postage, stamps, forever stamps

discussion
Vegheat
By Vegheat on Tue, Jul 22, 2014 - 6:37pm

Forever stamps as good as gold?

Hello. I was wondering if investments in Forever Stamps are a poor man's alternative to investing in gold? Like gold, forever stamps have inherent value that is not going to be inflated away like things called bank balances or dollars. Forever Stamps might be a kind of investment that will withstand the ravages of inflation or even hyperinflation. I think the US Post Office will soon have to start paying its own way, rather than running billions in deficits. That should lead to major price increases in first class postage.