Unformatted text preview: not a strong investment. In 1989, the stamp cost 25 cents, and the CPI was 124. When this article was written, the stamp cost 41 cents and the CPI was a little over 207. By multiplying today’s stamp price by the CPI of 1989 divided by the CPI of 2007, I was able to discover that the stamp of 2007 was a half cent cheaper than that of 1989. That being said, a forever stamp would not be a wise investment. The forever stamp could have been a good investment, but only if it was released early in the twentieth century. Stamps like the 1919 and 1952 stamps would have been a bargain compared to the price of a stamp today. However, today you’d rather be put-ting your money somewhere else....
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