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How to Temporarily Stop Receiving Mail

Whether you go on vacation or an unexpected business trip, you can have your mail held for you at your local post office. Upon request, the post office will stop delivering your mail for three to 30 days. You specify when to stop and start delivery. You can make this request up to 30 days in advance.

To have your post office hold your mail, you can:

The U.S. Postal Service will continue regular Saturday mail delivery. Learn more.

Image description: This 1921 Ford Model T was owned by rural mail carrier Harold Crabtree of Central Square, NY. The vehicle is fitted with the “Mailman’s Special” attachment to help it travel through deep snow. Learn more about the Ford Model-T snowmobile attachment.
Photo from the National Postal Museum

Image description: This 1921 Ford Model T was owned by rural mail carrier Harold Crabtree of Central Square, NY. The vehicle is fitted with the “Mailman’s Special” attachment to help it travel through deep snow. Learn more about the Ford Model-T snowmobile attachment.

Photo from the National Postal Museum

Asked by Anonymous

Are 44 cent FOREVER stamps purchased now still good after Jan. 22nd?

Yes, Forever stamps can always be used to send a one ounce, First-Class letter - no matter how many times the price of the stamp changes in the future.

The cost of Forever stamps will increase on January 22, 2012. Learn more about this change.

Asked by Anonymous

stamp increase- does this mean if we use an OLD forever stamp we must add a .1cent stamp also? And can old unused "h" stamps still be used?

The cost of Forever stamps will increase by 1 cent on January 22, 2012. This means sending a First-Class letter will soon cost 45 cents. 

Once purchased, Forever stamps can always be used to send a one ounce, First-Class letter, no matter how many times the price of the stamp changes in the future. You do not need to add an additional 1 cent stamp.

Other First-Class mail prices are also increasing. Learn more about the Postal Service rate changes.

The H stamp was issued in 1998 and is worth 33 cents. The H rate make-up stamp is worth 1 cent. These stamps can still be used as postage, both domestically and internationally. Find the value of nondenominated stamps.