A passport stamp is an impression that immigration authorities place on a traveler's passport when entering and leaving a country. Most countries use a rubber stamp to ink the impression, but some, such as Japan, use stickers.Know More
Many travelers view their passport stamps as badges of honor or special trophies. Highly prized stamps among travelers include Antarctica, which is hard to get to, and Burma, which until recently was closed to tourism. Other remote places for a bucket list include Easter Island, Galapagos, Greenland, Machu Picchu and the Republic of San Marino.
Some remote locations have souvenir passport stamps you can request from their offices of tourism.Learn more about Postal Services
As of January 26, 2014, Forever Stamps from the U.S. Postal Service are 49 cents each. Forever Stamps are always sold at the same price as current First Class postage stamps, the price of which has increased nearly every year since 2006.Full Answer >
The number of stamps needed for sending a letter out of state varies depending upon the size and weight of the envelope. A standard sized envelope weighing no more than 1 ounce requires one 49-cent stamp as of July 2014.Full Answer >
While stamps can be used in financial transactions, they are not considered legal tender in the United States. The term "legal tender" refers to denominations that lenders are legally obligated to accept as payment for a debt. In private transactions, individuals can use stamps as payment if both parties agree.Full Answer >
According to NBC News, the postage rate for First Class mail increased to 41 cents on May 14, 2007; this was a 2-cent hike from previous years. NBC News states that this is the year the "forever" stamp was introduced.Full Answer >