, denominations, different postage rate units, or larger lots, that are not listed, please inquire. I have a large amount of material available and can usually provide whatever you are looking for. (Except high denominations which I use on my own mail.)
55 Cents - One Ounce Letter Postage Rate Units  Shopping Cart: Review or Check Out   Top 
Postage Rate Units are groupings of stamps needed to meet a particular postage rate. For example, a "postage rate unit" to meet the 55-cent amount will normally consist of up to (NOT more than) 2, 3, or 4 stamps (see specific item description) stamps that total 55 cents: For example 25 + 20 + 10 = 55. The stamps will be neatly sorted and packaged (typically in groups of 50, usually mostly the same stamps) for easy use and will be clearly labeled so you know how they are intended to be combined and used.
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732388
U.S. Discount Postage: 100 Postage Rate Units of 55 Cents (3 Stamps) at 80% of Face Value: 100 groups of up to 3 (NOT more than 3) stamps that total 55 cents, the current rate for a regular one ounce letter within the U.S. The stamps will be neatly packaged in groups of 50 for easy use and will be clearly labeled so that you will know how they are intended to be combined. The specific stamps included may vary, but for easiest use the variation is intentionally limited. No shipping cost within the U.S. for this item.

44.00

732389
U.S. Discount Postage: 500 Postage Rate Units of 55 Cents (3 Stamps) at 75% of Face Value: 500 groups of up to 3 (NOT more than 3) stamps that total 55 cents, the current rate for a regular one ounce letter within the U.S. The stamps will be neatly packaged in groups of 50 for easy use and will be clearly labeled so that you will know how they are intended to be combined. The specific stamps included may vary, but for easiest use the variation is intentionally limited. No shipping cost within the U.S. for this item.

206.25

Temporarily not accepting new orders while we prepare more stock. Inquires welcome.

732390
U.S. Discount Postage: 1000 Postage Rate Units of 55 Cents (3 Stamps) at 70% of Face Value: 1000 groups of up to 3 (NOT more than 3) stamps that total 55 cents, the current rate for a regular one ounce letter within the U.S. The stamps will be neatly packaged in groups of 50 for easy use and will be clearly labeled so that you will know how they are intended to be combined. The specific stamps included may vary, but for easiest use the variation is intentionally limited. No shipping cost within the U.S. for this item.

385.00

Temporarily not accepting new orders while we prepare more stock. Inquires welcome.

732413
U.S. Discount Postage: 100 Postage Rate Units of 55 Cents (4 Stamps) at 77% of Face Value: 100 groups of up to 4 (NOT more than 4) stamps that total 55 cents, the current rate for a regular one ounce letter within the U.S. The stamps will be neatly packaged in groups of 50 for easy use and will be clearly labeled so that you will know how they are intended to be combined. The specific stamps included may vary, but for easiest use the variation is intentionally limited. No shipping cost within the U.S. for this item.

42.35

732414
U.S. Discount Postage: 500 Postage Rate Units of 55 Cents (4 Stamps) at 72% of Face Value: 500 groups of up to 4 (NOT more than 4) stamps that total 55 cents, the current rate for a regular one ounce letter within the U.S. The stamps will be neatly packaged in groups of 50 for easy use and will be clearly labeled so that you will know how they are intended to be combined. The specific stamps included may vary, but for easiest use the variation is intentionally limited. No shipping cost within the U.S. for this item.

198.00

Temporarily not accepting new orders while we prepare more stock. Inquires welcome.

732415
U.S. Discount Postage: 1000 Postage Rate Units of 55 Cents (4 Stamps) at 67% of Face Value: 1000 groups of up to 4 (NOT more than 4) stamps that total 55 cents, the current rate for a regular one ounce letter within the U.S. The stamps will be neatly packaged in groups of 50 for easy use and will be clearly labeled so that you will know how they are intended to be combined. The specific stamps included may vary, but for easiest use the variation is intentionally limited. No shipping cost within the U.S. for this item.

368.50

Temporarily not accepting new orders while we prepare more stock. Inquires welcome.

70 Cents - Two Ounce Letter Postage Rate Units  Shopping Cart: Review or Check Out   Top 
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732416
U.S. Discount Postage: 100 Postage Rate Units of 70 Cents (2 Ounce Domestic Letter) (4 Stamps) at 80% of Face Value: 100 groups of up to 4 (NOT more than 4) stamps that total 70 cents, the current rate for a regular two ounce letter within the U.S. The stamps will be neatly packaged in groups of 50 for easy use and will be clearly labeled so that you will know how they are intended to be combined. The specific stamps included may vary, but for easiest use the variation is intentionally limited. No shipping cost within the U.S. for this item.

56.00

732417
U.S. Discount Postage: 500 Postage Rate Units of 70 Cents (2 Ounce Domestic Letter) (4 Stamps) at 75% of Face Value: 500 groups of up to 4 (NOT more than 4) stamps that total 70 cents, the current rate for a regular two ounce letter within the U.S. The stamps will be neatly packaged in groups of 50 for easy use and will be clearly labeled so that you will know how they are intended to be combined. The specific stamps included may vary, but for easiest use the variation is intentionally limited. No shipping cost within the U.S. for this item.

262.50

Temporarily not accepting new orders while we prepare more stock. Inquires welcome.

732418
U.S. Discount Postage: 1000 Postage Rate Units of 70 Cents (2 Ounce Domestic Letter) (4 Stamps) at 70% of Face Value: 1000 groups of up to 4 (NOT more than 4) stamps that total 70 cents, the current rate for a regular two ounce letter within the U.S. The stamps will be neatly packaged in groups of 50 for easy use and will be clearly labeled so that you will know how they are intended to be combined. The specific stamps included may vary, but for easiest use the variation is intentionally limited. No shipping cost within the U.S. for this item.

490.00

Temporarily not accepting new orders while we prepare more stock. Inquires welcome.

35 Cents - Post Card Postage Rate Units  Shopping Cart: Review or Check Out   Top 
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732419
U.S. Discount Postage: 100 Postage Rate Units of 35 Cents (Post Card Rate) (3 Stamps) at 80% of Face Value: 100 groups of up to 3 (NOT more than 3) stamps that total 35 cents, the current rate for a regular-size post card within the U.S. The stamps will be neatly packaged in groups of 50 for easy use and will be clearly labeled so that you will know how they are intended to be combined. The specific stamps included may vary, but for easiest use the variation is intentionally limited. No charge for shipping within U.S. if order total over $40. Smaller orders and outside the U.S. there is an additional cost.

28.00

732420
U.S. Discount Postage: 500 Postage Rate Units of 35 Cents (Post Card Rate) (3 Stamps) at 75% of Face Value: 500 groups of up to 3 (NOT more than 3) stamps that total 35 cents, the current rate for a regular-size post card within the U.S. The stamps will be neatly packaged in groups of 50 for easy use and will be clearly labeled so that you will know how they are intended to be combined. The specific stamps included may vary, but for easiest use the variation is intentionally limited. No shipping cost within the U.S. for this item.

131.25

Temporarily not accepting new orders while we prepare more stock. Inquires welcome.

732421
U.S. Discount Postage: 1000 Postage Rate Units of 35 Cents (Post Card Rate) (3 Stamps) at 70% of Face Value: 1000 groups of up to 3 (NOT more than 3) stamps that total 35 cents, the current rate for a regular-size post card within the U.S. The stamps will be neatly packaged in groups of 50 for easy use and will be clearly labeled so that you will know how they are intended to be combined. The specific stamps included may vary, but for easiest use the variation is intentionally limited. No shipping cost within the U.S. for this item.

245.00

Temporarily not accepting new orders while we prepare more stock. Inquires welcome.

Fractionals, Pre-Cancels, Service-Inscribed: Free Permit Required  Shopping Cart: Review or Check Out   Top 
Stamps of this category were issued for special purposes such as bulk mail, non-profit, pre-sorted, etc. Some have denominations on them, some do not (I will label the amount for stamps that do not have a denomination). The stamps usually have low face values (from a few cents up to 25 cents; some will be fractional such as 3.7 cents. These stamps CAN be used for any ordinary postage use (including on any types of mail such as insured or registered, first class or media mail, etc.) within the U.S. -- do NOT attempt to use them on mail to other countries. To use these stamps, a FREE permit is required and can be immediately obtained from your local post office. I suggest you print out this web page and take it with you to the post office because most postal clerks are not familiar with the process.Get form 3615 from your local post office, or print out this Acrobat PDF version (be sure to print at full size; do not allow Acrobat to scale the size when printing), complete it, and take it to your local postal office. This is a multi-purpose form -- your application is for section #2 (pre-canceled stamps and pre-canceled envelopes) in the section to be filled out by the postal office. (You can also use this form to apply for a mailers postmark permit, but that is a different subject.)When it comes time to use the stamps, the mail items must be marked with text and your permit number. This can be done with a rubber stamp or print up some small "address" labels (you can fit two or three per label and cut them apart) with this information like this on them: "PERMIT #XX - YOUR CITY, YOUR STATE. / All Pre-Canceled Stamps Authorized For Use On Domestic Mail." The mail items must be mailed at the post office where the permit was issued and must be handed across the counter to a postal clerk. (However, you really should not have to wait in line -- you should just be able to rubber band them with a note that says "Pre-canceled stamps, Permit #XX" and slide them across the counter.) Once you are using this type of postage regularly, you will find it to be very simple and you will save a lot!
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732422
U.S. Discount Postage: Pre-Canceled, Fractional, Service-Inscribed Stamps - $100 Functional Value at 65%: $100 of functional value. Various quantities of pre-canceled, fractional, and service-inscribed (bulk rate, non-profit, etc.) stamps usually including both denominated and non-denominated (I will be label with face value). A mix of values typically from the 3-cent range on up (their maximum is 25 cent), but mostly usually 3 cent to 10 or 15 cent range. These require a FREE permit from the post office for use. They can only be used on domestic mail and the mail must be marked with your permit number. I can provide information on getting the permit if you need it. All have full gum. Virtually all will be in VF collectible quality and include a mix of singles, pairs, and strips. No charge for shipping within U.S. if order total over $40. Smaller orders and outside the U.S. there is an additional cost.

This material is only occasionally available. Let me know if you wish to be notified when next available.

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