The U.S. Postal Service began issuing the H-rate make-up stamp, with a one-cent value, in November 1998 in anticipation of the postage increase that took place in January 1999. The Postal Service required the addition of a make-up stamp to the previously issued 32-cent first-class letter stamp to send a letter.Know More
The H-rate make-up stamp features a picture of a weather vane topped with a rooster. The stamp includes the words "The 'H' Rate make-up stamp" across the top of the stamp and has "USA" to the right, above the rooster's tail.
The Postal Service began using nondenominational stamps in 1975 due to an uncertainty concerning the time or the value of the increase it anticipated before the end of the year. It printed the A-rate stamp for an increase in 1978. Along with the "A" through "H" series of first-class postage stamps, the Postal Service printed and sold make-up stamps instead of large numbers of low denomination stamps beginning with the F rate in 1991.
In 2006, the Postal Service began printing "Forever Stamps" to eliminate the need for make-up stamps. The Postal Service sells these stamps at the current first class rate. The value of the stamp increases with the postal rate. In 2013, the Postal Service began issuing a "Global Forever Stamp" for use with international letters weighing up to 1 ounce.Learn more about Stamps
In warmer climates, such as in Florida or California, strawberries are grown and picked throughout most of the year, from January to November. Peak season in warmer climates and in other areas is generally from late April through June.Full Answer >
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The navel orange is seedless and is available from November through May, with peak supplies in January, February and March. Navel oranges are one of the most popular citrus varieties among consumers in the United States.Full Answer >