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[*] posted on 2-1-2019 at 01:39 AM


Time to stock up on permanent stamps I guess.
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[*] posted on 2-1-2019 at 09:50 PM


Quote: Originally posted by loamparticle  
Time to stock up on permanent stamps I guess.


If you want to stock up on 'P' stamps, the most cost effective way is to buy old Quarterly Packs. The packs are sold at original face, back when P was as low as 0.59 cents.


I've priced out these at the new 90 cent P rate, and there are savings:

April-June 2012 Save $8.70
https://www.canadapost.ca/shop/collectors/quarterly-packs-albums/p-4...

July-September 2011, Save $4.34
https://www.canadapost.ca/shop/collectors/quarterly-packs-albums/p-4...

There are more deals to be had especially in older years:
https://www.canadapost.ca/shop/collectors/quarterly-packs-albums.jsf
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[*] posted on 2-1-2019 at 10:33 PM


Great advice stampraider!:thumbup:
I have already done some P stamp shopping when I heard about the new rates.
Just to mention along with your great info...There are also great buys to be had on the Pre-Paid Postcards offered by Canada Post too.:D
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[*] posted on 3-1-2019 at 06:08 PM


Quote: Originally posted by Sfander  
Great advice stampraider!:thumbup:
I have already done some P stamp shopping when I heard about the new rates.
Just to mention along with your great info...There are also great buys to be had on the Pre-Paid Postcards offered by Canada Post too.:D



True! I forgot about the prepaid cards.
This set has the most savings (Save $8.60!):
https://www.canadapost.ca/shop/post-cards/p-262339.jsf?execution=e1s...
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[*] posted on 5-1-2019 at 03:22 AM


Canada Post to increase rates on January 14, 2019
"P" to go up 5 cent to 90 cent a stamp (purchased by booklet), or 105 per stamp singly purchased. Was on my news last night (mentioning the P stamps only) See: https://www.canadapost.ca/tools/pg/supportdocuments/advanced_lm_pric...

Thanks to searching I found documents buried on the CP website that states US will go up to 127 and international to 265
See: https://www.canadapost.ca/tools/pg/supportdocuments/advanced_lp_pric...
Reportedly (by my news) the first price rise since 2014 (but I thought there had been one in 2016??), but still never nice .
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[*] posted on 5-1-2019 at 05:51 AM


I hope all Canadian Postcrossers are stocking up while they can. It just doesn't seem fair somehow...We after all, do our best to support the mail service. Wouldn't it be nice to get a discount for our efforts...:P
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[*] posted on 7-1-2019 at 08:18 AM


Quote: Originally posted by stampraider  
Quote: Originally posted by loamparticle  
Time to stock up on permanent stamps I guess.


If you want to stock up on 'P' stamps, the most cost effective way is to buy old Quarterly Packs. The packs are sold at original face, back when P was as low as 0.59 cents.


I've priced out these at the new 90 cent P rate, and there are savings:

April-June 2012 Save $8.70
https://www.canadapost.ca/shop/collectors/quarterly-packs-albums/p-4...

July-September 2011, Save $4.34
https://www.canadapost.ca/shop/collectors/quarterly-packs-albums/p-4...

There are more deals to be had especially in older years:
[url]https://www.canadapost.ca/shop/collectors/quarterly-packs-albums.jsf
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Thank you for this great tip! I just bought a few packs.
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[*] posted on 12-1-2019 at 02:00 AM


Didn't they change the design of the P at some point so they could tell the difference between older P stamps?
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[*] posted on 12-1-2019 at 03:01 AM


Quote: Originally posted by loamparticle  
Didn't they change the design of the P at some point so they could tell the difference between older P stamps?


It wouldn’t really matter. The ‘P’ stamp was modelled after the USPS ‘forever’ stamp. They both serve to entice customers to stock up without fear they will have to buy ‘make up’ rate stamps.

Although, I think the broader purpose of these stamps is to help the post office reduce their waste (and save money) by not having to pulp the leftovers after a rate change. We see this especially with Christmas/holiday stamps which are hauled out each year, despite being ~3yrs old.
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[*] posted on 23-1-2019 at 01:31 AM


I got a packet of some of the old stamps and there is P+10 stamp in there. So, does that count as $0.90 or as $1.00 if I put it on a postcard?
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[*] posted on 23-1-2019 at 02:58 AM


The P+10 count as .90

The +10 is a donation to the charity (you pay for when you buy the stamp but 10 cent from each stamp goes to the charity [if you payed extra], not to postage, so the stamp is only 90 cent postage. But if the charity fundraising has ended they may not charge you the extra 10 cent...I'm not 100% sure on that...either way the stamps should be used as a regular "P" stamp)
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[*] posted on 23-1-2019 at 12:53 PM


Hi,
I think that the charity received money by how many stamps were bought anyway. So, it should be a 90 cent (P) stamp. ;)
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[*] posted on 17-6-2019 at 07:59 AM
Proposed New Rates For 2020


Per the 15 June, 2019 issue of the Canada Gazette, the following rates are proposed effective 13 January, 2020:

Domestic - An increases of 2 cents, from 90 cents to 92 cents.
USA - An increase of 3 cents, from $1.27 to $1.30.
International - An increase of 6 cents, from $2.65 to $2.71.
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[*] posted on 7-7-2019 at 04:47 AM


Hi - Question, to send a regular 1 oz letter from Canada to the US, is 2 "p" stamps suffice? It's like CAD 1.80, isn't it?

I don't have any definitive stamps on hand. Thanks.
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[*] posted on 12-7-2019 at 06:06 PM


Youleyuan: yes, two "P" stamps would do it.
(but you are overpaying as postage needed is only 1.27) if going to the post office you can ask them for some low values and use one P as well as a few low values from the post office. But if you are just dropping in a box then two "P" is easy and will get it there.
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